Odyssey 2021 – East Coast Greenway-II
September 24 - October 10, 2021
(17 days, 16 nights; Fri - Sun)Related Tour Dates
Includes all lodging, breakfasts, snacks and dinners, support van, leaders, tour maps, cue sheets, gpx files & narratives.
New York, NY
One pickup time at each New York area airport will be provided by Timberline.
Not Included: Airfare to New York City area; Alcoholic Drinks; Guide Gratuity
Note: The number of single bookings are limited
12pm airport pickup; 4pm Manhattan
9 am Raleigh departure
The East Coast Greenway
Fifteen states, 450 cities and towns and 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida on a safe biking route through the country’s most populated corridor. That is the East Coast Greenway. Our Odyssey Journey will take us on the first fully-supported, end-to-end east coast bike tour on the Greenway. We are running this tour in partnership with the East Coast Greenway Alliance, the folks who have worked tirelessly to put together the route, and continue to work to add Greenways and improve the entire journey. For every guest on our tour, we will make a donation to the Alliance. Dinner is at local restaurants and nights are spent in local hotels. The trail is a combination of paved bike paths, back roads and unpaved path sections. Hybrid or gravel bikes are perfect for this epic ride. Traditional road bikes with some wider tires can also work. No matter your steed, there is a fabulous adventure ahead.
A Ride Through History
Segment 2 of our east coast bike ride is the historical section. We travel through the states and cities that were so instrumental in creating our nation. We will ride past battlefields, government sites, through 7 of the first thirteen colonies, five capital cities, and countless historical markers. Along the way we will ride several canal towpaths, more than 60 greenways, and a surprising number of quiet miles on country roads. Our layover day is spent in Annapolis, MD, where you can choose to relax on the beach, shop in town, stroll the historic neighborhoods, or even charter a boat to explore Chesapeake Bay. As the climate cools towards winter, we cross the Mason-Dixon line, pushing ever farther south. Words, accents, food, attitudes, drivers, and humidity will all make that north to south transition. By the time you reach Raleigh, your quads will be bulging, your butt will be bulletproof, your smile will be permanently stuck on your face, and you will be a little more than half way along the East Coast Greenway Route!
|Day 1 (17)||Orientation - New York City, NY||0|
|Day 2 (18)||New York City - NY Waterway Ferry - Newark - Rahway River Parkway - New Brunswick, NJ||47|
|Day 3 (19)||New Brunswick - Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath - D&L Trail - Bristol, PA||53|
|Day 4 (20)||Bristol - Philadelphia Fairmount Park - Schuylkill River Trail - Wetland Loop Trail - Northern Delaware Greenway - Wilmington, DE||61|
|Day 5 (21)||Wilmington - Jack Markell Trail - Newcastle, DE - James F Hall Trail - Elkton - Havre de Grace, MD||51|
|Day 6 (22)||Havre de Grace - Bel Air - Torrey C Brown Trail - Cockeyesville||48|
|Day 7 (23)||Cockeyesville - Jones Falls Trail - Baltimore - Baltimore & Annapolis Trail - Annapolis, MD||50|
|Day 8 (24)||layover day - Annapolis, MD|
|Day 9 (25)||Annapolis - Washington & Annapolis Trail - Metropolitan Branch Trail - Washington, D.C.||57|
|Day 10 (26)||Washington D.C. - National Mall - Mount Vernon Trail - Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge - Aquia, VA||57|
|Day 11 (27)||Aquia - Fredericksburg - unencumbered road riding - Ashland, VA||65|
|Day 12 (28)||Ashland - Richmond - Reedy Creek Trail - Chester - Petersburgh, VA||51|
|Day 13 (29)||Petersburgh - Dimwiddle - Tobacco Heritage Trail - La Crosse, VA||68|
|Day 14 (30)||La Crosse - Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area - John H Kerr Reservoir - Clarksville, VA||41|
|Day 15 (31)||Clarksville - Oxford - Stern - Durham, NC||60|
|Day 16 (32)||Durham - American Tobacco Trail - White Oak Creek Greenway - Rocky Branch Trail - Raleigh, NC||47|
|Day 17 (33)||Raleigh - transition day|