Bicycle touring

Bicycle tours on trails

Cycling the Erie Canal Richard Costello Bicycling The Erie Canal - Richard S. Costello July 1, 2016 Greetings Gordon, Just a simple note to say, that recently I took advantage of your Erie Canal “ride with gps” ride posted online, and traveled the route in exact detail. I had a great time cycling across New York State, and thus turned my adventures into a book just…
Trans Canada Trail map Trans Canada Trail - 20,581 km of trail, 13 provinces & territories The longest recreational trail in the world, The Great Trail offers a wide range of activities through a variety of landscapes, urban, rural and wilderness, along greenways, waterways and roadways. The network of the Trans Canada Trail is made up of more than 400 community trails.  
Cycle the Erie Canal Cycle the Erie Canal - Cycle the Erie Canal is an eight-day, 400-mile, fully supported recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany, NY. It follows the historic and scenic Erie Canal. Nearly three-quarters of the ride is off-road on the traffic-free Canalway Trail. Sponsored by Parks & Trails New York 2015 Cycle the Erie Canal maps and mileages DAY 1: CYCLE…
Cycling across America on dirt trails Ride across the US on dirt - How to cross the entire country on dirt trails Read the article
GAP and C&O Canal trail Great Appalachian Passage and C&O Canal tour - The GAP and C&O Trail 330 miles of trail from Pittsburgh to Washington DC The 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage connects with the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland , creating a 334.5-mile motorized vehicle-free stone dust/ packed stone cycling trail between Pittsburgh PAand Washington, DC. The GAP trail follows abandoned rail beds and thus…
ridethedivide Ride the Divide - Ride the Divide is an awe-inspiring award-winning feature film about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, cycling 2700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The imagery is beautiful and the story follows three racers who attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada to the Mexican border. View the 2 minute movie trailer below:…
champlain_map The Lake Champlain Bikeway - The Champlain Bikeway circles around the entire Lake and along the Richelieu River in Quebec on mostly paved rural roads. Connecting theme loops, ranging in distance from 10 to 47 miles in length, follow both paved and unpaved roads. Paved alternates for unpaved sections are not offered for theme loops. Two bridges and four ferry crossings…
co_trail GAP and C&O Trail Tour - The GAP and C&O Trail 330 miles of trail from Pittsburgh to Washington DC. The 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage connects with the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland , creating a 334.5-mile motorized vehicle-free stone dust/ packed stone cycling trail between Pittsburgh PAand Washington, DC. The GAP trail follows abandoned rail beds and thus has…
GAP and C&O Trail bicycle ride C&O Towpath and Great Allegheny Passage - The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is 184 miles long, starting on the north bank of the Potomac River from Washington, DC and ending in Cumberland, MD. Much of the canal has been drained and reforested but the towpath along the canal remains popular for hiking and cycling. The towpath surface is hard-packed dirt for much…
Erie Canal Heritage Trail Erie Canal Heritage Trail - The Erie Canal Heritage Trail follows a former towpath 85 miles along the Erie Canal, from Lockport, New York, to Palmyra, New York .  Trail Access: Lockport I-90 to Depew Exit 49. Rt 78 (Transit Road) north 15 miles. Right on Rt 31 east 2.5 miles. Left on Cold Springs Road 0.5 miles to parking.…

Bicycle tours on this site

full White Mountains to the Sea - White Mountains to the Sea, August 20-25, 2017 This tour combines two days of riding in the White Mountains – with some serious climbing but also grand vistas, two days of easier riding in southwest Maine, and a free day in the great and lively city of Portland – with three day-ride options for those who…
Cycling the Erie Canal Richard Costello Bicycling The Erie Canal - Richard S. Costello July 1, 2016 Greetings Gordon, Just a simple note to say, that recently I took advantage of your Erie Canal “ride with gps” ride posted online, and traveled the route in exact detail. I had a great time cycling across New York State, and thus turned my adventures into a book just…
Trans Canada Trail map Trans Canada Trail - 20,581 km of trail, 13 provinces & territories The longest recreational trail in the world, The Great Trail offers a wide range of activities through a variety of landscapes, urban, rural and wilderness, along greenways, waterways and roadways. The network of the Trans Canada Trail is made up of more than 400 community trails.  
