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Finger Lakes Hike, Bike, and Wine WeekendThe best of New York's beautiful Finger Lakes

New York
New York
Intensity
4/10
21+
Starting from
$1,050
About the trip

Trails, vineyards, and valleys

The stunning Finger Lakes region is home to some of New York's most beautiful landscapes and best wineries. Spend the weekend exploring them all, with plenty of time to relax by the campfire or fireplace.

Sample Itinerary
Day 1: Drive to Ithaca, hike to Taughannock Falls
Day 2: Cycle and Wine Tasting
Day 3: Full Day Tour, Watkins Glen State Park
Day 4: Return to NYC
We'll work with you to create your custom schedule.

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Level 4/10
New York
Planning

Here’s what you need

Bring

Essential Items
  • Tent (can be rented for additional fee)
  • Sleeping bag, suggested rated 20 degrees or lower (can be rented for additional fee)
  • Sleeping pad (can be rented for additional fee)
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Day pack
  • Basic first aid kit (band-aids, moleskin, etc)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camelbak bladder or water bottles (2L capacity)
  • Toiletries
Recommended Items
  • Bathing suit
  • Bug spray
  • Additional snacks
  • Camera
  • Cash for extra drinks, items at farmers' market, and meals on the road Saturday and Monday

Wear

Essential Clothing
  • Comfortable, athletic clothing
  • Waterproof hiking boots with wool socks
  • Layers are recommended to account for changing conditions
  • Fleece or heavy mid-layer for cool mornings and evenings
  • Waterproof, windproof shell jacket
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm clothes for evenings at camp
  • Comfortable camp shoes

What's Included

Included
  • Round trip transportation
  • Accommodations
  • Park fees
  • Meals as outlined in itinerary
  • Licensed guides
  • Tasting flights at wineries
  • Bike rentals on day three
Not Included
  • Lunch on day one, dinner on day three
  • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping bag rental (available for an additional charge)
  • Additional drinks and bottles at wineries
  • Gratuities

Flights

If you're arriving from outside of New York, please plan to arrive in NYC in the day prior to our departure. Flights out of NYC should depart no earlier than 10:30 pm on the final day.

Weather

Weather in the upstate region of New York is typically much cooler than in New York City or other urban areas. Daytime temperatures in May typically reach highs in the 60s or 70s. Evening temperatures may reach as low as the 40s. Rain is not uncommon. Layers are recommended to adapt to such a broad temperature range.

Lodging

If you choose to camp, your home for the weekend will be Taughannock Falls State Park. Campers are asked to bring their own tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads or they can rent any items for an additional fee. Our group will be sharing campsites and all meals at camp will be prepared by your guides. The campground has bathhouses with toilets and showers.

If you choose to stay in hotels, we will book you into the charming Idlwilde Inn or similar. Dinner reservations and winery tours can be made upon request.

Training

Previous hiking or biking experience is recommended but is not required for this trip as long as you have a basic level of fitness and are used to being active on a regular basis. To prepare for this trip, we recommend taking hikes rated easy to moderate or going for long walks two or three times a week.