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Cross Country Challenge 6th section

Summary

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The Cross Country Challenge is a terrific 52 days coast to coast bicycle ride. For the cyclist who cannot take 52 days off, but still wants to ride the Cross Country Challenge, try our Eastern States Tour. Ride along through Upstate New York and over the mountains in New England from Erie PA to Portsmouth NH.

Road bike
8 days
1010 km / 628 mi
$ 2,900.-
  • This is a Ride/Event, a tour with 20-40 participants.
  • Experienced cycling guides, luggage transport and support van.
  • Snacks, drinks and fresh fruit during the day.
  • Good motels and hotels
  • Night before and after not included.
  • There are 5 more sections.

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Details

Type
Road bike
Duration
8 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
120-140 km / 75-87 mi
Total distance
1010 km / 628 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Basic hotel, half board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Not included
Dates
16 Jul 2019 - 23 Jul 2019
Start
Erie
Finish
Portsmouth
Airport at start
Erie Int. airport
Airport at finish
Portsmouth International Airport

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 2,900.-
Single supplement
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
$ 400.-

Itinerary

The Eastern States Tour

The Eastern States Tour travels along the shores of Lake Erie and through some of Pennsylvania’s and New York’s Great Lakes’ vineyards. Riding away from the lake, the route heads through rolling farmland just north of the Finger Lakes.

We eventually pick up the Erie Canal and follow it to the Mohawk River through Liverpool, Little Falls, and along the Hudson River into Latham, just north of Albany.

You’ll get back into more serious climbing as we ride through part of the Appalachian Mountain range out of New York, across Vermont, and into New Hampshire. We climb to the top of Hogback Mountain and enjoy a sweeping view of three New England states.

One night in Brattleboro and it’s time to cross the Connecticut River into our 13th and final official state, New Hampshire. While the major climbs are complete, you will still get to enjoy the roller coaster hills of New England through many small towns complete with the quintessential white church on the Norman Rockwell-esque town square.

The last day we ride from Manchester down to the New Hampshire seacoast. The celebration would not be complete without the official police escort with flashing lights and sirens on the way to Wallis Sands Beach where we all perform the obligatory wheel dip in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Cross Country Challenge is complete. But you can add a few more miles to your legs and add one more state to your list. Heading into Portsmouth, you’ll have the opportunity to cross the Piscataqua River and ride into Maine.

Map & Routes

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