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Hwy 19 from Hermann to Winona + ADD NEW ROUTE


7   in Missouri Missouri135 Miles

By 4INer
on August 1, 2005

4.4out of 5

10 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Find Hermann Missouri (about 60 miles due west of St. Louis) and head south on hwy 19 all the way to Winona.

Scenery

I doubt you will find better scenery anywhere in Missouri. It's especially great once you get south of Salem and especially in the fall after the leaves change.

Road Quality

Lots of twists and turns, and ups and downs. None are tight enough to scare a novice, but there's plenty of grin factor. Well paved and traffic is light!

Roadside Amenities

Plenty of unique restraunts and plenty of places to pull off and admire the scenery. Including a few state parks.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - Missouri Division of Tourism (314-751-4133).

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on March 15, 2011 9 out of 10 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Other

This road is superb...I will admit my bias towards it though as it happens to be my favorite local ride. The best part of the trip is the southern portion. So if you can only ride part of it, definitely go with the Salem to Winona part. The road around Eminence is the most technically challenging. The corners are not really that tight, but they are very long, linked together, banked, and have several elevation changes which together can make holding the 55mph speed limit tedious in some places. The only thing that you should be aware of is that some of the locals have years of experience on this route and are comfortable with driving just way too fast, so be prepared for an angry large pickup or even a bus pulling a load of canoes to be on your rear-end for a portion of the trip; even if you think you are Valentino Rossi.

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By Guest
on August 4, 2008 7 out of 8 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Ducati

Motorcycle Type Sport

+ many for this road.
I rode most of this route yesterday, entering the route southbound at Owensville. There were enough turns and twists to keep an aggressive rider pleased, but nothing was so challenging that a careful novice would have problems. There are plenty of opportunities to stop and stretch along the way as well as fueling stops ever 20-30 miles (or less). The scenery was great; it is one of the finest motorcycling roads in the area.

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By Moe-Moe
on March 13, 2012 5 out of 6 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I love this ride and make it a point to hit it at least once a year. Keep in mind the southern portion of this route (south of I-44) has many campgrounds and floating/rafting outposts along the way. So beware of the occassional minivan with a family of 7 hauling a camper twice it's size. I've learned to either hit this road in the early hours on Sat/Sun or stick to a week day.

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By Guest
on October 23, 2009 5 out of 6 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1983

Motorcycle Make Moto Guzzi

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

I've ridden this route 6 times. The 1st trip I thought I was really handling the curves in a brisk manner. That was until I got passed by a school bus hauling a trailer of canoes. A very scenic route with enough ammenities.

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By Guest
on June 20, 2010 4 out of 5 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Triumph

Motorcycle Type Sport

Continue the road on to Van Buren area. That stretch is definitley worht it. I have told many folks about 19. Cycle World even rated it top 10 one year.

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By GJRonK
on February 10, 2013 3 out of 4 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

A great "shortcut" on my ride from K.C. to Paducah. You have the chance to see the unpretentious side of the USA when on a road like this. You see the unpainted homes, the old pickups, the areas with trees and game and hidden water sports and realize how much of the off-beat country is fun to see. This is so much slower than being on an interstate in that you don't try to keep up speed, but just want to peer around all the valley bottoms.

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By HBreshears
on June 29, 2015 2 out of 3 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Goldwing

Motorcycle Type Touring

Rode 2-up on Cuba to Winona segment. Highway is in very good condition. Great scenery! Ride from Cherryville to Salem, and from Gladden to Winona are twisty enough for a little excitement for seasoned riders, but gentle enough for novices. Light traffic for a Sunday morning ride, but river float concessions could slow traffic at times.

Also rode on to Afton. Highway condition was good, not great. Still good scenery, twisty.

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By DavidB
on January 29, 2015 2 out of 4 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki Vulcan Classic

Motorcycle Type Standard

We've ridden Hwy 19 from the beginning (South of Hannibal) to the end (ARkansas). It is an absolutely GREAT ROAD.
From Hermann southward is the best part.
Lots of places to pull over and take it all in.
Never worried about gassing up as there are plenty of stations on the way. If you live in Missouri, this is a MUST RIDE!!!!

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By DavidB
on January 29, 2015 1 out of 2 members found this review useful.

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By Devildog
on July 31, 2013 1 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson Road King

Motorcycle Type Touring

Great road! Gets interesting once you reach Steelhead on way to Salem if traveling south.

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