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Bike Touring Round-up: Bike the Gap + C&O Canal Towpath

End of the Great Allegheny Passage, beginning of the C&O Towpath. Bike shop about 10 yards away, shops, and a cool old building being converted into luxury lofts. Bikes mean business.

Our first bike touring experience rocked our socks! (And made them very, very wet on a few days….). Bike travel for so many days felt unlike any vacation I’ve ever taken. We’ll be doing this again — a lot. Especially if we can find long, separated trail mileage for that get-away-from-it-all experience. (Hear that, small towns looking for economic development? Invest in trails.)

All the posts from the trip in one handy reference list:

Your Turn

  • If you’ve taken a long bike tour, where did you ride and what did you like about that route?
  • If you haven’t and these posts inspire you at all, drop a note to let me know.

A Much Shorter Trip

A while back Hubs and I took a much shorter four-day weekend getaway. Here’s the roundup of posts on that — a lot less mileage and rain.

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4 Comments to "Bike Touring Round-up: Bike the Gap + C&O Canal Towpath"

  1. […] Hubs and I got ready to set off on another multi-day bike tour because last year’s was so amazing and wonderful we first considered heading to the Route Verte in Canada, then decided we’d design an […]

  2. […] trip has been to have two meals a day and snack as needed for fuel, similar to what we did on our multi-day bike tour of the Great Allegheny Passage/C&O Towpath last year. Riding with a full tummy isn’t comfortable, so we make the best of it after […]

  3. […] this appeals to you, pick a base that has destinations and things to do within a day’s ride. Our GAP/C&O trip was a one-way but that just made sense given the nature of the connection and total […]

  4. […] Great Allegheny Passage/C&O Canal Towpath: We worked with Sara Petyk at Noble Invention, who did an incredible job on our itinerary and all arrangements. […]

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