Best Road Biking in Louisiana
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01 :39 hrs
This is a great urban ride through the city centers of Biloxi and Ocean Springs. You will ride along the beach in Biloxi with spectacular vistas over the long beach and large open waters. Crossing the bridge to Ocean Springs also offers many views of the water as well as of the cities. Another great beach ride is waiting after you cross the bridge and you will cut through some of the city streets in Ocean Springs and Biloxi before finishing. The cities are busy and there is lots of traffic but bicycle lanes and paths are available.
05 :29 hrs
This scenic recreational pathway is the first in Louisiana to be part of the National Rail-Trail Network and is a popular destination for bikers looking for high mileage and good scenery. The paved corridor passes through lots of undeveloped forested terrain and green space as well as multiple historic communities. The trail has lots of convenient access spots and parking areas giving visitors the option of customizing trips of varying distances. The trail is very flat and very well-maintained so riders of all skill levels will enjoy visiting the trail.
Mississippi, Warren County
01 :04 hrs
Vicksburg National Military Park preserves the site of the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg, waged from May 18 to July 4, 1863. This ride follows the park roads and offers a great tour of most of the sites at the park. The park includes 1,325 historic monuments and markers, 20 miles of historic trenches and earthworks, two antebellum homes, 144 emplaced cannons, the Grant’s Canal site, and the 117-acre cemetery. There is also a 12-mile hiking trail available for those who wish to experience more than what can be seen from the touring road.
Mississippi, Hinds County
03 :43 hrs
The Natchez Trace is a historical path that extends about from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee and links the Cumberland, Tennessee, and Mississippi Rivers. It was created and used for centuries by Native Americans and was later used by early European and American explorers, traders, and emigrants. Today, the trail is commemorated by the Natchez Trace Parkway and the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail. This section of the Trace flows through mostly remote areas with thick, gorgeous forests lining the road. The scenery is wonderful and there are also many historic sites to see. Some of these are the town of Rocky Springs, Grindstone Ford, Mangum Mound, and Sunken Trace. Informational signs provide information on these sites. Owens Creek Waterfall adds to the scenery.
Louisiana, St. Charles County
04 :01 hrs
This section of the Mississippi River Trail is one of the most popular areas for riding due to its close proximity to the city of New Orleans. The trail follows the banks of the Mississippi River atop a levee providing good views of the massive river just below. The multi-use trail is used by both bicycles and walkers/joggers and can be busy so be aware of others on the trail. The pathway is all paved and very flat but there is limited shade when riding in warm weather.
Louisiana, New Iberia
04 :59 hrs
This loop ride takes visitors to the home of the popular hot pepper sauce of Tobasco. The Tobasco Factory and Country Store is located in Avery Island. The ride starts out by exploring the area around New Iberia and then heads south to the entrance of Avery Island. Here you can tour the factory and sample the famous sauce and buy specialty items. There is also an area called Jungle Gardens where visitor can view some interesting wildlife. The ride then continues back north to the start in New Iberia. The ride is completely flat but there is some traffic as you tour near the city of New Iberia. There is a small fee required to enter Avery Island.
02 :21 hrs
This scenic ride through East Feliciana Parish follows some peaceful roads that travel through beautiful undeveloped wooded terrain. Along the way there are multiple creek crossings that are great for resting, picnicing, and playing in the water. Highway 421 is fairly smooth and has some small ups and downs over rolling hills but no major climbs. Jones Creek Road has a few more curves and hills but is still not too physically demanding. There are no food or water stops outside of Jackson so be sure to pack plenty for the ride. Jackson has some interesting historic sites and good eating establishments to visit at the beginning or end of the ride.
Mississippi, Port Gibson
03 :09 hrs
The Windosr Ruiins are about 10 miles southwest of Port Gibson. The ruins are those of the largest antebellum Greek Revival mansion built in the state and have been used in various motion pictures. Leaving from Port Gibson, you will tour country roads through beautiful forested scenery. The area is mostly remote except for the short distances through the small towns of Port Gibson and Alcorn.
Louisiana, St. Francisville
01 :42 hrs
This short loop ride through the Feliciana Hills offers excellent scenery as well as a taste of Louisiana history by visiting the site of Rosedown Gardens and Plantation. Some of the best scenery along the route is near the very beginning of the ride on Tunica Road. The highlight of the trip, however, is the site of the plantation which is known for its beautiful gardens and historic home. The area is slightly hilly with just a few small ups and downs but overall is not too physically strenuous.
Mississippi, Port Gibson
04 :15 hrs
This route has some great scenery as it follow a section of the Natchez Trace Parkway and some meandering country roads through thick hardwood forests. One major point of interest is a wonderful vista of the Mississippi River at Grand Gulf. Grand Gulf is rich in history with many historic buildings and churches as well as the site of the Battle of Grand Gulf. You will have other great water views as you pass Lake Mille as well.
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