Northampton Quabbin Reservoir bicycle ride Northampton MA to Rockland ME - This requested tour was designed to start in Northampton Massachusetts and ended in Rockland Maine. Other persons using these routes will need to find alternative overnight locations.The route takes a mix of local roads and highways to Westford and Newburyport MA, then follows generally follows the New Hampshire and Maine coast to Rockland. Roads are selected to optimize…
Saguenay bicycle ride Portneuf-Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean velo camping tour - In July, 2007, we spent 9 days on a bicycle camping trip that took us along the Saguenay River, the only fjord on the North American Continent, all the way to Lac St-Jean, the last major outpost of civilization north of Quebec City. Throughout most of the trip, we were able to follow la Route Verte,…
Penobscot Peninsula and Mount Desert Island cycling tour Penobscot four day tour - Day 1: Camden to Stonington. Ride inland around Camden Hills State Park, with some coastal sections on Rt. 1. Reaching Orland and Bucksport continue to Stonington on Deer Isle. View Larger Map View at RidewithGPS Day 2 Stonington to Bar Harbor: From Stonington the ride hugs the southern shore of the Penobscot Peninsula, goes through Blue Hill and on to…
Cycle the Erie Canal Cycle the Erie Canal - Cycle the Erie Canal is an eight-day, 400-mile, fully supported recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany, NY. It follows the historic and scenic Erie Canal. Nearly three-quarters of the ride is off-road on the traffic-free Canalway Trail. Sponsored by Parks & Trails New York 2015 Cycle the Erie Canal maps and mileages DAY 1: CYCLE…
Moosa bicycle ride The MOOSA tour, Maine, New Hampshire and Quebec - The MOOSA tour, “Maine’s Original Outstanding Superadventure” was  a Maine-NH-Quebec cycling tour offered in 2009 and 2011. Click on the maps to view each day and download files at RideWithGPS. Read a personal description of the tour at Messages from the Pale Blue Dot.  
Beauharnois bicycle path Cycling Montreal to Ottawa - This easy cycling trip is designed for 30-50 km rides, enjoying Quebec’s dedicated bike paths in the area from Montreal to Ottawa. Day 1, Montreal: Two large inns in Montreal participate in the “Bienvenue cyclists” network: Hotel Pomerol 819 boul. de Maisonneuve Est, (800)361-6896 ; and Hotel St-Dennis 1254, RUE ST-DENIS, (800) 291-5927 Day 2,…
bigrideamerica Big Ride Across America - In the summer of 2000, I joined 200 people young and old, biking across the United States from Seattle, Washington to Washington, DC to raise funds for the American Lung Association. These seven weeks were an extraordinary event in my life–Gordon Harris, ike New England June 16 I flew in to Seattle today, connecting in…
Finger Lakes Bicycle camping tour Finger Lakes bicycle camping tour - Start: Arrive at Cayuga Lake State Park near Seneca Falls, where you will camp for the night. Day 1: Today we bike the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake to Ithaca, total 53 miles. We’ll camp for the night at Robert Treman State Park. Ithaca has a great downtown area. A visit to Cornell University offers…
quebec_2010_map_1200 Cycling Montreal, Laurentides, Gatineau, Ottawa and Ottawa River - This week-long tour is built around Le P’Tit Train du Nord, a 200 km (120 mile) bicycle path that originates just north of Montreal and continues to Mont Laurier in the Laurentian Mountains (referred to as the Laurentides in French). The loop continues south from there to Ottawa, and then along the Ottawa River before…
Cycling across America on dirt trails Ride across the US on dirt - How to cross the entire country on dirt trails Read the article
Catskill bicycle camping tour Catskill-Delaware River bicycle camping tour (long version) - This tour begins and ends at Kenneth L Wilson Campground, , 859 Wittenberg Road, Mt. Tremper, NY. The first day heads west through the Catskills, the second day follows the Delaware River to Port Jervis NY, the third day offers an option of loops along the river and through High Point State Park, and the…
