We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO), however you can also fly into Shenandoah Valley Airport (SHD) or a Washington DC airport. Details about each option are below.
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport is one hour from Harrisonburg. American, Delta and United Airlines fly here via various East Coast cities. To get to Harrisonburg, you can rent a car or schedule an Uber, taxi or shuttle. Green Shuttle, greenshuttleva.com, is based in Harrisonburg and costs $100 for up to four people. This includes one carry on and one personal item. Gratuity and additional luggage extra. Call Green Shuttle (540-718-2954) or email email@example.com to schedule your ride. There are many taxi companies listed on the CHO airport website. Two Charlottesville-based taxi options are Mario's Cab Service (434-989-9796) or Eagle Taxi (434-566-4611). Rates start at $150 plus gratuity for a sedan. Be sure to schedule in advance and confirm the rate when booking.
Shenandoah Valley Airport is 20 minutes from Harrisonburg but is only served by Contour Airlines, in partnership with American Airlines, with flights to/from Charlotte International Airport. Flights can be booked at contourairlines.com or aa.com or by calling 540-234-8304. You can rent a car or take the SHD Shuttle to Hotel Madison for $50 one-way or $70 roundtrip. Reserve your shuttle seat by calling 540-234-8304 ext.5 at least 48 hours in advance. A taxi will also be approximately $50. A couple of Harrisonburg-based taxi options are ABC Cab (540-564-1214) and Green Taxi (540-810-2074).
Finally, Dulles (IAD) and Reagan National (DCA) airports in Washington DC are about two hours away. You can rent a car or take a bus, taxi, or Uber. Green Shuttle departs at 2:30 PM daily from Dulles airport to Harrisonburg and costs $200 for up to 4 people. Call 540-718-2954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your ride. The Virginia Breeze Bus (Megabus) departs daily from Dulles 10:40 AM, arriving at 12:50 PM. Rates start at $23 per person, one-way. Find current info and purchase tickets at virginiabreeze.org. Both Green Shuttle and Virginia Breeze Bus drop you off at Godwin Hall. From here, it is a 10-minute walk or drive to Hotel Madison. Estimated taxi fare from Washington, D.C. airports starts at $250. Cabs are available on demand.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hotel Madison (710 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. You and your traveling companions will shuttle 30 minutes to the picnic and bike fit location. Please come dressed in riding clothes and have riding gear in a separate, readily accessible bag. Your main luggage will be stored at the hotel and placed in your room when it is ready.
If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Hotel Madison (540-564-0200) and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. View our pre hotel recommendations
Your guides will offer a shuttle from Hotel Madison departing at 11:00 AM and arriving at Shenandoah Valley Airport at 11:30 AM, then continuing to Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, arriving at approximately 12:30 PM. Please do not book a flight before 1:00 PM or 2:30 PM respectively in case of for unforeseen delays.
If you are heading to Washington D.C., the Virginia Breeze Bus departs from Harrisonburg at 10:45 AM, arriving at Dulles at 1:00 PM, Arlington at 1:30 PM, and Union Station in Washington D.C. at 2:05 PM. Prices start at $40 per person. You can find current info and purchase tickets at virginiabreeze.org. Green Shuttle departs at 12:00 PM and costs $200 for up to 4 people. Call 540-718-2954 or email email@example.com to schedule your ride. Estimated taxi fare to DC airports starts at $250. A couple of options are ABC Cab (540-564-1214) and Green Taxi (540-810-2074). View our post hotel recommendations