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Historic Erie Canal

Summary

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This trip will cover a good portion of the nearly 200 years old canal at a very leisurely pace. Highlights include historic canal villages, wonderful educational attractions, a flat terrain, moderate daily distances, with much of the cycling on canal paths separate from road traffic.

Recreational, Road bike
6 days
240 km / 149 mi
$ 2,149.-
  • Excellent meals and accommodations with a local character.
  • Extended ride options on most days.
  • Rochester transfer to cycling starting point near Buffalo.

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Details

Type
Recreational, Road bike
Duration
6 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Easy
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
40-60 km / 25-37 mi
Total distance
240 km / 149 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
Deluxe, half board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Included
Dates
09 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
Start
Clarence (1:00)
Finish
Rochester, NY (11.00)
Transfer
Rochester Airport, or Del Monte Lodge and Spa
Airport at start
Rochester Int. Airport (ROC)
Airport at finish
Rochester Int. Airport (ROC)

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 2,149.-
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.
$ 500.-

Itinerary

Day 1:

The tour starts in the historic town of Clarence (transfer from Rochester International Airport). Tour orientation, bike fitting and a short warm-up ride along the old “Peanut Line”, followed by a wine social and dinner.

Day 2:

Ride from historic Lockport following the old Erie Canal. Today’s ride will take us through several canal towns, including Medina, Albion, and Holley. Arrive in time to peruse the shops of historic Brockport, a town that is nearly 200 years old.

Day 3:

Ride to Genesee Country Museum near Mumford. Enjoy this living village which has been recreated in keeping with life in the 1800’s. Enjoy working displays of various arts and crafts, including barrel making, iron working, quilting, candle making and much more. We cycle back to Brockport.

Day 4:

Today we will follow one of the nicest stretches of the Erie Canal, stopping along the way in Adams Basin and Spencerport, two pleasant canal towns. Optional afternoon boat ride on the canal.

Day 5:

Ride to Palmyra, home to the Joseph Smith Farm. A route along the canal path. Then loop back. Sumptuous farewell dinner and hotel in Rochester.

Day 6:

Breakfast and morning transfer to Rochester International Airport.

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

road-hybrid-bicycle - Bike (hybrid or road) is fully equipped (water bottles, bags, pump, lock, odometer).

Downloads

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