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Cycle the Erie Canal
8 days (Bike: 8 days)
400 mi (~50mi per day)
Cycle paths/trails, Mostly flat
Tour Operator Parks and Trails New York
Parks & Trails New York's 25th Annual Bike Tour
The route follows the legendary Erie Canal passing locks and aqueducts and winding through historic villages and rural farmlands. Learn more about each day's route with our interactive maps.
Riders cover about 50 miles a day on mostly flat terrain. About 85% of the ride is on the off-road Canalway Trail, with the remainder on public roadways with good shoulders. Most days, the route follows the canal along level ground, although there are some rolling hills and two long, gradual climbs in the Mohawk Valley.
Early bird pricing to June 5, 2023. $105 off adult pice.