Great Allegheny Passage


Great Allegheny Passage

Enjoy, tour and explore the Great Allegheny Passage between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Cumberland, Maryland, with this comprehensive guide!  “Bicycling the Great Allegheny Passage” includes more than 30 points of interest; interactive maps and mileages with elevations; travel options; where to stay, dine and park; plus more! 40 pages of information in an easy-to-read and follow format. A wealth of information for just $30!



Description: There’s a good reason why the tag line for the Great Allegheny Passage is the “Ride of your Life”. CNN rated it the top spot in Pennsylvania to visit in 2014! You’ll have a memorable experience cycling the 150 miles on former rail lines between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cumberland, Maryland. The Great Allegheny Passage gradually climbs over the Allegheny Mountains with a grade that never exceeds 1.5% eastbound from Pittsburgh or 2% westbound from Cumberland. Its highest point is the Eastern Continental Divide. And the fun doesn’t stop with the GAP!  In Pittsburgh it connects to the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, a 25 mile urban non-linear rail-trail that runs alongside Pittsburgh’s famous three rivers.

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Website: Great Allegheny Passage
Distance One-Way: 150 miles
States: Pennsylvania, Maryland
End Points (West to East): Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cumberland, Maryland
Type: Rail-Trail
Linear Trail: Yes
Surface: Firmly-packed crushed limestone, with a few asphalt sections near urban areas
Terrain: Flat
Vehicular Speed Limit: Not applicable

Road-Tested Bike Tours LLC plans your self-guided, self-supported bike tour, which offers you flexibility and independence while enjoying the company of others. Each day of your tour will be personalized with your needs in mind so that you don’t have to worry about the logistics.

After you book your tour, we will fine-tune the details with you. Your tour can be one-way, round-trip or a hub-and-spoke where you overnight in one location and cycle different routes each day.

We’ll let you know about the points of interest along your route; that way you can choose the daily mileage that allows you to visit historical sites, battlefields, plantations, wineries, craft breweries, or other side trips off the beaten path. You can also combine your cycling with other sports such as hiking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fishing and observing birds and wildlife.

You’ll reserve your accommodations based on our recommendations of the motels, inns, and bed and breakfasts that are located in the towns along your route. We can also identify camp sites if you prefer the moon and the stars above.

Once your decisions are made, we’ll summarize them in a personalized daily itinerary designed to carry on your handlebars. That way you won’t have to worry about a thing and you can relax and enjoy your ride!

Questions in advance?  Contact us!

*Combine with the C&O Canal Towpath and Western Maryland Rail Trail to extend your tour

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