The Heart of the Adirondacks Cycling
Includes all lodging, all breakfasts and dinners, support van, van transfers, leaders, tour maps & narratives.
Timberline van shuttle is included from Albany International Airport prior to and following tour.
Not included: Airline service to Albany International Airport; Guide Gratuity.
Airport 3 pm, Hotel 3:30 pm
The Adirondack Mountains provides a stunning backdrop for this cycling tour in the northern section of New York State. The area is steeped in history, from the hunting escapades of the native American tribes of Iroquois and Algonquin, to the first explorers of the rugged country, to the architecture and furnishings of the Great Camps and the rustic lodges that still take visitors today, to the centers for summer and winter recreation that have been luring visitors for many decades. Our tour follows the rolling, winding roads from resort town to resort town. The cool breezes from the 40 lakes* that we cycle past keeps the temperature pleasant, and the foliage will be turning into the brilliant kaleidoscope of fall colors. The layover day in Lake Placid allows for all kinds of diversions from boating, to hiking, to Olympics venues and museums, to lounging in the ubiquitous Adirondack chair. This area became the escape from the city heat for wealthy New Yorkers in the late 1800’s, and remains today as a welcome retreat in this popular “forever wild” state park.
*In Timberline’s 40th anniversary year, we are celebrating all things 40!
|Day 1||Arrive, transfer to North Creek, assemble, bike fitting, orientation dinner|
|Day 2||North Creek to Inlet||51|
|Day 3||Inlet to Old Forge to Long Lake||58|
|Day 4||Long Lake to Saranac Lake to Lake Placid||55|
|Day 5||Layover in Lake Placid|
|Day 6||Lake Placid - Franklin Falls - Wilmington - Lake Placid||50|
|Day 7||Lake Placid - Cascade Lake - Schroon Lake||40|