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WHY TOUR WITH WILDERNESS VOYAGEURS? ADVENTURE EXPERTS We have 50+ years of experience in creating adventure vacations that cater to practically every taste and skill level on water and land. Our experience translates to award-winning bike tours from the Mid-Atlantic to the West Coast. Our popular Civil War Bike Tour won the “Top 50 Tours of a Lifetime” award by National Geographic Traveler.

50 Tours of a Lifetime 2012

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SUPPORTED FROM PEDAL TO PILLOW

BEST-IN-SHOW ROUTES

Every bike tour is shadowed by a support and gear (SAG) wagon (van) and a sweep rider

Each tour is designed to showcase the best of a region and allow you to ride at your

guide to ensure your day is smooth from first pedal stroke to your happy, tired head hitting the pillow. In addition to a daily tour map and directions (cue sheet), you get a programmed Garmin GPS so you’ll know exactly where to ride.

own pace. We personally test ride each tour, including meeting all the people, staying in the same inns, and sampling the delicious fare. We pride ourselves on reliability and quality–your satisfaction is our sole focus.

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The Wilderness Voyageurs’ trip was far superior . . . we had excellent guides, good maps and cue sheets (directions), and the bikes had programmed GPS devices showing where to go, turn, etc.

– Jeffrey E., Athens, GA

INVITING ACCOMMODATIONS

INTIMATE GROUPS

MAXIMUM RIDE TIME

We carefully select hotels and inns that offer a relaxing, inviting ambiance, sumptuously

Your two tour guides give you a great deal of personal attention. We keep the group

When we say, “6-day tour,” we mean it. Many companies use the first day as an introduction,

delicious meals, and comfortable accommodations. And we throw in many extras along the way, like an evening soak at the local hot springs, wine tastings, bird watching, history lessons, etc.

size small, with a maximum of 12 riders. These small group sizes also lend themselves to building new friendships and deepening existing ones. Have a group and want a private tour? Call one of our specialists for details.

but we believe you should bike on every single day of your tour. Come log some miles, explore new places, and enjoy the great outdoors with us. Find out firsthand why guests who have biked with other bicycle touring companies now prefer Wilderness Voyageurs!

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BICYCLE TOURS 2017

NY’S ERIE CANAL NY’S FINGER LAKES

ID’S HIAWATHA & COEUR D’ALENE SD’S MICKELSON & THE BADLANDS

PA’S LAUREL HIGHLANDS PA & MD EASY RIDER

NY’S ADIRONDACKS

PA’S AMISH COUNTRY

RAILS-TO-TRAILS SOJOURN SHENANDOAH & THE CIVIL WAR GETTYSBURG & THE CIVIL WAR MD’S CHESAPEAKE BAY PITTSBURGH TO DC: GAP & C&O

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GREAT ALLEGHENY PASSAGE MOUNTAIN BIKE COLORADO

KY BIKE & BOURBON

CYCLING COLORFUL COLORADO GA’S GOLD COAST MO’S KATY TRAIL CUBA CLÁSICO

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R! PITTSBURGH TO DC: GAP & C&O E L L E S B E ST

TOUR HIGHLIGHT

323 Miles of Bike Trails With No Cars Where else can you ride your bike for six days and not have to share the road with any traffic? Enjoy the tremendous scenery of the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath from Pittsburgh to DC.

CondĂŠ Nast Traveler considers the Great Allegheny Passage to be one of the most beautiful rail-trails in the world. From Pittsburgh, PA, to Cumberland, MD, the GAP travels on abandoned railroad beds before its final 184 miles to Washington, DC, along the C&O Canal National Park. Historical towns, great inns, historic tunnels, and awesome scenery await riders on this spectacular 6-day rail-trail tour.

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Tour Length

6 days/5 nights

Daily Mileage

50 + miles

Tour Dates

5/14,5/21,6/4,7/9,7/16,8/6,9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8

Meals Included

5 B, 6 L, 2 D

Price

$1605 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

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CUBA CLÁSICO TOUR HIGHLIGHT

Explore Trinidad, UNESCO World Heritage Site Founded in 1514 and named in honor of the Holy Trinity, Trinidad features cobble-stoned streets and perfectly preserved colonial buildings. Meet and greet horse whisperer, photographer and local celebrity Julio Muñoz.

