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Day Trip - Bike Walkway Over Hudson Bridge to New Paltz to Rail Trail

Complete package starts at $140

General Description:

This trip starts with magnificent views of the Walkway Over Hudson Bridge. Standing over 200 feet above the Hudson River, 1.2 miles long, this bridge is the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. This trip starts on the bicycle trail to New Paltz, passing by fields, a small river, and views of Shawangunk Ridge. In New Paltz, this trip makes a connection to a bike trail to Walkway Over Hudson Bridge. This rail-trail is paved and has good mix of shade and sun, there is an ample number of places where you can stop for rest.

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

  • Van support - stops at resting place, carries food, luggage

  • Comfort Bike (Electric Bike is available)

  • Snacks and Beverages

 

DEPARTURE

  • W 37th Street, and 9th Ave

  • Departure Time: 8:00 am

  • Return Time: 4:45 pm − 5:30 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