Bike the Shawangunks

The North Face
The North Face
2101 Broadway
to 7:00PM
8:00AM to 7:00PM
Arrive by 7:45AM
15.0 miles
200 feet
elevation gain

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About the trip

Scenic ride through the Beautiful Shawangunks

What We Love

  • See the Shawangunks in a new way
  • Visit a hidden pizza cafe
  • See the Wallkill river from the Rosendale Trestle
  • Ride on the historic rail trail

Your Day

Spend the day riding through one of Upstate New York's most scenic areas. After departing the city, you'll quickly be transported to the heart of the Hudson Valley. Your bikes will be waiting for you at the launching point near the Wallkill River. From here, your guide will take you for a relaxing ride along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail (a favorite of New York cyclists). There will be plenty of chances for photos as you bike over the river and in the shadow of the Shawangunk Ridge. The day will be full of stops to take in the views and to enjoy the shops and cafes of this historic area. Some highlights of the day may include a trip over the Rosendale Trestle and a stop at a hidden woods cafe. After a day of exploration and relaxation, we'll return our bikes and head back home.

This trip is appropriate for cyclists of all levels.

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Level 4/10
200 feet elevation gain
15.0 miles
The North Face2101 Broadway
8:00AM to 7:00PMArrive by 7:45AM

Here’s what you need


Essential Gear
  • Lunch, or money to purchase lunch in town
  • Ample snacks
  • At least two liters of water
  • Backpack. Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, check out our partners.


Essential Clothing
  • Comfortable athletic clothing
  • Sturdy sneakers with non-cotton socks
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures

What's Included

  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits
  • Bicycle and helmet rental
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Gratuity for your guide

Drive to Meet

Have your own transportation? Select the "drive to meet" option at check out. You'll meet your guide at Sojourner Truth Park on Plains Road in New Paltz, NY at 9:30 AM. 


Weather conditions can be quite different from the city in the mountainous regions we visit. Temperatures can be quite cooler as we head north or to higher elevations. Keep your eyes out for an email from our team a few days in advance of your trip. That email will provide updated weather conditions and will alert you to anything additional you should put in your pack to prepare. We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little rain or wind ruin a chance for an adventure. You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about preparing for trail conditions.

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