FEATURED 2013 BIKE TOURS:
Get Out & Go Tours offers a range of active tours for active people, from short, easy cycling tours to longer, more challenging ones, with something for all levels of riders. For those who prefer shorter tours, we provide 1 day introductory tours on the C&O Canal National Historical Park towpath, in the Washington DC area, and for a full experience, join us on a 5 to 8 day C&O - GAP tour between Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC.
Join our mailing list by sending your email address to email@example.com, and learn about the Canal through newsletter articles, and be alerted to our upcoming tours, and events, keep up to date on our company progress, and then join us for a tour through some of the most beautiful scenery on the East Coast, free of auto traffic, and anchored by two premier cultural and key historical cities.
C&O CANAL SAMPLER TOUR, 1/2 - 3/4 day, 28 APRIL, 2013
Spend 1/2 to 3/4 of a day on the C&O Canal, learning about its history, riding past three lock houses and one foundation, across the longest aqueduct on the trail - Monocacy Aqueduct, and to the recently restored Catoctin Aqueduct, which form 1973 - 2012, was collapsed. This beginner and family friendly tour covers key trail highlights, includes lunch, and allows you to see real C&O Canal currency issued in 1840-1841 to help the company finance construction.. Begin your journey by meeting at Whites Ferry (mile 35.5), then ride west to Catoctin Aqueduct (mile 50.9), have lunch at lock house 29 (where tours may be available), and return to Whites Ferry, for a pleasant 32 miles. If you like this tour, you may wish to join the Lock House Living tour in May or July. Read more. Then register!
NEW FOR 2013 - C&O CANAL LOCK HOUSE LIVING TOUR!
May 10-12, 2013
Bike three days on the C&O Canal, covering all the trail highlights, and over-night both nights in C&O Canal lock houses made availabe through the Canal Quarters program. Begin your journey by meeting in Washington, DC for transport to the Paw Paw tunnel, the trail's absolute highlight, then return to DC over three days, with daily mileages of 48, 60, and 49, and over-night in Lock house 49 and Lock house 28, an option exclusive to Get Out & Go Tours. This tour takes you through the Green Ridge State Forest, along the Western Maryland Rail Trail, which you can optionally ride, past Fort Frederick, Williamsport, Antietam Battlefield (as a side tour), caves, Harpers Ferry, Great Falls National Park, and Georgetown. Read more. See the Flyer. Then register!
OVER THE MOUNTAIN - 2 DAY GAP HIGHLIGHTS WITH ADDED CUMBERLAND OVERNIGHT, August 9-11, 2013 - Full (join the waitlist)
A tour of the highlights of the GAP trail, this tour over-nights in Cumberland, MD, where you meet the group Friday night, then departs early Saturday with shuttle service to Connellsville, PA, where you begin riding through the mature poplar and decidious hardwood Ohiopyle State Forest and along the Youghiogheny River rapids to Ohiopyle, where you have lunch and are whisked away by shuttle to Fallingwater (or Kentuck Knob) for a tour of one of the Frank Lloyd Wright architected homes. After tour, you continue on through the deep Yough River Gorge, past the confluence of the Laurel Hill Creek with the Yough and Casselman Rivers, and gradually up toward the Eastern Continental Divide. Enroute, you will over-night in Rockwood (early committers will be at the B&Bs, overflow will be at the Opera House Hostel), where a cookout is in order. After breakfast on the second day, you will complete the journey up the mountain, a gradual 1% climb, and enjoy a 23 mile downhill ride to end the trip where it all started in Cumberland. Here, you have the option to stay another night at our discounted corporate rate. See the Flyer. Then register!
