Our 2017 sojourn will be word-class biking adventure along the legendary Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) and the Montour Trail in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Sojourn will offer the perfect opportunity to experience one of the nation’s top rail-trails and the communities it connects.

Pennsylvania Sojourn
PA Sojourn

—The Rail-trail Adventure of a Lifetime—

Join us for a six-day bike tour on the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP)—one of the nation’s can’t-miss rail-trails—and the Montour Trail. This summer excursion is the perfect way to explore Pennsylvania and experience some of its most iconic attractions, destinations and sights. Book your spot now for this fun and incredible adventure!

Dates: June 1823, 2017
Duration: Six days, five nights
Cost: Adult - $720; Child - $620
Tour Operator and Outfitter: Wilderness Voyageurs 

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Fuji Bike

Register for the 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn by Feb. 28, and you’ll be entered to win a Fuji bike!
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Pennsylvania Sojourn Itinerary

Day 1: Sunday, June 18

  • Participants arrive at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center on Neville Island (near Coraopolis) in Pittsburgh, the designated parking point for the sojourn. Here, you’ll be taken by motorcoach to the Deal Trailhead on the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP), approximately 2.5 hours away.

  • Riders will have the option of either biking 8 miles directly northwest to Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, to the first night’s campground …
    OR
  • Taking an out-and-back route to see the Eastern Continental Divide, Big Savage Tunnel, Big Savage Overlook and Mason-Dixon Line monument (Pennsylvania/Maryland border). Mileage from Deal to the Mason-Dixon Line and back adds 9 miles for a total of 17 miles of bike riding.

    Meals: Dinner
    Bed & Breakfasts available (not included in price)

Day 2: Monday, June 19

  • Starting from the campsite in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, we will head downhill 31 miles on the GAP, traveling northwest to Rockwood and then southwest to Confluence Outflow Campground in Confluence, Pennsylvania.
  • You can also opt to take an uphill, on-road route to Mount Davis (the highest point in Pennsylvania!) before heading farther west to the Confluence Outflow Campground. (Up and over Mount Davis is only recommended for strong riders. It is a 23-mile trip with significant climbs.)

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Bed & Breakfasts available (not included in price)

Day 3: Tuesday, June 20

  • Participants will be based at the Confluence Outflow Campground for a layover night and will have the option to do one of the following:
    • Fallingwater tour (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright)
    • Kentuck Knob tour (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright)
    • Lower Yough Class 3 rafting trip or Middle Yough Class 1-2 rafting trip

   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (included with your activity) and Dinner

Day 4: Wednesday, June 21

  • Starting from Confluence Outflow Campground, we will ride 51 miles northwest on the GAP to the Lions Club campground in West Newton, Pennsylvania.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Bed & Breakfasts available (not included in price)

Day 5: Thursday, June 22

  • Starting from Lions Club campground, we will ride 48 miles, first north and then west to Cecil, Pennsylvania, a small town between McMurry and McDonald. There are several on-road sections after Boston, including through Port Vue and Glassport and over the Monongahela River into Clairton, Pennsylvania, until you reach the Montour Trail; there are also some on-road sections of the Montour Trail.
  • From Clairton, we will continue on the Montour Trail until reaching Cecil and then camp at Cecil Township Ballfield park.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Friday, June 23

  • Starting from our campsite in Cecil, we will bike north for 24.5 miles on the Montour Trail and end our journey back at our parking point at Robert Morris University Island Sports Center.

    Meals: Breakfast

 *No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win.

 

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