Spring & Fall are perfect times for a bike ride. And when it comes to beautiful scenery mixed with delicious locally produced wine, spirits, and gourmet food, it’s hard to beat this ride in the beautiful Hudson Valley.
With your detailed instructions in hand, catch the Metro North train out of Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan and enjoy the beautiful 2-hour scenic ride to Poughkeepsie, NY. Upon arrival in Poughkeepsie, your bike support coordinator will be there to welcome you and help you set up your bike.
This bike ride packs a lot of highlights into only 20 miles of riding. Vault across the Hudson River on the Walkway Over the Hudson, then experience two beautiful rail trails on a mostly car-free ride to the town of Gardiner, where your bicycling adventure takes a turn to explore the local flavors of the Hudson Valley:
- Sample a few local ciders, while you enjoy a fabulous lunch featuring food from local farms
- Take a tour of a charming distillery and have a tasting of their award-winning whisky or other spirits
- Enjoy a wine tasting in a beautiful surrounding at the end of your day
Your bike support coordinator will be meeting you at different stops during the day and will share with you his knowledge of the Hudson Valley.
Please note that this is a self-guided experience. Your bike support coordinator will check in on you at multiple locations during your ride. You can also reach them via cell phone if needed. The bike support coordinator travels by mini-van and at any time you have the option of ending your ride and instead be escorted to the next stop by mini-van.
This is a seasonal program (Spring through Fall)