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That’s right—we’re heading to Cuba and you should join us! Experience the sounds, sights, and culture of Central Cuba as you pedal the roads less traveled through Havana, Remedios, Sancti Spiritus and the far-flung countryside. Caribbean waters, waving palms, wildlife, and plenty of meaningful interactions with Cuba’s local artists, students, and market vendors await you. Our newest tour takes you off the tourist track and right into the heart of Cuba.* Tour Length

9 days/8 nights

Daily Mileage

18-45 miles

Tour Dates

3/25

Meals Included

8 B, 8 L, 8 D

Price

$3985 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

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The trip was beautiful and you were able to see things on the bike that you would not get to see in a car. The staff was great. I would recommend them to anyone. — Fran F., Powder Springs, GA

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NEW YORK’S ADIRONDACKS TOUR HIGHLIGHT

Adirondacks’ Famous Playground–Lake Placid Breathe in the fresh alpine breezes in Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. Tour the Olympic jumping venue and the village and you’ll understand why people love to compete and play here.

Spend six days pedaling through one of the most beautiful state parks in the U.S.: the Adirondack Park. Wide-shouldered roads cross rivers, skirt mountains, and circle lakes so you can absorb the expansive views. This intermediate ride begins in Lake George and travels to Blue Mountain Lake, Saranac Lake, Fort Ticonderoga, and back. We designed this ride with as little climbing as possible!*

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Tour Length

6 days/5 nights

Daily Mileage

45 miles

Tour Dates

7/30, 9/17

Meals Included

5 B, 5 L, 3 D

Price

$1725 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

*With all new tours for 2017, please check our website for any updates.

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NEW YORK’S FINGER LAKES TOUR HIGHLIGHT

Overlooking the winery and Seneca Lake, Glenora Wine Cellars provides a lovely respite after two days of riding. Visit the tasting room and sample their wines, stroll the vineyard or just relax after a wonderful meal.

Pedal your way through the picturesque beauty of New York’s Finger Lakes region. Home to almost 100 wineries, our moderately challenging tour rides by three lakes: Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga. You’ll visit several wineries, hike along stunning waterfalls, and visit historic sites, including crossing the bridge featured in the classic film It’s A Wonderful Life. Bring your camera and your taste buds! Tour Length

4 days/3 nights

Daily Mileage

25-45 miles

Tour Dates

6/11, 7/16, 8/20, 10/1

Meals Included

3 B, 3 L, 2 D

Price

$1295 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

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We had as much fun off the bikes as we did on. A visit to Watkins Glen was a wonderful addition. Food and accommodations were great. We will be back!

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Wine, Dine and Recline—Glenora Wine Cellars

— Suz, West Chester, OH

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NEW YORK’S ERIE CANAL TOUR HIGHLIGHT

300 Years of History at Old Fort Niagara During the colonial wars in North America, the Fort controlled access to the Great Lakes and North America’s heartland. After years of military and strategic significance, it saw its last battle in 1812.

Get to know “New York’s Main Street” and one of America’s most storied waterways: the Erie Canal. We’ll pedal by early 1800s historic commercial port cities, explore canal locks, and ride 100 miles of the Erie Canalway, a National Heritage Corridor. This ride, on mostly limestone towpaths and a day of back-country roads, follows the most commercially enduring and historically significant canalway in the U.S.

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Well planned and supported, good food and great guides.

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Tour Length

4 days/3 nights

Daily Mileage

25-45 miles

Tour Dates

6/5, 7/10, 8/8, 8/13, 8/27, 9/24, 10/8

Meals Included

3 B, 4 L, 2 D

Price

$1295 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

— JMBH, Albany, NY

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PENNSYLVANIA & MARYLAND EASY RIDER TOUR HIGHLIGHT

Fallingwater, Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed Fallingwater for his clients, the Kaufmann family. Built between 1936 and 1939, today it is a National Historic Landmark.

