My brother and I are planning on riding the Natchez Trace at the end of this month. We live in the Hot Springs Arkansas area and my brother thinks it's doable in 2 days. I calculated it is possible with 11 to 12 hour days. I think he's biting off more than he can deal with. I've been doing a lot of long days over the last few years, but he's only been on a few 5 or 6 hour rides. With the temperatures as high as they are, I think 2 1/2 days would be much more enjoyable. We'll be starting at the South end. Once we get to Nashville, we'll still be over 6 hours from Hot Springs. Those of you that have ridden the Trace, what are your thoughts or suggestions?