Ohio to Erie Trail

Ohio to Erie Trail Bike Tour

Overview

Traverse the state of Ohio, from the Ohio River to Lake Erie, on 326 miles of rail, canal, multi-use trials and quiet rural roads from Cincinnati to Cleveland.

This is a moderate, yet relaxing ride through lush farmlands, while visiting quaint small town and enjoying what four of the major Ohio cities have to offer regarding music, art, and culture. Cycle of Life Adventures offers the trip for those who are more comfortable on bike paths and rail trails.

This tour takes on flat roads and trails with mileage ranging from 35 to 70 miles per day, giving you the opportunity to explore quiet rural roads of central Ohio at your pace.

This tour is a destination tour, starting in Cincinnati and ending in Cleveland. You will experience the Midwest at its finest, from the tranquility of the second largest Amish settlement in the country to the arts and culture of Ohio metropolitan areas. You will share the “road” with other cyclists, hikers, and the clip-clop of horse drawn buggies.

Each day of the tour brings new and interesting areas of exploration. Historic farms, factories that have been revitalized with different uses, urban and national parks, the 3rd longest covered bridge in the US will be part of our daily adventures. The well-designed Ohio and Erie Trail connects the length of Ohio with a variety of mostly well-maintained off-road bike routes. Rides into the small and historic towns of Millersburg, Massillon, Xenia, Mt. Vernon, where we take in nature and history.

Come to Cincinnati early for this tour and take advantage of the local art and music. Or stay afterwards in Cleveland to check out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Tour Highlights

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

Details

Rider Level

Recreational to Intermediate

Distance

Up to 340 miles

Travel

Fly into Cincinnati Airport- Shuttle pick up time 2pm. Fly out of Cleveland Airport- Drop off time 4pm, or shuttle back to Cincinnati on the day following the tour.

Meals

All meals are included, except one dinner.

Accommmodations

Six nights lodging is included.

Included
  • 2 Guides.
  • Van Support (snacks and beverages)
  • Maps
Not Included
  • Airfare.
  • Souvenirs.
  • 12% gratuity for guides, mechanics, volunteers and tour staff is not included, but greatly appreciated.
Special Note

Meeting point, if driving, is yet to be determined

Dates

Aug 24-30, 2023 ( Thurs – Wed)

Sept 1-7, 2023 (Fri- Thurs)

6 Days | 6 Nights

Pricing

Starts at
$2800/person
  • Single Room - $600
  • RENTAL BIKES: Road Bike - $195 | eBike - $375
Warm and dry in winter. Book this tour now!

Itinerary

Orientation: 5:00PM held on the night before we ride.

Day 1 -  Cincinnati/Newport to Xenia

Purple people bridge, Smale park, Sawyer Point and International Friendship Park, Little Miami River Scenic Trail, Fort Ancient Earthworks and

70 miles, 1822’ elevation

Day 2 - Xenia to Columbus

Ohio farmland and smalltown Americana. Camp Chase Trail and Lower Scioto Greenway to Columbus with thriving art and craft beer communities.

59 miles, 917 ‘ elevation

Day 3 - Columbus to Mt. Vernon

Alum Creek and Heart of Ohio trails. Ariel Foundation Park. Woodward Opera house, 19th century theater.

52 miles, 1083 elevation

Day 4 - Mt. Vernon to Millersburg

Mohican Valley trail. Heart of Ohio Amish country. Longest covered in Ohio, Bridge of Dreams. Historic town of Millersburg.

41 miles, 1234’ elevation

Day 5 - Millersburg to Akron

Holmes County trail and picturesque rural roads. Amish towns of Fredericksburg and Holmesville. Ohio & Erie National Canalway Heritage area.

68 miles, 1718’ elevation

Day 6 - Akron to Cleveland. 4pm Airport Shuttle

This Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath trail and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Edgewater Park and Cleveland Public Square.

46 miles, 840’ elevation

“Super beautiful, well done! If you are looking for a magical and romantic place then this is a great place to go! I’d recommend this to anyone who loves a good adventure!”
Ali McBeth
Adventurer

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