Southern Tier Bicycle Route section 6 - 430.5 miles - Adventure Cycling Association St. Francisville, LA, to DeFuniak Springs, FL Fietskaart en routebeschrijving in etappes. De fietsroute Southern Tier Bicycle Route loopt van de westkust naar de oostkust, door het zuiden van de VS, is totaal 3092.5 miles en is opgedeeld in 7 secties. Met informatie over het gebied waar de route doorheen loopt en praktische informatie voor onderweg. The Southern Tier Bicycle Route is our shortest cross-country route and offers a wide variety of terrain, vegetation, climate, and people all the way across the nation from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The route is rich in human culture and history -- ranging from the Spanish and Mexican influences in California, to the ancient indigenous pueblo cultures in Arizona and New Mexico, to the imprint of the Spanish conquistadors in Texas, to the bayous and French influences of Louisiana, to the Old South of Mississippi and Alabama, to a four-hundred-year-old city in Florida. The route offers challenging terrain right from the start, with some longer climbs leaving San Diego all the way up to In-ko-pah Pass, about 70 miles east of the Pacific coast. There are two mountain passes in New Mexico, the highest being Emory Pass at 8,228 feet, which is also the route's highest point. The route just north of Silver City, New Mexico, which goes to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, offers some steep, challenging, rolling mountains, as does the hill country west of Austin, Texas. East of Austin the route flattens out as it meanders through piney woods, by bayous, along farmlands and woodlots, and past the Gulf Coast all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.
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