Highs & Lows Tour '22

COURSE OVERVIEW

Join us for an incredible 3-day cycling tour through 3 beautiful regions of New Hampshire that will cover roughly 300 total miles. You will have the opportunity to join one of two groups that best fits your desired pace. Each group will be led by a team of captains that know the roads and will keep their respective riders together to ensure no one gets lost or dropped. One group will keep an average pace of 14-16 mph and the other group will target an average speed of 16-18 mph. 


The ride will be supported with SAG (support and gear) vehicles to make sure riders have an excellent opportunity to stay nourished and hydrated, as well as tools and support for basic roadside maintenance if necessary. Additionally, there will be several official stops each day in order to ensure adequate rest to stay fresh enough to complete this very challenging, but rewarding endurance adventure. Our headquarters for the Highs and Lows Tour will be the Common Man Inn and Spa in Plymouth, NH. Each day will start and finish at the Cman and we will host several meals and related meetings/briefings there.

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Day 1

THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
120.1 miles, 7716' elevation

120-miles of awe inspiring views through the White Mountains. The route we have chosen is known to many local riders as the Grand Tour. This day starts by riding north following the Pemigewasset River Valley to Lincoln and then taking the Kancamagus Highway to Bear Notch. From Bear Notch we will ride to Route 302 and through Crawford Notch past ski areas and grand hotels. In Twin Mountain we will head south again on Route 3 until we hit the bike path that will take us through Franconia Notch, back to the Pemigewasset River Valley and eventually, with tired legs and triumphant spirits, to the Inn.

Photo: courtesy of notchhostel.com
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Day 2

THE RIVER VALLEYS
103.1 miles, 5082' elevation

100-miles of beautiful riding through iconic river valleys. From Plymouth, we will ride through the Baker River Valley using scenic secondary roads, as well as Route 25 all the way to Haverhill, which is on the Connecticut River. We will go south following the river enjoying views of farms, rolling hills, a covered bridge and of course the river itself with Vermont on the other side. When returning we will take the Governor Thompson Scenic Highway in Orford back to Wentworth and the Baker River Valley, which will lead us back to the Inn.

Photo: courtesy of hanoveradventures.com
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Day 3

THE LAKES REGION
78 miles, 5758' elevation

80-miles of stunning water views. Though the shortest of the 3-day tour, this ride will provide more lake and pond views than you could imagine possible on one ride. We will peddle passed Newfound Lake, Spectacle Pond, Hermit Lake, Cawley Pond, Lake Winnisquam, Opechee Bay Reservoir, Lake Winnipesaukee, Lake Waukewan, Winona Lake, Hawkins Pond, White Oak Pond, Big Squam Lake and  Little Squam Lake before returning to the Inn for a ceremony and final dinner to celebrate the completion of the inaugural Highs and Lows Tour.

Photo: courtesy of americabicyle.com
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