Day by Day Itinerary

Family Fun, Great Allegheny Passage


Countries   USA
Tour Length   8 days
Dates Of Tour   Saturday, July 12, 2014
Type of Tour Rail trail (Guided)
Price $749 (Child: $649)
 
 
GROUP MAKE-UP
Family Friendly
Age of Participants Mixed
Gender Basis Mixed
# of Participants (max) 60
Language English
 
SUPPORT LEVEL
Sleeping Accommodations   
Luggage Support
Sag Wagon Along the Way
 
TRIP DIFFICULTY
Total Trip Mileage    153 Miles
Overall Difficulty Rating   Beginner, Intermediate
 
   
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Catered meals and rest stops
  • Camping and shower fees for each night of the trip
  • Luggage, mechanical and SAG support vehicles
  • Maps, route markings
  • T-shirt
  • Safety triangle, tool kit, first aid supplies
 
   
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Our newest Family Fun self-contained tour covers the entire length of the heralded Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cumberland, Maryland. Featuring moderate mileages and 150 miles of bike trail with an average gradient of under one percent, this is an ideal trip to introduce family members of all ages to the fun and freedom of self-contained touring. The tour includes an appealing mix of camping and indoor accommodations chosen for their proximity to fun off-bike, family-oriented activities like swimming, rafting, hiking, museum visits, and tours of historic sites. We even supply lightweight pannier kits for the kids so they can experience carrying their own gear.

The main highlight of the tour, however, is cycling along the GAP, which follows the abandoned grades of the Western Maryland Railway and the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad. Located along the length of the trail are spectacular bridges and three long tunnels. And you can’t beat beautiful Ohiopyle State Park for a layover day, where you may want to take advantage of the hiking trails, nearby rafting, and the natural rock water slides.

We’ll also have a chance to sample a few miles of the C&O Canal Towpath near Cumberland before boarding our shuttle van for the ride back to Pittsburgh.

Note: In order to participate in our Family Fun tours, you must be accompanied by a child between the ages of 8 and 17.

 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1   Pittsburgh, PA
Day 2   Pittsburgh to Elizabeth, 28 miles
Day 3   Elizabeth to Connellsville, 30 miles
Day 4   Connellsville to Ohiopyle State Park, 21 miles
Day 5   Ohiopyle State Park
Day 6   Ohiopyle State Park to Rockwood, 30 miles
Day 7   Rockwood to Cumberland, 44 miles
Day 8   Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA by shuttle
 
OPTIONS
Countries Visited  
  • USA
    • Colorado
 
   
DETAILS

Start - End Locations: Pittsburgh, PA - Cumberland, MD
Days: 8   Rest Days: 2
Child Riders: 20
Adult Riders: 20
Level of Support: Full
Meals: Catered meals
Accommodations: Camping
Elevation: Elevation Alert

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Adventure Cycling Association
Country     USA
 
 
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