I told wifey that I was very interested in riding the Erie Canal towpath this summer, and said I would love for her to come along. We would try for inexpensive lodging, but also bring a tent, just in case.
"Are you going alone" she asked. "Probably", I don't think a tour company is necessary at all for this ride. I found a journal online of people who did the ride the first week of July last year.