Dates: Aug. 7-12, Oct. 2-7.
Cost: $2,350 per person, double occupancy (single supplement of $425), plus $90 bike rental.
Drive time: Two hours to starting point in Hudson, N.Y.
The scoop: Cycle on easy to moderate terrain between 15 and 55 miles a day for a total trip of about 220 miles. Included are lodging for five nights, all breakfasts, four dinners, two guides, van support and entrance fees for attractions where required. Fifth-night dinner, alcoholic beverages and guide gratuities are additional.
Highlights: A narrated river cruise; one dinner at the Culinary Institute of America; visits to historic sites, including the Roosevelt and Vanderbilt museums and gardens; antique shops, galleries, sustainable farms, an artisan cheese maker, and an award-winning vineyard.
Contact: (877) 545-1864, greatfreedomadventures.com.