The Great Allegheny Passage Bike Tour

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  Tour Operator  Classic Adventures


 6 days (Bike: 5 days)

  178 mi  (~36mi per day)


 Cycle paths/trails, Mostly flat



This tour was a natural progression for us since we have been running bike tours along the Erie Canal for the last 20 years. Understanding the challenges of a ride that is ALL on bike path is imperative. We love all that this destination has to offer, and we think you will too!

The Great Allegheny Passage meanders nearly 150 miles, connecting Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD. There are small towns every 10 miles or so, that provide essential cycling comforts. The surface and grade are ideal for hybrid and touring bikes, as most of the trail is converted from abandoned rail beds, which makes for a nearly level riding surface with the average grade of less than 1%. The steepest eastbound grade 0.8%, and the high point of the trail, is where it crosses the Eastern Continental Divide near Deal (2,375 feet above sea level). From the Eastern Continental Divide heading toward C&O Canal, the trail drops 1,754 feet in 24 miles to reach Cumberland. For 2020 we offer an itinerary that takes in 100% of the GAP and 100% downhill. We will transfer guests on day 2 from Pittsburgh to Meyersdale, where you enjoy a long downhill into Cumberland. On day 3 we will transfer back to Meyersdale and pedal downhill all the way back to Pittsburgh.

We cordially invite you to experience the natural beauty of this rail trail. We've carefully broken up the rides so that you'll have ample time to relax, take in the sights, and enjoy! We encourage you to add on a visit to Pittsburgh, PA, our starting and end point.

Tour Information


Pittsburg, PA


Pittsburg, PA

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Single Supplement



  • Trek hybrid bicycle, fully equipped for touring
  • 4 dinners, wine social, picnic lunch
  • transfer back to car
  • Lodging in select country inns and hotels. (Based on double occupancy)
  • Support vehicle for transporting luggage, equipment, snacks, drinks, and overall assistance.
  • Detailed maps, route descriptions, and cultural information on a daily basis.
  • Friendly and experienced multi-lingual guide and assistant.
  • Expert bicycle mechanics.


  • Different route options most days
  • eBikes


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