Formed millions of years ago by glacial activity, the Finger Lakes support a region rich in history. Ride along the Erie Canal, through pastoral farmland, and past vineyards that sprawl to the lakeshores. Follow the stone steps along waterfalls that cascade through a winding gorge. Enjoy premier accommodations and gourmet cuisine in the region Wine Spectator called the “Wine and Culinary Epicenter” of New York.
Ride through picturesque Mennonite communities whose transportation is by bicycle or horse and buggy on this archetypal upstate New York bicycle tour. The route terrain gradually transforms from farmland into vineyards as the ride descends closer to the lakeshore. Rows of hillside vineyards frame the lakes with a changing array of textures and colors that flourish during the late summer seasons when we visit. The picturesque scenery and gentle terrain combine in perfect fashion throughout the duration of this 2020 Finger Lakes guided bicycle tour.
Ease into this Finger Lakes bicycle tour with a warm-up ride along the Erie Canal. Geneva is home to Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and the town showcases some of the region’s most historic and beautiful lakeside homes – one of which is now Geneva on the Lake, your accommodation for the evening. Join us for a welcome dinner tonight on the terrace.
Bluffs between the north-south running lakes feature expansive farmland and fabulous cycling. Roads are lightly traveled through miles of beautifully kept Mennonite farms where horse and buggy or bicycles are the most popular forms of transportation. Tonight we stay at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, an upscale, newer hotel that features commanding views of the Seneca Lake.
Ride through rural farmland en route to Ithaca and scenic Cayuga Lake. Several country wineries beckon a visit along the route to the charming village of Aurora. A welcoming oasis awaits you at the end of your ride when you roll into the Inns of Aurora.
Visit the original estate of MacKenzie-Childs, the whimsical home decor manufacturer, or book a one-of-a-kind wine tour by boat.
Ride east to the town of Skaneateles at the north end of the lake that bears its name. Toast the week’s adventures during a reception and dinner at the Mirbeau Inn and Spa’s acclaimed restaurant.
The final ride of the week is one of our favorites. Follow the lakeshore south through verdant farmland as the route winds along the valley floor. Enjoy a leader hosted picnic lunch at a sculpture garden as you wrap up the week. You will be transferred to the airport in Syracuse in the afternoon.
This striking 1914 Italianate villa overlooks formal English gardens on the shore of Seneca Lake. Perennial AAA Four Diamond Award winner. (1 night)Lodging Website
A stylish new boutique hotel overlooking the southern end of Seneca Lake. Spacious rooms, lake views, restaurant and bar. Walk to shops. (1 night)Lodging Website
Beautifully restored in boutique style, this magnificent collection of lakeside inns features gracious service and the finest of attention to detail. Restaurant and bar. (2 nights)Lodging Website
A Provençal styled inn and gardens featuring a Forbes Travel Guide, 4-Star Award winning restaurant and spa. Wine bar, spa services, restaurant. (1 night)Lodging Website
Reserve one of our regularly scheduled trip dates for your private group and qualify for reduced pricing. The larger your group, the lower the per person price. Gather your friends and we’ll do the rest to provide your group with a truly personalized and memorable vacation. Smaller groups can join published trips and receive reduced pricing on trips that aren’t reserved as private trip dates.
For groups of 16-18 people traveling together on a published tour date, a 10% discount on the double occupancy trip price will apply.
For groups of 12-15 people traveling together on a published tour date, a discount of 8% on the double occupancy trip price will apply.
For groups of 8-11 people traveling together on a published date, a discount of 6% on the double occupancy trip price will apply.
Group discounts may not be combined with other offers.