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Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Tour
Tour Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Tour Information
Luggage Transfer, Maps or GPS
6 days
Off-road (unsealed)
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Cost From:
USD 1125
Tour Distance & Dates
334 Miles
Tour Operator:
Get Out and Go Tours

Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Tour

6 Days Easy-Moderate 334 MLS

This tour combines the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) Rail Trail, with the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, to provide a scenic, exhiliarating, adventure-packed five days on the trail. The Eastbound tour begins in Washington, with chartered transfer to Pittsburgh, where participants will have time to explore on their own. The tour leaves Pittsburgh by bicycle the second day, headed for Ohiopyle, where Ohiopyle Falls anchors the town. Day three takes participants over the Eastern Continental Divide, over viaducts, through three tunnels, and along two train routes on the day’s ride, and finishes with a fast, scenic, 23 mile downhill ride to Cumberland, on the 1.75% grade railroad bed that parallels the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad route. In Cumberland, your choice of dining options awaits, along with a pool, jaccuzzi, and comfortable beds. In Cumberland, the trail changes from rail bed to Canal Towpath, as we start Day 4 down the C&O Canal, passing through another highlight -- the Paw Paw Tunnel, and ending in Hancock, MD. The balance of the tour reverses the first two days of the westbound tour, ending in Washington, DC in the afternoon, where you can spend time sightseeing Washington, DC. Whether one spends an evening in town, or a few days, there is much to see and do in Washington, and this time of year is nearly crowd-free, compared with the summer.
Trail maps; extensive cue and Rail Trail/Canal historical fact booklet; custom luggage tags; tour leaders; 5 breakfasts, 5 large picnic style lunches, 4 dinners (Pittsburgh dinner on day one, and Cumberland dinner on day three is on your own); tour snacks and drinks; baggage shuttle between hotels; periodic support along trail; and chartered transportation from Washington, DC to Pittsburgh, PA starting location, including bike transport, with time to explore Pittsburgh on the afternoon of the
8 day tour available from $1,495
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