Ohio to Erie Trail

Cincinnati to Cleveland, Ohio

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Tour Highlights

The Essentials

Duration:   9 Days / 8 Nights

Tour Type:  Cycling

Terrain: Rail & Canal Trails

Difficulty:  Easy to Moderate

Total Miles:  330

Avg. Daily Miles:  45  

Hills:        Easy to Moderate

Meals:     8 Breakfasts

               2 Lunches; 1 Dinner

Pricing - Per Person:

    Double Occ.   $2489

    Single Occ.    $2989

2022 Tour Dates:  One Tour Only -- Sept. 17 - 25

The Ohio to Erie Trail travels 326 miles from the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati through pastoral fields of Amish Country and on to the sandy shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland. Along the way you’ll cycle through gorgeous scenery, major cities, rural town, an lush farmlands.

Getting Here:  Tour originates in Cincinnati OH and terminates in Cleveland. Free shuttle from Cleveland or Columbus available on Day 1. Return shuttle to Columbus after tour $50 per person. 

Day 1:  Arrive Cincinnati

7:00 PM Trip Orientation at hotel

If time allows arrive early so you can  explore the vibrant city of Cincinnati with many great attractions and beautiful parks. We’ll meet in the evening to make introductions and for trip orientation.

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Day 2:  Cincinnati to Kings Mills

Cycling: 35 Miles

We’re off an cycling as we begin our sojourn along the beautiful Ohio River. Dip that rear tire in the Ohio before we pedal away on this great adventure! We knock out our first 25 miles which bring us to the Loveland Castle before continuing on to Kings Mills, our stop for the evening.

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Day 3:  Kings Mills to Cedarville

Cycling: 45 Miles

A lovely morning of scenic cycling is in store as we hit the trail and head for our first destination, Fort Ancient, a national historic landmark, which served as a social and ceremonial gathering place for America’s indigenous people.  We continue on to colorful Xenia Station where we’ll stop for lunch before continuing on to Cedarville, today’s stop.

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Day 4:  Cedarville to Columbus

Cycling: 54 Miles

Enjoy a beautiful morning of easy cycling stopping at lovely county parks along the way before stopping for a trailside picnic lunch. Onward, we make our way to the exciting city of Columbus with gorgeous parks and wonderful museums and our stop for the night.

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Day 5:  Columbus to Mount Vernon

Cycling: 49 Miles

Today’s ride is pure tranquility and bliss as we cycle through miles of rolling farmlands. Get lost in your thoughts and as you enjoy easy, scenic cycling before reaching Mount Vernon for our overnight.

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Day 6:  Mount Vernon to Millersburg

Cycling: 53 Miles

Today’s ride takes us into Ohio’s Amish country, the second largest Amish settlement in the U.S. Expect to share the trail with local residents who may be traveling by horse and buggy. At approximately mile 33 we come to the most photographic part of the day as we cycle across the Mohican River via the Bridge of Dreams, a 370-foot covered bridge and the third longest covered bridge in the country.

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Day 7:  Millersburg to Franklin

Cycling: 48 Miles

We’re begin on the Holmes County Trail for our first 10 miles before our route converges onto picturesque rural roads through more of Amish Country where you’ll see Amish farmers working the land with their horse-drawn plows. We stop for lunch in Dalton then it’s back on bike paths as we begin the next leg of our journey following the Ohio/Erie Canal as we make our way to Franklin, the end of today’s ride.

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Day 8:  Franklin to Cleveland

Cycling: 53 Miles

Our last day of cycling is a real treat as more than half of our cycling will be through beautiful parks including  more than 20 miles through gorgeous Cuyahoga Valley National Park, where we’ll continue cycling along the Ohio & Erie Canal stopping at the Canal Exploration Center to enjoy a picnic lunch. From there It’s on to Cleveland where we end the tour with a traditional dip of the wheels in magnificent Lake Erie.

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Day 9:  Departure

9:00 AM - Departure for home-bound destinations.

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