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Offline horses60

From Virginia Beach to New York
« on: March 05, 2024, 04:12:47 pm »
Hello,
I am planning the East Coast from Key West to NYC to Montréal. From NYC to Montréal we will follow Empire State Trail, from Key West to Virginia Beach we would like to stay always on the coast, but arrived at Chesapeake Bay we don't have idea. We have already done the Delaware by RV, we have already visited Washington DC but a bike photo at the Capitol would not be bad  :D , what route do you suggest between Virginia Beach to NYC?

Thanks for the suggestions.

PS: The advice to take the train or a car in that part is also accepted....
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Offline John Nettles

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Re: From Virginia Beach to New York
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2024, 04:57:21 pm »
You always have the newish ACA DelMarVa route and then connect to ACA's Chicago to NYC Route but they go inland. 
I personally liked the ride from Lewes, DE, to Atlantic City via Cape May (cool Victorian town) I did maybe 20 years ago but the tough part would be to get from Atlantic City to NYC.

If you want to go to DC, you could always take ACA's Tidewater Potomac Route and connect to Atlantic Coast Route and the the CNYC Route.

I personally would do the DelMarVa/CNYC Routes before taking the train since I used to live in DC for a few year.

I strongly recommend against the East Coast Greenway as it is known to route onto high traffic roads with no shoulders when other nearby routes (if you do the research) are nearby. 

Whatever you choose, have a great ride! 

Tailwinds, John

Offline horses60

Re: From Virginia Beach to New York
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2024, 05:07:42 pm »
Grazie John,

I plan the itinerary and hope in two days to buy the airplane ticket to Fort Lauderdale. Airlines are crazy two weeks ago Air Transat from Quebec City was 350 CAD today 680 CAD. No comment
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Offline John Nettles

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Re: From Virginia Beach to New York
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2024, 05:14:18 pm »
Grazie John,

I plan the itinerary and hope in two days to buy the airplane ticket to Fort Lauderdale. Airlines are crazy two weeks ago Air Transat from Quebec City was 350 CAD today 680 CAD. No comment
You might check out Google Flights because non-stop frights from Quebec City (YUL) to FLL start at about US$180 one-way for a mid-week departure in May.

Tailwinds, John

Offline horses60

Re: From Virginia Beach to New York
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2024, 11:49:55 am »
Thank you John,

Yesterday we got our ticket to FLL. The airline lobby strikes again. A week ago Air Transat direct flight 380 CAD and Air Canada 333 CAD. Yesterday Air Transat 680 CAD and Air Canada 323 unfortunately stopover in Montreal, hoping the bikes don't have problems.
Anyway, off we go!
The bicycle is my drugs