18 days - 16 nights
3 200 km
14 bkf, 4 meals
price from 4 950,00 € /pers
Founded in 1718 and baptized New Orleans in honor of the Regent Philippe D'Orléans, the city is bubbling and endearing. Between its “Vieux Carré” with Latin-Creole architecture, its Moon Walk which runs along the Mississippi and the Victorian avenue St Charles, we discover the treasures of its history. Let's also treat ourselves to a few dance steps in the effervescence of Bourbon Street, Faubourg Marigny or even Frenchmen Street.
Baton Rouge takes its name from the red stakes planted by the Indians to mark out their territory. We drive towards the land of the Natchez Indians and the cradle of cotton cultivation. Break in the heart of historic districts. Via the Natchez Trace Pkwy whose history dates back to the 17th century we reach Vicksburg. Classified "Scenic By Way", it had been used by the 1st Bluesmen, settlers and merchants to connect Nashville over more than 700 km away.
At Indianola, the land of Riley Ben King, a stop is mandatory at the BB King memorial. We continue in the heart of the MBT towards emblematic places like Dockery Fram or Grammy Museum. Yesterday as today, the souls of the blues still fill the restaurants that call upon our humility. We reach Memphis, limit of the MBT. After the second world war, Memphis has taken advantage of the blues to become the capital of Rock'n'Roll. Parties lovers will enjoy an immersive evening in Beale Street - a must for bikers.
Since the post-war period, Memphis has also been at the forefront of the civil rights movement; 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 can be seen, we take a short break in Shiloh National Park, another emblematic place of the Civil War.
End of this musical road trip but more mechanical melodies welcome us at the corvette museum. The adjoining restaurant offers delicious burgers in scenery of the 60s. Quietly, through the small roads of Tennessee, we cover the distance which separates us from the surroundings of Crosseville. Along the way, in the bourbon country, we may not escape a little appetizer, but in plenty of moderation.
In the heart of the Appalachians, the "Blue Ridge Parkway", another "Senic By Way" will turn us on, all day. Lost in the middle of nowhere, we have a stop in a very special place to see hunderds of old and rare motorcycles and other means of transport from the early 1900s.A must, you can not miss! Until our arrival at the stoopover, we cross again the BR with its landscapes and magical viewpoints on the Appalachians.
We take advantage of our morning in Atlanta, to rest or to participate in the tasting of the most famous of Georgian nectars. Known as Coca-Cola we will glean some secrets that have made the success of the firm since 1894. Departure for our next stop in Montgomery.
Formalities: For foreign citizens (No French), please refer to the authorities of your country for more information.
Access: Unless otherwise provided, participants must be over 25 years of age and be the holder of a valid driving license for over three years.
Accommodation: If available and unless an explicit request is made, participants registering alone may share a twin room in order to avoid having to pay an additional charge for a single room.
Price validity: The prices are applicable at brochure's publication and for the coming season. They may be revised according to the regulation in force. Air Moto Tours reserves the right to cancel the tour or request approval from the customers to readjust the variable cost if the number of participants on the tour should not be reached (see brochure).
Payment conditions: 30% down payment of the total amount of the service per person - Balance to be settled 45 days prior to departure.