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Ride the East 1st section



For the cyclist who cannot take 25 days off, but still wants to join us on Ride the East, try the 1st section Ride the East The first section of Ride the East travels 667 miles in 9 cycling days (10 total). Enjoy the hills of New England and the countryside of the northern Mid Atlantic states on the way from Portsmouth NH to Washington DC.

Road bike
10 days
1088 km / 676 mi
$ 3,300.-
  • This is a Ride/Event, a tour with 20-40 participants.
  • Experienced staff, mechanical support, luggage transport, cycling guides.
  • Snacks, drinks and fresh fruit during the day.
  • Good motels and hotels (no camping).
  • Breakfast and dinner included for all days except Day 0. Lunch is not included.
  • Night before and after the tour is not included.
  • There are 2 more sections.



Road bike
10 days
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Daily distance
100-120 km / 62-75 mi
Total distance
1088 km / 676 mi
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
Not included
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Washington DC
Airport at start
Portsmouth International Airport at Pease
Airport at finish
Washington Dulles International Airport


Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 3,300.-
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.-


1st Ride the East begins in New Hampshire's seaside city of Portsmouth. Before we head south, take a few miles and pedal over the Piscataqua River to touch Maine, the northernmost state in the east.
Now we really get rolling. We head inland away from the ocean, cross into Massachusetts and traverse the Merrimack River Valley.
Through the Seven Hills region of Worcester, we climb Dead Horse Hill and you will learn its history and "Legend". The terrain continues to roll as we pass through rural America.
We conquer another state when we cross into Connecticut, ride through the Connecticut River Valley and overnight in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. The terrain will kick up longer and steeper as we cross into New York. We overnight on a plateau high above the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, the original capital city of New York in 1777.
The next day we cross the Hudson and roll along in the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains. After Port Jervis, we follow the Delaware River into New Jersey. Pennsylvania welcomes us with terrific rural scenery. We ride through Amish country around Lancaster and ultimately follow the Susquehanna River into Maryland.
Things get a little more upscale now as we pass many stately mansions and countryside ranches on our way to Rockville. Here we pick up the Rock Creek Trail and quietly spin our way into our Nation's Capital via the National Park System. We ride right into town and overnight in the middle of the action. Welcome to Washington DC!

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