HUDSON VALLEY BIKING
Explore Another World Outside Your Doorstep!
Just some of the rides we offer

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Hudson Valley Bike Tours offers scenic bike rides in New York State for adults and families. Just an hour out of New York City exists some of the best cycling in the country! With sweeping countryside views and varied terrain our routes challenge the experienced and novice cyclist with a variety of mileage options.

Choose from one of our listed rides below, OR contact us about creating a customized ride - based on your group size, fitness level and other preferences. When choosing a ride, take into consideration the miles and the level of difficulty, as some routes have a 1000-2000 foot gain.

All tours are reserved on a first come- first serve basis, requiring a non-refundable deposit. 

Just an hour from NYC


Fall Foliage and Apple Picking Tours

 

Distance: Varies with your needs

Level of Difficulty: All Levels

Ride Limit: 10 people

$195.00/pp

September through October bursts with the colors of FALL FOLIAGE.  Witness the changing leaf colors against crisp blue skies as you ride through rolling terrain. You will celebrate nature’s bounty at a local orchard. Pick your own apples and purchase local maple syrup, jams, pumpkins, hard apple cider and  honey.  This orchard also features limited addition wines made locally on the premises.

 

This countryside is just 50 miles from NYC and a destination renowned for its Victorian charm, culture and rural character. The area’s natural beauty extends beyond farmland to mountain streams and lakes.

Wine Country Tour 

Distance Options: Designed with your needs in mind
Level of Difficulty:  a few hills with one optional short mountain-climb

Ride Limit:
10 people

$195.00/pp 

Join us as we meander through picturesque farm settings and the famous black dirt region of Orange County known for some of the most fertile farmlands in New York State.  Enjoy wine tasting at the best wineries in the Hudson Valley and personal tours of art studios and visits with world renownd artists.  September brings the ripening apples at the local apple orchards. Visit a working farm specializing naturally grown produce.  Sample and purchase delicious locally made cheeses, at least one local winery will be included (with a possibility of adding more).


The Organic Foodie Ride!  Savor a Family Farm’s offerings- Shop, Eat & Learn!

 250 varieties of produce - on 150 acres

Designed with your needs in mind



$195per person, not including classes, workshops)

 

 

This tour visits a popular second generation family farm in the magnificent black dirt region of Pine Island. Growing over 250 varieties of produce yearly, including special ethnic varieties of produce, the farm utilizes ecologically friendly and environmentally sound practices. 

 

Breakfast every Saturday and Sunday. Cooking Classes, workshops and demos can be incorporated at an additional cost, depending on the farm’s scheduled offerings.

 

Many varieties are heirlooms. Over 50 varieties of chilies and 20 varieties of garlic. Lots of herbs available, as well as wild edibles. Need more temptation? How about Cilantro, culantro, chives, parsley, rosemary, pepicha, papallo, thymes, lemon grass, lemon verbena, sages, mints, basils lemon, lime, Italian, African Blue, lettuce leaf, thai, cinnamon. Sweet tender lettuces, and mustard greens. Turnips, carrots-purple, red and yellow; beets red, white, striped and golden; cauliflower green, purple and white; broccoli, brussel sprouts, onions, cabbage American and Asian; sweet, tender baby bac choi or pac choi, spinaches, eggplants, purple and green asparagus. Winter squashes from the Americas, Japan and France. Melons, raspberries, currants, gooseberries and blueberries- all depending on the season. Knowledgeable staff has recipes at the ready.

 

Craftsman’s Village Ride & Farm Fresh Ice Cream

Distance Options: Designed with your needs in mind
Level of Difficulty: Rolling hills with one big climb at the end (optional)
Ride Limit: 10 people

$195.00/pp

Cycle through  an historic craftman's village and the surrounding countryside.  This small craftsman's hamlet, boasts potters, woodworkers, painters and other artisans nestled in a valley under picturesque Mountains.  Surrounded by apple orchards and horse farms, it has had a distinguished reputation as a crafts community for over 250 years. Sugar Loaf remains true to its heritage as the year round home of over 50 independent craftspeople. Many of these artisans live and work in the original barns and buildings dating back to the 1700's. The village has an exceptional selection of handmade art, crafts and gifts including stained glass, pottery, antiques, jewelry, woodworking, candles and more. Along the way we will stop at a historic dairy farm for a tour and some of their farm made ice cream.

