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If you’re looking for a ride that offers super cycling, educational stops, and historic points of interest, our Hudson Valley bicycle tour fits the bill.
Here you’ll find scenic winding roads through quaint villages, arriving at nationally recognized homes of America’s artists, inventors, and leaders. Close to our headquarters, this new destination is a natural choice. It is one of the most beautiful river valleys in the world, inspiring generations of artists and writers. Perhaps you will want to pack your sketchbook or finally read James Fenimore Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans; we invite you to join us on what is sure to be a memorable vacation!
(book by Jan. 15, 2017 & save 5%!)
Trek hybrid or racing style bicycle fully equipped for touring.
Single Supplement (optional)
Albany, NY airport
or last hotel in Rhinebeck (The Delamater Inn)
Easy to moderate, with some rolling hills, but never mountainous.
|2017 Tour Dates|
|October 1 – 6|
(includes 3 dinners, wine reception, 5 breakfasts, transfers from and to Albany airport or to car at last hotel, & rental bicycle)
Arrive to Hudson, NY. Meet your guides and get fitted with your bicycle. Plan time to visit the city’s antiques, art galleries, and wonderful architecture. Short optional warm-up ride. We will meet at 6 pm at the inn for an orientation.
Loop ride north, east of Hudson through quaint villages. Among the things to do and see are the Omi International Arts Center with its outdoor sculpture garden, the Old Chatham Shepherding Company, and the residence of Martin Van Buren. (25 or 40 miles)
Ride to Rhinebeck. This ride takes us along quiet roads and takes in Olana, the splendid Moorish mansion of Hudson River painter Frederic Church, Bard college with its Frank Gehry building, and the Clermont Estate. (28 or 45 miles)
Loop out of Rhinebeck. The historic homes of the day’s ride include Vanderbilt, Mills, and Springwood in Hyde Park. You will also get to see Val-Kill. (30 miles)
Ride to New Paltz. Cross the longest pedestrian bridge in the world and cycle on to the famous (28 or 45 miles)
Breakfast then final farewells. Morning transfer back to your car and then on to Albany airport.
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.