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New York Bike Tour - Autumn Along The Hudson

$1,795.00

Available Tour Dates:

October 12 to 17, 2014

Overview:

Bike amidst the yellow, orange and red hues of autumn. Pedal on traffic-free country roads past immaculate horse and cattle farms. Bike the new Walkway over the Hudson, the longest pedestrian and bike bridge in the world. Visit historic houses along the Hudson including those of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the Vanderbilt family, and Olana, the incredible home of Frederick Church. Marvel at the Frank Gehry building at Bard College. Stay in historic country inns and enjoy delicious meals at great local restaurants.  Experience and enjoy some Hudson Valley hospitality.

Tour Level:  Moderate

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New York Bike Tour:  Hudson Valley Historic Houses and Fall Foliage

 

Highlights: 

 

•  Bike on peaceful country roads amidst the spender of magnificent fall foliage
   
•  See and bike the longest pedestrian bridge in the world
  
•  Visit "Springwood" the magnificent historic estate of FDR on the banks of the Hudson

  

•  Bike to the hilltop estate "Olana," home of famous landscape artist Fredrick Church
   
•  Visit historic country villages such as Rhinebeck, Germantown, Copake, Millerton and Kinderhook

  

•  Stay in lovely country inns and eat at great local restaurants

 

Details:

 

Terrain:  Generally hilly with areas of more gently rolling terrain. The tour has been designed for low or high mileage and to bypass more significant hills making the trip comfortable for bikers of differing abilities.


Weather:  The average high temperature in the area this time of year is 62° F and the low is 40° F.

New York Bike Tour: Hudson Valley Historic Houses and Fall Foliage


Price: $1795


Included in Price:


• 5 nights accommodations in unique inns and B&Bs


• All breakfasts, 4 dinners, and snacks along the way


• Entrance fees for Springwood in Hyde Park, FDR's riverside estate


• Entrance fees to Olana, the hilltop home of landscape artist Frederic Church


• Experienced guides familiar with the local area


• SAG (Support and Gear) Van to provide baggage relocation, mechanical support, snacks, fresh water, and
"rest rides" as needed


• Cue sheets and maps with daily meetings to review route options and points of interest


Additional Fees:


• Single Supplement: $450 (room mates will be sought when requested).


• Bike Rental: $150 for hybrid bikes - $225 for road bikes.


 

New York Bike Tour:  Hudson Valley Historic Houses and Fall Foliage

 

Beekman Arms:  America's longest continuously operating inn, the Beekman Arms first welcomed guests in the 1700's and offers today's guests charming  accommodations, pleasantly old fashioned, yet unobtrusively modern.  Steeped in history and a tradition of service, the Beekman Arms offers guests a unique experience during their visit. You can visit their web page by clicking here .

 

St. Charles Hotel:  Over 139 years of charm and history greet you at this fine hotel.   The St. Charles is nestled in the historic town of Hudson, New York.  Warren Street with its abundance of antique shops, galleries, and specialty stores is just a short walk from the lobby.   You can visit their web page by clicking here 

 

Simmons' Way Village Inn:  A graceful retreat in the grand tradition of Victorian elegance and civility, the Simmons' Way Village Inn is located near the Berkshire Foothills. Antiques, fireplaces, porches and historic candlelit silver service highlight memorable accommodations and international cuisine and wine selections. The inn was selected by American Express / Hertz as "Quintessential Country Inn 1991".  You can visit their web page by clicking here .

 

New York Bike Tour:  Hudson Valley Historic Houses and Fall Foliage

  

Arrival and Departure: The tour will originate and terminate in Rhinebeck, NY.  Escapades will assist with hotel arrangements and local transportation both before and after the trip. 

 

Daily Mileage Options:  28-40 mile daily base routes with longer and shorter options available according to individual preferences.

