Mississippi – Natchez Trace & Ante-Bellum South

Civil War history, mint juleps, & southern hospitality.

Our Natchez Trace tour offers the best of the ante-bellum South – traditional hospitality, early American history and distinctive architecture. Magnolia trees and moss-draped oaks add a charming flavor to quiet country roads. Classic Adventures enjoys the distinction of being the original: the first bicycle touring company to offer the Natchez Trace tour. In its twenty-sixth consecutive season, this tour offers incredible, unmatched value, in terms of lodging, dining, itinerary, experienced guides and customer service.

If experience counts, then our guide’s 25+ years of expertise and historical knowledge cannot be excelled.

Lodging accents Southern splendors at The Fairview Inn or Downtown Marriott (Jackson), The Corners or Anchuca Mansion (Vicksburg), and the acclaimed Dunleith Mansion (Natchez), truly a showpiece of the South.

Gourmet specialties such as sweet potato pie, Cajun catfish, and mint juleps offer sweet rewards at day’s end. A tour of Longwood Mansion and poignant accounts of the Civil War give pause to appreciate our nation’s heritage.

Much of our cycling winds along the Natchez Trace Parkway, a gentle, park-like route which abounds in cultural and scenic delights. Enjoy a short walk on the old sunken trace, the footpath where travelers journeyed north toward home. Visit Mount Locust, an old tavern/inn that provided simple lodging for weary Trace travelers in the 1800’s. Off the Parkway, gentle country roads include stops at Windsor Ruins, Rocky Springs and the mysterious Emerald Mound (Indian burial ground).