Rides Touring

Great Allegheny Passage, C & O Canal Itinerary

To do this in five days, as I did, you’ll need to ride at a medium pace, but it allows time for some sightseeing and leisurely meals. If I was riding with my family, I would add one, or maybe two extra days. One thing to note is that my first day was actually more like 100 miles using the Montour Trail right from the airport to connect with the GAP. 






Friday, May 30th

Pittsburgh to Connellsville

West Newton

Connellsville Shelters (first come, first serve)


Saturday, May 31st

Connellsville to Frostburg  

Rockwood Cafe

Trail Inn & Campground 
20 Depot Street, Frostburg, MD 21532



Sunday, June 1nd

Frostburg to Hancock

Picnic—shop in Frostburg or Cumberland

C & O Bunkhouse 301-678-6665 call if I’ll be later than 6:00pm


Monday, June 2rd

Hancock to Harper’s Ferry

Dinner at Canal House Café, or The Anvil

Teahorse Hostel 304-535-6848: $34.98 (includes breakfast)


Tuesday, June 3th

Harper’s Ferry to Washington D.C./Georgetown

Take bike to

Big Wheel Bikes: 3119 Lee Hwy. Arlington, VA for shipping. 703-522-1110

Open 11am to 7:00pm.

Amtrak to Dan and Peggy’s: Depart D.C. at 7:15pm, arrive in Wilmington at 8:46pm



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    February 14, 2016 at 6:48 am

    With a little map recon and some internet effort, the trip from Pittsburgh to Georgetown can be done in a lighter mode utilizing B&Bs, motels offering serious deals and utilizing local dining.

    I found that the lighter load for that sort of travel provided the agility and energy to venture off trail for food and sightseeing. Self-contained mode has its merits but the path goes through such a rich geography and defining region of historical events it’s a shame to finish with a longer list of things you want to see “next time” than you were able to do while meeting your long planned itinerary.

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