berkshire_hill Berkshire Cycle Touring - This scenic self-guided week-long tour of the popular Berkshires in western Massachusetts takes you into neighboring Connecticut, Vermont and New York State. These routes begin from the Windflower Inn in Great Barrington, MA and two nights at the Maple Terrace Motel in Williamstown, MA. Daily Ride options are 30-45 miles, with a nice mixture of…
Bicycle tour of Prince Edward Island Cycling tour of Prince Edward Island (counter-clockwise version) - This cycling tour of Prince Edward Island starts in Charlottetown, PEI and follows the coastline counterclockwise. View the clockwise version of this same tour. Options are given for each day to shorten the ride. Start Location: Charlottetown, PEI Overview Overview map PDF PRINT MAP FROM BROWSER Inns: Rodd Charlottetown, 75 Kent St, Charlottetown 902-894-7371 ‎ roddvacations.com…
Prince Edward Island bicycle ride Cycling tour of Prince Edward Island (clockwise version) - This cycling tour of Prince Edward Island starts in Charlottetown, PEI and follows the coastline clockwise Start Location: Charlottetown, PEI Inns: Rodd Charlottetown,  75 Kent St, Charlottetown 902-894-7371 ‎ roddvacations.com Best Western Charlottetown 238 Grafton St, Charlottetown, 902-892-2461 ‎bestwesterncharlottetown.ca The Great George,  58 Great George St, Charlottetown, 902-892-0606 ‎thegreatgeorge.com The Holman Grand Hotel,  123 Grafton…
acadia-map Cycling Acadia: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula - Some of our favorite bicycle rides are in Acadia, which is a national park on Mount Desert Island, a beautiful area attached to mainland Maine by a short bridge. You’ll find several days of wonderful cycling here. Inn: Bar Harbor The nearest large airport is Bangor International, about an hour away, taking Rt. 3 the…
Coastal Maine cycling tour Coastal Maine Cycling Tour: Camden to Acadia and back - Coastal Maine Cycling Tour Day 1: Camden to Stonington Ride inland around Camden Hills State Park, with some coastal sections on Rt. 1. Reaching Orland and Bucksport continue to Stonington on Deer Isle. Distance: 88 miles. Camden Inns Camden Hills State Park Campground.  Cue Sheet Route Map GPX Track View in Google Maps Stonington inns…
GAP and C&O Canal trail Great Appalachian Passage and C&O Canal tour - The GAP and C&O Trail 330 miles of trail from Pittsburgh to Washington DC The 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage connects with the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland , creating a 334.5-mile motorized vehicle-free stone dust/ packed stone cycling trail between Pittsburgh PAand Washington, DC. The GAP trail follows abandoned rail beds and thus…
Berkshires to Boston 2014 first day Berkshires to Boston (2014 route) - The Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour route introduces riders to the best of Massachusetts cycling – lots of peaceful roads, good pavement and magnificent scenery and some fun, urban riding on bike paths, bike lanes and community streets. Riders on the 2013 tour gave high marks to the Berkshires to Boston Tour route. Visit the…
ridethedivide Ride the Divide - Ride the Divide is an awe-inspiring award-winning feature film about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, cycling 2700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The imagery is beautiful and the story follows three racers who attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada to the Mexican border. View the 2 minute movie trailer below:…
champlain_map The Lake Champlain Bikeway - The Champlain Bikeway circles around the entire Lake and along the Richelieu River in Quebec on mostly paved rural roads. Connecting theme loops, ranging in distance from 10 to 47 miles in length, follow both paved and unpaved roads. Paved alternates for unpaved sections are not offered for theme loops. Two bridges and four ferry crossings…
bridge North Berkshire cycling tour - Based at the Maple Terrace Motel in Williamstown, Massachusetts.Rides are 35-50 miles with terrain varying from the flat Ashuwillticook Rail Trail to the challenging climb over Mount Greylock. Google Map for Maple Terrace Motel. Brodie Mountain / Jiminy Peak Loop with Petersburg Pass extra 7.5 mile option. This ride takes Rt. 7 south to New…
