Leicht = Untrainiert, normale Kondition
Moderat = guter Radfahrer mit guter Kondition
Anspruchsvoll = sehr Erfahren, sehr gut trainiert
D.C./Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
shuttle from Washington, DC area back to Pittsburgh
On Day 6 (the day the tour ends) an optional shuttle from the Washington, DC area to Pittsburgh is available for you, your bike, and your gear to get to the tour start meeting hotel (reservations on-your-own) in Pittsburgh, PA. If you do not choose this option, you are on-your-own to make your own travel arrangements. (From $75.-)
Bike Suggestions: Road bikes are NOT recommended. This tour is best enjoyed on a cross bike with 32-38mm gravel ready tires or on a 26″/27.5″/29″ mountain/gravel bike with 1.75-2.00″ moderate knobby tires as large/wide knobby tires will actually make the journey more challenging. A gravel/adventure/bikepacking bike or a 27.5″ or 29″ plus bike would also be ideal. Also be prepared for potential wet/muddy conditions along the C&O Canal.
Bike Rental: Scott Addict disc with 30mm tires or our mountain bikes, Scott Geniuses. (approx. $325 for the week)