Cape Girardeau to Baton Rouge
ACA (Adventure Cycling Association) has a route from MO to LA, winding through western Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi down into southern Louisiana. I was wondering if anyone has done this particular route, or part of it, or something similar. I've never biked in the lower Mississippi valley. Was thinking of doing a camping tour this summer from roughly St.Louis to New Orleans. Any advice on towns worth stopping in, or particularly good campgrounds along the way would be much appreciated. I'm a total Yankee, but I know southern heat. Two summers ago I biked the Ohio River valley (well, part of it) during a horrible heat wave (100F or more for 6 days straight!) and survived the better off for it.