 

Day 1: Rhinebeck
The tour begins in Rhinebeck.  We will meet in the lobby of the historic Beekman Arms at 4:00 pm, fit the rental bikes, and take a short ride around Rhinebeck. We will then meet in the library of the Inn at 6:30 pm for cocktails and introductions, followed by dinner at the Beekman Arms Inn.
Lodging:  Beekman Arms Inn
Meals: Dinner

 

Day 2: Rhinebeck to Hyde Park, Historic Houses and Walkway over the Hudson
Today we bike to the Walkway/Bikeway over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, the longest pedestrian bridge in the world. After soaking in the view from the bridge, we visit Hyde Park and tour Springwood, the riverside home of Franklin Roosevelt. Bikers may also visit the Vanderbilt and Mills mansions along the way. Those wanting to ride longer can enjoy the scenic trip to Schultzville and Clinton Corners, home of Clinton Winery that provided the wine for Bill Clinton's inaugurations.
Lodging:  Beekman Arms Inn
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 3: Rhinebeck to Hudson
We will ride north along River Road through Bard College with optional visits to the Clermont Estate, Montgomery House and the Frank Gehry building at Bard. We will continue on country roads to the old towns of Tivoli, where there is a good bakery, and Germantown, both great lunch spots. We then bike north on quiet roads to Olana, home of the famous Hudson River painter, Frederick Church, and the small city of Hudson. This historic town was once a vibrant center of shipping and whaling and is filled with architectural gems. Now a major antiques center, there are many shops and art galleries lining the main street. We stay at the St. Charles Hotel.
Lodging:  St. Charles Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 4: Hudson Loop North to Chatham
As we start our day we leave Hudson to ride through farmland, cornfields, and orchards, stopping to view the outdoor sculpture park at Omi International Arts center.  After touring the outdoor sculptures at Omi, our ride passes through gracious 18th and 19th century hamlets to arrive in Old Chatham, a wealthy rural area graced with stone walls, wonderful old cemeteries, and white churches.  During our visit we check out the Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, the largest sheep dairy farm in the country offering handcrafted artisan sheep's milk cheeses and yogurts . We follow our farm visit a stop at the charming old General Store in the village. Afterward, we ride to historic Kinderhook, the home of former President Martin Van Buren. We complete our Hudson Loop with a pedal along the Hudson River, past nature preserves and river views, returning back to our lodgings in Hudson.
Lodging:  St. Charles Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 5: Hudson to Millerton
Today we bike out from Hudson past beautifully preserved old barns, the long black fences of horse farms, and rolling hills dotted with fall color. We will bike to Copake Falls where we can see the Copake Iron Works or hike to beautiful Bash Bish Falls. Our next leg on the trip to Millerton takes us along a quiet tree-lined bike path.  For the final ride of the day, cyclists can choose either a relatively flat route or a more challenging route into the village. We will stay at  Simmons' Way Village Inn.
Lodging:  Simmons' Way Village Inn
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 6: Millerton to Rhinebeck
After enjoying a delicious breakfast with Martha and Jay at the Inn, we will ride through horse farm country as we make our way back to Rhinebeck.  Along the way we stop at the Weathersfield Estate and Gardens.  This historic estate includes a mansion house with a formal garden and is situated at the highest point in the area, offering the best view of the surrounding countryside.  We bike on to Rhinebeck where our tour will officially end and we will bid our fellow bikers farewell.  Changing rooms and showers will be available at the end of the ride.  Escapades will transfer guests back to the Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck, local rental car locations or the Rhinecliff train station for Departures.
Meals: Breakfast

Customer Testimonials

Hudson Valley Tour Written by Spin Dan
This was a great week. The colors were spectacular with nice warm days and crisp cool evenings. Great food and wine by chefs who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. I can't wait to tell my friends back home. I'm thinking of doing it agai
"a trip we would definitely do again" Written by Dot and Paul D. - Arlington, Virginia
"There is no place more awesome and gorgeous than the Hudson River Valley to experience the fall foliage. The bike route takes one through quaint towns and gentle rolling hills, and after an exercise-filled day, the evening always ends with a fabulous mea

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