Gap and C&O Custom Bike Tour

Gap and C&O Custom Bike Tour


Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) and Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal Path Gravel Adventure The GAP/C&O are two of the premier gravel route bike tours in the USA, showing off our Rails-to-trails system, traveling from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, DC. These two combine for 335 miles of great car-free trails, with tons of local history, charm and cultural aspects.

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Tour Highlights

  • Cuyahoga National Park Amish country
  • Traffic free riding trails
  • Underground Railroad history
  • Bridge of Dreams covered bridge Little Miami State Park


Rider Level

Recreational – Intermediate

Minimum Group Size

6 guests


332 Miles

  • If flying in, make your reservations to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).
  • When flying out, airport drop off will be at Ronald Reagan International Airport.
  • Shuttle service back to Pittsburgh is not available. Options are: You may ship your bike home, fly home, take Amtrak back to Pittsburgh, or rent a one-way Enterprise car rental back to Pittsburgh for you and your bike. Optional Pick up and transport from DC may be available at the start of the tour.

All meals are included


All lodging is included

  • All lodging
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • All breakfasts, dinners and picnic lunches on riding days
  • Cocktail social hours on the 1st evening of each tour
  • Van support
  • Maps
  • GPS mapping
  • Mechanic
  • 1 or more experienced guides
  • This could be designed as an eight day tour
Not Included
  • Airfare.
  • Souvenirs.
  • 12% gratuity for guides, mechanics, volunteers, and tour staff is not included, but greatly appreciated
Special Note

This is a point-to-point trip: Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, DC. Please make the correct travel arrangements.

Suggested Travel Months

May through November


Aug 24-30, 2023 ( Thurs – Wed)

Sept 1-7, 2023 (Fri- Thurs)

6 Days | 6 Nights


Starts at
  • Single Room - $600
  • Rental bikes will not be available for this tour.
Warm and dry in winter. Book this tour now!


Day 1

Pittsburgh to Ohiopyle

77.8 miles; 1882 ft elevation

Day 2

Ohiopyle to Cumberland

74.3 miles; 2533 ft elevation

Day 3

Cumberland to Hancock

60.4 miles; 590 ft elevation

Day 4

Hancock to Harpers Ferry

60.5 miles; 1293 ft elevation

Day 5

Layover day in Harpers Ferry – additional miles and walking tour at Antietam Battlefield

Day 6

Harpers Ferry to George town/DC terminus

62.4 miles; 513 ft elevation

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