10 day group road bicycle tour of the Finger Lakes. 14 riders plus 2 tour leaders. Self-contained, shared cooking, camping/indoor stays, paved/dirt roads. Intermediate Plus level of difficulty. 374 miles in 8 riding days. $1129. Syracuse, NY
This tour takes in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York State. From the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, wineries along the lake shores, and rich Women’s Rights heritage of Seneca Falls, to the extensive network of state parks with beautiful campgrounds, it’s little wonder this part of New York is becoming widely recognized as a first-class bicycle-touring destination.
The Finger Lakes area is noted for its hilly terrain, but we’ve carefully designed the route and the daily mileages to make the trip enjoyable for riders with loaded bikes. Along the route, we’ll stop in many lakeside villages and small cities to enjoy snacks and lunches. We’ll camp primarily at state and local campgrounds and enjoy lakes, gorges, and waterfalls. There will be opportunities to tour the wineries and museums lining our route, and we’ve built in a layover day in Ithaca with a great variety of off-bike activities. Join us for what promises to be a fantastic loop ride!