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The Historic Erie Canal
Tour Location
Rochester, NY
Rochester, NY
Tour Information
6 days
On Road
Tour Language:
Cost From:
USD 1889
Tour Distance & Dates
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Tour Operator:
Classic Adventures

The Historic Erie Canal

6 Days Easy

The Erie Canal ceremoniously opened in 1825, and at that time was considered one of the greatest engineering feats of the era. The canal was important in that it connected the Atlantic Ocean with the Great Lakes. Even though we have developed better methods for transporting goods and people, the canal (albeit with many modifications) is still used for some commercial and leisure transport. While the glory years of the canal have passed, it is easy to relive its rich history.

One nineteenth century old-timer reminiscing about his early days traveling the Erie Canal noted, “They ain’t no races like they was in the old passenger packet days ‘ boats would skim from Albany to Buffalo in less than six days. That was goin’ it some, eh?” While that was “goin’ it some” back in the 19th century, our trip will cover a good portion of the canal at a very leisurely pace, and for good reasons.

This is one of our easiest & flattest rides. Highlights include historic canal villages, wonderful educational attractions, including Genesee Country Museum, a flat terrain, moderate daily distances, with much of the riding on canal paths separate from road traffic. We hope you will join us!
• Use of a Classic Adventures bicycle (Trek hybrid or road bike)
• A non-regimented, “cycle at your own pace itinerary” with an average of 30-50 miles per day with the option of additional or fewer miles.
• 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners & wine reception
• Free transfers and long term parking.
• Full van support.
• Detailed maps, route descriptions, and cultural information on a daily basis.
• Most commercial transportation within the country of most tours. (See daily itineraries for specific
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