“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.”
~ Ernest Hemingway
We are a family-owned and operated bicycle touring business and are eager to share Gettysburg with you! We can pair you with an extremely knowledgeable tour guide who will bike with you through the battlefield to bring the history to life. All of our guides are certified through the National Park Service, meaning they had to pass an excruciatingly hard exam in order to obtain their coveted license. These men and women know the battle in and out and can inform you not only of the strategy and facts, but also the inspiring stories of the soldiers.
Bicycling is one of the best ways to see the battlefield. On a bike, more of your senses get involved and more completely. To really understand a battle, you need to know the terrain, the lay of the land. When you power yourself up the hills and ridges and feel gravity propel you down, you gain a real appreciation for the high ground and why the battle developed the way it did. Not only do you feel the terrain under your feet, but on a bike your view is unobstructed by car or bus roofs and the pace is slow enough to see wildlife, monuments, fields, and flowers you otherwise may have missed. You hear the call of birds or the baying of cattle, smell the freshly cut crops, and perhaps even get a taste of salt from the sweat on your face, just as the soldiers themselves did. Finally, this earth-friendly, green alternative to seeing the battlefield helps preserve the National Park and provides you with fresh air and exercise.
Family Tour: (All ages) Visits the Union lines, concentrating on the major attacks of the 2nd and 3rd days. Some of the major sites visited may include Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, Wheatfield, Peach Orchard and Cemetery Ridge. This tour is 3 hours long. The cost* is $64 per person.
GettysBike Tour: This tour includes everything in the Family Tour and adds Seminary Ridge for the first day as well as West Confederate Avenue. This tour is 3.5 hours long. It cost $74 per person.
Grand Tour: This tour includes everything in the GettysBike plus Culps and Cemetery Hills, the town and some of the first day’s fighting. The tour is 4 hours long. The tour is $83 per person.
*People bringing their own bikes receive a $5 discount