Start in Jackson, MO on Missouri Highway 72 (at the intersection of MO 72 and US 61) and head west to Missouri 21 (Arcadia & Ironton, MO)
Nice route thru southern Missouri. Sweeping curves, really nice in the fall when the colors change. Well paved, facilities at the start and end, and at Fredricktown.
Well paved, sweeping curves, mild hills.
Jackson MO at the start (US61) has plenty of amenities. At the end, on MO 21, there are lots of things to see and do. Johnson Shut-Ins was one of the most beautiful sites in Missouri until the Ameren (electric co) reservoir on Taum Sauk mountain broke and flooded it to pieces. Elephant Rocks is near the end as well.