Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal 6-Day Bike Tour

Great Allegheny Passage and C&O: Ride Car-Free on One of the Most Beautiful Rail Trails in the World (Pittsbugh, PA, to Washington, DC)

Conde Naste magazine included this unique trail system in its "most beautiful rail trail list" and you'll quickly see why. On your way from Pittsburgh, PA, to Washington, DC, the mulititude of natural, cultural and historically significant sites will astound you.

The initial 125 miles on the Great Allegheny Passage from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland, are located on abandoned railroad beds. The entire ride takes place on car-free bike trails.The final 180 miles from Cumberland to downtown Washington, DC, are on the C&O Canal Towpath, which is the heart of the C&O Canal National Park. 

Want more info? Ask for the GAP and C&O Bike Tour Itinerary.

Biking the Great Allegheny Passage & C&O Canal Smiling = a great day of biking! Relaxing in the evening - another trip highlight Pedaling on a beautiful fall day Made it mile marker 0! The beautiful falls in Ohiopyle State Park

Tour Rating: Beginner - Intermediate

Tour Length: 6 days, 5 nights

Your 305 miles of car-free trails begin just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. It won't be long until the buildings are exchanged for a canopy of trees. We start at 761 feet in elevation, peak at 2,932 feet and end at sea level. Along the way, we will ride past remnants of the early 1900s industrial revolution when Pittsburgh Steel was king. All of this happens with a maximum grade of 2% with only a very few exceptions.


  • Climb the Allegheny Front of the Appalachian Mountains
  • Cross historic Riverton Bridge
  • Admire the Monongahela River
  • Cross the Youghiogheny River on a 100'-tall railroad bridge
  • View the 101' high Salisbury Viaduct 

Your Personal SAG Wagon: What is this SAG thing of which you speak? Simply, it is a support and gear (SAG) van and trailer used for multi-day biking. It makes your biking day much easier. The SAG wagon moves your luggage, your food and sometimes even you! This means a light bike and flexible biking distances.

Riders rendezvous with the SAG wagon at preset locations. This gives you the ability to customize the length of your biking day. The guide operating the SAG wagon can refill your water bottle, tune your bike, or shuttle you over that hill.

Get all the details by requesting the GAP and C&O 6-Day Bike Tour Itinerary.

C&O Canal


Custom departures available for groups of 6 or more.

If you have any questions, please call us at 800-272-4141. If you have already reserved your bike tour, please be sure to complete your registration form.

To get an idea of the countryside and trail that you will be touring, check out our image galleries:

Great Allegheny Passage Images on Google +

Great Allegheny Passage Images on Pinterest

Interested in more information on the history of the C&O Canal? We have some reading recommendations for you:


History of the C & O Canal Towpath

C&O Canal Towpath Sites and Facts

C&O Canal National Park



Gear Directions
Guides Photos
Check-In Times Check-In Location
 7:00 AM or 10 AM Ohiopyle or Boston, PA
Min Age:  Riding Classification
16 Rail Trail / crushed limestone

$1590 a person for Double Occupancy

Single supplement charge: $350.00

Cannondale Bike rentals are available for $75 for the trip


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Length Season

6 days, 5 nights

Spring - Fall

2015 Dates

Reserve your bike tour online

May 17, 2015

June 7,2015

July 12, 2015

July 19, 2015

August 2, 2015

September 13, 2015

September 20, 2015

September 27, 2015

October 4, 2015

October 11, 2015

The remaining number of spaces may not be accurate, this is not linked to actual reservations. The online booking inventory is correct.


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"As always, your staff has provided my group with an amazing experience"
Rod Johnson

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