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SHAWNEE ON DELAWARE, PENNSYLVANIA

Bicycling Rails, Trails and Country Lanes in Rustic Pennsylvania

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Program #16480RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
A sturdy bicycle in good operating condition, with wide tires suitable for off-road use, and a bike helmet. For those who don't wish to bring their own, we will provide rental bikes and helmets at an additional cost of $25/day. The bikes that we provide are designed for the older rider, with a larger, more padded seat, and designed for a more comfortable, upright riding position. Also required: a day pack, fanny pack, or bike bag, rain gear, sunglasses, insect repellent, sunscreen.

Itinerary for Sep 15 — Sep 20, 2013

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Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have private bath, cable television, free wireless Internet service, iron & ironing board, blow dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, iron, laundry service. lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, business center with Internet access, and full-service spa.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms are a step up from the level of the room.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies from $121 to $175
Call 800-742-9633 to get cost and make reservations. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group to receive the special rate. Price is only for rooms, does not include meals.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 15 - Check-in, registration and orientation
Afternoon: An Road Scholar registration desk will be set up near the front desk in the lobby of the hotel. A welcome reception and orientation will be held before dinner.

Dinner: Our dinners at the Shawnee Inn are buffet style, and include: rolls & butter, two salads, two entrées (one of which is vegetarian), steamed vegetables, rice or potatoes, fresh fruit, dessert, iced tea and coffee. Be careful. The food is good, and it's easy to put on a pound or two while you're here.

Evening: After dinner, we'll have a biking safety & group riding rules discussion, by our group leader.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have private bath, cable television, free wireless Internet service, iron & ironing board, blow dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, iron, laundry service. lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, business center with Internet access, and full-service spa.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms are a step up from the level of the room.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies from $121 to $175
Call 800-742-9633 to get cost and make reservations. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group to receive the special rate. Price is only for rooms, does not include meals.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 16 - Classroom Instruction - Ride in Cherry Valley - T...
Classroom Instruction - Ride in Cherry Valley - Talk: Creation of the National Recreation Area

Breakfast: Enjoy a variety of hot or cold breakfast options, including omlettes-to-order at the Shawnee Inn River Room.

Morning: Join the ride guide for a short course in bicycle maintenance. Learn how to troubleshoot and repair typical problems that may occur during the ride.

Lunch: Before we depart for our ride, we'll make our own lunch-to-go from a variety of breads, meats, cheeses, and condiments, plus snack, fruit, cookies, juice and water.

Afternoon: This day's ride will be 14 miles on the Cherry Valley Roads.

Dinner: Dinner will be at the Shawnee Inn.

Evening: This evening's program will be a presentation by a National Park Service Ranger about the controversial Tock's Island Dam project, and the creation of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have private bath, cable television, free wireless Internet service, iron & ironing board, blow dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, iron, laundry service. lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, business center with Internet access, and full-service spa.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms are a step up from the level of the room.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies from $121 to $175
Call 800-742-9633 to get cost and make reservations. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group to receive the special rate. Price is only for rooms, does not include meals.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 17 - Ride the Old Mine Road in the Delaware Water Gap...
Ride the Old Mine Road in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area - Yoga class - Concert

Breakfast: Start the day with a River Room buffet breakfast.

Morning: Today we ride 22 miles on the Old Mine Road in NJ. This ride is on a rural road, part paved, and part compacted gravel. There are moderate uphill sections. A National Park Service Ranger will accompany us, and acquaint us with the significant historic buildings along the way.

Lunch: We will make our own lunches at the Inn before we leave. A variety of breads, cheeses, meats, condiments, fruit, snacks and drinks will be available to choose from.

Afternoon: After we finish the ride, we will return to the Inn for a yoga stretching class.

Dinner: Dinner will be at the Shawnee Inn.

Evening: Evening program will be a free concert on the lawn at the Inn.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have private bath, cable television, free wireless Internet service, iron & ironing board, blow dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, iron, laundry service. lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, business center with Internet access, and full-service spa.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms are a step up from the level of the room.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies from $121 to $175
Call 800-742-9633 to get cost and make reservations. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group to receive the special rate. Price is only for rooms, does not include meals.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, September 18 - Ride the Paulinskill Valley Trail in NJ - Lunch i...
Ride the Paulinskill Valley Trail in NJ - Lunch is on your own - Free time afternoon - Dinner at the Inn - Free evening

Breakfast: Healthy breakfast buffet at the River Room.

Morning: Today's ride is on the Paulinskill Valley Trail in the Kittatinny State Park in NJ. This Rail-Trail ride is 16 miles, with negligible grades, and a nice mix of single track and full width trails.

Lunch: Lunch is on your own today so that participants have the opportunity to enjoy lunch at any of the nearby restaurants.

Afternoon: Participants can enjoy any of the free amenities that the Inn has to offer; take a hike on a nearby trail; take a canoe or kayak trip on the Delaware River or play a round of golf (each at additional cost); or visit any of the area's other attactions.

Dinner: Dinner will be at the Inn.

Evening: Relax and enjoy any of the Inn's many free amenities.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.

Contact info:
1 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com

Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have private bath, cable television, free wireless Internet service, iron & ironing board, blow dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, fitness room, ice machine, iron, laundry service. lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, business center with Internet access, and full-service spa.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most bathrooms are a step up from the level of the room.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies from $121 to $175
Call 800-742-9633 to get cost and make reservations. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group to receive the special rate. Price is only for rooms, does not include meals.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, September 19 - Ride the Lehigh Gorge Trail in PA - Visit histori...
Ride the Lehigh Gorge Trail in PA - Visit historic Jim Thorpe - Dinner at the Gem & Keystone Tavern

Breakfast: Greet the day at at the River Room breakfast buffet.

Morning: Today's ride will take us to the Lehigh Gorge State Park, one of the 10-best rides in PA. The ride is 22 miles on a smooth rail bed with gentle grades.

Lunch: We will make our own lunch at the Inn and eat along the trail.

Afternoon: After the ride, we'll visit the historic town of Jim Thorpe before we return to the Inn.

Dinner: Our Farewell Dinner will be at the Gem & Keystone Tavern, a short walk from the Inn. The tavern features locally grown food, plus an assortment of beer brewed right here at our own ShawneeCraft brewery.

Lodging: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 20 - Program wrap-up and check-out
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the River Room.

Morning: Biking adventure video. Check-out and departure by 11:00 am.

Lunch: We will make our own lunch to to.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Shawnee on Delaware
Bushkill FallsEight magnificent waterfalls. Walking trails and steps.
For additional information, visit: www.visitbushkillfalls.com
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation AreaMore than 200 miles of roads wind through scenic valleys, over ridges and past historic buildings. Along the way you may see some ot the area's wildlife, view waterfalls, stop to picnic or take a walk along a trail or an old road.
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/dewa
Pocono Indian MuseumThe only museum in Northeastern Pennsylvania dedicated to the history of the Delaware Indians. Rt. 209, Buskill, PA. (8 miles)
For additional information, visit: www.poconoindianmuseum.com
Quiet Valley Living Historical FarmA preserved 19th century Pennsylvania German farmstead.
For additional information, visit: www.quietvalley.org

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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3.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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