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New! Hudson Valley Bike Tour

From New York's Historic Riverway to the Catskills

  • Pedal the peaceful rolling hills and meandering valleys of upstate New York
  • Bike alongside the Hudson River amid idyllic farmland, quaint villages and lovely gardens
  • Experience a region rich in history—from Woodstock to the Vanderbilts and FDR
  • Visit the legendary Culinary Institute of America
  • An easy escape to postcard-perfect countryside, just a short trip from New York City

Between the Big Apple and Albany lies a landscape of red, white and blue. The red grapes of America's oldest vineyard. The white limestone mansions of "Millionaire's Row." The blue Hudson River, your constant companion on this vibrantly colored journey into the heart of the Empire State, one of the country's most historic and captivating regions.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Get your first glimpse of the Hudson Valley's quaint towns, exquisite summer homes and beautiful woodland  Enjoy a tasting and see how maple syrup is made from bark to barrel at a family-owned farm  Ride past acres of farmland, horses, green pastures and white church steeples to Beacon, the town named after mountaintop fires set to warn General George Washington, across the Hudson, that the British were coming.

Day 2 Ride past farmland and wine and cider houses to Dubois Farms where they grow everything from plums and peaches to eggplant and pumpkins—you can even sample fresh apple cider or craft beer from their tavern  Pedal rolling hills sprinkled with apple trees, vineyards, flower gardens and posh homes  Stop in Marlboro for a wine tasting overlooking the historic Hudson River Valley—this 37-acre estate lays claim to the oldest vineyard in America.

Day 3 Follow tranquil side roads alongside the Hudson River including a section of the Dutchess Rail Trail and its Walkway over the Hudson—the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world and rising 200 feet above the river  In Hyde Park, pay a visit to the acclaimed Culinary Institute of America  Stop by the FDR Museum for a look at rarely seen artifacts conveying the story of the Roosevelt era A ride within the vast and beautiful Vanderbilt gardens is certain to be a highlight.

Days 4-5 Superb vistas of the Catskill Mountains are yours to enjoy as you bike the wide paved path around Ashokan Reservoir Linger over lunch in legendary Woodstock The town's wonderful array of galleries, shops and cafés may tempt you to stay awhile! On foot, follow a secluded path to the picturesque Saugerties Lighthouse, built in 1869 on the banks of the Hudson River  Head out for a final spin through rolling hills dotted with horse farms.

You don't have to travel far from the Big Apple to find yourself in another world—a world that is perfect for exploring by bike! I invite you to discover the beautiful terrain of the Hudson River Valley with us, pedaling riverside routes amid the hills and quiet valleys of Upstate New York. Along the way, quintessential towns and villages, cider houses, notable wineries, serene farmland and captivating history—from Woodstock to the Vanderbilts and FDR—make for a rich and inspiring journey.
Kate Clark- Regional Manager - Berkeley, CA

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Traffic & Riding Conditions

While Backroads strives to find routes that are quiet and off the beaten track, in the Hudson Valley we sometimes have to bike on busier sections of road to reach the best riding. Most of these roads are designated as official bike routes and have a wide shoulder to accommodate cyclists and car traffic. Of course, you're always welcome to jump in the shuttle to avoid the busier stretches.
$2,698
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(+$600 for sgl. occ.)
Plus 8.125% New York state sales tax.

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Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the Dates & Prices tab.

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Roundhouse

Roundhouse

Beacon (2 nights)

A wonderful example of historic preservation in the Hudson Valley, featuring exposed brick and a picturesque setting along the Fishkill Creek's falls.

Diamond Mills Hotel and Tavern

Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern

Saugerties (2 nights)

Nestled between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, each guest room in this boutique hotel overlooks the picturesque falls of the Esopus Creek.

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You don't have to travel far from the Big Apple to find yourself in another world—a world that is perfect for exploring by bike! I invite you to discover the beautiful terrain of the Hudson River Valley with us, pedaling riverside routes amid the hills and quiet valleys of Upstate New York. Along the way, quintessential towns and villages, cider houses, notable wineries, serene farmland and captivating history—from Woodstock to the Vanderbilts and FDR—make for a rich and inspiring journey.

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 12* 500 18* 700 27 900
2 20* 1400 31* 2000 43 2700
3 17* 1000 36* 1600 51* 2400
4 26* 1700 35* 2300 52 3000
5 11* 800 24 1000
 

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our route ratings and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Hudson Valley

The Best Leaders in Hudson Valley

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Hudson Valley, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Hudson Valley—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Hudson Valley you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Hudson Valley trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Great Bikes Included (or Upgrade)

Choose a Backroads Custom Titanium or Custom Electric Assist bike—both are included in your trip price. Maybe a Specialized carbon-fiber pro model is more your speed or go for double fun on a tandem. Our fleet is the best in active travel, so you don't have to roll the dice on this vital trip component. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders. See the bike options for this trip.

Navigate Your Way in Hudson Valley

Your ride comes equipped with a Garmin Edge Explore 1000, the best bike-touring GPS device on the market. This is a Backroads exclusive, and it's included with your bike in Hudson Valley. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

The Value of Casual Inn Trips

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this Casual Inns trip includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

We Know Where We're Going

Tom Hale has been keeping Backroads on track, with one eye on the horizon, since 1979. His passion for active travel, and for ensuring the highest-quality travel experience, is evident in every detail we add to make a guest's trip unforgettable—and the fact he's right there in the office, making it happen. To hear Tom describe his vision, watch our video.  

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $2,698 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,098 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,398 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $4,998 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $5,698 pp dbl occ

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