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New York's Finger Lakes Bicycle Tours

Summary

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Formed millions of years ago by glacial activity, the Finger Lakes support a region rich in history. Ride along the Erie Canal, through pastoral farmland, and past vineyards that sprawl to the lakeshores. Follow the stone steps along waterfalls that cascade through a winding gorge. Enjoy premier accommodations and gourmet cuisine in the region Wine Spectator called the “Wine and Culinary Epicenter” of New York.

Recreational, Road bike
6 days
381 km / 237 mi
$ 3,300.-
  • Ride along the Erie Canal
  • Ride through picturesque Mennonite communities
  • Charming small towns
  • Deposit $500.-pp

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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
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
40-60 km / 25-37 mi
Total distance
381 km / 237 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, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Included
Dates
24 Jul 2022 - 29 Jul 2022
14 Aug 2022 - 19 Aug 2022
Start
Geneva
Finish
Geneva
Airport at start
Internationale luchthaven Rochester
Airport at finish
Internationale luchthaven Rochester

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 3,300.-
E-bike rental
E-bikes also available
$ 150.-
Optional
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.
$ 695.-

Itinerary

Included / Not Included – lodging


Day 1:

Ease into this Finger Lakes bicycle tour with a warm-up ride along the Erie Canal. Geneva is home to Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and the town showcases some of the region’s most historic and beautiful lakeside homes – one of which is now Geneva on the Lake, your accommodation for the evening. Join us for a welcome dinner tonight on the terrace.
27, 49 miles, meals: L, D

Day 2:

Bluffs between the north-south running lakes feature expansive farmland and fabulous cycling. Roads are lightly traveled through miles of beautifully kept Mennonite farms where horse and buggy or bicycles are the most popular forms of transportation. Tonight we stay at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, an upscale, newer hotel that features commanding views of the Seneca Lake.
37 miles, meals: B, L

Day 3:

Ride through rural farmland en route to Ithaca and scenic Cayuga Lake. Several country wineries beckon a visit along the route to the charming village of Aurora. A welcoming oasis awaits you at the end of your ride when you roll into the Inns of Aurora.
21, 35, 55 iles, meals: B, D

Day 4:

Visit the original estate of MacKenzie-Childs, the whimsical home decor manufacturer, or book a one-of-a-kind wine tour by boat.
16, 27 miles, meals: B

Day 5:

Ride east to the town of Skaneateles at the north end of the lake that bears its name. Toast the week’s adventures during a reception and dinner at the Mirbeau Inn and Spa’s acclaimed restaurant.
28, 45 miles, meals: B, D

Day 6:

The final ride of the week is one of our favorites. Follow the lakeshore south through verdant farmland as the route winds along the valley floor. Enjoy a leader hosted picnic lunch at a sculpture garden as you wrap up the week. You will be transferred to the airport in Syracuse in the afternoon.
28 miles, meals; B, L

Included:

Support of experienced tour leaders from start to finish
Full van support for a variety of route options
Tastings and tours at acclaimed regional wineries
5 nights at gorgeous upstate New York inns and hotels
All meals except 3 lunches and 2 dinner
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Complimentary use of equipment and bikes: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105, Customized Fuji Absolute 2.0 E-bikes also available at an added cost of $150.-
Baggage transfers and porterage
Daily route directions, maps, and a downloadable GPS

Not Included:

Flights to and from the tour
Night before and after the tour
Gratuity guides

Lodging

Geneva on the Lake
This striking 1914 Italianate villa overlooks formal English gardens on the shore of Seneca Lake. Perennial AAA Four Diamond Award winner. (1 night)
Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
A stylish new boutique hotel overlooking the southern end of Seneca Lake. Spacious rooms, lake views, restaurant and bar. Walk to shops. (1 night)
The Inns of Aurora
Beautifully restored in boutique style, this magnificent collection of lakeside inns features gracious service and the finest of attention to detail. Restaurant and bar. (2 nights)
Mirbeau Inn & Spa
A Provençal styled inn and gardens featuring a Forbes Travel Guide, 4-Star Award winning restaurant and spa. Wine bar, spa services, restaurant. (1 night)

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

Complimentary use of Sojourn’s equipment and bikes: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105, Customized Fuji Absolute 2.0
Tandem Custom Built Cannondales or Co-Motions options at an added cost of $300
E-bikes
also available at an added cost of $150
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