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Day Biking - Rail Trail and visit to a highly rated brewery

Complete package starts at $145

General Description:

Columbia Trail is located in the North Central part of New Jersey, it starts in Hunterdon County, crossing to historic Morris County. Columbia Trail is a rail trail that is about 16 miles long and runs along the Raritan River. The trail was built on the former Central Railroad of New Jersey and dates back to 1876. The trail is linear and is clearly marked with mileage markers, it passes through woods, farms, and streams. Oak and hickory forestry provides shade from the sun on hot summer days. 

Sample Trip Day:

The trip leader will pick up guests at the designated location, provide a trip handbook and drive to the first point of interest. The trip leader will distribute and custom fit bicycles and will provide route overview and safety instructions. Guests will ride at their own pace, stopping at points of interest or for a rest. A trip leader will follow the group with a van and will make stops at the places where the bike trail crosses the parking lot or a road. A trip leader will offer snacks, water, a place to rest, fix any minor bicycle issues or pick up anyone who has finished riding, or assist any other way.

Bicycle Selection:

 

There three options available for the trip:

  • Rent a Standart bicycle from Elation Tours at no extra charge.

  • Rent an Electric bicycle from Elation Tours for $35.

  • Bring your own bicycle.

GENERAL INFORMATION 

  • Age: 14+

  • Level: Easy to Moderate

  • Trip Length: 7 mi with an option of 12 mi.

  • Terrain: Flat

  • Surface: Packed gravel crushed stone

TRIP INCLUDES

  • Round trip from New York City

  • Comfort Bike (Electric Bike is available)

  • Snacks and Beverages

DEPARTURE/RETURN

  • W 37th Street, and 9th Ave

  • Departure Time: 7:45 am

  • Return Time: 4:30 pm − 5:00 pm

ATTIRE

  • Lightweight and light colored clothing

  • Windproof Jacket

  • Hiking/Sport Pants

  • Pair of comfortable walking shoes/sneakers

  • Hat 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Preferably to bring your own helmet

  • Fingerless gloves provide extra comfort

  • Sunglasses

  • Bug Spray

  • Sun Screen