Easy Rider 3-Day Bike 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.
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.
Custom bike tour 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.
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