Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Bike Tour

My husband and I had a great trip on the GAP trail with very impressive guides Colleen and Megan. Good weather helped with comfortable riding conditions, but their positive attitudes and friendly demeanor kept our group moving well. The portions of the trail selected for...

Wilderness Voyageurs on the Great Allegheny Passage   If you've ridden the Great Allegheny Passage in Ohiopyle, you've been just a stone's throw away from our home base here at Wilderness Voyageurs. Our outfitter has been in Ohiopyle (at mile 72 on the GAP!) since 1964, and...

Taking a ferry ride on a bicycle tour adds a whole new element to your trip! Feel the spray on your face, breathe in the fresh air, see the landscape from a different perspective and enjoy those "free miles." Here's some info on the bike...

Best Restaurants on the Great Allegheny Passage One of the best things about bike touring is eating food. Lots and lots of it, without consequence! The Great Allegheny Passage (a 150-mile continuous rail-trail from Pittsburgh to Cumberland) is one of the best touring routes because it...

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.   Along...

The GAP is built on the abandoned Western Maryland Railroad (WMRR) right-of-way.  The section of the WMRR between Cumberland, MD and Connellsville, PA was built between 1910 and  1912. It operated until 1975.  The bridges and tunnels that were designed to move freight between Pittsburgh and...

What made the trip so special was the people in our group. Our guides, Josh and Angelo, did a good job of promoting group cohesion and team spirit. The guides were helpful and accommodating. In particular, I appreciated that Josh helped us arrange to go...

Did you know that Wilderness Voyageurs operates inn-to-inn bicycle tours on five famous rail trails that are in the Rails to Trails Conservancy Rail-Trail Hall of Fame?...

Like Brian Wilson's 1966 Beach Boys song, the 6-day bike ride from Boston, PA to our nation's Capitol was truly one good vibration after another! Not one sour, off-key note the entire time! The ever-changing scenery, the flora and fauna, the Wilderness-Voyageur guides, the tunnels, and...

A big thank you to our guides for the week, Taylor Nielson & Colleen O'Neil! They did a great job! We had a wide range of ability levels in our group and they adapted and accommodated us all. Each of the hotels were very nice and...