Thru Riders Bikepacking

National Geographic Highlights GAP for Bikepacking

By Bryan Perry |

The Great Allegheny Passage is tops on the list for bikepacking, writes adventurer Erin Gifford for National Geographic. “Affording riders views of pastoral farmland, tumbling waterfalls, flowing rivers, and historic railroad trestles,” the GAP is a “great way to explore wild corners not reachable by car,” Gifford notes. In her essay she explains the joy of “inn-to-inn bike touring, where you cycle along maintained trails during the day and stay overnight in comfortable lodging” readily available between Cumberland and Downtown Pittsburgh. With a necklace of trail towns in between, you can plan your own trip or work with an outfitter.