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

Ride the Great Allegheny Passage & C&O Canal from Pittsburgh PA to Washington DC

6 days of biking through beautiful country! This trip takes place on a rather unique trail system, considered by Conde Naste Magazine to be one of the seventeen most beautiful rail trails in the world. This is a world class ride that is filled with a multitude of natural, cultural and historically significant sites. The initial 125 miles on the Great Allegheny Passage from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland are located on abandoned railroad bed. The entire ride takes place on automobile free bike trails.

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

The final 180 miles from Cumberland to downtown Washington D.C. are on the C&O Canal Towpath which is the heart of the C & O Canal National Park.  

What this means to cyclists is: 305 miles of trail that begins at 761 feet in elevation, climbs over the Allegheny Front of the Appalachian Mountains at 2932 feet in elevation using several tunnels along the way, and terminates at sea level. All of this happens with a maximum grade of 2% with only a very few exceptions.

Your trip will begin just outside of Pittsburgh in Boston, PA. It won't be long until the buildings are exchanged for a canopy of trees. We will then head down the trail and back through history. Along the way we will ride past remnants of the early 1900's industrial revolution when Pittsburgh Steel was king, Victorian Mansions, Civil War Battlefields, Historic Districts, Canal remains and good ol' Americana.

C&O Canal

Your trip includes:

Custom Great Allegheny Passage departures available for groups of 6 or more. Please complete this custom bike tour request form and we will contact you shortly.

If you have reserved your trip already, please click here to complete your Pittsburgh to Washington DC Bike Tour 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 tid-bits for you:

Read more on the History of the C and O Canal Towpath

Read more on the C & O Canal Towpath Sites and Facts

Read more about the C & O Canal National Park



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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;

$1575 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

2014 Dates

Reserve your bike tour online

June 8, 2014 SOLD OUT
July 6, 2014 1 spot remaining!

August 3, 2014- SOLD OUT
September 14, 2014 - SOLD OUT
September 21, 2014 - 1 spot remaining!
September 28, 2014 -SOLD OUT
October 5, 2014 - SOLD OUT  
October 12, 2014- SOLD OUT

2015 Dates will be available August 1

The remaining number of spaces may not be accurate, this is not linked to actual reservations.  The on-line 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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