Never experienced a bicycling vacation? Our Easy Rider highlight tour is designed for you! Enjoy three days of WOW on automobile-free bike paths you explore at your own pace. This introduction to the charm and history of the Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Canal Towpath hits the cultural, historical, and scenic highlights along these two bike paths, including Fallingwater and the Salisbury Viaduct. Tour Length

3 days/2 nights

Daily Mileage

15-39 miles

Tour Dates

5/8, 7/12, 7/30, 9/6, 9/10

Meals Included

2 B, 3 L, 2 D

Price

$695 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

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GREAT ALLEGHENY PASSAGE

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TOUR HIGHLIGHT

A Gem at the Foot of the Laurel Mountains Sit back, unwind and let the wonderful Inn at Lenora’s and its award-winning dining spoil you and your palate. Treat yourself to a glass of wine from their wine cellar, then retreat to your lovely room for a good night’s slumber.

For the next 4 days, we were treated to lovely scenery, great food, beautiful accommodations, and a lot of laughs.

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— Betty B., Marion, MA

Ride car-free for 140 miles on the famous Great Allegheny Passage rail-trail running from Pittsburgh, PA, to its terminus in Cumberland, MD. This scenic tour is designed with flexible daily mileage to allow plenty of time to relax and sightsee in historic towns along the way. Highlights include riding through the Youghiogheny River Gorge and an optional visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. Tour Length

4 days/3 nights

Daily Mileage

15 - 41 miles

Tour Dates

5/21, 6/4, 6/11, 7/16 , 7/30, 8/27, 9/11,10/1,10/9

Meals Included

3 B, 4 L, 3 D

Price

$995 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

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PENNSYLVANIA’S LAUREL HIGHLANDS TOUR HIGHLIGHT

PA Leads the U.S. in Covered Bridges—197!  Only 550 covered bridges still exist in the U.S. and Pennsylvania is home to the most. Traverse babbling creeks on charming bridges dating back to the late 1860s. You’ll visit six of these structural wonders—four in just one day!

Immerse yourself in Western Pennsylvania’s storied past as you ride the same roads traveled by George Washington. Lush valleys nestled in the Allegheny Mountains are home to historic inns, villages, and farmlands dating back to the Whiskey Rebellion and the French and Indian War. Pay tribute to heroes with a visit to Flight 93 National Memorial and enjoy advanced route options. Tour Length

4 days/3 nights

Daily Mileage

20-45 miles

Tour Dates

5/30

Meals Included

3 B, 4 L, 2 D

Price

$1225 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

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PENNSYLVANIA’S AMISH COUNTRY

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TOUR HIGHLIGHT

This was the best bike trip I have ever taken. The history and scenery of this amazing part of the country was really special. The best part of the trip was our fellow travelers...diverse, friendly and fun.

The General Sutter Inn Founded in 1764 as The Zum Anker, this historic inn was renamed in honor of General John A. Sutter. The inn boasts old-world charm, great food, and 16 well-appointed rooms.

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— David C., AK

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Travel back in time with us to a simpler era. (You can still bring your techie devices with you!) Explore the country roads of Lancaster County, PA, at a delightful 19th-century pace far removed from the hustle of modern times. Much of the county is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Enjoy scenic countryside and quaint towns that still use horse and buggy transportation. Tour Length

4 days/3 nights

Daily Mileage

25- 40 miles

Tour Dates

7/30, 10/15

Meals Included

3 B, 4 L, 2 D

Price

$1175 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

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RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY’S

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Travel the rails of the past through small towns and beautiful countrysides on a Railsto-Trails Conservancy (RTC) Sojourn. This year’s Sojourn rides the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) Trail and the Montour Trail. Not only is the trail surface ideal, but the views and scenery are outstanding, making for a fantastic combination. Sojourns highlight the incredible impact of long-distance trail routes on America’s communities. Daily Mileage

30-40 miles

Tour Dates

6/18

Please see our website or call for more detailed information. Families welcome!

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GETTYSBURG & THE CIVIL WAR 50 Tours of a

TOUR HIGHLIGHT

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Antrim 1844 Inn

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The Antrim 1844 Country House was used as headquarters by General George Meade prior to the Battle of Gettysburg. Today, it is acclaimed for its cuisine and luxurious accommodations and home to the largest wine cellar in Maryland.

Minds and spirits soar! This unique tour brings to life the intense turning point of the Civil War. Learn from Gettysburg Battlefield guides; pedal into Antietam; enjoy historic Harpers Ferry; and revel in largely unchanged scenic countryside where armies marched and civilians persevered. Gracious inns, sumptuous fare, and exceptional cycling routes make this abridged version of our award-winning tour an annual sold-out event!

