New York Erie Canal Bike Tour

Get to Know “New York’s Main Street” and experience the history and majesty of America’s most storied waterway

We’ll pedal by early 1800s historic commercial port cities, explore canal locks, and ride 100 miles of the Erie Canalway, a National Heritage Corridor. This tour spends 4 days on the mostly limestone trails of the towpath of the Erie Canal, the most commercially enduring and historically significant canalway in the U.S.

 

We will meet in Lockport where the ride begins! The first day takes you along the Erie Canal from Lockport, NY towards Buffalo. At the end of the ride, we’ll return to Lockport where you will get your first glimpse of  the “Flight of 5” from the canal! The next 3 days will be spent riding the Canal towpath to Newark, NY. Enjoy pedaling along this car-free trail and piece of US history.

 

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

Tour Highlights

Canal Ride through Lockport’s Flight of Five (Erie Canal Locks #67-71)

Genesee Country Inn

Peaceful, car-free tow path riding

Historic, mid-19th century canal towns

Lodging Options

Hampton Inn

Genesee Country Inn

Del Monte Lodge, Renaissance Rochester Hotel & Spa

Day 1: Pedal 26 miles from Lockport towards Buffalo on paved bike path, and then enjoy lunch along the Niagara River. We will end our day with a canal cruise through the “Flight of Five,” a series of 10 impressive locks that lifts boats up and over the Niagara Escarpment.

 

Day 2: Continue your 35-mile trek along the Erie Canalway Trail from Lockport, NY, to Albion, NY. We’ll have lunch at the Medina Railroad Museum, so be sure to explore the incredible model train set before you leave. Tonight, you are in for a real treat at the Genesee Country Inn.

 

Day 3: Enjoy breakfast at the Genesee Country Inn before your 30-mile day on the Erie Canalway Trail. Lunch will be in the Genesee Valley Park on the outskirts of Rochester. Tonight in Pittsford, you’ll have your choice of dining options. Don’t miss out on the ice-cream from the Pittsford Farm Dairy located near the hotel.

 

Day 4: Roll 27 miles across the Great Embankment, then through the town of Fairport, visit Lock 30, and continue onto your final destination in Newark, NY, completing 118 miles of Erie Canalway Trail!

Check out some photos of the Erie Canal Bike Tour

“It was so wonderful that on the ride back to our cars at the end of the trip, we started looking at the Wilderness Voyageurs brochures to choose our next trip!”

~Mary O., TripAdvisor

Trip Information

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Trip Length - Days

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Tour Type
Trail
Easy-Difficulty-Level
Tour Rating
Easy
New York Finger Lakes Bike Tour Elevation
Route Overview
27-35

Daily Mileage

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

Minimum Age

Meals

3 Breakfasts | 4 Lunches
2 Dinners

Pricing
  • PP Double Occupancy

    $1375
  • Single Supplement*

    $325
  • 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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  • 2021 Dates
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