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Delaware & Lehigh Trail and Schuylkill River Trail

Delaware & Lehigh Trail and Schuylkill River Trail

This awesome tour takes you to two premier bike trails: The 140 mile Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Trail taking in the incredible scenery as we cycle through sloping valleys and past lush green mountains and rushing rivers, enjoying the friendly and colorful communities along the way. Then it’s onto the Schuylkill River Trail where we’ll traverse this beautifully scenic watershed region, which takes us directly to historic Valley Forge, one of America’s most significant historical locations, before delivering us to Philadelphia, the cradle of the American Experiment.

  • TOUR PRICING

    Per Person Double Occ: $1889--   Single Occ: $2289

    A deposit of $500 per person is required at time of reservation. You will be invoiced for balance, including any discounts or adjustments, in 2 separate installments. Final balance due 90 days prior to tour.

    Please review our Reservation and Cancellation Policy before booking.

  • THE ESSENTIALS

    Duration:  6 Days / 5 Nights

    Difficulty:    Easy

    Total Miles:   215  --  Avg. Daily Miles: 40 - 55 miles

    Meals:  Daily Breakfast; 2 Lunches; 1 Dinner

  • TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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    Day 1: Arrival Philadelphia

    Our tour originates in Philadelphia, a fabulous vacation destination on its own, so you may want to include a few extra days in this wonderful city either before or after your bike tour. At 8:00 PM we’ll meet to make introductions and to provide a full tour orientation.

     

    Day 2: Delaware & Lehigh Trail to Jim Thorpe

    Cycling           35 Miles

    Our first day on the D&L does not disappoint as we begin with a glide into beautiful Lehigh Gorge where the Lehigh river has sliced through the Pocono Plateau for 26 miles creating the gorge and carving out the spectacular scenery.  We continue cycling on the perfectly paved trail, which is all within the boundaries of the National Heritage Corridor, taking us all the way to historic Jim Thorpe, PA, and our stay for the evening.

     

    Day 3:  Delaware & Lehigh Trail: Jim Thorpe to Easton

    Cycling           35 Miles

    We start out after our night in super charming Jim Thorpe as we cycling along the Lehigh River and through the cool Lehigh Gap. Along the way we enjoy spectacular views in every direction form the many high bridges and ledge viewpoints. Also along today’s route you can take time to visit any of the many tourist attractions including; Lehigh Gap Nature Center (mi 12), America On Wheels Museum (mi 30), National Museum of Industrial History (mi 36), and the National Canal Museum (mi 46).  Then, after a full and adventurous day, we finally make our stop for the night in Williamsport, the confluence of the Leigh & Delaware Rivers, where we’ll stay at the majestic Grand Eastonian Hotel.

    Day 4:  Delaware & Lehigh Trail: Easton to Bristol 

    Cycling           45 Miles

    Don’t be intimidated by today’s 60 mile ride – can you say “down hill”! We’ll drop over 850’ of elevation today as we continue to enjoy excellent cycling and breathtaking scenery as the trail takes us now along the Delaware River. In addition to the incredible scenery, today’s ride delivers us to Washington Crossing Historic Site where the famed “Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware” took place (mi 42). You’ll have sufficient time to visit this remarkable place before jumping back on your bike to finish out the final 10 miles of the unforgettable Delaware & Lehigh Trail!

     

    Day 5: Schuylkill River Trail to Valley Forge

    Cycling           47 Miles

    Say “Good Morning!” to the Schuylkill River Trail! We start our day at beautiful Blue Marsh Lake where we’ll follow the Tulpehocken Creek to its confluence with the Schuylkill River (pronounce skoo-kill), which will guide our route for the full day taking us directly to significantly historic Valley Forge. But there plenty to take in before reaching Valley Forge including Morlatton Village, a 1700’s Swedish Settlement;  and the River of Revolution Interpretive Center, highlighting the area’s role in the Revolutionary War, the Industrial Revolution and  our modern Environmental Revolution. At ride’s end you’ll cycle directly through Valley Forge as you head to the hotel. But don’t press to take it all in, you’ll have several hours tomorrow to visit this remarkable place.

     

    Day 6: Schuylkill River Trail: Valley Forge to Philadelphia

    Cycling           35 Miles

    We begin the day with cycling at historic Valley Forge where you’ll have ample time to explore. Then its on the trail for our last 25 miles which ends at East Fairport Park, beautiful in its own right, but also home to the world-famous Philadelphia Museum of Art.

$1,889.00Price
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