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Tour Length

4 days/3 nights

Daily Mileage

20-50 miles

Tour Dates

5/21, 6/4, 7/23, 10/1

Meals Included

3 B, 3 L, 2 D

Price

$1289 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

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SHENANDOAH & THE CIVIL WAR 50 Tours of a

TOUR HIGHLIGHT

Lifetime

5 National Parks and 4 States

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Pedal through four states and five national parks on this tour, including Shenandoah National Park, Harpers Ferry National Park, Antietam Battlefield, C&O Canal National Historic Park, and Gettysburg National Battlefield.

Cycling joy meets historic awe. Powered by idyllic landscapes with distinct history, you’ll ride in Virginia’s genteel Hunt Country, along Shenandoah National Park’s viewtastic Skyline Drive, and then north toward Gettysburg. Time travel back into America’s explosive past as we cycle to Civil War battlefields. You’ll cover four states in six days on this abridged version of our award-winning tour. 6 days/5 nights

Daily Mileage

50 miles

Tour Dates

6/25, 9/17

Meals Included

5 B, 4 L, 3 D

Price

$1995 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

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Back in 2012, I gave it [the tour] 5 stars, but now wish that I could add a star or two! I would put the organization right up into the top tier of bicycle touring companies. I’ll certainly be back for one of their other tours! — Doug G., Rochester Hills, MI

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MARYLAND’S CHESAPEAKE BAY TOUR HIGHLIGHT

Bartlett Pear Inn The Bartlett Pear Inn, built in 1790, was one of the grandest homes in Easton, MD. Its illustrious past includes a U.S. Congressman, a bishop, a love story, a treasure chest, and a War of 1812 hero.

Delight for four relaxing days in the food, history, and culture of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. You will ride along the historic Eastern Shore with the perfect mix of easy riding, gorgeous scenery, sumptuous seafood, boutique shops, and classic bayside towns from the 1600s. Explore at your own pace with our SAG wagon always nearby to provide extra gear, cold drinks, and cheerful encouragement.

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Tour Length

4 days/3 nights

Daily Mileage

25- 45 miles

Tour Dates

4/24, 5/1, 10/9, 10/16, 10/22

Meals Included

3 B, 4 L, 2 D

Price

$1275 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHT

Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge Watch for wildlife as you pedal through this important refuge along the eastern seaboard. More than 340 different species of birds call this refuge home, including wood storks and the uncommon painted bunting.

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Wonderful trip. We stayed in great B&Bs and ate great food. We wouldn’t have found these places on our own. [Our guides] made us great lunches and were a great SAG crew.

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GEORGIA’S GOLD COAST

— Marilyn M., Leetonia, OH

Prepare to pedal deep into the rich history and romantic Southern ambiance that makes this tour so special. Traveling through the scenic byways of Georgia’s lush Gold Coast, you’ll escape into a world of live oaks draped with Spanish moss, incredible seafood, breathtaking views, and historic inns in the “golden isles.”

Tour Length

4 days/3 nights

Daily Mileage

20-45 miles

Tour Dates

4/3, 4/9, 10/16, 10/22

Meals Included

3 B, 4 L, 2 D

Price

$1275 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

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KENTUCKY BIKE & BOURBON

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TOUR HIGHLIGHT

A History of Bourbon and More

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… our guides had each day very well planned and organized. There was plenty of breaks, food, and support. Thank you for making our first time a good one.

Historic Bardstown is the second oldest city in Kentucky and the heart of Bourbon Country. It’s also home to the Willett Distillery, founded in 1935 by Thomas Willett. The family still operates this one-of-a-kind craft bourbon distillery.

— Jeanne L., Onley, VA

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Love bourbon and biking? Then this intermediate, 5-day tour is for you. Roll through the heart of Bourbon Country and its lush landscape, sampling from distilleries along the way, including Wild Turkey, Woodford Reserve, and Buffalo Trace. Our last day takes you past beautiful horse farms just outside of Lexington, one of which is our final stop: Claiborne Farm, home of Secretariat. Tour Length

5 days/4 nights

Daily Mileage

30-55 miles

Tour Dates

5/15, 5/22, 10/16, 10/23

Meals Included

5 B, 3 L, 3 D

Price

$1590 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

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MISSOURI’S KATY TRAIL TOUR HIGHLIGHT

Longest Rail-Trail in the Country The Katy Trail follows along the former Missouri-KansasTexas Railroad (MKT, hence its nickname “Katy”). Sections of the trail are also part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and the American Discovery Trail.

