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Great Allegheny Passage: C&O Canal Highlight Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 12 people
Destination(s): Pennsylvania  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Sightseeing  
Season: July - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 695 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 695 US Dollar (USD)

6 days of biking through beautiful country! This trip takes place on a rather unique trail system, considered by Conde Naste Magazine to be one of the seventeen most beautiful rail trails in the world. This is a world class ride that is filled with a multitude of natural, cultural and historically significant sites. The initial 125 miles on the Great Allegheny Passage from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland are located on abandoned railroad bed (and some back roads). The final 180 miles from Cumberland to downtown Washington D.C. are located on the towpath of the now defunct C and O canal.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1:
- Boston to Ohiopyle
- 56 miles
- Lodging: Trillium Lodge
- Highlights: Dravo Cemetery, Dawson Historic District, Colonel Crawford's Cabin, Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass, Ohiopyle Falls.

Day 2:
- Visit to Falling Water (OPTIONAL)
- Ohiopyle to Frostburg, MD
- 58 miles
- Lodging: The Hotel Gunter
- Highlights: Town of Confluence, Salisbury Viaduct, Meyersdale Train Station, Frostburg MD.

Day 3:
- Option 1: 77 miles. Frostburg, MD to Hancock, MD
- Option 2: 60 miles. Cumberland to Hancock
- Lodging: Inn at Berkley Springs
- Highlights: Canal Place, Paw Paw Tunnel, Little Orleans.

Day 4:
- Hancock, MD to Shepherdstown, WV
- 51 Miles to Bavarian Inn
- Highlights: Fort Frederick, Williamsport, Park Service Museum, Sharpsburg Historic District.

Day 5:
- Shepherdstown, WV to Violettes Lock, MD
- 35 miles
- Lodging: Inn at Buckeystown
- Highlights: Antietam Battle Field, Shepardstown, Harpers Ferry Historic District.

Day 6:
- Violettes Lock to Georgetown, what this means to cyclists is:
* 315 miles of trail that begins at 850 feet in elevation
* Climbs over the Allegheny Front of the Appalachian Mountains at 3200 feet in elevation, and terminates at sea level. All of this happens with a maximum grade of 2%
- We will begin the trip among the modern giants of glass and steel of Pittsburgh.It won't be long until the buildings are exchanged for a canopy of trees
- Then we will head down the trail and back through history
- We will ride past remnants of the early 1900's industrial revolution when Pittsburgh Steel was king, Victorian Mansions, Civil War Battlefields, Historic Districts, Canal remains and good ol' Americana.

An introduction to the charm and history of the Great Allegheny Passage and the C and O Canal towpath. Daily mileage on this trip is an average of about 35 miles per day, 3 to 4 hours on the bike. This allows you more time to explore and enjoy the small towns and the amazing cultural and historical resources of the trail such as: Fallingwater, Salisbury Viaduct and Antietam.

This tour has been designed for the novice cyclist to enjoy, while intermediate cyclists will have the opportunity to ride additional miles or have extra discovery and relaxing time. 6 days of biking through beautiful country! This trip takes place on a rather unique trail system, considered by Conde Naste Magazine to be one of the seventeen most beautiful rail trails in the world. This is a world class ride that is filled with a multitude of natural, cultural and historically significant sites. The initial 125 miles on the Great Allegheny Passage from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland are located on abandoned railroad bed (and some back roads).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Sag van support
- Two support staff
- Breakfast for 5 days
- Lunches and snacks for 6 days
- Lodging for 5 nights
- Dinner night 1 and 2
- Sag Wagon: 15 Passenger Van and 12 foot box trailer
- Two guides who will operate the Sag Wagon, prepare meal stops, ride portions of the trail to provide on trail assistance and keep the bikes tuned on a daily basis
- Mobile Repair Shop: all necessary parts, including the carrying of two (2) spare bicycles
- Breakfast, most mornings it will be at your place of lodging
- Daily lunch is a menu appropriate for multi-day calorie burning trip
- Daily snacks to consist of fruits, energy bars etc.
- Drinks with lunch, and a continual supply throughout the day of water or desired beverage, a vegetarian option will be available if necessary
- Dinner on the first 2 nights.

Rates are based on double occupancy, single supplement is available.

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