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LANESBORO, MINNESOTA

Lanesboro: Biking the Famous Root River Trail!

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Program #2215RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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
Bicycle helmet and waterbottle.

Itinerary for Jun 2 — Jun 7, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: The Cottage House Inn is a modern 19th century style inn located on main street. It is family-owned with warm and caring service. Each room is uniquely decorated with a private bath and air conditioning. Sleeping rooms do not have telephone or TV; these items available in the lobby. The lobby phone has complimentary long distance service due to poor cell phone coverage. There is also complimentary WIFI internet service throughout the inn. Two floors, no elevator.

Contact info:
209 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN 55949 USA
phone: 800-944-0099
Room amenities: The rooms are decorated in a simple Amish style and have limited hanging space for clothes.

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

Additional nights before: $
Call 800-944-0099 for current rates. Book early as summer weekends fill fast.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 02 - Check-in at the inn, course materials, introduct...
Check-in at the inn, course materials, introductions, and program orientation.

Afternoon: Hotel and program check-in begins at 3 p.m.. Receive your room key from the front desk, and nametag and other materials from the on-site coordinator in the conference room. Step outside to be fitted for your bike (proper fit is essential to a safe, enjoyable ride).

Dinner: Group dinner at a local restaurant. There will be salad, chef's choice of entree, and a dessert. With all group meals, your choice of coffee, milk, soda, iced tea or lemonade is included in the meal. Pay the server directly for all other beverages.

Evening: Meet in hotel conference room for introductions and a review of the program itinerary.

Lodging: Cottage House Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Cottage House Inn is a modern 19th century style inn located on main street. It is family-owned with warm and caring service. Each room is uniquely decorated with a private bath and air conditioning. Sleeping rooms do not have telephone or TV; these items available in the lobby. The lobby phone has complimentary long distance service due to poor cell phone coverage. There is also complimentary WIFI internet service throughout the inn. Two floors, no elevator.

Contact info:
209 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN 55949 USA
phone: 800-944-0099
Room amenities: The rooms are decorated in a simple Amish style and have limited hanging space for clothes.

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

Additional nights before: $
Call 800-944-0099 for current rates. Book early as summer weekends fill fast.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 03 - Biking 18 miles on the Root River Trail and theat...
Biking 18 miles on the Root River Trail and theater performance of The Philadelphia Story.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at Cottage House Inn. Optional stretching prior to breakfast.

Morning: Transportation provided to Peterson trail head, about 14 miles from Lanesboro. Ride east, with a snack stop at 13 miles, finishing in Houston for a total 17.4 miles.

Lunch: Trailside buffet lunch at the Houston Nature Center. Talk by naturalist and owl researcher, Karla Bloem about Great-horned Owls with a visit by Alice the owl.

Afternoon: Optional biking extension of 12.6 miles back to Rushford. Explore historic Lanesboro by van with lecture of the area's rich history and culture.

Dinner: Group dinner at a local restaurant. Your meal will be chosen by you at the time of check-in.

Evening: Attend Commonweal Theatre performance of The Philadelphia Story with a chance to talk to the actors after the play.

Lodging: Cottage House Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Cottage House Inn is a modern 19th century style inn located on main street. It is family-owned with warm and caring service. Each room is uniquely decorated with a private bath and air conditioning. Sleeping rooms do not have telephone or TV; these items available in the lobby. The lobby phone has complimentary long distance service due to poor cell phone coverage. There is also complimentary WIFI internet service throughout the inn. Two floors, no elevator.

Contact info:
209 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN 55949 USA
phone: 800-944-0099
Room amenities: The rooms are decorated in a simple Amish style and have limited hanging space for clothes.

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

Additional nights before: $
Call 800-944-0099 for current rates. Book early as summer weekends fill fast.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 04 - Biking 23 miles on the Root River Trail and slide...
Biking 23 miles on the Root River Trail and slideshow of Bicycling in the British Isles.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at Cottage House Inn. Optional stretching prior to breakfast.