The Katy Trail is the longest rail-trail in the country! This car-free pathway travels through the most scenic areas of Missouri. We’ll cycle along the Missouri River Valley with quaint towns, limestone bluffs and verdant forests as our daily companions. Stop for wine tastings at a Missouri winery along the way and pair with wonderful accommodations and daily feasts—what a tour! Tour Length

6 days/5 nights

Daily Mileage

27-50 miles

Tour Dates

5/14, 5/21, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

Meals Included

5 B, 6 L, 3 D

Price

$1695 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

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SD’S MICKELSON & THE BADLANDS TOUR HIGHLIGHT

Hall of Famer: George S. Mickelson Trail The George S. Mickelson Trail is an incredible 109-mile rail-trail that runs through the heart of the Black Hills in South Dakota. The state’s first rail-trail, it includes four tunnels and more than 100 converted railroad bridges.

Discover the majesty of the Mickelson Trail and the Badlands on this intermediate, 6-day tour. Ride through native grasslands, buttes, and canyons, while ogling mountain waterfalls and abundant wildlife—an endangered black-footed ferret, perhaps? Our ride mixes road and rail-trail for the perfect pedaling combo. We top it off with a night in Deadwood and a trip to Mount Rushmore. It’s an all-inclusive wonder!

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A wonderful bike tour with ALL the details covered. This was my first guided bike tour and Wilderness Voyageurs is a very well-run outfit. Our guides made the trip effortless.

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Tour Length

6 days/5 nights

Daily Mileage

21-45 miles

Tour Dates

6/4, 6/11, 9/10, 9/17

Meals Included

5 B, 6 L, 3 D

Price

$1825 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

— Jes, Newfane, VT

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COLORADO KICK SOME PASS TOUR HIGHLIGHT

Independence Pass This 12,095-ft pass is on the Continental Divide in the Sawatch Range. Only open in the spring until early fall, it affords phenomenal views of Mount Elbert, Colorado’s highest peak, and La Plata Peak, the state’s fifth-highest at 14,336 ft.

Designed for advanced cyclists who love to climb and bomb down hills, you’ll spend six heart-pounding days flirting with the Continental Divide. Ascend and descend six mountain passes, relishing alpine wildflowers, azure blue skies, and winding roads with amazing views. Our overnights include hip Buena Vista and world-renowned Aspen. With average daily climbs of 5,000 feet, you’ll be kicking some serious pass. Tour Length

6 days/5 nights

Daily Mileage

50-60 miles

Tour Dates

6/25

Meals Included

5 B, 5 L, 3 D

Price

$1750 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

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CYCLING COLORFUL COLORADO TOUR HIGHLIGHT

A High-Altitude Soak in Glenwood Hot Springs End your day of riding with an incredible soak in Glenwood Hot Springs, the largest hot springs pool on the planet. And you’re just a few relaxed steps from your room at the lodge!

No postcard can prepare you for cycling past stunning 14,000' peaks, majestic highalpine lakes, and captivating historic districts. This intermediate tour—the only one in Colorado—maximizes your views of the Rockies, while minimizing the climbing. Our unique combination of mostly downhill road and paved trails leads you through early summer’s beautiful wildflowers or fall’s spectacular foliage.

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Tour Length

6 days/5 nights

Daily Mileage

20-45 miles

Tour Dates

6/18, 8/27, 9/24

Meals Included

5 B, 5 L, 3 D

Price

$1785 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

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MOUNTAIN BIKE COLORADO TOUR HIGHLIGHT

Colorado’s Finest Microbreweries We end each day of glorious mountain biking at a different microbrewery. Sample the best brews at Aspen Brewing, Carbondale Beer Works, Bonfire Brewing, and many others!

Single track, golden aspens, beautiful vistas, great food, and microbreweries at the end of every ride. This is the way to enjoy mountain biking in the Colorado Rockies! We’ve picked the best trails of the Western Slope and found the best brewpubs and lodging choices to make each day spectacular. This intermediate tour is designed for guests coming from low elevations. 6 days/5 nights

Daily Mileage

15-25 miles

Tour Dates

8/20

Meals Included

5 B, 6 L, 3 D

Price

$1750 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

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If you want a good workout, amazing scenery and a great time, look into this or other related tours. Highly recommended!