cycle_massachusetts Cycle Massachusetts 2015 Northampton MA - Cycle Massachusetts State Bike Tour, “The Friendliest Ride In The East” August 1-7, 2015, Northampton, Hardwick, Greenfield; 2 nights in each location. Start and end at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School,  80 Locust St. Northampton, MA. The Cycle Massachusetts State Bike Tour supports MassBike and better biking for Massachusetts. Saturday, August 1st Loop rides starting and ending in Northampton, MA. Three ride distances;…
eastern_township_overview Vermont – New Hampshire – Eastern Townships 4 Day Cycling Tour - This tour averages approximately 90 miles per day, starting from Newport Vermont. The ride heads east on the first day to New Hampshire with the option to ride south and back north along the Connecticut river. The second day continues north through New Hampshire wilderness over the border to Lac Megantic in Quebec. The third…
adirondacktour Adirondacks 5 day tour - Adirondack Tour 2015 This tour begins and ends in Inlet, NY. Ride distances are up to 100 miles per day, with shorter versions available. Overview 5 Day Tour This tour begins and ends in Inlet, NY. OVERVIEW MAP …………………………………………………………………………………. Day 1 Inlet to Saranac Lake, long version, 98 miles MAP + CUE PDF TCX Course…
co_trail GAP and C&O Trail Tour - The GAP and C&O Trail 330 miles of trail from Pittsburgh to Washington DC. The 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage connects with the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland , creating a 334.5-mile motorized vehicle-free stone dust/ packed stone cycling trail between Pittsburgh PAand Washington, DC. The GAP trail follows abandoned rail beds and thus has…
catskill_60_map2 (1) Catskill-Delaware Water Gap tour - Catskill-Delaware River Cycling tour (60 mile days) This tour begins and ends at Kenneth L Wilson Campground, , 859 Wittenberg Road, Mt. Tremper, NY . The first day heads west through the Catskills, the second day continues through the Catskills and then turns sound along the Delaware River to Narrowsburg, the third day continues along…
Five Borough bicycle ride NYC Five Borough Bicycle Tour - The TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour of New York City travels through the five boroughs of New York City on car-free roads, thanks to the cooperation of City agencies and officials. Riders enter the start lineup from Battery Park, at the southern tip of Manhattan (map) View 55 mile ride from 2012 below: Route…
GAP and C&O Trail bicycle ride C&O Towpath and Great Allegheny Passage - The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is 184 miles long, starting on the north bank of the Potomac River from Washington, DC and ending in Cumberland, MD. Much of the canal has been drained and reforested but the towpath along the canal remains popular for hiking and cycling. The towpath surface is hard-packed dirt for much…
Erie Canal Heritage Trail Erie Canal Heritage Trail - The Erie Canal Heritage Trail follows a former towpath 85 miles along the Erie Canal, from Lockport, New York, to Palmyra, New York .  Trail Access: Lockport I-90 to Depew Exit 49. Rt 78 (Transit Road) north 15 miles. Right on Rt 31 east 2.5 miles. Left on Cold Springs Road 0.5 miles to parking.…
Trans New Hampshire bicycle ride Trans-New Hampshire bicycle ride: June 23-25, 2017 - The annual TRANS-NH BIKE RIDE benefits The Muscular Dystrophy Association. The ride provides quality support and accommodations for participants. All the funds raised will remain in NH helping our friends and neighbors who are affected by this difficult and life-threatening disease. Over the past 5 years expenses have averaged 12.7% of the total funds raised.  100% of the expenses are direct…
Lenox to North Adams 2012 Mass Bike Pike Tour - The 2012 Mass Bike Pike Tour is a four day loop, starting in Great Barrington, heading through New York State to North Adams MA, south to Lenox and returning to Great Barrington on the fourth day with some challenging rides. Day 1: Great Barrington to New Lebanon, NY Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue…