New Orleans Jazz Festival - Blues Highway
May 02-14, 2020
Harley Davidson Driver Price (sharing a double room): € 5,700
Price Passenger (e) Harley davidson (sharing a double room) :. € 3,350
Single room supplement: ................................................. 850 €
Day 1: France / New OrleansMeet at Charles de Gaulle Airport. Boarding and take-off formalities for Louisiana. Arrival in New Orleans and meeting with your French speaking Guide. Installation at the hotel.
Day 2: New Orleans / City Tour and New Orleans Jazz Fest
Find your Motorcycles and in the saddle for a panoramic tour of New Orleans (French Quarter, Riverwalk, St Charles Avenue, City Park Garden District, Esplanade Avenue, Louis Armstrong Park…). Around noon we leave for the New Orleans Jazz Festival for the Sunday that closes the event. (The Jazz Festival in New Orleans is located on the New Orleans racecourse, Gospel tents, Blues scenes, Jazz, Zydeco, Rock, Cajun, African Music, Swing, .. It is one of the most colorful World Music Festival, no less than 70 concerts on 12 stages from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.). Free evening to discover the French Quarter and its musical melting pot.
Day 3: New Orleans / Houma (Homestay) (250 Km)
In the saddle for the visit of an 18th century planter's house on the banks of the Mississippi, then a boat trip in the bayous of Louisiana. Continuation by crossing the "Black Bayou", stroll to "Cocodrie" (House on Stilts on the Gulf of Mexico) and return by "Pointe aux Chênes" to Houma. Meet your host Acadian family. Dinner and overnight at the inhabitant's.
Day 4: Houma / Natchez (300 km)
Get on your motorbike and drive through the "Bayous" on River Road. Passage in the capital of Louisiana "Bâton Rouge" and stroll on a section of the Route from Easy Rider to Morganza. Then we join Route 61 and its haunted Planter's Houses. Passage in St Francisville and continuation through the fields of Cotton for "The city with 500 houses of Planters". Night in Natchez.
Day 5: Natchez / Clarksdale (340 Km)
The Sugar Cane Fields and Farm Land as far as the eye can see remind us of this melancholy path that the first Blues Man traveled to the North. Continuation of the epic in the state of Mississippi towards Vicksburg for the visit of the National Military Park. Ride the Delta Blues and visit the BB King Museum in Indianola. Departure for Clarksdale and the famous "Cross Road". Why not go see a concert at Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club. Night in Blues territory.
Day 6: Clarksdale / Memphis (160 Km)
Road to Memphis: visit of Graceland, famous house of Elvis Presley and his various "toys". Stroll on “Beale Street” and why not spend the evening at the BB King Café. Overnight in Memphis.
Day 7: Memphis / Cape Girardeau (280 Km)
This Route represented for thousands of Blues and Jazz man the beginning of a dream. Crossing small towns on the banks of the Mississippi and one of the most beautiful agricultural regions of Missouri with its patchwork-like crops. Arrival at Cape Girardeau (Small town on the banks of the Mississippi).
Day 8: Cape Girardeau / St Louis (200 Km)
After the village of St Geneviève, Route 61 turns into a suburb of a big city, crossing the small towns of Old Appleton, Perryville…. In St Louis, visit of the "Arch of St Louis" which commemorates the departure of the pioneers to the American West. Visit of St Louis, the city of the legendary Miles Davis and Chuck Berry. Installation at the hotel.
Day 9: St Louis / Hannibal / Koekuk / Davenport (490km)
Route 61 continues north. Passage to Hannibal where the legendary Mark Twain lived. Stop in the world of Huckleberry Finn on the banks of the Mississippi. Arrival in Davenport (the city of Bix Beiderbecke), which marks the end of the journey of the blues and jazzmen on route 61.
Day 10: Davenport / Chicago (290km))
On the way to the immense meadows of the Midwest through the cities of Dixon and Rochelle. The state of Illinois and its capital "Chicago" represented for thousands of blues and jazzmen, the end of the road and the beginning of a dream. They made Chicago their final destination. Installation at the hotel for a well deserved rest ...
Day 11: Chicago / Milwaukee / Chicago (300km)
Panoramic tour of Chicago: the city of Chicago is often seen as the birthplace of the “Skyscraper”, located on the shores of Lake Michigan, 46 km of beach bypass the Lake for the greatest pleasure of athletes. City of Big Business, its grain exchange occupies the first place in the world. Drive to Milwaukee for a visit to the Harley-Davidson Museum. Return to Chicago and return of the motorcycles to our rental partner. Overnight in Chicago the city of the Blues Brothers.
Day 12: Chicago / Departure to Europe
Free time in "Windy City". Depending on flight schedules, transfer to the airport and assistance with boarding formalities. Takeoff for Europe. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 13: Paris
Arrived in France. End of our services and see you soon for the discovery of new spaces !!!
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