Bike Alongside The Full Mississippi River All through 33-Working day Tour

You can carry out your inner Mark Twain with a tour of the duration of the Mississippi River later on this summer time, but this journey will call for your have version of Lance Armstrong to arrive alongside.

This bike excursion from the origins of the river in Northern Minnesota to its headwater at the Gulf of Mexico will take place more than 33 days. Cycle of Lifetime Adventures will guide the team starting up August 28 and end outdoors New Orleans on September 30.

Riders can go the total duration of the trip, which handles 2,057 miles, or any of four segments that begin and close in big metropolitan areas together the route.

  • Phase 1: Bemidji, Minnesota to Minneapolis/St. Paul (6 evenings)
  • Phase 2: Minneapolis/St. Paul to St. Louis (12 nights)
  • Phase 3: St. Louis to Memphis (6 nights)
  • Stage 4: Memphis to New Orleans (11 evenings)

“Along your route, take pleasure in the surroundings on the 150-mile paved Paul Bunyan Trail, city trails in Minneapolis, St. Louis, Memphis, and the levee trails in Louisiana,” the corporation promises. 

The excursion winds by way of the farmlands of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois as very well as historical sites near Memphis, Vicksburg, and New Orleans. In overall, cyclists will go as a result of areas of 11 states.

Cyclists will have possibilities to get breaks to check out the St. Louis Arch, choose a riverboat working day cruise, take a look at the Anheuser Busch brewery, and additional.

Every single working day will require biking approximately 45 to 80 miles. And, as the enterprise warns, “The tour is southbound, but not all downhill.”

The price for this adventure is $11,800 for each man or woman for the complete trip. Personal stages array from $2,400 to $4,000. The price tag involves lodging each night time and all breakfasts, picnic lunches, and dinners on using times. It also includes shuttles from airports to driving locations for every single segment and a mechanic, guidebook, and van assist for the rides.

Contributors can also increase more items to the excursion, which include bicycle rental for $195 per week or $800 for the entire trip and a single-space nutritional supplement for an more $70 for every evening.

There is availability for the complete trip and the final three segments. All those hoping for just the initial phase will be placed on a ready checklist.

The enterprise guarantees outstanding foods alongside the way, including walleyed pike and wild rice in Minnesota, St. Louis-design and style ribs, and crawfish and powdered beignets in Louisiana.

Cycle Life Adventures describes by itself as a boutique-fashion bicycle and active family vacation business targeted on providing superb service to personal groups.

The company has a plethora of tours all over the state, ranging from working day journeys to marathon rides like the Mississippi River tour.

“We are a extremely personal business enterprise with the singular goal of building excellent outings for all of our company at an incomparable price,” it says.

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