UNGUIDED: Under the Adirondacks Tour w/Freedom Pass

  • Type: Un-Guided
  • Tuesday - Saturday
  • Distance: ~170 mi R-T
  • Departure Location: From your hotel
  • Departure: At Your Leisure (Lunch available 11:30am - 1:30pm)
  • Return: At Your Leisure


-100' waterfall WaterFallTavernTourA
-Includes entrance to Secret Caverns
-Vermont's best mountain passes
-$15 Freedom pass for lunch
-This is a Freedom Pass tour giving you an unguided ride valued at $43; sold at $35.







A beautiful rural ride above ground, followed by a fascinating 100' waterfall BELOW ground.

TavernTourBThe Ride: There is such beauty in the pastoral, rolling terrain of our region's farmland. And, you're going to ride right through it, seeing endless barns, undulating fields, and farmhouses, backdropped by the mountains in the distance. Riding the gently winding farm roads with no traffic is a fun and relaxing way to spend a day. Your ride is valid any day of Americade Week, so you can cherry-pick the best riding day (a benefit of a Freedom Pass ride). This is a Freedom Pass tour giving you an unguided ride valued at $43; sold at $35.

The Destination: Nestled in the Adirondacks is a little known deep cavern that has hosted curious travelers for nearly 100 years since its discovery by intrepid bovines in the 1920s. You'll go on a guided 1/2 mile walk through an unsullied and accessible prehistoric passageway formed of stalactites, stalagmites, and flowstone. The tour culminates when you reach the world-famous 100 ft. underground waterfall. Truly a wonder of nature, this rare sight is unmatched among other "showcaves." You'll enter the cavern using a "petrified escalator" (aka 103 stairs). If you're claustrophobic, you probably want to consider other Americade Rides. The caverns maintain a year-round temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit, so we recommend a light jacket or sweater and comfortable walking shoes. Cameras, pictures, and touching of the formations are allowed, as is not the case with most other showcaves in the US. Your ticket is valid any day of Americade Week (a benefit of a Freedom Pass ride).

The Lunch: Your lunch will be at a beautiful tavern. The first $15 of your lunch is already paid for, and you can choose from anything on the menu, and you can arrive any day during Americade Week (benefits of a Freedom Pass ride).

What is a Freedom Pass ride? It's a ride where you're not locked into a particular day or a particular menu, giving you maximum flexibility:
*Want to wait for a sunny day to ride? No problem. The ride, the entrance ticket, and the lunch are good for any single day during Americade Week, so you can wait for the sunniest day to ride.
*Your lunch ticket is good toward any food on the menu. You're not locked into a set meal.
*And, the Freedom Pass pays for the first $15 of your lunch at the restaurant on whatever day and time you choose during Americade Week. Your choice - It's total freedom.

WHAT IS AN UnGUIDED RIDE? (psst, it's your best bet to a great day of riding on your own.) Americade UnGuided Rides are the best way to experience the Adirondacks or Vermont on your own or just with your friends, without worrying about finding good routes, smooth pavement, great scenery, and good food! We've done all the planning for you, including pre-riding all the routes and testing the great lunches (it's hard work, but someone has to do it...). You leave on your own, follow the detailed maps we provide, and arrive at a very special lunch destination where Americade staff will greet you. Enjoy a scrumptious meal of your choice from the menu with fellow Americaders. Round trip mileages are approximate.

So, if you're coming all the way up to the Adirondacks, why not guarantee yourself a great day of riding?