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4.44 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.44
11 Reviews

Hwy 19 from Hermann to Winona

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jul 31, 2005

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March 15, 2011
This road is superb...I will admit my bias…
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August 4, 2008
+ many for this road.I rode most of this route…
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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.

Drive Enjoyment

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!

Tourism Opportunities

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

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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

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Guest
March 15, 2011
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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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Guest
August 4, 2008
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+ 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.
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October 23, 2009
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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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