Carson Canyon Railbike Tours

Bike the Carson River Canyon

Pedal your way through history aboard a Freedom Rail rail bike along the historic Virginia & Truckee train route. Your journey takes you into beautiful Carson River Canyon along an exciting, curved, and gradual 2% grade track system to the historic Eureka Mill rest area.  Our motor-assisted, pedal railbikes provide a comfortable trip out of the canyon, across the V&T Railway highway bridge to an additional historic site, the Halfway House Stage Stop. Here you will enjoy a water and a complimentary snack. This one-of-a-kind tour is 60 – 70 minutes and is for all ages over 4. Passengers must be able to pedal for an extended time period.


Carson Canyon Railbikes



Ride Times: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Schedule subject to change upon return of V&T train

$45 (before tax) per seat, 4 seats per railbike

All rides are between 70 and 90 minutes

Group discounts available for parties of 12 or more – 10% off, before tax

Route Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful Carson River Canyon
  • Visit the historic Eureka Mill location & Halfway House Stagecoach Stop site
  • Cross the V&T Railway bridge
  • Guides will accompany each rail bike tour
  • Snacks and bottles of water will be provided at the Eureka Siding rest area in the canyon


  • You MUST arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
  • Liability waivers will be available on-site and are required before riding.
  • Any rider under the age of 18 years must have a liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Not suitable for children under the age of four. All riders must be able to walk and peddle.
  • The maximum weight is 250 pounds (per rider).
  • No infants or pets on this experience.
  • No car seats or baby slings.
  • Storage is available behind the seats for small bags such as fanny packs. The rail bikes cannot accommodate carry-on items such as backpacks, large purses, totes, or ice chests.
  • Sunscreen, a hat, and water are recommended.
  • Riders should wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothes suitable for hiking or cycling. Closed-toed shoes are recommended. A light jacket is encouraged during the cooler months.
  • Face masks are required to wear upon arrival. Face masks can be removed for rail bike experience if all parties on the same bike agree. Should you wish not to share a bike, we recommend purchasing all four ticketed seats.
  • Although our rail bikes are motor-assisted, pedaling is part of the experience, and riders should be prepared to do light exercise. Riders should be capable of bicycling recumbently for 70 – 90 minutes at low exertion. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation may be made up to three days prior to your ride with a $25 cancellation fee by calling 1-(855)-724-5102. Tickets are non-refundable 72 hours before your ride. No-shows (including late arrivals for a scheduled departure) are not eligible for a refund.

Freedom Rail and V&T Railway Commission reserve the right to cancel or amend any trip or booking due to rare extreme weather conditions. In these instances, riders can be rescheduled or refunded.

*Riders can be turned away at the discretion of V&T Railway and Freedom Rail to adhere to safety protocols.

For booking inquires, contact Freedom Rail at 1-855-724-5102