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Best Time To Reserve & Book

Start Now! Winter months have always proven to be the best time to begin planning and booking your tour!

Why Reserve Now?

Find more info about each of these on this page, but for now, here are the quick reasons:

  • LODGING AVAILABILITY
  • LUGGAGE SHUTTLING SERVICES
  • BIKE RENTALS

One question we get asked a lot, especially when potential guests are asking about the GAP and GAPCO trails, is “when should I book my self-guided tour?” Without a doubt, and it’s not a sales pitch, the best time to book and reserve your future trips is NOW during the winter months. In fact, the sooner the better!

Why, exactly, should you book your future trip now?

LODGING: Come spring and early summer, chances are, you’re too late to get the best rooms and dates. Why? It’s a simple question of availability. These trails are quite popular and B&Bs often only have four or five rooms. Once the rooms are booked, with visitors of all types, your tour dates suddenly become “occupied.”

LUGGAGE SHUTTLES: Many people want their luggage shuttled from one town to the next so they can enjoy a luggage-free ride on the trail. Shuttle services fill up! The sooner you book, you can guarantee shuttle services.

BIKE RENTALS: Our guests come from all over the country and many don’t bring their own bike. If that’s you, it’s important to reserve your tour AND bike rental early!

In the end, anybody who wants to book a self-guided bike trip with us in 2023 should be reaching out in the next few weeks. The sooner we start, the more confident we can be in building the trip that is exactly right for you!

Most Popular Self-Guided Tours in 2023

Great Allegheny Passage

The Great Allegheny Passage was the first inductee to the rail-trail Hall of Fame. It has been lauded by travel experts, multiple national papers including The New York Times and National Geographic, as well as countless bike tourists, as a world-class bike trail and vacation experience not to be missed!

Difficulty

Easy to Medium

Durations:

4, 5, and 6 Days

Starting Price:

$730 pp trip + shuttle

Mileage:

30-40 miles per day

Great Allegheny Passage / C&O Towpath

The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) and C&O Canal Towpath combine to create one of the most unforgettable bike trails in the world. For 335 miles you’ll ride car-free through forests, farmlands, historic towns, and transportation history.

Difficulty

Medium

Durations:

7, 8, 9, and 10 Days

 

Starting Price:

$1255 pp trip + shuttle

Mileage

30-40 miles per day

C&O Canal Towpath​

Made a National Historic Park in 1971, this 180 plus mile trail has brought visitors from all around the world to ride it. Using our extensive experience and knowledge, we’ve created a world-class self-guided bike tour. 

Difficulty

Medium

Durations:

5, 6, and 7 Days

 

Starting Price:

$875 pp trip + shuttle

Mileage

30-40 miles per day

Katy Trail

From quaint towns to dramatic landscapes, the Katy Trail has beckoned visitors for decades. After guiding hundreds of people on its’ beautiful trail system, we’ve created self-guided bike tours perfect for anyone looking ride it. 

Difficulty

Medium

Durations:

5, 6, and 7 Days

 

Starting Price:

$930 pp trip + shuttle

Mileage

20-50 miles per day