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— Mike M., Amityville, NY

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IDAHO’S HIAWATHA TRAIL & COEUR D’ALENE TOUR HIGHLIGHT

Travel Under the Bitterroot Mountain Range Pedal from Idaho to Montana in the 1.66-mile St. Paul Pass Tunnel, a.k.a. the Taft Tunnel. Built in the early 1900s, it was used by the Milwaukee Railroad until 1980 and has a beautiful waterfall at one end.

Stunning scenery and grand vistas await on two of the most incredible rail-trails in the country: the famous Route of the Hiawatha and the Trail of the Coeur d’Alene. Check these two Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Famers off your bucket list! The Hiawatha treats you to 10 tunnels, including the famous Taft Tunnel at 8,771' long, and seven steel trestles, one of which is 220' high.*

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Tour Length

4 days/3 nights

Daily Mileage

40-60 miles

Tour Dates

7/10, 7/16

Meals Included

3 B, 3 L, 2 D

Price

$1289 PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

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Every possible need was taken care of: [the guides] were ready for everything, helpful, friendly, and professional. This was our first guided bike tour and based on this experience, I know we will do another one.

– Barbara, Brattleboro, VT

A retired State Park employee, Gary has had cycling adventures in over 20 states and three countries.

Colleen is a runner-turned-cyclist from Pennsylvania who gets a kick out of bike touring and also works as our main photographer.

At age 14, Lisa and her friends used to ride around the Finger Lakes on their 10-speed bicycles. Now she loves showing folks around her old stomping grounds.

Birding, boating, biking: you name it, Josh knows it! A veteran guide of more than 10 years, you’ll be lucky to be on one of his tours.

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Our guides are more than just passionate cyclists, they are also historians, ornithologists, storytellers, writers, athletes, bike mechanics and so much more. Most importantly, they are dedicated to customer service and taking care of you. Each tour has a guide acting as “sweep” who rides at the back of the pack and ensures no one is left behind. Our guides can fix your flat, adjust your derailleur, and encourage you up a hill on that final mile.

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OVER 50 YEARS OF MULTISPORT VACATIONS LEARN, PLAY, ENJOY! Fly Fishing: Instruction & Trips Can’t tell a fly from a gnat? No worries, we’ll teach you everything you need to know to enjoy the world of fly fishing.

Wilderness Voyageurs began in 1964 and is the oldest whitewater adventure company east of the Mississippi River. Founded and run by the Martin family, the company and its staff are deeply committed to outdoor adventure and safety. From timeless outdoor adventures like fly fishing, canoeing, and rock climbing to the exciting sports of whitewater kayaking and standup paddleboarding, you will find trips, tours, and instruction for nearly all ages and skill levels. Our home base in Ohiopyle, PA, is your outdoor adventure destination.

Family & High-Adventure Rafting Whitewater, calm water, all-day, or half-day trips. We’ve got a river rafting experience tailored to you.

Active multisport adventures are waiting for you!

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Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Our friendly, intensive learn-tokayak & learn-to-SUP weekends are popular for a reason.

Love all the activities, can’t wait to try more! Renting bikes to ride the Allegheny River Trail, whitewater rafting on the Lower Yough, and most recently the pedal-paddle trip where you bike for 10 miles and raft down the Middle Yough for another 10. All I have to say is that each time has been awesome!

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OUR BICYCLES

FAQ

Wilderness Voyageurs offers both a drop bar and an upright bar for use on your tour. Kona Rove Cross Handles dirt roads and bike trails with ease and is smooth and comfortable on pavement. This tour favorite has a hardy steel frame, well-padded drop bars, and easy riding position.

What pedals come on your rental bikes? The standard pedal is a platform pedal without cages or toe clips.  

Can I bring my own bike? YES! Please make sure your bike is suitable to the tour you are taking. Also, it must be in good condition and well tuned.  

If I rent your bike, can I bring my own pedals? YES! We need to know ahead of time that you will be bringing your own pedals, so please make a note of it on your registration sheet.

SAVE UP TO $150 PP

Never Been on a Biking Vacation? No Worries! Cannondale Quick CX 1 Comfortable straight handlebars, carbon-fiber fork and Cannondale’s S.A.V.E. system make for all-day riding comfort.

