Day by Day Itinerary

C&O Canal/GAP

Countries   USA
Tour Length   8 days
Dates Of Tour   Saturday, September 27, 2014
Type of Tour Rail trail (Guided)
Price $1,199
Family Friendly
Age of Participants Mixed
Gender Basis Mixed
# of Participants (max) 65
Language English
Sleeping Accommodations   
Luggage Support
Sag Wagon Along the Way
Total Trip Mileage    325 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    46 Miles Per Day
Overall Difficulty Rating   Beginner, Intermediate
  • Catered meals and rest stops, beginning with dinner on Day 1 and ending with lunch on the final day.
  • Camping and shower fees for each night of the trip.
  • Luggage, mechanical, and SAG support vehicles.
  • Maps, route markings, T-shirt, and safety triangle.

This fall you won’t need to worry about traffic as you ride your hybrid or mountain bike some 330 miles on hard packed, gently-graded gravel and dirt trails from the heart of the nation’s capital north into Pennsylvania.

Historically the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal served as a lifeline for early settlers. Today it serves as a pathway to an unforgettable cycling experience. We’ll begin with a visit to the National Mall, home to many of our nation’s most cherished monuments. After bidding adieu to DC, we’ll head through stylish Georgetown and then deep into rural Maryland. We’ll visit Antietam National Battlefield, site of the Civil War’s bloodiest battle, and Fort Fredrick, a restored 1756 British outpost. In lively Cumberland, Maryland, we’ll move over to the Great Allegheny Passage, a stellar rail-trail, completed in 2006. Then, from the outskirts of Pittsburgh, we’ll catch a shuttle back to Washington.

Day 1   Arlington, Virginia
Day 2   Washington, D.C., to Brunswick, Maryland, 59 miles
Day 3   Brunswick to Williamsport, 48 miles
Day 4   Williamsport to Little Orleans, 46 miles
Day 5   Little Orleans to Cumberland, 48 miles
Day 6   Cumberland to Rockwood, Pennsylvania, 45 miles
Day 7   Rockwood to Adelaide, 47 miles
Day 8   Adelaide to Boston (just outside Pittsburgh), 45 miles
Countries Visited  
  • USA
    • Pennsylvania
    • Virginia
    • Washington, DC

Start - End Locations: Washington, D.C. - Washington, D.C.
Total Days: 8   Riding Days: 7   Orientation/Rest Days: 1
Level of Support: Full
Surface: Unpaved Bike Path
Type: Supported   Meals: Catered meals
Accommodations: Camping/Indoor
Airport: Ronald Reagan Intl. (Washington, DC)

Company Name Adventure Cycling Association
Country     USA
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