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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
5 days
232 km / 144 mi
$ 1,989.-
  • Lockport Flight of Five
  • Medina Railroad Museum
  • Historic canal locks
  • Cobblestone houses
  • Afternoon cruise
  • Del Monte Renaissance Spa
  • Historic Brockport Pittsford
  • Dairy Asa Ransom House
  • Traffic free routes
  • The Joseph Smith Farm
  • Deposit for this tour is $500.-pp

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Details

Type
Recreational, Road bike
Duration
5 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
232 km / 144 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
18 Jul 2021 - 22 Jul 2021
25 Jul 2021 - 29 Jul 2021
15 Aug 2021 - 19 Aug 2021
05 Sep 2021 - 09 Sep 2021
Start
Rochester (12.30)
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
$ 1,989.-
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

Included / Not Included – lodging


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.
Lodging: Historic Asa Ransom House

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. Be sure to visit the Medina Railroad Museum. The town of Albion boasts the highest concentration of cobblestone houses in the U.S. Arrive in time to peruse the shops of historic Brockport, a town that is nearly 200 years old.
Lodging: New Hilton Hampton Inn. (18, 34, or 43 miles)

Day 3:

Follow one of the nicest stretches of the Erie Canal, stopping along the way in Adams Basin and Spencerport, two pleasant canal towns that owe their existence to the commerce created by the Erie Canal. Take an afternoon boat ride on the canal (optional). Lodging: The four-star Renaissance Del Monte Lodge & Spa. (28 or 35 or 42 miles)

Day 4:

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 5:

Breakfast and morning transfer to Rochester International Airport.

* This is a general itinerary. Tour itineraries are subject to change based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances such as the weather, local conditions, government intervention, that may affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.

Included:

4 nights accommodation with a local character.
Excellent meals: 4 breakfast, 3 dinners & 2 wine & cheese receptions/socials.
Rental bike
Rochester transfer to cycling starting point near Buffalo.
Morning transfer to Rochester International Airport.
Full route support, Expert local guides.

Not included:

Airfare to and from start tour
Gratuity guides.

Lodging

Historic Asa Ransom House
New Hilton Hampton Inn
The four-star Renaissance Del Monte Lodge & Spa.

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

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