10 Dec 2015 PA’s Colonial Backroads Trip Elevation Profile
Pennsylvania’s Colonial Backroads is rated as intermediate to advanced– this tour will take you through the rolling hills of Pennsylvania’s most rural landscapes. While the views are extremely rewarding, on some days you will have to work for them!
Below is a sampling of the ride elevation profiles from each day of the tour. This is a representative group– it may not include all ride options and it may not be the entire ride of each day. Keep in mind the scale of the image can distort both the steepness up and down of these rides.
Don’t be alarmed by sudden spikes in elevation gain – the GPS tracking cannot account for bridges and tunnels. On a bridge crossing, it reads down to the ground level. Same as a tunnel passing. Instead of reading to the tunnel surface, it reads to the ground level above the tunnel – thus looking like a sudden spike in elevation gain.
Day 1: Ligonier
21.8 miles; + 1290 ft / – 1669 ft
Day 2: Somerset
35.3 miles; + 2236 ft / – 3134 ft
Day 3: Bedford County
28.3 miles; + 1209 ft / – 1665 ft
Day 4: Bedford Springs
24.9 miles; + 1309 ft / – 1309 ft
To check out the tour overview, follow the link for PA’s Colonial Backroads details.
Wilderness Voyageurs operates bike tours around the US, choose from road rides, rail trail tours, or mountain bike tours. We are based in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, right next to the Great Allegheny Passage.
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Ohiopyle PA, 15470