Spring 2018 Tour, April 25-29 2018, The Berkshires and Hudson Valley (Book at Bottom of Page)

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718 Cyclery's Tour Season opens with our Spring Tour of the Hudson Valley from April 25th to 29th, 2018. We will visit 3 states in 5 days, covering 150 miles while on our tour of the Hudson Valley's quaint towns and quiet roads.  The group will travel unsupported (meaning, you will carry your food and shelter), averaging about 30 miles/day.  This relaxed pace is great for beginners, or those who are not in so much of a hurry.  This trip will be led by 2 experienced 718 Tour Guides. Sign up for Tour and Micro-Tour Orientation Class here

Rider cost will be $250, and covers insurance and campsite fees. You can book at bottom page. Riders will be responsible for all food and transportation cost (train up to Wassiac, and return from Cold Spring)


Resources

Orientation Class

We will be hosting an Orientation Class for this trip. Sign up here


2018 Maps


Downloads and Resources

In-Progress


2017 Itinerary (2018 Itinerary Similar and In-Progress)

Day 1, Wednesday April 25th

Day 1 (21.4 miles): The group will take the 9:45am Harlem Line train from Grand Central to Wassiac, NY, arriving at 12:03pm. The group will set out east for the Day 1 camping destination of the Mohawk State Forest, CT. The ride is short, but not without great farmland scenery and some pretty epic climbs and descents. Highlighs include the covered bridge of the Houstatonic River at Mile 16.

Night 1, Wednesday April 25th

158 Bunker Hill Rd, West Cornwall, CT 06796

Backpack campsites can be found along several Blue Blazed Hiking Trails. A separate handout map is available for each site. The Blue Trails, developed and maintained by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association, are located on both public and private lands and their continuance is dependent in many cases upon the goodwill of landowners. 

  • All hikers are requested to stay on the established trails and to respect the rights and property of landowners on and adjacent to the trail.
  • The backpacking campsites are provided for the true backpacker only and therefore the length of stay at any one location is limited to one night.
  • The campsites are available year round, barring unusual or severe weather conditions.

Facilities

The backpack camping areas offer primitive campsites with few facilities. Although several have Adirondack-type lean-to's of limited capacity, campers are advised to bring their own tents. Also, drinking water is not provided except at approved state park and forest wells.

 Wassiac, NY train station

Wassiac, NY train station

 Covered Bridge, Cornwall CT

Covered Bridge, Cornwall CT

 Mohawk State Forest

Mohawk State Forest


Day 2, Thursday April 26th

Day 2 (27.8 miles): Leaving the campsite at 9am, the group will make their way north to the Day 2 camping destination of Mt Washington State Forrest in Massachusetts

Night 2, Thursday April 26th

Guilder Pond Parking Area, Mt Everett State , Hemlocks or Glen Brook Lean-TosReservation, Mt Washington, MA 01258

Wilderness camping is available year round, first-come, first-served. Limit up to 5 people at each site. Leave No Trace outdoor ethics are strongly encouraged. Fires are allowed only at the designated pit.

 Day 2 (24 miles): Leaving the campsite at 9am, the group will make their way north to the Day 2 camping destination of  Mt Washington State Forrest  in Massachusetts (more detail to follow)

Day 3, Friday April 27th

Day 3 (51 miles): Leaving Mt Washington at 9am, ride to MIlls Norrie State Park in Staatsburg, NY on the Hudson River

Night 3, Friday April 27th

Campsite Reservation#2-33773927, Campsite 031


 Day 4 (37 miles): Leaving Mills Norrie at 9:00am, ride to Fahenstock State Park in Hopewell Junction, NY\ (more detail to follow)

Day 4, Satuday April 28th

Day 4 (36.5 miles): Leaving Mills Norrie at 9:00am, ride to Fahenstock State Park in Hopewell Junction, NY.

Night 4, Satuday April 28th


 Day 5 (8 miles): Leaving Farenstock at 9:00am, bomb down the mountain to The Cold Spring Train Station., There, the group will enjoy breakfast as they contemplate which train to take back to Grand Central (trains every hour)

Day 5, Sunday April 29th

Day 5 (8 miles): Leaving Fahenstock at 9:00am, bomb down the mountain to The Cold Spring Train Station., There, the group will enjoy breakfast as they contemplate which train to take back to Grand Central (trains every hour)


GPS and Cue Sheets

In-Progress

Gear Discount

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Booking

We charge a $250 nominal fee to cover our sizable insurance, staffing, planning costs and campsite fees. Use calendar to select month of trip. Please note that gear can be rented during booking process. Please note 718 Trips and Tours Cancellation Policy here. Please select "Bike Tour" and the date of the particular Micro-Tour to book below.

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