• Dans l'Ère du Blues

    The Mississippi Blues Trail

  • Dans l'Ère du Blues

Duration

18 days - 16 nights

Distance

3 200 km

Meal

14 bkf, 4 meals

Riding

14 days

Price

price from 4 950,00 € /pers

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The Mississippi Blues Trail

Programme and highlights

Since our early years, we all have sung or danced on rock'n roll, jazz or country tunes. Do we know their real origins? They drew their popularity from the profane songs of slaves who tried, in their blues, to find a better life. This tour is not just a musical trip but a real return to the roots of "work songs" and, a look at the events that make the United States and its current music ... a journey to be addressed with curiosity and humility.

The "Vieux Carré" at New Orleans

The Tail of the Dragon and its 320 turns

New Orleans Swamp Tours

The legendary Mississippi Blues Trail places

The National Corvette Museum

The "Natchez Trace Parkway"

The musical soul of the Bentonia

The BB King Museum at Indianola

PROGRAMME EXTRACT, "The Mississippi Blues Trail"

The whole 18 days programme is available on request, or here, in french

New Orleans, motorcycle road trip on the Mississippi Blues trail withj with Air Moto Tours

Day 2

PARIS - NEW ORLEANS

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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.

Vicksburg, motorcycle road trip on the Mississippi Blues trail withj with Air Moto Tours

Day 4

VICKSBURG

260 km / 4h30

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.

Indianola, motorcycle road trip on the Mississippi Blues trail withj with Air Moto Tours

Day 6

MEMPHIS

280 km / 5h00

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.

Memphis, motorcycle road trip on the Mississippi Blues trail withj with Air Moto Tours

Day 8

SAVANNAH

190km - 3h15

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.

Corvette Museum, motorcycle road trip on the Mississippi Blues trail withj with Air Moto Tours

Day 10

CROSSVILLE

320 km / 5h00

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.

Tail of dragon, motorcycle road trip on the Mississippi Blues trail withj with Air Moto Tours

Day 12

CHEROKEE

290 km / 4h30

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.

Appalaches, motorcycle road trip on the Mississippi Blues trail withj with Air Moto Tours

Day 14

ATLANTA

210 km / 2h15

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.

Road-book

3 200 km

Price & Practical information

price from 4 950,00 € /pers

PRICE INCLUDES

Only Group package

From Paris, return flights with a regular airline & airport taxes,

Reception at the airport and all transfers,

Accommodation in standard or higher quality lodgings based on two people sharing,

All local taxes and meals according to the detailed programme,

A french/english attendant and the transportation of luggage,

All visits and National or States Parks entries for in the programme,

The Rental of a motorcycle in category 2 and unlimited mileage,

Expected fuel to complete the planned programme,

A minimum compulsory insurance (possible extension),

A mechanical assistance,

A road book delivered before departure.

 

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

All packages

Cost of administrative formalities for entering the United-States,

Meals not included in the programme (lunch ~ $12 & dinner ~ $20),

Grand Canyon overflight by helicopter,

Monument Valley 4WD discovery with the Navajo,

A motorcycle deposit according to the chosen option,

Payment of all or part of the excess in the event of the motorcycle getting damaged,

Rental of additional equipment for the bike or the rider(s),

Comprehensive, cancellation, repatriation, medical assistance & third-party insurances,

Personal expenses, travel-related costs during evening free time,

Tips, drinks are not covered in the programme,

Extra and overweight Luggage,

Driving offences & everything is not expressly listed in the programme.

OUR FORMULAS

FREEDOM RIDE On request
We reserve YOUR FLIGHT TICKET, BOOK THE BIKE and ACCOMMODATIONS. TO YOUR OWN RHYTHM, MANAGE YOUR DAY.
GROUP from 4 950 € /pers.
WE CARE FOR YOUR FLIGHT TICKET, YOUR BIKE, YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS, YOUR LUGGAGE AND WITH OUR ATTENDANT, YOU JUST NEED TO ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF THIS TRIP.

BIKE & EXTRAS

Bike
Cat 1Cat 2
CoupleN/ANone
SingleN/A1 940 €Single room1 430 €

DAMAGE WAIVER, LIABILITY

DEPOSITDEDUCTIBLETHEFTFLAT TIRE
Included$2,000$2,000$5,000None
180 € / bike$100$0$1,000Included
SUPPLEMENTAL LIABILITY INSURANCE
Up to $30,000Up to $300,000
Included360 € / bike

TRAVEL INSURANCES

ONLY CANCELATION
3,0%EXTENDED4,5%

REGISTRATION CONDITIONS

          

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.

GeNERAL Terms

Available motorcycles

Subject to availability - Possible evolution without notice

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