Explore an amazing new bike trail through a wide variety of landscapes in New York State. Join us for a scenic cycling adventure that gives you more than 200 miles of fun riding — with a mix of freshly paved, pristine bike path, rail trails and quiet roads. Cycle from the skyscrapers of Manhattan through forests, along lakes and rivers … with a triumphant finish in Albany, the state capital. You can be one of the first to enjoy this full section of the newly finished Empire State Trail, which allows cyclists to traverse the state almost entirely on dedicated hike/bike paths and routes.
Cycle up the west side of Manhattan Island on the Hudson River Greenway and see the waterfront and famous buildings. Spin along the Hudson with views of the towering cliffs known as the Palisades … into historic villages and through forests and farmland. Then leave the bustle of suburbia behind as you enter rural lands and farm country. Highlights are rides on the famous Walkway Over the Hudson and across the iconic Rosendale Trestle.
Visit the villages of Rhinebeck, Hudson and Mahopac and the town of New Paltz — with chances to enjoy fascinating history, unique architecture and stunning scenery. Take advantage of optional leader-led segments through the urban areas of New York City and the outskirts of Albany — or ride them on your own. At the finish, you can explore Albany itself … or continue your travels home by air or train from there. Or let us give you a lift back to your car at the start.
Traveling to/from this tour: Those driving to the tour will leave their cars parked in Hawthorne at the inn and will be returned to their vehicles on Day 6. For those flying or using trains, please contact our office for suggestions on best travel times for arrival at the start on Day 1 as well as departure plans from the Albany area after the tour ends.