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Glistening gentle lakes shaped like delicate fingers soothe the land and its beholder. Ancient lore explains this unique landscape as the work of a spirit who laid hands upon the ground and left hollows filled with water. Modern lore talks of glaciers that gouged the land in retreat. Either way, the result is a radiant beauty in the deepest sense, a land truly blessed. The Finger Lakes of New York sparkle. You see it in the water, taste it in the wine, and feel it in the simple charm of village life. Days are filled with scenic vistas, history rich sites, top-notch vineyards, gourmet cuisine, and pleasant cycling routes. Boasting the highest waterfalls east of the Rockies, cascades, glens, colleges, hamlets, valley farms, quaint towns and steep hillsides dotted with vineyards. All of this, in addition to the sparkling waters of long blue glacial lakes, make the NY Finger Lakes a special bicycling destination not to be missed.
The cyclist who takes on the fabulous Finger Lakes Wine Country tour will be charmed by:
Why Should You Choose Classic Adventures?
We aren’t a big company. But don’t mistake size for quality! We are big when it comes to honoring the values that were the cornerstone of this company. We never subcontract our services and we will make your vacation a rich, exhilarating adventure, down to the tiniest detail. Whether you are new to Classic Adventures or a returning guest, we hope you will consider a vacation with us in 2017. Have questions? Please call to speak directly with a Hart family member: 800-777-8090, 9 am-5 pm EST. Bringing your own bike is fine with us, and we won’t roof rack your beautiful bike! We fork mount all bikes in our customized trailers. (Nobody puts baby on the roof!)
All of our Trek bicycles(hybrid & road bike) are equipped with a trunk bag, map case, rear rack, water bottles, lock, pump, spare tube, and odometer/computer.
Includes Trek bicycle, fully equipped for touring.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (OPTIONAL)
Rochester, NY airport
Rolling terrain with several moderate hills on most days.
2017 Tour Price
2017 Tour Dates
July 9 – 14
September 17 – 22
(Custom departures for 8 or more. Call for details)
(includes 5 breakfasts, 4 dinners, wine reception and airport transfers from & to Rochester, NY)
Arrive at historic Taughannock Farms Inn outside Trumansburg, NY, overlooking Cayuga Lake. Bicycle fitting, optional ride, followed by a wine reception and dinner at the inn. (10 miles)
Loop ride along Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake, and Taughannock Falls State Park waterfall. Wine tasting at Sheldrake Point and Wagner Wineries. (28 or 48 miles)
Wind along Cayuga Lake; taste award-winning wine at Hosmer Winery & Goose Watch Winery on the way to historic Seneca Falls. Our destination is the Sherwood Inn or Packwood House, a 19th century stagecoach stop at the head of Skaneateles Lake. The Sherwood is a Select Registry inn overlooking the lake, and is walking distance to numerous shops in this friendly town. The Sherwood Inn has been welcoming travelers since 1807. The village of Skaneateles is noted for lovely old homes, shops, and galleries. (33, 54, or 64 miles)
Cycle around Skaneateles Lake, passing by Roosevelt Mansion, New Hope Mills, and historic lakeside homes. Visit the Barrows Gallery, a painter and early environmentalist from the Hudson River Valley School. (21 or 41 miles)
The village of Auburn offers tours of historic Seward House, Harriet Tubman home, and Willard Chapel, designed by L.C. Tiffany. Cycle through Aurora, listed in its entirety in the National Register of Historic Places, with a stop at MacKenzie-Childs Pottery. Enjoy views of Owasco Lake and wine tasting at the Treleaven-King Ferry Winery. Dinner at acclaimed Moosewood. Lodging in downtown Hilton Ithaca-close to everything. (33, 42, or 61 miles)
Final farewells and then morning shuttle to Rochester, NY airport or back to your car.
having worked for many years in the bio medical field, Shane has successfully established an organic farm, Camman Acres. This local CSA is growing quickly, so we hope to keep him well entertained with tours, before the farm corrals him. His forte is having fun and relaxing with guests, and he’s excellent at teaching the nervous traveler how to find the perfectly hopped IPA. Check out www.cammanacres.com and tell we sent you.
Peter is principally responsible for our Austria and Germany programs. His quick wit and affinity for the good life make him a pleasure to tour with. He also leads wine tasting tours through Burgundy, France. His fluency in German and French, attention to detail, and fun loving nature make him a perfect fit for these departures. Maria assists Peter on the Austria and Lake Constance cycling programs. She offers a unique insight on these two beautiful regions. Check out Peter’s new gallery in England: http://www.petermartingallery.com/
Ron’s hobbies include growing orchids and cooking. He claims to speak five foreign languages poorly. His forte is having fun and relaxing with guests, and he’s excellent at teaching the nervous traveler how to consume raki, a Cretan specialty. He currently holds the two-man record for schlepping luggage.