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BEGINS IN: SHARPSBURG, MARYLAND

Bike the Entire C&O Canal: One of America’s Most Distinctive National Parks

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Program #18629RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: 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.
Charles from Cullman, AL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/01/14 - 06/06/14
The Road Scholar program I recently attended was as advertised. Accommodations and food were great, evening programs were very informative and daily activities were led by well informed leaders in a very organized and safe manner.

Mickey from Concord, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/01/14 - 06/06/14
This was a fantastic, exceptionally well-organized and well-planned program. The ride itself was gorgeous, following the varying terrain of the C&O canal itself, as well as the Potomac River. The trail was well maintained, save for the inevitable mud puddles after rainfall. Our volunteer leaders were dedicated, patient and attentive, and overall we had a great group of people participating. I would highly recommend this program to anyone in reasonably good physical condition and average cycling ability.

Barbara from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/01/14 - 06/06/14
Correction: We miss riding the last mile or so due parking the van. We were kinda just parked under some bridge and had to hurry to get bikes loaded and beat rush hour traffic. In hind sight RS should of parked the van up stream in a less congested area then we could of rode to the very end, then ride back to van.

Mark from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/01/14 - 06/06/14
RS and Shepherds Springs were great. It was dorm living at night with dining hall that was fan fantastic. Food was all home made. They would take special orders if you have diet restrictions. We pedaled the C/O cannel from end to end.
Mark Barb
Tucson

Kenneth from San Marcos, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
The C&O Canal towpath bicycle ride is exhilarating. Please be aware that on the Road Scholar program bicycle riders are contained between the Road Scholar lead rider and the Road Scholar sweep rider with frequent stops to reassemble. Be aware that the condition of the provided bicycles may not meet the standards of maintenance that you may be accustomed to.

Dennis from Uniontown, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
This was an enjoyable trip with a lot of beautiful scenery and historical sites. Be prepared for a strenuous ride. The people on the trip were friendly and a lot of fun to ride with. The staff and group leader, Rick were fantastic. I highly recommend.


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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
9 Hands-on experiences
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