GAP - C&O CANAL - 8 DAY, September 14-21, 2013 - A few Spaces Available
A more relaxed 8-day tour from Pittsburgh to Washington (with the first day including transport from DC to Pittsburgh and sight-seeing on your own), spends three and one-half days on the Great Allegheny Passage trail, and four on the C&O Canal, as we see all the sites, with time to explore. Experience Get Out & Go Tours' first class support, excellent meals, expert logistics planning, with included lodging, transportation, and most meals. Due to limited space, early registration is recommended. $1,495 per person (bike rental $100 extra, if needed). Read more.
HFA GEARS FOR GOOD - A HELPING HANDS C&O CANAL 3-DAY FUNDRAISER TOUR, September 27-29, 2013 - Space Available
Join us September 27-29, 2013 as Get Out & Go Tours, LLC provides its outstanding service and support to the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA), as we team to raise money for those with rare blood disorders who find difficulty meeting life's financial challenges due to their extreme medical bills. This tour is a tax-deductible way to experience the C&O Canal, great company, excellent meals, full support, and spectacular scenery and historical sites. Paw Paw Tunnel, Fort Frederick, Antietam Battlefield, Harpers Ferry, Great Falls, and Washington DC itself are all highlights of the trip. Contact us for more information, or register directly with HFA and be posted on their fundraiser page for easy tracking of your pledge levels (minimum pledge $800.00). Here's your opportunity to ride the Canal with others helping the cause (and your cost!). Read more. Watch 2012 Video. Watch 2011 Video.
Want to ride the whole trail? Then add the PRE-GEARS GAP Tour, September 23-27, and spend 4.5 days in Pittsburgh, on the GAP, and on the start of the C&O Canal to meet up with the Gears for Good 2013 Tour mid-day on the 27th (those riding just the Pre-Gears GAP will depart 9/26).
FALL C&O CANAL 5 DAY WITH GAP HIGHLIGHTS, September 30 - October 4, 2013 - Almost Full!
Our ever-popular 5-day C&O Canal tour is back for this fall! The first day includes transportation from DC to Deal for the first day's ride, followed by 4 days on the C&O Canal, which gives time to enjoy the canal, and take some side tours, such as Antietam Battlefield, and Harpers Ferry, WV, before ending in DC, where you can spend a weekend seeing the Capital city, or get back home in time for your work-week. Experience Get Out & Go Tours' first class support, excellent meals, expert logistics planning, with included lodging, transportation, and most meals. Due to limited space, early registration is recommended. Read more.
FALL FOLIAGE C&O CANAL 3 DAY with Pre-tour Shuttle/Cumberland Overnight, October 11-14, 2013 - Space Available
Our ever-popular 3-day Fall Foliage C&O Canal tour is back for this fall! The first day includes transportation from BWI airport (for western fliers) or from the DC area, to Cumberland, MD overnight, followed by 3 days on the C&O Canal when the fall leaves are usually at their peak, and offering time to enjoy the canal, and take some side tours, such as Antietam Battlefield, and Harpers Ferry, WV, before ending in DC on Columbus Day, where you can spend a day or a week seeing the Capital city, or get back home in time for your work-week. Experience Get Out & Go Tours' first class support, excellent meals, expert logistics planning, with included lodging, transportation, and most meals. Due to limited space, early registration is recommended. Read more.
Check out Tour of the Virginias for your pre-formed group, a 7 day tour that covers up to 7 of Virginia and West Virginia's best Rail Trails, and rides the Cass Scenic Railway to the top of Spruce Knob, where you can bike down the mountain.
Try a Loudoun County winery tour. Routes for individual rides with our rental bikes available are ready. Others are in development.
Expanded in 2013 are new and even more bicycle rental options -- see our rentals page for details on road, mountain, hybrid, tandem, kids, and trail-a-bikes, trailers, and camping gear. We are located in Ashburn, Virginia, with bike rentals convenient to Leesburg, Lansdowne, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Great Falls, the W&OD Trail and the C&O Canal. Want to ride in Virginia and DC while on business travel? Let us know your hotel, and we'll arrange for a bike during your stay. Our family-run business appreciates your business. Groups and corporate events are a specialty of ours.
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