We will ride through the scenic countryside and end in this lovely village where we will have lunch. After completion of the ride and lunch, feel free to explore the shops. 

The Mountain Bike Ride

Distance Options: 
Designed with your needs in mind
Level of Difficulty:
  Experienced mountain bikers as well as beginners are welcome.
Some technical sections can be eliminated for beginners.
Ride Limit:
10 people


$195.00/pp

Experience one of the best mountain bike trail systems in the Northeast! This is a trail ride. You will be guided through a fun single track in the enticing woods of Orange County. The trails are exciting and fast without being extremely technical. Experienced bikers will find challenges and beginners can experience the excitement mountain biking offers. Groups will be divided into experienced and non experienced riders. So whether you are a seasoned mountain biker or new to the sport this it the ride for you!

FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO GET FURTHER AWAY FROM NYC

(further driving required)

The History 101 Ride- New Paltz

Distance Options:  Designed with your needs in mind
Level of Difficulty:
  We recommend the first option for strong riders as there are very challenging climbs.
The second option is mostly flat terrain. Both ride options are very scenic.
Ride Limit:
10 people

$195.00/pp

Option #1:  through the Mountains 
Beginning in New Paltz, New York (1 hr. from NYC) this ride is a mountainous passing through historical Huguenot Street, a National Historic Landmark. This area is known for its beautiful colonial and early national period stone homes, owned and operated as museums by the Huguenot Historical Society.There are two long and gradual climbs which pass a private nature preserve, and a state park with waterfalls. The reward is at the top with a panoramic view of Sullivan County. The ride then winds down along peaceful country roads before hitting the major climb of the day- a two-mile climb with a steep ending. You are then invited to conclude the ride with hors d’oeuvres at the local brew pub (drinks not included).

Option #2:The flatter side of New Paltz
A long-time favorite of local cyclists, this tour is as flat a ride as the area has to offer. We wind through the scenic valley within view of the beautiful mountains featured in the first option. This ride offers some dramatic scenery, with the historical village at the end. While in New Paltz we will stop at a popular bakery and then ride down Huguenot Street as described above. On our journey we will pass a local sky diving center. You are then invited to conclude the ride with hors d’oeuvres at the local brew pub (drinks not included).

The Majestic Hudson River

Distance:
Designed with your needs in mind
Level of Difficulty:  Rolling Hills 
Ride Limit: 10 people

$195.00/pp

This tour passes through historic Hudson Valley which contains breathtaking scenery, restorations, and monuments highlighting our nation's early history.

Ride along the incredible Hudson River on one of the most scenic roads to West Point Military Academy. West Point is located approximately 50 miles north of New York City in the picturesque Hudson Valley. There are 16,000 acres of land, a portion of which played an instrumental role during the Revolutionary War. General George Washington considered West Point one of the most important positions on the continent. Although we cannot enter West Point Academy,the views of the Hudson from above are picturesque. As an out-and-back ride, the turning point will be reached at West Point Military Academy where we will retrace our path back home through the sweeping panoramic views of the area’s scenic valley as there is no “safe loop” available.

“Get Me Out Of Town” Ride- Catskills

Distance Options: Designed with your needs in mind
Level of Difficulty:  O
ptions include flat or mountainous climbs. All levels of riders accommodated.
Ride Limit: 10 people

$195.00pp

Clear your head with a ride up into the Catskills. This ride can be customized to your liking- hilly or flat.  Ride around the Ashokan Reservoir and into the famous artist hamlet of Woodstock and return to the starting point.  Or, for those up for an epic adventure, we can add to the ride above, and continue through the Catskills, past Hunter Mountain and back down to the starting point. Options for lunch are either: Joshua’s Restaurant, a longtime favorite eatery of Woodstock local’s, or Bread Alone Bakery with fabulous breads, baked goods and coffee from Catskill Mountain Roasters (Organic, Fair Trade).  Time is allotted for browsing the unique shops and atmosphere of Woodstock!  We will carry back what you purchase.


 

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