New York: Historic Hudson River Valley Bike Tour
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!
(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.