Gettysburg & The Civil War Bike Tour

Bike Through History: The Civil War from Gettysburg to Antietam and Harpers Ferry

Prepare yourself for a totally visceral experience of American history combined with a relaxing bike vacation. Come join us on our award-winning 4-day Civil War bike tour and pedal through Gettysburg, Antietam and the Monocacy Valley. It’s one of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime!


Experience Gettysburg as few people have, up close and personal with a battlefield guide. This award-winning vacation retraces key campaigns of the American Conflict. Cycle through the beautiful landscapes of rural Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia. We pass stone barns of the 1700s, and beautiful brick homes that have witnessed the birth and struggles of a young nation. Roll past the farm fields that still feed a nation. In the evenings, kick back and reflect while relaxing on a porch from a previous era.

Want more riding and Civil War history?

Explore the longer Shenandoah and the Civil War Bike Tour.  Gorgeous scenery, incredible history over six days, with an average of 41 miles/day and intermediate to advanced riding options.


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

Tour Highlights

Ride through 3 states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia

Antietam National Battlefield

South Mountain State Park

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

Lodging Options

Brafferton Inn

Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel

Bavarian Inn

Day 1: Meet your Licensed Battlefield Guide for a riveting tour of the Gettysburg National Battlefield. Enjoy a wine and cheese party at your lodging for the evening, Brafferton Inn.


Day 2: Today is a day of options: take a leisurely ride through the countryside to the Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel, or jam-pack your ride with covered bridges and cornfields before retiring for the night.


Day 3: Climb to Gathland State Park for spectacular views, and descend through mixed forest and farmland along the Antietam River, followed by a tour of the Antietam National Battlefield.


Day 4: Cycle to the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers and the historic town of Harper’s Ferry. Ride six miles on the C&O Canal towpath to our final destination and shuttle.


Pre- and post-tour transportation provided:  More information about provided pre- and post-trip transportation and parking options will be provided after booking

“The guides were accommodating and informative…and the route absolutely inspiring.”

~JuezJoe, TripAdvisor

Trip Information


Trip Length - Days

New York Finger Lakes Bike Tour
Tour Type
Road Bike
Tour Rating
Bike Tour - National Parks - Wilderness Voyageurs
National Park Visited
Bike Tour Elevation
Route Overview

Daily Mileage

Check In Location
Gettysburg, PA
Gettysburg bike tour locater map
Tour Area
SAG Vehicle New York Finger Lakes Bike Tour
Support & Gear Vehicle

Minimum Age


3 Breakfasts | 3 Lunches | 2 Dinners


The price on the tour page in the 2023 catalog is incorrect.

  • PP Double Occupancy

  • Single Supplement*

  • Standard Bike Rental


*This is required if you are traveling solo or if you are traveling with someone but require separate beds.


Select your departure date and click to reserve your bike tour!

  • 2023 Dates
  • If your desired departure date is within 30 days, please call our office to book, it will be unavailable to book on-line.

    If your desired date is no longer available, to be placed on a waitlist or request a private departure, please follow the ‘Request Itinerary’ button below & send us a message or call our office number below to speak to one of our reservation staff. We may open additional tours, and those on the waitlist receive priority on future tours

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