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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. 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.
Mary from Schaumburg, IL Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/16/15
Cindy, Rick and Sandy were an outstanding team! The fall colors were at their peak. Bike paths were wisely chosen. Glorious!

Robert from Arlington, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/28/15 - 07/03/15
This trip is a nice balance of scenic biking, Pennsylvania history and nature study. The biking is easy and flat on river-side rail trails. The Shawnee Inn has a lot of its own golf history and atmosphere and quite good food.

Jane from Setauket, NY Number of programs attended: 24
Date attended: 05/03/15 - 05/08/15
3 rails to trails rides on mostly hard packed covered with blue stone and 1 road ride with a lot of short and, sometimes, steep hills. Rides ranged 16-24 miles. Thankfully, the longest trail was on a flat trail that followed a river DOWNhill. Beautiful scenery on every ride. Good program for those who normally ride 5-8 times a summer, 8-25 miles each. The two primary leaders, Cindy and Scott, provided everything you could want with lots of smiles and humor. Other "leaders" provided trail support, an historic view of the area, and an owl and nature (evening) walk. All were a joy to be with. The historic Inn is well-maintained with cozy public areas and comfy beds in well-appointed rooms with private baths. The meals had various choices and were delicious. I recommend the program, the program leaders, the inn and all the staff at the inn very highly.

Michael from Setauket, NY Number of programs attended: 21
Date attended: 05/03/15 - 05/08/15
The Shawnee Biking experience combined historic and beautiful lodging with a great biking experience. The country side had just gone to full foliage and the rides followed streams and beautiful country settings. A wonderful experience. The staff and participants couldn't have been any better.

Brenda from Terryville, CT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/03/15 - 05/08/15
This was my first Road Scholar adventure. It was great! I'd recommend this to any one who loves to bike. I was warmly welcomed and all my apprehensions about going somewhere alone were put to rest immediately. Scott is an amazing leader.

Cyanne from Falls Church, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
Beautiful bike rides, interesting activities and gracious accommodations. Scott and crew were outstanding in managing and transporting the riders and their bikes. I enjoyed the naturalist and yoga programs and last but not least, the food was excellent.

Andre from Bozrah, CT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
Just an awesome program. Great riding trails, activities and camaderie. On the go from 7 am to 9 pm each day. Very nice accomodations. Don't miss it.

Linda from Bozrah, CT Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
Scott was one of the best leaders of any program I've attended. He did a great job of including everyone. There was a good variety in the trails; they challenged my ability and I met the challenge! Looking forward to my next Road Scholar trip in the spring.

Lindsay from Cumming, GA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
We have done 3 bike trips and were very disappointed in the organization of this one. We were late numerous days in leaving and it took longer than represented to get to our biking start. The accomodations are wonderful and food incredible. We enjoyed the actual rides, but we just didn't have the same experience we had on our previous bike trips. I hope they will improve that part because it could be a very enjoyable trip.

Road Scholar's response:
We are glad to hear that the bike rides, food, and accommodations were enjoyable and greatly appreciate the feedback about your experience. Your comments about the delays are certainly fair and have been forwarded to the program managers so we can make improvements the next time the program is offered.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
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