Cycle through history on the amazing Erie Canalway Trail! Known as "The Canal That Made America," the Erie Canal was built starting in 1817 and was the most ambitious public works project of its time. It provided a waterway connection from Albany to Buffalo, New York, and was a feat of engineering.
This tour allows you to ride the entire western section of the Erie Canalway, which is a recreational path that runs on or near the original route of this historic treasure. The Canalway is packed with beautiful natural scenery, remarkable U.S. history, and the incredible aqueducts, locks, lift bridges and canal parks of the Erie Canal greenways. On this journey, you meet in Syracuse and shuttle to start cycling from the outskirts of Buffalo … passing through colorful canal communities along the way. You also stay in Seneca Falls, an important landmark in women’s rights. End your tour back in Syracuse.
There’s an option on some departures to ALSO continue further east on the Erie Canalway Trail and add another 6-day bike tour that extends this one — from Syracuse to Albany. If you do both tours together, we offer a 10% discount (can't be combined with other discounts or offers).
Learn more about cycling the eastern section of the trail with us on the Erie Canal East Bike Tour
See a list of our all of our New York State tours.