New York Adirondacks Multisport Vacation

Multisport – Biking, Hiking, Boating, and Curling

 

August 18-23, 2024 (SOLD OUT)

August 25-30, 2024 (SOLD OUT)

August 17-22, 2025

August 24-29, 2025

Outdoor Adventures 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

  • Exciting multisport vacation with bike rides, short walks, and boat trips:
    • 5 bike rides, featuring a trip on the newly-completed Adirondack Rail Trail, and an exhilarating bike ride down Whiteface Mountain
    • 3 short walks, including a wander through the High Falls Gorge, a nature hike at the VIC, and a walk around the top of Whiteface Mountain
    • 3 boat trips, including a private sunset cruise on the Saranac lakes, a narrated boat tour of Lake Placid, and our signature kayak excursion down the Raquette River. We also offer complimentary use of kayaks, canoes, and SUPs at our Lake Placid lodgings

2024 Tour Dates

Aug. 18-23 SOLD OUT
Aug. 25-30 SOLD OUT
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2025 Tour Dates

Aug. 17-22 Book Now
Aug. 24-29 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.

2024 Tour Cost

$2,995 per person
(based on double occupancy)
Single supplement of +$700
2025 tour cost still to be determined

Level of Difficulty

Easy to Moderate – 20-40 miles per day, with total mileage of 75-120. Some optional hills, or grab a lift in the van. Cycle at your own pace. E-bikes available. Also enjoy easy kayaking (3 hours max) and moderate hikes (1 hour max)

Highlights (continued)
  • Explore the expansive Adirondack Park, famous for towering fir trees, sparkling lakes and rivers, and spectacular mountains
  • Enjoy a day celebrating the Winter Olympics – with a private curling lesson, and a tour of the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex
  • Visit the award-winning Wild Center (also known as the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks)
  • Late August is the perfect month to visit the Adirondacks, when the crowds are gone but the weather is still warm

What’s Included?

  • 5 nights of lodging (3 nights at Saranac Lake, 2 nights at Lake Placid)
  • 10 meals (5 breakfast, 2 lunches, 3 dinners), catering to all dietary needs
  • Free use of our bikes, plus helmet, rear rack bag for your personal items, rear safety light + triangle, water bottle, and T-shirt. E-bikes available (limited supply)
  • Superior level of support throughout your stay (each trip comes with two 15-passenger vans and three professional bike tour guides)
  • Ride with GPS navigation (using your own phone) or paper route notes & maps
  • Exclusive GBT activities, including a signature kayak excursion, a private narrated boat tour of Lake Placid, and private presentations to our group by the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation
  • Admission to the Wild Center, Whiteface Mountain, VIC, High Falls Gorge, the Olympic Jumping Complex, and the ice rink at the Olympic Center (for curling)
  • Full access to our online photo gallery with photos/videos from your trip
  • Small group sizes of 15-20 people
  • Optional Pickup & Dropoff at the Burlington, VT airport or the Adirondack regional airport (SLK)

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.

We offer a total of five bike rides throughout the week. You may cycle at your own pace, and get a ride in the van whenever you like. We also have a limited supply of e-bikes available (no additional charge).

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 offer four easy walks through scenic gorges, around a natural history museum, up an Alpine Nature Trail, and a healing walk through the woods in the High Peaks region.

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.

For our signature kayak/canoe trip we’ll treat you to a downstream journey on the Raquette River, through the heart of the High Peaks Wilderness Area. This river has been the main “highway” through the Adirondack wilderness for the last 200 years, and is now part of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Our trip is 3-4 miles long (2-3 hours) and features a winding journey through an amazing series of twists, turns, elbows, and oxbows. The area is abundant in wildlife, and loons, osprey, great blue herons, bald eagles, river otters, and minks may share your journey.

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 two exclusive departures 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 two exclusive departures 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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