Cannondale Synapse With relaxed geometry and trusty Shimano 105 components, you’ll enjoy your days in the saddle and the responsiveness of your bike.

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We’ve been helping people of all ages and skill levels discover outdoor adventures for decades. Remember, the SAG wagon is always nearby on all bike tours so everything you need is close at hand.

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TOURS AT A GLANCE ROAD BIKE TOURS

PRICE

l Beginner

DIFFICULTY DAILY MILEAGE

MEETING PLACE

n Intermediate

u Advanced

DEPARTURE DATES WIN/SPR

SUMMER

FALL

Cuba Clásico

$3985 / $425*

n

18-45 miles

Miami or Havana

3/25

New York’s Adirondacks

$1725 / $395*

n

45 miles

Lake George, NY

7/30

9/17

New York’s Finger Lakes

$1295 / $330*

n

25-45 miles

Pen Yan, NY

6/11, 7/16, 8/20

10/1

Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands

$1225 / $195*

nu

20-45 miles

Bedford, PA

Pennsylvania’s Amish Country

$1175 / $185*

n

25- 40 miles

Lititz, PA

7/30

10/15

Gettysburg & the Civil War

$1289 / $230*

n

20-50 miles

Gettysburg, PA

6/4, 7/23

10/1

Shenandoah & the Civil War

$1995 / $795*

nu

50 miles

Leesburg, VA

6/25

9/17

Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay

$1275 / $195*

ln

25- 45 miles

Easton, MD

4/24, 5/1

10/9, 10/16, 10/22

Georgia’s Gold Coast

$1275 / $350*

l

20- 45 miles

Savannah, GA

4/3, 4/9

10/16, 10/22

Kentucky Bike & Bourbon

$1590 / $375*

n

30-55 miles

Lexington, KY

5/15, 5/22

10/16, 10/23

Colorado Kick Some Pass

$1750 / $390*

u

50-60 miles

Denver, CO

6/25

Cycling Colorful Colorado

$1785 / $450*

n

20-45 miles

Denver, CO

6/18, 8/27

5/30

5/21

9/24

* If you are traveling solo, or require separate beds, then a Single Supplement is required. Due to the nature of the small inns and B&Bs that we utilize, we cannot guarantee multiple beds per room.

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RAIL-TRAIL BIKE TOURS

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PRICE

DIFFICULTY

DAILY MILEAGE

MEETING PLACE

Pittsburgh to DC: GAP & C&O

$1605 / $350*

n

50+ miles

Ohiopyle or Pittsburgh, PA

New York’s Erie Canal

$1295 / $275*

l

25-45 miles

Buffalo, NY

PA & MD Easy Rider

$695 / $150*

l

15-39 miles

Ohiopyle, PA

Great Allegheny Passage

$995 / $215*

ln

15- 41 miles

Ohiopyle, PA

Rails-to-Trails Sojourn

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l

30- 40 miles

Call for Itinerary

Missouri’s Katy Trail

$1695 / $375*

n

27-50 miles

St. Charles, MO

SD’s Mickelson & the Badlands

$1825 / $375*

n

21- 45 miles

Rapid City, SD

6/4, 6/11

ID’s Hiawatha & Coeur d’Alene

$1289 / $350*

n

40-60 miles

Spokane, WA

7/10, 7/16

MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURS Mountain Bike Colorado

PRICE $1750 / $350*

DIFFICULTY DAILY MILEAGE

nu

15-25 miles

MEETING PLACE Denver, CO

WIN/SPR

5/14, 5/21

SUMMER

FALL

6/4, 7/9, 7/16, 8/6 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8 6/5, 7/10, 8/8, 8/13, 8/27

9/24, 10/8

5/8

7/12, 7/30

9/6, 9/10

5/21

6/4,6/11,7/16,7/30,8/27

9/11,10/1,10/9

6/18 5/14, 5/21

10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22

9/10, 9/17

DEPARTURE DATES WIN/SPR

S UMMER

FALL

8/20

Interested in a Wilderness Voyageurs’ bike tour, but want to change the intinerary or dates?

With a minimum of 6 friends or family, we can customize any of our available tours. Call 855-550-7705 for more information.

DETAILED TOUR ITINERARIES

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