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Experience the Catskills with Rail Explorers

Experience the Catskills like you never have before when you travel on the Ulster and Delaware Railroad with Rail Explorers.

Inspired by the pedal-bikes in Korean films, co-founder Mary Joy Lu was determined to bring this concept to the States. Since 2015, over 100,000 people have enjoyed America’s natural beauty while on Rail Explorers tours. Visit the Adirondacks, Delaware, Rhode Island, Las Vegas, or Catskill location for a different experience every time!

The Catskill Division is a truly unique must-see experience. Known as the “River Run,” visitors can explore the scenic mountains while traveling alongside the Esopus Creek. Along with standard tours, the Catskill Division also offers Golden Hour, Beer and Pretzel and Midsummer’s night tours.

The pedal tours are eight miles in length and take 2.5 hours to complete. You are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks to enjoy during your trip and arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour. To book your tour through the scenic Catskill Mountains, please visit the Rail Explorers- Catskill Division website!

“The Rail Explorers provides a clean, professional & beautifully scenic experience.”

—Misty M, Yelp

Catskills River Run

Pedal along the historic Ulster & Delaware Railroad and enjoy the beautiful woods. Guests can bring a snack and drink to enjoy at the creek-side turnaround. It is an 8-mile trip and is 2.5 hours long!

Golden Hour Tour

What’s better than a sunset experience? Sign up for a Golden Hour Tour for peak sunset hour and enjoy the Catskill Mountains. It is an 8-mile trip and 2.5 hours long!

Beer & Pretzels

On Friday evenings in the summer and fall, Rail Explorers partners with Bread Alone and Woodstock Brewing for a wonderful experience. Served at the private picnic area on the Esopus Creek. Head back in the evening light with lanterns on your rail bike. It is an 8-mile trip and 2.5 hours long!

Midsummer’s Night Tour

Heading out at 10 p.m., guests can enjoy the River Run under the night sky. Bring a snack and star-gaze through the telescope, weather permitting of course! Offered on Saturday night only. It is an 8-mile trip and 2.5 hours long!

Rail Explorers’ Plan for Social Distancing

Here’s what Rail Explorers is doing to ensure safety during this time:

All attendees must wear face masks and remain six feet apart.

All guests are screened for health symptoms upon entry to the Rail Explorers check in area.

Connecting railbikes together is only available for those living in the same household.

Railbikes are thoroughly disinfected and cleaned between tours.

Restrooms can only be used 1 to 2 people at a time.

The gift shop has limited occupancy and all touch points are routinely sanitized, cash exchange discouraged.

All staff is screened for health symptoms and is required to wear protective face covering.

Please stay home if you or a member of your part has symptoms of COVID-19. You may reschedule for a future date.

Take Amtrak to the Rail Explorers- Catskills Division

Experience this unforgettable attraction via Amtrak to the Rhinecliff Station in Rhinecliff, NY—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

Where to Stay in the Hudson Valley

Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all the Hudson Valley has to offer. Take a look at these great hotel options—some offering exclusive New York By Rail discounts!