|Dates & Prices|
|Jul 29, 2018 - Aug 03, 2018||
|Aug 19, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018||
Home to breathtaking scenery and world class wineries, Sojourn’s Finger Lakes bike tours offer some of the finest country road cycling in the US. Gorgeous rolling terrain showcases expansive farmland, vineyards, and narrow fingers of the spectacular lakes for which the region is named.
Immerse yourself in premier accommodations that overlook the lakes and dine upon the gourmet cuisine of the region Wine Spectator magazine called “the wine and culinary epicenter of New York.” Charming small towns showcase some of the region’s most historic and beautiful lakeside homes and are filled with quaint shops offering specialty products.
Cycle a bike path along the historic Erie Canal, the original gateway to the west. The waterway now serves pleasure craft that must navigate the series of locks that still operate. Ride through the picturesque farmland of Mennonite communities whose transportation is by bicycle or horse and buggy on this archetypal upstate New York bike tour.
Formed millions of years ago by glacial activity, the Finger Lakes support a region rich in both geologic and cultural history. The region is the largest grower of wine grapes outside of California, boasting over 5,000 acres of lush vineyards. 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.
Ease into the week with an easy ride along the Erie Canal. This historic waterway opened in 1825 and helped fuel migration into the American west. The full Canal is 363 miles in length and connects the Hudson River with the Great Lakes. Enjoy a reception featuring wines of the Finger Lakes before dinner at the inn.
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. Hike through a stunning gorge or enjoy a cruise on the lake before sunset.
Ride through rural farmland en route to Ithaca and scenic Cayuga Lake. Stop for lunch at the farmer's market in Ithaca. Several country wineries beckon a visit along the route to the charming village of Aurora. Relax on the porch or lawn overlooking the lake, or grab a paddle and explore the lakeshore before dinner in the inn’s award-winning dining room.
If more riding is on your list, short and long options are available including a beautiful ride with expansive views. Visit MacKenzie-Childs – the main showroom and original estate of the whimsical home decor manufacturer. Porches and sitting areas of the inn are just perfect for unwinding overlooking Cayuga Lake.
Ride east to the town of Skaneateles at the north end of the lake that bears its name. The upscale village features shops and eateries, a lovely waterfront park, and narrated cruises on Skaneateles Lake. Enjoy an afternoon ride, time to explore town, or indulge in a massage or spa at the inn. A final group reception and dinner will be held in the inn’s acclaimed dining room.
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.