French Connection Cycling Odyssey 3 - Gulf Coast

Starting From

$4,150/person

Number of days

11

Start Location

Bryson City, NC

End Location

New Orleans, LA

Group Size

5-12

Difficulty

4/5

Operated by

Timberline Adventures

Add your business today to reach The Outbound's audience of adventurous travelers.

This 11-day ride is the final segment of the 32-day French Connection Cycling Odyssey, which runs from Quebec to New Orleans, mostly along Route 11.  Segment three features well maintained, gently rolling roads to carry us ever farther south - through North Carolina,  Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi to reach our final destination - New Orleans.

Operated by:

Timberline Adventures

Every day is special, with room to breathe, ample exercise, amazing vistas, delicious meals and new friends. You’ll never be pressured to keep up or hold back. It's your tr...

Additional Information

October 2 - 12, 2019

This is the final segment of our French Connection Cycling Odyssey. The tour covers 672 scenic miles in 11 days.

Highlights

  • Experience rural southern hospitality at its best as you ride through Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi before reaching our final destination - New Orleans
  • Ride miles of well maintained, gently rolling roads - across undulating prairie, rolling mountains, winding river valleys and bayous 
  • Experience the varied geography in the state of Alabama;  deep forests to open prairie, mountain rock outcrops, and water.  
  • Stay at quaint inns and B&Bs, and sample local cuisine along the way
  • Celebrate your accomplishment in vibrant New Orleans, the melting pot of French, African and American cultures with round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music and spicy, singular cuisine

Day-to-Day

Day 1:  Orientation

Day 2 (85 miles): Bryson City, NC to Madisonville, TN

Day 3 (70 miles): Madisonville, TN to Chattanooga, TN

Day 4 (85 miles): Chattanooga, TN to Reese City, AL

Day 5 (62 miles): Reese City, AL to Birmingham, AL

Day 6 (55 miles): Birmingham, AL to Alpine Hills, AL

Day 7 (70 miles):  Alpine Hills, AL to Livingstone, AL

Day 8 (85 miles): Livingstone, AL to Laurel, MS

Day 9 (70 miles): Laurel, MS to Poplarville, MS

Day 10 (62 miles):  Poplarville, MS to Slidell, LA

Day 11 (35 miles): Slidell, LA to New Orleans

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Tour

Have you done this tour? Leave a review!

Other Tours Nearby

Starting at $2,525/person

Timberline Adventures

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hiking Tour

Knoxville - 6 days

Starting at $300/person

Insider's Experience Adventures

Multi-Experiential Outdoor to Urban Immersion Tour

Chattanooga, Tennessee - 3 days

Starting at $2,449/person

Timberline Adventures

Kentucky Bluegrass Cycling Tour

Lexington - 7 days

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Hike to Lonesome Pine Overlook

Adventure

Explore Old 288 and the Lands Creek Bridge

Adventure

Hike Three Waterfalls Loop

Adventure

Hike the Deep Creek Loop

Adventure

Hike the Juney Whank Falls Loop

Adventure

Hike to Tom Branch and Indian Creek Falls

Adventure

Backpack the Southern Smokies: Fontana Lake to Clingman's Dome

Adventure

Hike to Alarka Falls