History buffs – salty dogs – and those who cycle for the scenery … this half-day cycling tour is for you. The seaside towns of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, Arundel, and Cape Porpoise – collectively known as The Kennebunks – are saturated in maritime history, from times of salty sea captains to a thriving shipbuilding industry where as many as 100 ships a year were built and floated down the river, to the fishermen who for centuries have made a living off the coast’s abundant marine resources. Today, the stately homes of the sea captains are welcoming B&Bs; boat building is still present, including a boat building school just four miles from town; and many a local make their living on the sea as lobstermen and fishermen.
By request for 4 or more people
$145.00 per person
Our tour begins in downtown Kennebunk. We start cycling the historic Bridal Path as it follows the Mousam River to the sea. Once back on the roads, it’s time to saunter along Kennebunk’s many beaches. Take your time, watch the surfers, enjoy the waves, get off your bike and put your feet in the sand – so luxurious.
Pass back to the “other side of the bridge” and take your time through Kennebunkport’s Dock Square. From Dock Square we cycle along Ocean Avenue pausing to see St Ann’s Church and Walker’s Point. Our ride continues to Cape Porpoise, a quaint lobstering village of Cape Porpoise and you’ll see the views that make people fall in love with Maine. A quiet cove, beautiful homes, a safe harbor full of working lobster boats, and of course the magical islands of Cape Porpoise Harbor and the Goat Island Lighthouse.
After enjoying lunch overlooking the harbor we continue cycling. Be prepared to have your cycling socks knocked off as we ride past some of Kennebunk’s stateliest homes, including the “Wedding Cake House” on our way back to Kennebunk and the conclusion of our trip.