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Empire State Trail Vacation Tour

  • Presented By: Gotham Bicycle Tour Location: Hampton Inn by Hilton, Downtown 25 Chapel Street, Albany, NY Albany, NY
  • Dates: August 16, 2021
  • Price: 6-day tours start at $2,195 / 3-day tours start at $1,350
  • Overview

    See New York State by bicycle on the Empire State Trail! With the opening of the 750-mile Empire State Trail in 2021 you can now ride across the entire state, taking in beautiful and diverse scenery, rich history and friendly communities ready to welcome you.
    Ride north from New York City to Saratoga Springs and/or ride south from Saratoga Springs to New York City.

    Ride the full tour, or join us for just the days that work for you.

    6-day tours start at $2,195 / 3-day tours start at $1,350

    $500 deposit required for reservation. Contact us to get started.

    Click here to download the full itinerary, pricing and transportation information.

    As New York's "hometown" bike tour company, we offer the most knowledge and experience running bike tours in this region. And our tour offers an unprecedented amount of flexibility and options for our riders. Choose the number of days, the route, and direction of travel that work best for you.

    A truly customized experience
    Our Empire State Trail Bike Tour is 6 days in each direction, starting at $2,195 for a 6-day package. We depart from Battery Park at the tip of Manhattan on August 12 and we arrive in Saratoga Springs on August 17. Then we go back, ending in Manhattan again on August 23. Tour participants can select any combination of days and the cost of the tour is prorated. And our partnerships with Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak will easily get you to the segments you want to ride. Or you can drive to the ride and park in one of our designated lots and be shuttled back to your car at the end of the tour. All bookings are administered by the team running the tour, which will ensure you get quality service with all of your options clearly explained.

    The best food and hotels
    Gotham Bicycle Tours has been running bike tours in the Hudson Valley since 2014 and our team has lived here all of our lives. We know this region better than anyone, and we have many longstanding partnerships to give you the best experience. Food and hotels are no exception. Each day begins with breakfast included and lunch is also included each day (except for one day where you have a tremendous number of options to explore on your own). The tour also includes group dinners on alternating days, all with superb food and drink. On the days without the group dinners we will offer recommendations to let you experience farm-to-table dining, great ethnic food, or fun activities, depending on your interests. Then each night, stay in a Hilton hotel (earn rewards points!).

    We also understand that not everyone is into group dinners or lunches, particularly with Covid-related concerns in mind. So we also offer opt-out options for each meal that can be credited back to your tour cost. This lets you do your tour, your way.

    A great ride for all abilities
    The overwhelming majority of this ride is on bike paths which are relatively flat and easy to navigate. On-street bike routes are used where bike paths are not available, and you'll be given GPS or paper maps to navigate the route at your own pace. Each day a guide will also be riding with whoever wants to go in a group, and a support vehicle is always nearby, carrying your luggage and setting up rest stops. Everyone feels safe and supported and nobody is left behind.

    See the itinerary below for descriptions of each day. Or Click here to download the full itinerary, pricing and transportation information.

    Sign-up early! Due to the busy summer season in the Hudson Valley, room prices will go up for tour reservations made after July 15 which will be reflected in a higher tour price. You may also not be able to book a ticket for your bike on Amtrak if you wait too long.

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