Morning: Bike two blocks to the trail and head east. Snack stop in Peterson at 13.5 miles, where you will turn around and ride back toward Lanesboro. Ride ends in Whalan at 22.4 miles. Option to continue to Lanesboro after lunch for 27 miles total.

Lunch: Trailside buffet lunch at shelter in the small town of Whalen.

Afternoon: Optional 2 mile hike at Eagle Bluff ELC or optional biking extension out-and-back for one hour. Late afternoon discussion at the Commonweal Theater.

Dinner: Group dinner at a local restaurant. Your meal will be chosen by you at the time of check-in.

Evening: Slideshow of Bicycling in the British Isles by Terry and Joyce Grier.

Lodging: Cottage House Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Cottage House Inn is a modern 19th century style inn located on main street. It is family-owned with warm and caring service. Each room is uniquely decorated with a private bath and air conditioning. Sleeping rooms do not have telephone or TV; these items available in the lobby. The lobby phone has complimentary long distance service due to poor cell phone coverage. There is also complimentary WIFI internet service throughout the inn. Two floors, no elevator.

Contact info:
209 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN 55949 USA
phone: 800-944-0099
Room amenities: The rooms are decorated in a simple Amish style and have limited hanging space for clothes.

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

Additional nights before: $
Call 800-944-0099 for current rates. Book early as summer weekends fill fast.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 05 - Bicycling 23 miles on the Root River Trail and pr...
Bicycling 23 miles on the Root River Trail and presentation on Basics of Bicycle Maintenance and Repair.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at Cottage House Inn. Optional stretching prior to breakfast.

Morning: Bike two blocks to the trail and head west. Snack stop in Fountain at 11.2 miles. Ride back to Lanesboro for a total ride of 22.4 miles.

Lunch: Buffet lunch at the Cottage House Inn in Lanesboro.

Afternoon: Optional out-and-back bicycling extension for one hour. Late afternoon discussion at the Commonweal Theatre.

Dinner: Group dinner at a local restaurant. Your meal will be chosen by you at the time of check-in.

Evening: Presentation on Basics of Bicycle Maintenance and Repair by Terry Grier.

Lodging: Cottage House Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Cottage House Inn is a modern 19th century style inn located on main street. It is family-owned with warm and caring service. Each room is uniquely decorated with a private bath and air conditioning. Sleeping rooms do not have telephone or TV; these items available in the lobby. The lobby phone has complimentary long distance service due to poor cell phone coverage. There is also complimentary WIFI internet service throughout the inn. Two floors, no elevator.

Contact info:
209 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN 55949 USA
phone: 800-944-0099
Room amenities: The rooms are decorated in a simple Amish style and have limited hanging space for clothes.

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

Additional nights before: $
Call 800-944-0099 for current rates. Book early as summer weekends fill fast.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 06 - Bicycling 23 miles on the Root River Trail and th...
Bicycling 23 miles on the Root River Trail and theater performance of The Drawer Boy.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at Cottage House Inn. Optional stretching prior to breakfast.

Morning: Bike two blocks to the trail and head west 4.7 miles, then south toward Preston 10.2 miles, where there will be a snack stop. Continue riding to Harmony, for a total ride of 22.5 miles.

Lunch: Buffet lunch at the Harmony Visitor Center.

Afternoon: Optional biking extension 12.3 miles back to Preston.

Dinner: Presentation of Certificates of Participation, followed by group dinner. Your meal will be chosen by you at the time of check-in.

Evening: Attend Commonweal Theatre performance of The Drawer Boy with a chance to talk to the actors after the play.

Lodging: Cottage House Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 07 - Departure
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Optional stretching prior to breakfast.

Morning: Farewells and check-out. The shuttle to Rochester leaves at 8 a.m. or when needed. Individual departures at your leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Lanesboro, Minnesota
Lanesboro Chamber of CommerceYour guide to historic Lanesboro.
For additional information, visit: www.lanesboro.com

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
2 Performances

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