Great Allegheny Passage Bike Tour

Car-Free Bike Touring on the Great Allegheny Passage Rail Trail

Great Allegheny Passage: One of America’s Most Beautiful Rail Trails

Experience the beauty of this rail-trail from end to end. This trip is a slower-paced version of the full 6-day tour. Instead of daily mileage of 50-60 miles, you will be riding 30-45 miles a day. Relax, take in the sights and enjoy! This trip ends in Cumberland, MD – the beginning of the C&O Canal.

 

We begin riding in Homestead, PA, and cover every inch of this world-class rail-trail, ending at the terminus with the C&O Canal National Historic Park.

 

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

Tour Highlights

Ohiopyle Falls

Historic Districts

Cross the Youghiogheny River on a 100'-tall railroad bridge

101' high Salisbury Viaduct

Lodging Options

The Inn at Lenora's

Trillium Lodge, Ohiopyle PA

Yoder's Guest House

Day 1: Meet at the Historic Pump House in Pittsburgh’s Waterfront, and follow the Youghiogheny River upstream to The Inn at Lenora’s.

 

Day 2: Pedal past waterfalls and beautiful mountain laurel as you enter the Youghiogheny River Gorge and Ohiopyle State Park, ending your day with a gourmet dinner at the Trillium Lodge.

 

Day 3: Today’s ride will have you high above the ground! Bike over 100 feet of rail bridge and across the 101-feet-high Salisbury Viaduct for views of the Somerset wind farms. Tonight, enjoy a comfortable night’s rest at Yoder’s Guest House in Meyersdale.

 

Day 4: Three railroad tunnels await your passage on the final day of riding. Cross the Eastern Continental Divide for an easy downhill cruise into Cumberland, MD, and mile zero of the Great Allegheny Passage!

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“After experiencing the 3-day bike trip last year, I couldn’t wait to book a 4 day trip for this year. I brought along 9 girlfriends and we had a blast!”

~huntleyj, TripAdvisor

Top 3 Blog Posts on the Great Allegheny Passage

The historic Great Allegheny Passage isn’t just a path through the woods. The 10-foot-wide multipurpose trail is built on railroad corridors constructed to heavy-duty standards of gentle grades, sweeping curves and major bridges and tunnels that take you through the mountains, not over them.  

One of the best things about bike touring is eating lots of food. The Great Allegheny Passage (a 150-mile continuous rail-trail from Pittsburgh to Cumberland) is one of the best touring routes because it goes through many different towns. Your journey along the GAP trail can be a food tour through the Allegheny Mountains!

While riding the GAP you will cross 21 historic railroad bridges, plus another 9 small wooden trestle bridges, for a total of 30 bridges on your journey. The GAP is a bridge buff’s dream!

Trip Information

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Trip Length - Days

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Tour Type
Rail Trail
Active-Difficulty
Tour Rating
Active
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32-40

Daily Mileage

Check In Location
Ohiopyle, PA
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Tour Area
SAG Vehicle New York Finger Lakes Bike Tour
Support & Gear Vehicle
18

Minimum Age

Meals

3 Breakfasts | 4 Lunches
3 Dinners

Pricing
  • PP Double Occupancy

    $1155
  • Single Supplement*

    $250
  • Standard Bike Rental

    $100

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

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