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Offline johntwaldo

touring in PA amish country
« on: May 20, 2008, 11:10:36 am »
We would like to do a week-long tour in Lancaster County area of Pennsylvania. Has anyone out there done such a tour and has some advice or an itinerary for such a tour. We like riding 30-50 miles a day and stay at motel or B&B. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

John & Mary

Offline staehpj1

touring in PA amish country
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 02:01:47 pm »
Lancaster County is a pretty small area for a week long tour.  If I was to do a week there I think I would either do day trips or maybe branch out to another area like Maryland's Eastern Shore or Delaware.

Havre de Gras Maryland might be within range and is nice but you would have to get across the Susquehanna.  The only place you can ride across is on Rt1 and that may be a bit out of the way.  That would get you into pretty hilly country though.


Offline johntwaldo

touring in PA amish country
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 03:37:51 pm »
thanks for the input. we realize that we will not cover much ground by staying in the county, but we want to do a relaxed tour stay at B&B's etc. I used google maps to lay out a big circle around Lancaster starting by riding to coatsville, than north to glenmoore and new holland, than west to lititz where we can do the five bridges tour, then west to elizabethtown and south to marietta and finally northeast back to lancaster. Does this itinerary give us a "tour" of the pennsylvania amish country? Any suggestions as to where to go on this tentative circular trip?

thanks

John


Offline staehpj1

touring in PA amish country
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 03:51:53 pm »
I hope someone else will pipe up.  I don't know the area all that well.  It does have some very pleasant riding though.  If you just want a leisurely B&B to B&B ride, I can see where it would be a nice area to explore.  Sorry I don't have some good specific advice.

Maybe the following site might help a bit:
http://www.lancasterbikeclub.org/scenictours.php

Have a great trip!

Offline cara2u

touring in PA amish country
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2008, 09:28:15 pm »
  Try this link.

http://www.bikepa.com/


Offline ak08820

touring in PA amish country
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008, 11:24:48 am »
http://www.bikepa.com seems to have very little info. There are bike route maps. I tried to explore the route L and all I got was a map with numbered spots, without any info.
http://www.bikepa.com/images/routelmap.gif
An email to the only contact info on the website info@awaymedia.com bounces. May be they have gone away ;-).

Would anyone have info on these routes?

This message was edited by ak08820 on 6-11-08 @ 7:25 AM