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Offline robo

Transportation to Natchez
« on: August 20, 2012, 01:52:03 pm »
I'm planning a tour of the Natchez Trace in October.  We would like to start in Natchez, but are having difficulty figuring out how to get there.  A search of the AC forums leads me to believe we'll need to fly to Baton Rouge, then bike north. 
Can anyone help me with other options?  Thanks, Joan

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Transportation to Natchez
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 09:41:35 am »
Quick web search shows there's a bus terminal (Delta) in Natchez; you might call them and see what connections they have.

Offline kdavis

Re: Transportation to Natchez
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 09:14:54 am »
The Jackson, MS airport is much closer to the Trace and about the same distance to Natchez as Baton Rouge. Trying to bike from Baton Rouge would not be very safe. You can access the Trace in Clinton, MS just west of Jackson and Natchez is 90 miles south. If you want to bike from the Airport to the Trace, I can give you some routes. If you want a ride from the Jackson airport to the Trace I would not mind doing that either. Email me at kdavis@bcianswers.com.

Offline robo

Re: Transportation to Natchez
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2012, 07:41:35 am »
Thanks for the replies, and for your generous offer, kdavis.
As there are 5 of us, time is somewhat limited, and we want to cycle the length of the trace, here is what we'll do:
Ship bikes to Trippe's Western Auto in Natchez.  Fly to Jackson, get a van shuttle from Delta Bus Lines to Natchez,  assemble bikes, and ride a half mile or so to start The Trace.
We'll bike right to the REI in Brentwood, (Nashville), and have the bikes shipped home.
We'll then fly home from Nashville.

I'll let you know how this works out.