We offer alternative and shorter cycling tour route options. Check them out below:
Bike a section of the route (Franconia Notch [53 miles], 302 Notch Route [37 miles], or the Kancamagus [38 miles]), and receive a shuttle pick up from the starting hostel the next day (shuttle cost additional).
Bike a route section forward and backward for an extra workout. Choose from either Franconia Notch (53 miles), 302 Notch Route (37 miles), or the Kancamagus (38 miles). Stay two nights at the hostel of your choice.
Various loop and there-and-back rides are available.
We recommend incorporating Bear Notch Road (open summers only) into your loop ride. This route takes you through incredibly scenic and famous Franconia Notch, Crawford Notch, Bear Notch, and the Kancamagus Pass. From the Notch Hostel, bike north through Franconia Notch, take Route 302 through Crawford Notch. Once in Bartlett, take a right on Bear Notch Road. Bike through Bear Notch, arrive at the Kancamagus Highway, head west back to the Notch Hostel. See this map for mileage and directions.