New Roads, LA - DeFuniak Springs, FL (443.0 miles)
Adventure Cycling Association
The route meanders through eastern Louisiana on county and state highways which are, for the most part, two-lane roads. After Tangipahoa, the countryside becomes hilly. Traffic picks up as the route enters Bogalusa. The Mississippi portion of this route is very rural and hilly. In Alabama, traffic gets busier as you near Mobile Bay. Traffic increases tremendously as the route enters and goes through Pensacola. The route uses occasional rural roads and a state highway which parallels I-10 into Defuniak Springs. If the Mobile Bay Ferry is temporarily shut down, a route around the Bay through Mobile is an option. Click on enlargement for detail.
Though we have not done our trip yet, I have planned our daily itinerary with ease using the Ad. Cyc. maps. As a vet. of the Northern Tier from 2006 I used Ad. Cyc. maps and found them invaluable. At times I drifted off route and "bushwacked" for days at a time and felt very unprepared for what was ahead. Great maps.
A customer from Switzerland on 12/25/06
The map is useful for the planning of a biketrip. It would be helpful if there was more of information about the surroundings, alternatives etc.