New York's Adirondack Adventure

August 30-September 4

Bike, Hike, and Paddle in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid

Less than a half-day’s-drive from Boston, New York, or Montreal lies a vast unspoiled wilderness where nature remains pristine and untouched. Come and join us in August as we escape to the Adirondack Park, an expansive playground for cyclists, hikers, and kayakers alike.

Whether by bike, on foot, or with paddle, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable week exploring the six-million-acre Adirondack Park – greater in size than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, and the Grand Canyon national parks combined. Luckily for us, nearly half of this Park is now a Forest Preserve, constitutionally protected to remain “Forever Wild.”

Highlights of Our Tour

  • Multisport vacation with 5 bike rides, 1 hike, 3 short walks, and 1 signature kayak excursion
  • Explore the Adirondack Park, famous for towering fir trees, sparkling lakes and rivers, and spectacular mountains
  • Stay at a luxurious Great-Camp-style lodge with your own private three-bedroom suite with three bathrooms, Jacuzzi tub, waterfall shower, washer/dryer, and private balcony
  • Visit the award-winning Wild Center (the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks)
  • Howl with the wolves at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge
  • Narrated boat tour of Lake Placid
  • Private sunset cruise on Lower Saranac Lake, in search of loons
  • Free use of kayaks, canoes, and SUPs at both lodgings

2020 Tour Dates

August 30-September 4
(one exclusive date)
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2020 Tour Dates

August 30-September 4
(one exclusive date)
Book Now

Rave Reviews

This six day tour was jam-packed full of amazing activities in beautiful areas, without being exhausting. I can’t wait for our next adventure. Michelle E.

Rave Reviews

This six day tour was jam-packed full of amazing activities in beautiful areas, without being exhausting. I can’t wait for our next adventure. Michelle E.

Tour Cost

$2,695 per person
(based on double occupancy)
Single supplement of +$1,000

Tour Cost

$2,695 per person
(based on double occupancy)
Single supplement of +$1,000

What’s Included?

  • 6 days of activities and 5 nights lodging (3 nights at Saranac Lake, 2 nights at Lake Placid)
  • Rental bike and helmet (or bring your own)
  • Full van support throughout your stay
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • The services of 2-3 professional bike tour guides
  • Admission to the Wild Center, Whiteface Mountain, and the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehab Center
  • Half-day kayaking excursion in the Adirondack Park
  • Daily use of canoes/kayaks/SUPs
  • Narrated boat cruise on Lake Placid
  • Daily route notes & maps, Great Bike Tours T-shirt & water bottle
  • Pickup & Dropoff at the Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK) near Saranac Lake (free parking at airport)
  • Easy/moderate cycling (some hills, 20-40 miles per day), easy kayaking (3 hours max.), easy/moderate hikes (2 hours max.)

BIKE in the fresh mountain air

The outstanding beauty of the Adirondack Park is best experienced from the seat of a bicycle. Cycle on beautiful country roads with unrivaled mountain views. Enjoy scenic rides alongside babbling brooks and majestic lakes. Soak up the thrill of an eight-mile downhill ride with views up to 125 miles away. Challenge yourself by cycling up Whiteface Mountain (or take the van up). Bike to your next hike, paddle, or meal.

HIKE in the wilderness

With more than 2,000 miles of hiking & walking trails winding through the Adirondack Park, the adventure is yours for the taking. Interspersed with our bike rides, we also include 3 easy walks and 1 hike, including:

  • Hike up Mount Jo – This 2.3-mile loop hike near Lake Placid provides a healing walk through the woods, and one of the best views of the High Peaks and Heart Lake to be attained with so little effort.

KAYAK in pristine lakes and rivers

The Adirondack Park boasts an impressive array of scenic waterways – over 3,000 pristine lakes and ponds and 2,000 miles of rivers. These waterways are a playground for paddling enthusiasts. Glide through a quiet nature preserve abundant in wildlife; loons, osprey, bald eagles, great blue herons, river otters, and beaver may share your journey.

For our signature kayak/canoe trip we treat you to a 3-hour/7-mile excursion through the High Peaks Wilderness Area. This river trip features a winding journey through an amazing series of twists, turns, elbows, and oxbows. Wildlife could include deer, mink, raccoons, and even an occasional moose.

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BOOK YOUR TRIP (or request more information)

This trip offers so much more than just biking… we will also treat you to our favorite panoramic hikes and scenic boat rides, not to mention the fantastic food and the great company. We only offer one exclusive departure per year, so sign up for this trip before it’s too late.

Great Bike Tours

3282 Mt. Philo Rd,
Charlotte, VT 05445

Have any questions? Contact us!

(802) 777-2009

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BOOK YOUR TRIP (or request more information)

This trip offers so much more than just biking… we will also treat you to our favorite panoramic hikes and scenic boat rides, not to mention the fantastic food and the great company. We only offer one exclusive departure per year, so sign up for this trip before it’s too late.

Great Bike Tours

3282 Mt. Philo Rd,
Charlotte, VT 05445

Have any questions? Contact us!

(802) 777-2009

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