Day Trip - Biking Lower Hudson Valley Rail Trail and visit to Angry Orchard Cidery

Complete package starts at $145


General Description:

Wallkill Valley rail trail and River-to-Ridge Trail are in Ulster County, NY. The County has many popular outdoor destinations that attract New Yorkers like Minnewaska State ParkCatskill Mountains, and Shawangunk Mountains, and many more. The trail crosses New Paltz, Rosendale towns and is over 20 miles long, it connects to the net of rail trails, carriage trails, and nature preserves. The trail crosses Rosendale Trestle a 940 foot long and 150 feet long old railroad bridge. The trail also runs along lakes, streams, apple orchards, and farms. This trail is unpaved a primary surface is packed gravel. After the bicycle ride, we will be back on the road traveling about 15 miles south to an Angry Orchard cidery that carries a variety of ciders with seating indoors and outdoor.

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.


  • Age: 21+

  • Easy to Moderate

  • Trip Length: 20 mi, 35 mi, 45 mi

  • Terrain: Flat

  • Surface: Packed gravel, crushed stone


  • Round trip from New York City

  • Comfort Bike (Electric Bike is available)

  • Snacks and Beverages


  • W 37th Street, and 9th Ave

  • Departure Time: 7:45 am

  • Return Time: 5:30 pm − 6:30 pm


  • Lightweight and light colored clothing

  • Windproof Jacket

  • Hiking/Sport Pants

  • Pair of comfortable walking shoes/sneakers

  • Hat 


  • Preferably to bring your own helmet

  • Fingerless gloves provide extra comfort

  • Sunglasses

  • Bug Spray

  • Sun Screen