The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) Trail is on the bucket list of many cyclists for good reason. Now you can ride the full trail with us in just 4 days … and all downhill on a gentle railroad grade! Bike from Cumberland, Maryland, to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania … enjoying spectacular views and peaceful surroundings. The wide crushed-gravel trail offers views of the Allegheny Mountains and the Casselman, Youghiogheny, and Monongahela rivers. Finish in downtown Pittsburgh at the famous “three rivers” confluence of the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers.
Start with a shuttle to the Eastern Continental Divide for your initial ride (downhill & south) on the trail to Cumberland, Maryland. On Day 2, shuttle back to the Eastern Continental Divide and spend the next three days riding downhill (north) to the northern terminus of the trail in Pittsburgh. Each day there’s an option to hop in the van and skip part of the day’s ride. The first two days are deep in the Allegheny Mountains, highlighted by the beautiful Ohiopyle State Park. Your final day allows you to see the transition from rural lands through the evolving river corridors of Pittsburgh — with a triumphant finish at the revitalized downtown area … with its famous sports stadiums.
To fully experience the splendor of the entire length of this historic route, you stay in comfortable, but casual inns — some of which are a departure from Discovery’s customary sumptuous accommodations. You enjoy delicious meals, gorgeous scenery and outdoor camaraderie in these lovely locations.
Surfaces for this tour: 16% Paved and 84% Gravel.