Total tour distance: 381 miles
Daily tour distance: 42 miles
Difficulty: 70 / 100
This tour is set almost entirely within New York’s Adirondack Park — the largest publicly protected area in the Lower 48, greater in size than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon national parks combined! On this weeklong adventure, we’ll traverse farmlands and historic battlefields, linger in quaint towns, enjoy low-traffic roads, and climb to some of the highest points in the Northeast. And, for those seeking an economical getaway, the Adirondacks are within easy travel distance of many major cities.
Despite the overall rural nature of the route, we’ll visit a rich lode of civilized destinations, including Saratoga Springs, famous in horse-racing circles (and home to Serotta Bicycles); Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games; historic Fort Ticonderoga; and Lake Champlain, backed by the Green Mountains of neighboring Vermont. Add to the mix the rugged beauty of the Adirondacks and the camaraderie unique to a self-contained tour, and you’ve got one of the most inviting cycling adventures in North America.