Bicycling Rails, Trails and Country Lanes in Rustic Pennsylvania
Bike your way through Pennsylvania and New Jersey, riding scenic trails, visiting historic towns, enjoying evening concerts and learning the story of the region.
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Program No. 16480PVQ
6 days
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At a Glance

Pedal through the wild gems of Pennsylvania and New Jersey on this picturesque bicycling adventure. Bicycle a variety of trails with expert guides who illuminate the area’s natural and cultural highlights. During the week, hear presentations on local history and wildlife that give you the context needed to make the most out of your experiences.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Bicycling 12-25 miles daily over paved rural roads and rails-to-trails routes. Gentle grades and short uphill segments on all routes.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the region’s cultural history during a presentation by a National Park Service Ranger.
  • Ride beside converted railroad lines in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Gorge State Park and New Jersey’s Paulinskill Valley Trail.
  • Experience the historic town of Jim Thorpe, often called the “Switzerland of America” for its beautiful scenery and architecture.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Sandy Walter
Sandy Walter is a native of Pennsylvania who has been teaching skiing for 18 years and recently became certified as a personal trainer. She has rafted and hiked the Grand Canyon, as well as rafted, kayaked and canoed on the Lehigh and Delaware rivers. Sandy has completed numerous long-distance cycling trips, including from West Virginia to Pennsylvania, from Portland, Maine, to Penn., as well as throughout Italy. She has also hiked in the Andes in Peru and several sections of the Appalachian Trail.
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