Difficult Cycling Routes on the Adirondack Coast 

Looking to push yourself to the absolute limit? Try these cycling routes of high difficulty to really get your blood moving.  Be sure you are well prepared. Turn-by-turn directions to all of these bike routes can be found through the links below.

Monuments, Mills and Music

36 mile cycling route of moderate difficulty. Passing monuments, museums, and memorials, this route has plenty of historical stops along the way. Check out this trail out if you want to learn something new and get a great work out.

The Climber

38 mile, difficult cycling route, requiring some demanding climbing around the 3,820’ Lyon Mountain. Multiple, major climbs makes this cycling route one of the most difficult, but offers amazing views and an exhilarating ride back to Lake level. 

Over the Hills and Far Away

45 mile, difficult cycling route including some up-hill battles and some cruising downhill slopes. The views of the Adirondack High Peaks and Chazy Lake make this difficult trip worth the cycle. On your way, you can freely use the Macomb State Campsite and Day Use area to catch your breath.

State Bicycle Route 9

Varies in length and difficulty.  New York State Bicycle Route 9 traverses a 345-mile route from New York City to Montreal.  The northern section of the route passes through several communities in the eastern Adirondacks and Champlain Valley on its way to the Canadian border.

The Route joins Quebec Route 223 north of Rouses Point and follows the Richelieu Valley and the Chamblay Canal Towpath to Montreal.

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