This is a combination trip. The first few days are a hub-and-soke tour, returning each night to the same
hotel. The latter half of the trip involves riding to another part of the state, staying a couple of nights
in another hotel, doing a hub-and-spoke tour from that hotel, and then returning to the first hotel before
Fly to Albany, NY. Southwest Airlines allows bike travel cases to fly for $50 each way. All of the
other airlines that service these two points charge between $125 and $150.
Enterprise Rent a Car
737 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211-1001
Travel time to hotel: One hour and fifteen minutes.
Days Inn Great Barrington
372 Main Street, Rte 7 and Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Reassemble the bike.
Bash Bish Falls
41 miles - returns to Great Barrington
This is a "must do" ride. The falls are beautiful. The route travels up Mount Washington and is
quite steep at times. It also goes over a few sections of densely packed dirt and gravel road that
are easily passable with a road bike.
The hike from the parking lot down to the falls is about 1/4 mile and quite rugged. Hiking shoes or
tennis shoes are recommended. Bike shoes are not!
42 miles - returns to Great Barrington
Perhaps one of the most beautiful rides in the area. It passes through several towns and each is
charming. Ride this route counterclockwise or face a very steep climb about 20 miles outside of
Great Barrington to Williamstown
Staying two nights in Williamstown, a beautiful little town in northern Massachusetts. I stayed at
the Willows Motel because all other hotels in town were booked with families dropping off their
children at the local college. I wouldn't recommend the Willows. It's too small and cramped for
the money. Find another hotel.
Bennington Covered Bridges Loop
41.8 miles - Return to Williamstown.
Tour of three covered bridges in southern Vermont.
Williamstown to Great Barrington
47.1 miles - Return to Great Barrington.
Check back into the Days Inn for two additional nights.
Layover in Great Barrington, rest, disassemble the bike and pack
Fly home from Albany
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