Other Info: Bikers are welcome who are accompanying a skater but we are limited to six maximum (bike rental is an extra $25 per day)

“Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated.” – Osho

Who knew western Ohio was chock-full of wide, smooth trails perfect for skating? Once we visited, we discovered this would be the ultimate place to offer an epic 20-year anniversary celebration for Zephyr and its skaters! Over 300 miles of trail to explore, most of them converted rail trails (flat and smooth), await us in western Ohio. Skate under the shade of thick forests, along lazy rivers and creeks, and through charming small-town America.


Daily Itinerary

DAY 1: We meet at in the Cincinnati airport after lunch and shuttle directly to our introductory skate, on the Great Miami River Trail. After introductions to all your wonderful tripmates, you can choose to participate in a skating clinic to refresh your skills or begin heading north toward our final destination today – downtown Dayton, Ohio! This 12-foot wide rail trail hugs …SEE FULL ITINERARY


For More Information

  • See Frequently Asked Questions for this specific trip.
  • See our General FAQs page for general tour questions.
  • INTERESTED IN JOINING US? Call us at 888.758.8687 or email us to check availability, or to ask any questions you may have regarding this trip or any other travel ideas you may be considering.
  • TO BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE: You can book online or by calling us at 888.758.8687. Zephyr Adventures requires a 500 deposit (payable by check or credit card) at the time of booking. The remaining balance is payable by check or credit card no later than 60 days prior to the start of the trip.

  • WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? We will send you a confirmation email after we receive your booking, as well as a link to detailed printer-friendly pre-departure documents: arrival and departure information, suggestions for making travel arrangements, a packing list, an invoice, information about your trip location and guides. It will also include a link to an information form and liability waiver. We will also provide you with a link to information about travel insurance. We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance because it protects you if you have an unexpected change in travel plans. Please do not purchase airfare until you have received your pre-departure documents.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS


  • Skate on the largest paved trail network in the nation – 330 miles (sorry, but you won’t have time to skate them all!)
  • Enjoy charming small towns, beautiful riverscapes, bucolic scenery and friendly and welcoming locals
  • Celebrate Zephyr’s 20-year anniversary
  • Skate with Zephyr’s owner Allan, Zephyr’s first full-time employee Kris, and some of your favorite skating guides from years past!

  • ACCOMMODATIONS


    Nights 1 & 2 >> Crowne Plaza / Dayton, Ohio

    Located in the center of downtown Dayton, the Crowne Plaza has newly renovated rooms, easy access to the Great Miami River Trail, and is within walking distance of almost everything this compact city of 143,000 people has to offer.

    Nights 3 & 4 >> Mills Park Hotel / Yellow Springs, Ohio

    This small and brand-new hotel is located at the end of Yellow Springs’ three-block downtown. It offers modern rooms along with historic charm provided by its southern-style front porch complete with rocking chairs, a cozy lobby with couches and a sweeping staircase, a cute gift shop, and on-site restaurant. You will feel right at home here!


    TRAVEL DETAILS


    We meet you at Cincinnati Airport (airport code CVG) at 12:30 PM on the first day of the trip. Plan on a flight arriving no later than 11:30 AM. If you are driving, you can park your car in the long-term parking lot for as little as $8 per day. On the last day, we will shuttle you back to the airport by 3:00 PM, so you can fly out any time after 4:30 PM. Upon booking, we will send you a Pre-Departure Packet with more information on this trip and suggestions for what to do if you want to spend extra time in the area. If you arrive early to Cincinnati, you can easily take a shuttle downtown and we will instead pick you up at an as-yet-to-be-determined hotel on the first morning of the trip.

    WHAT'S INCLUDED?


  • At least two Zephyr guides accompany the trip and a third is added as necessary.
  • Double occupancy lodging is included. If you are traveling solo, we will match you with another traveler of the same gender. However, you may pay a single supplement to have your own room.
  • All of your dinners and breakfasts are included. Gratuity for these meals is also included. In general, we leave lunches open so that you have time to explore and enjoy the local flavors en route.
  • All your transportation is included once you meet your guides on the first day.
  • All trail fees and permits are included.
  • NOT INCLUDED Beverages, desserts, lunches, gratuities to your guides, personal expenses and travel to and from the destination.