There is an "off the beaten path" if I ever heard of one..... loading your bike on the train!
I'm thinking about taking the train this summer when we go north to ride Canada. Anyone done it? Good, bad, or ugly? They are quoting $560 for 2 people, 1 bike, 1 trailer, and a "sleeper" upgrade. Dollars and cents it's cheaper to ride the 900 miles, but than again if the experience is worth it, what the hell?