The Great Allegheny Passage is a 150-mile system of biking and hiking trails connecting Cumberland, Maryland and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The connection to the C&O Canal Towpath in Cumberland provides a continuous non-motorized corridor, 316 miles long, from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC.
The trail has a packed crushed limestone surface for a smooth ride. Built mainly on abandoned railroad beds, the trail grade, with a few very short exceptions, never exceeds 1.75% westbound and .8% eastbound.
It's a great adventure on your own - or let the Savage River Lodge (located less than 10 miles from the trail) add a new dimension to your trip.
Try our bike packages, our luxury accommodations, dine in our restaurant and sip wine from our Wine Spectator Award winning wine list.
It would be our pleasure to shuttle you to the Lodge from points along the trail such as, Ohiopyle, Rockwood, Deal, Meyersdale and Frostburg. Once you arrive, check into your cabin, freshen up and head to the main Lodge for a cocktail prior to dinner.
Get to bed early and when you wake up you will find muffins, juice and the Washington Post on your door step. Brew a pot of coffee and get your bag packed to continue your journey.
Watch a video about the Great Allegheny Passage
If you're looking for other great bike shops in the Mid-Atlantic Region, we reccommend checking out the following shops:
|Pennsylvania||Golden Triangle Bike Rental, Michael's Cycles|
|Maryland & D.C.||Joe's Bike Shop|
Check out the Great Allegheny Passage app - find trail heads and way points!
What option best suits your needs?
More relaxing - less biking
Do as little or as much as you want. You could bike 10, 32 or 47 miles, your choice! Arrange your overnight accommodations with us and do a small section of the trail. We offer pick up and delivery to various locations along the trail for $20.00-$40.00 per person. The price is determined by the drop-off and pick-up locations. Bike rentals are also available for overnight guests of the Lodge.
More biking - less relaxing
Book our Package - We call it the Half Gap Expedition! - A total of 75 miles. This trip starts at the Savage River Lodge. Arrive and get settled into your cabin, enjoy dinner* on the deck and watch the wildlife. Depart the next morning for Ohiopyle. We will send you with a packed lunch and you can peddle your way to the Meyersdale Train Station where we will be waiting to bring you back to the Lodge. Pick up a book and rock on the front porch until dinner*. Pack your car and be ready to say goodbye to all of your new Lodge friends in the morning as we head back to the Train Station (after we drop your vehicle in Cumberland) and pick up on the trail right where you left off the day before. Enjoy the scenery at a leisurely pace and snack on your packed lunch as you coast down the hill and through the tunnel to Cumberland where your journey ends and your trip home begins.
Half GAP Expedition for Two
$230.00 - price includes
75 mile trip total - Ohiopyle, PA to Cumberland, MD
- Shuttle service to and from the trail both days
- 2 packed lunches both days
- 2 SRL Souvenir Water Bottles
* Bike Rentals available for $20 per day
* Lodging and Dinner is not included in the package price
Equipment Rental Fees
$20.00 Per Person for bike and helmet rentals
Shuttle Service (Lodge guests only)
Pick-up and Drop-off Locations / Price per person / Round trip
Frostburg, Deal and Meyersdale - $20.00
Cumberland - $30.00
Ohiopyle, Rockwood - $40.00
Day Trip (Lodge guests only)
shuttle - $20.00 + equipment
Leave the Lodge at 10:30 am for Meyersdale. Pick up in Frostburg at 1:15 and return to the Lodge