Tuesday, April 12, 2011

10 reasons why the Natchez Trace is an excellent motorcycle route.

The 444 mile long Natchez Trace Parkway stretches from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee. Why should motorcyclists consider riding the Natchez Trace Parkway?

Listed below are what we think are the top 10 reasons why the Natchez Trace Parkway is an excellent motorcycle route. After you read these articles you will understand why there are often more motorcycles on the Trace than cars!
  1. Commercial traffic is prohibited.
  2. Traffic is generally very light except around Tupelo and Jackson.
  3. No stop signs or stop lights. Access on and off the Trace is via on/off ramps which means no need to worry about cross traffic.
  4. The parkway is clean and smooth. One motorcyclist said it was "like riding on a cloud".
  5. Scenery is awesome. Instead of utility poles and buildings, the Trace is lined with forests, farmland, creeks and beautiful vistas.
  6. All along the Trace through Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, historical and nature attractions offer interesting breaks and rest stops.
  7. Restroom facilities on the Trace are available about every twenty miles.
  8. Contrary to popular belief, there are gas stations, markets and restaurants near the Trace.
  9. Numerous side trails take you past antebellum and victorian homes, sunken roads, civil war battlefields and southern towns.
  10. There are many "motorcycle friendly" bed and breakfasts located along and near the Trace. 
Now that you are interested in motorcycling the Natchez Trace Parkway go to NatchezTraceTravel.com's Motorcycling the Natchez Trace Parkway  for more information.


  1. Congratulations on creating useful information for motorcyclists about this major biker tourist attraction. There is not enough t=ourist info available for bikers. I'm from Australia and I rode this pristine road five years ago. Looking forward to returning later this year!