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The Mississippi Blues Trail

Duration

18 days
– 16 nights

Distance

3200 km

Meal

14 bkf
– 4 meals

Riding

14 days

Price

Starting from (Group) 5661 € / pers

Departures

The Mississippi Blues Trail

Presentation and highlights

Since our young years, we have all sung or danced to the tunes of rock’n’roll, jazz, or country music. But do we know their true origins? They drew their popularity from the secular songs of slaves who sought, in their blues, to find a better life. This motorcycle trip is not just a musical journey but also a true return to the roots of “work songs” and an exploration of the events that shape the United States and its music today. Approach this journey with curiosity and humility.

  • The "Vieux Carré" in New Orleans
  • "The Tail of the Dragon" and its 320 curves
  • A trip through the bayous on an airboat
  • The iconic locations of the Mississippi Blues Trail
  • The Corvette Museum in Bowling Green
  • The "Natchez Trace Parkway"
  • The musical soul of Bentonia
  • In the footsteps of B.B. King in Indianola

Extracts from the program

Day 2
Day 4
Day 6
Day 8
Day 10
Day 12
Day 14
DAY 2 – 
Nouvelle-Orleans
Founded in 1718 and named New Orleans in honor of the Regent Philippe D'Orléans, the city is bustling and endearing. Between its "Vieux Carré" with its Latin-Creole architecture, its Moon Walk along the Mississippi, and the Victorian avenue St. Charles, we discover the treasures of its history. Let's also indulge in some dancing in the excitement of Bourbon Street, the Faubourg Marigny, or Frenchmen Street.
DAY 4 – 
Vickburg
260km
 – 4h30
Baton Rouge gets its name from the red sticks planted by the Indians to demarcate their territory. We ride towards the land of the Natchez Indians and the birthplace of cotton culture. A pause in the heart of the historic districts. Via the Natchez Trace Parkway, whose history dates back to the 17th century, we reach Vicksburg. Classified as a "Scenic Byway," it was used by the first Bluesmen, settlers, and merchants to connect Nashville over more than 700 km.
DAY 6 – 
Memphis
280km
 – 5h00
In Indianola, the land of Riley Ben King, a stop at the BB King Memorial is a must. We continue to the heart of the Mississippi Blues Trail towards iconic places like Dockery Farm or the Grammy Museum. Yesterday as today, the souls of the blues still fill the plates of the restaurants, calling for humility. We reach Memphis, the boundary of the Mississippi Blues Trail, which, after the war, capitalized on the blues to become the capital of Rock'n'Roll. Party lovers will enjoy an immersive evening on Beale Street - a must for bikers.
DAY 8 – 
Savannah
190km
 – 3h15
Since the post-war period, Memphis has also been at the forefront of the civil rights movement; a stop at the "National Civil Rights Museum" before our departure for Savannah. Before arriving in this other southern city, where neoclassical, Victorian, and Federal-style residences intersect, we make a short stop at Shiloh National Park, another emblematic site of the Civil War.
DAY 10 – 
Crossville
320km
 – 5h00
End of the musical journey; more mechanical melodies welcome us at the Corvette Museum. The adjacent restaurant offers delicious burgers in a 1960s-themed decor. Slowly, along the back roads of Tennessee, we cover the distance to the Crossville area. Along the way, in bourbon country, we may not escape a small taste, but with great moderation.
DAY 12 – 
Cherokee
290km
 – 4h30
In the heart of the Appalachians, the "Blue Ridge Parkway," another "Scenic Byway," will enchant us all day long. Lost in the wilderness, we will make a stop at a unique place to see more than 350 vintage and rare motorcycles or other means of transportation from the early 1900s. A must-see! After lunch, until we reach our destination, we rediscover the Blue Ridge Parkway with its magical landscapes and viewpoints over this mountainous region.
DAY 14 – 
Atlanta
210km
 – 2h15
We take advantage of our morning in Atlanta to rest or participate in a tasting of the most famous Georgian nectar. Known as Coca-Cola, we will glean some secrets that have led to the success of the company since 1894. Departure for our next stop in Montgomery.

Road-book

Road trip itinerary : 3200 km

Our packages

Starting at (Group) 5661 € / PERSON

Freedom

We reserve the plane ticket, motorbike and accommodation. At your own pace, you organize your day.

Starting at 5661 € / PERSON

Group

We take care of your plane ticket, your motorcycle, your accommodation, your luggage and in the company of our guide, you enjoy every moment of the trip.

Prices & practical information

Group packages only

The price includes

  • Departure from Paris includes round-trip regular flights and all taxes.
  • Airport reception and transfers.
  • Accommodation in standard and superior categories, based on double occupancy.
  • The specified meals and all local taxes.
  • Discoveries, entrances, and parking are included, except during free time.
  • The rental of a category 2 motorcycle and mechanical assistance.
  • Unlimited mileage, fuel, and mandatory insurance.
  • The presence of a guide and baggage transport.
  • A travel booklet provided 6 weeks before your departure.

All packages

The price does not include

  • Administrative fees for the stay.
  • Drinks and meals not included, (~ $15 for lunch, $25 for dinner).
  • The payment of the deposit and the deductible in case of damages.
  • Additional equipment for the rider or passenger.
  • Personal expenses during breaks and free time.
  • Traffic violations, overweight baggage supplements.
  • Cancellation and travel insurance are available as options.
  • Anything not explicitly stated in "the price includes".

Optimize your safety and comfort

Options & insurance

Bike CAT 1 (-1000CC) CAT 2 (+1000CC)
Couple 0 € 0 €
Single 0 € 2317 €
Single room 1654 €
Cancellation insurance 3.0 %
Multi-risk insurance 4.5 %
Services inclus
Supplemental Liability Insurance (Jusqu'à 30 000$)
Deductible $ 2000 / Thief $ 5000 - Deposit $ 2000 remaining at your own expense
Nom du servicePrix du service
Supplemental Liability Insurance (Jusqu'à $ 300 000)360€ / bike
Deposit $ 100 + Deductible $ 0 + Thief $ 1000 180€ / bike

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Registration conditions

Accommodation

On request and under feasibility conditions, participants registering alone can group to avoid the single room supplement.

Formalities

For foreign citizens (No French), please refer to the authorities of your country for more information.

Price

The prices are applicable on the date of publication of the catalogue, for this season. They are revisable according to the regulations in force. Air Moto Tours reserves the right to cancel the trip or submit for approval, a possible fare adjustment if the minimum number of participants is not reached.

Subject to availability at time of booking

Motorcycles available on this tour

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