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The Finger Lakes

Tops for country road biking in the US

Trip Pricing

From $2695

Dates & Pricing
  • Jul 09 - Jul 15 2017 $2695
  • Jul 30 - Aug 05 2017 $2695
  • Aug 20 - Aug 26 2017 $2695
Group Discounts

Group discounts for our published trip dates begin with as few as eight people. Please contact us for details.

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Looking for a one of a kind, once in a lifetime experience? Look no further. All you need to do is pick any open trip date, get your group together and we will do the rest.

At a Glance

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Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

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Tour Overview

Finger Lakes Bike Tours in Upstate New York

Home to breathtaking scenery and world class wineries, Sojourn's Finger Lakes bike tours enjoy 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 the premier accommodations and gourmet cuisine of the region Wine Spectator magazine called “the wine and culinary epicenter of New York.” Charming small towns offer luxurious accommodations, fine dining, and specialty products.

Ride 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 picture book farmland of Mennonite communities whose transportation is by bicycle or horse and buggy.

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.

What's Included In This Tour

  • Gourmet picnic lunch on the banks of the Erie Canal.
  • Wine tasting at a family winery overlooking Seneca Lake.
  • Hike through a spectacular gorge featuring numerous waterfalls.
  • Private reception and wine tasting at the inn overlooking Cayuga Lake.
  • Opportunities for boating and cruises on Seneca and Cayuga Lakes.
What's Included in this Tour?

Tour Itinerary

Day By Day Tour Overview.

  • Day
    1

    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.

  • Day
    2

    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.

  • Day
    3

    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.

  • Day
    4

    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.

  • Day
    5

    Ride east to the town of Skaneatles 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 Skaneatles 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.

  • Day
    6

    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.

Want to Learn More?

Download the Tour Itinerary for a detailed day by day description.

Download The Finger Lakes Itinerary (PDF)
My wife and I have traveled the world for 25 years and this was the most unique and enjoyable week we've ever spent traveling.

Dean - Lakeland, FL

Lodging Information

Distinctive lodging, carefully selected to complement your tour.

  • Geneva on the Lake

    Geneva on the Lake

    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
  • WG-Hbr-Hotel-fisheye-web

    Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

    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
  • Rowland House at Inns of Aurora

    The Inns of Aurora

    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
  • Mirbeau Inn and Spa

    Mirbeau Inn & Spa

    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

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