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.
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.
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
Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel
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.
3 Breakfasts | 3 Lunches | 3 Dinners
PP Double Occupancy
*This is required if you are traveling solo or if you are traveling with someone but require separate beds.