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Great Allegheny Passage & C&O Canal

Great Allegheny Passage & C&O Canal

September 24 - October 2, 2020

(9 days, 8 nights; Thu - Fri)

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Bonus Tour

Double Booking

$3025/person

Single Booking

$3795

Roommate Rebate

$720

Includes all lodging, breakfasts and dinners, park entrance fees, support van, leaders, trail maps & narratives.

Assembly Point

McKeesport, PA

(Timberline van shuttle is included from Pittsburgh to McKeesport, PA prior to tour and from Washington, D.C. to the airport following the tour.)

Not included: Airline service; Guide Gratuity.

Meeting Time

Pittsburgh International Airport 1:00 pm, Airport Hotel 1:30 pm, McKeesport Hotel 3:00 pm

Drop-off Time

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport 5 pm

“I would have thought it impossible to have a flat to very slight gradient in western Pennsylvania – a pleasant surprise.  Trail surface was better than highways and streets in California!” Byron R.

After 30 years of planning and years of construction, along with the cooperative, heroic efforts of a committed battalion of volunteers, the final section of the Great Allegheny Passage was completed in late-December, 2006, and opened to public use during the summer of 2007. Various organizations continue to maintain and upgrade the trail with end users in mind.  With its seamless connection to the Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Trail, cyclists can now celebrate and enjoy an incredible 335-mile off-road, traffic-free adventure from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, D.C. Without a doubt, the GAP/C & O Trail ranks as the crown jewel in our nation’s growing network of Rails-to-Trails.  On the GAP, we’ll ride a hard-packed crushed limestone and gravel surface.  The C&O Trail is a softer surface, with muddy sections possible.  This tour is best-suited for the fatter tires of a hybrid or cross bike.

See Detailed Itinerary Here:

Itinerary

DayLocationDistance
Day 1Assemble, bike fitting, orientation dinner
Day 2Port Vue - Connellsville44
Day 3Connellsville - Rockwood45
Day 4Rockwood—Mason-Dixon Line—Potomac River--Cumberland, MD43
Day 5Cumberland—Paw Paw Tunnel—Little Orleans44
Day 6Little Orleans - Hancock—Fort Frederick State Park— Williamsport42
Day 7Williamsport - Antietam National Battlefield—Harpers Ferry, WV44
Day 8Harper's Ferry, WV—Great Falls Park45
Day 9Great Falls Park - Georgetown - National Mall - Mount Vernon36

Total Distance: 343 miles

Great Allegheny Passage & C&O Canal

September 24 - October 2, 2020

(9 days, 8 nights; Thu - Fri)