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Great Allegheny Passage

Connecting Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania to Cumberland in Maryland, the Great Allegheny Passage stretches for nearly 150 miles through the Appalachian Mountains. It traverses rugged natural terrain and is dotted with small towns, offering plenty of opportunities for cyclists to rest along the way. We offer four, five and six-day self-guided bike tours.

With most of the trail converted from abandoned rail beds, the surface is ideal for hybrid and/or touring bicycles, with an average grade of less than 1%. At the highest point of the trail, you’ll cross the Eastern Continental Divide, after which the trail drops around 1,750 feet over 20 miles before reaching Cumberland.

The Great Allegheny Passage incorporates defunct corridors of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, and the Western Maryland Railway. Highlights along the route include Ohiopyle State Park and “Fallingwater" designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as one of only two surviving cast-iron truss bridges in North America.

Our Great Allegheny Passage itineraries are designed to give you ample time to take in the sights along the way and experience the region’s natural beauty. It’s also possible to add on an extra night in Pittsburgh at the start or end of your trip to discover the Gilded Age sites and museums of this historic city.

GAP Bike Tours

  • SUMMER DISCOUNT! Great Allegheny Passage – 4 Day

    Difficulty

    On a scale of 1 (least dificult) to 5 (most difficult) this trail is a 2.

    Prices

    $450 pp – $785 pp
    Discount details in
    Pricing tab.

    Duration:

    Short Week

    Ave. Distance:

    30-40 miles/day

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  • Great Allegheny Passage – 5 Day

    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

    On a scale of 1 (least dificult) to 5 (most difficult) this trail is a 2.

    Prices

    $695 pp – $920 pp
    (see Pricing tab for more info)

    Duration:

    Short Week

    Ave Distance:

    30-40 miles/day

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  • Great Allegheny Passage – 6 Day

    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

    On a scale of 1 (least dificult) to 5 (most difficult) this trail is a 2.

    Prices

    $750 pp – $995 pp
    (see Pricing tab for more info)

    Duration:

    Full Week

    Ave Distance:

    15-30 miles/day

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