Easy Rider 3-Day Bike Tour

Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Highlight Tour

Easy Rider: Catch the Highlights of the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal 

This is an unbeatable introduction to the charm and history of the Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Canal Towpath, as well as bike touring vacations. You'll have plenty of time to explore and enjoy the small towns and amazing cultural and historical sites, including Fallingwater, Salisbury Viaduct and the Paw Paw Tunnel.

This tour has been designed for the novice cyclist to enjoy, while intermediate cyclists will have the opportunity to ride additional miles or have extra discovery and relaxing time.

Tour Rating: Beginner - Intermediate

Tour Length: 3 days, 2 nights

Your journey begins near Cedar C5eek in the “Yough”
valley. From there you will spend the next two days along
the Yo ughiogheny and Casselman rivers, traversing
vae beaut iful iron bridges created by the
railroads of the 1800’s. The GAP — 132 miles of near-
leve ( Ghgjhgl hgjg constructe on old railroad beds with a
maximum 2% grade and a smooth crushed limestone
surface — translates into mile-melting easy riding.

Your journey begins in Ohiopyle as we head "downhill" on the GAP ( Great Allegheny Passage) towards Cedar Creek in the “Yough” Valley. The near -level trail constructed on old railroad bed with a maximum 2% grade and a smooth crushed limestone surface- translates into mile melting easy riding. From there, you will spend the next day along the Casselman River crossing beautiful iron bridges created by the railroads as we descend from the Allegheny Front to Cumberland, Maryalnd- the Queen City. The third day you will be introduced to the C & O Canal towpath and the Potomac River.  This National Park extends from Cumberland to Washington D.C. 184 miles of canal that was built to bring goods from the interior to the port of Washington.  You will sample the western portion of this trail, witnessing the engineering marvel of the canal, epitomized by the Paw Paw tunnel. 

Highlights:

  • Colonel Crawford’s cabin
  • Youghiogheny River Gorge
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
  • Salisbury Viaduct
  • Eastern Continental Divide

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.

Want more info? Ask for the Easy Rider Bike Tour Itinerary.

 

taking a break along the Great Allegheny Passage

Custom bike tour departures available for groups of 6 or more. 

If you have any questions, please call us at 800-272-4141. 

Questions? Give us a shout! Our expert staff is ready to answer your questions or help you reserve your bike tour. 800-272-4141.

 
Gear Directions
Guides Photos
Check-In Times Check-In Location
8:00 AM  Ohiopyle, PA
Min Age Trail Classification
18 Rail-Trail
Pricing

$695 pp based on double occupancy

Single supplement charge: $150.00

Cannondale bike rentals are available for
$50 for the trip

Meals: 

Yes - Please see itinerary for details

Length Season

3 Days, 2 Nights

Spring - Fall

Trip Support

SAG Wagon and rider

2015 Departure Dates

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May 10, 2015

July 8, 2015

July 26, 2015

August 16, 2015

September 28, 2015

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

 
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