BERKSHIRES FALL FOLIAGE BIKE TOUR
No bugs, crisp air, majestic fall colors–there are many reasons October is arguably the best time of year to ride in New England. One of the best places to enjoy all these things is western Massachusetts. After each day’s ride, we’ll meet as a group for dinner in the main restaurant. If you still have energy, you can join your guides for a drink in the tavern, wander the grounds offering scenic views of the Berkshire Hills, or challenge your fellow riders to a game on the Apple Tree Inn’s tennis court.
We will always do our best to adhere to the planned schedule, but it is always subject to change due to reasons beyond our control.
We require you to wear a helmet during our rides.
Dates: October 18-21
Length: 4 days, 3 nights
Prerequisites: Must be able to ride 60 miles per day at an average speed of 15 mph and have hill climbing experience.
Day 1 [Evening] A favorite summer retreat of Boston’s elite in the 1800s, the town of Lenox is a treasure trove of rolling hills, stunning views, and sprawling estates. Over the course of this 50-mile ride, you’ll see them all and quickly understand why this out-of-the-way town is such a popular year-round destination.
Today we head for the highest point in Massachusetts–Mt. Greylock. Reaching the summit via the travel road is optional, but those who are willing to hammer the pedals will be rewarded with some truly fantastic views. While the hill climbers make their move, the rest of the group will enjoy a casual ride through the towns of Adams and Lanesborough.
Our last ride is a perfectly timed trip around October Mountain State Forest, where we’ll have plenty of time to take in the fall colors while covering 40-60 miles. We’ll finish in Lenox with some much-needed fuel and goodies at the Lenox Tea and Coffee Shop.
Included/ Not Included
Bike service by one of our techs before the ride
3 nights shared accommodations at the Apple Tree Inn (additional charge for private room)
2 evening meals
3 continental breakfasts
Support wagon while out on the road
Eastern Mountain Sports School staff riding alongside you
Cue card for the route of the day
Indoor bike storage
Special arrangements can be made to rent a bike if flying in; you can also ship your bike to our Warwick, RI, store, and we’ll have it ready for you when you arrive and ship it back to your home
Bike, helmet, shoes, or specific bike clothing
Transportation to and from the hotel
Each ride will include two trip leaders and an experienced bike tech from one of our central MA stores. All staff are locals who are familiar with the area and know the least-trafficked cycling routes as well as the most scenic places to stop. We’ll adjust the pace to ensure an enjoyable day for everyone. If you’re too tired to finish a ride or your bike needs a major repair, our fully outfitted SAG wagon will take care of anything you need.
Payment is due in full at time of reservation to secure your reservation. Events run rain or shine. Eastern Mountain Sports Schools reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events for low participation, weather or safety concerns at any time. We will try to give as much advance notice as possible, but may not always be able to give much advance warning, especially for weather cancellations.
1) Cancellations or schedule changes 8 DAYS OR MORE PRIOR to the event start date will be fully refunded or credited with no penalty.
2) Reservation changes of any kind WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE EVENT START DATE WILL NOT BE REFUNDED and you WILL NOT be permitted to carry over deposits to future events. Please mark this date on your calender after making your reservation!
If you have any questions please call 800-310-4504. We will be more than happy to review our cancellation policy with you.
Reservations are required in advance for all programs and full payment is required to hold your spot. Please call 800-310-4504 to make your reservation and have credit card ready for payment.
- Gentle rolling hills
- Great hospitality at the Apple Tree Inn
- Fall foliage like you have never seen before
- 30-70 mile routes