Passionate history enthusiasts, marine aficionados, and those of you who cycle to indulge in scenic beauty, this half-day cycling tour is tailored just for you.
The charming seaside towns of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, Arundel, and Cape Porpoise, collectively known as The Kennebunks, are steeped in rich maritime history.
These locations tell tales of times when salty sea captains commanded the seas. Learn about the area’s historic shipbuilding industry that remarkably constructed and launched as many as 100 ships a year and of the generations of fishermen who have harvested the coast’s plentiful marine resources.
In today’s context, the majestic homes of the former sea captains have been transformed into welcoming bed and breakfasts, subtly intertwining the past with the present. The tradition of boat building endures, underscored by a boat-building school situated just four miles from town, while numerous locals continue the long-held tradition, earning their living on the sea as lobstermen and fishermen.
This tour immerses you in this historic and vibrant coastal culture of Maine, promising a truly captivating experience.
Tours depart across the street from the Chamber of Commerce office (16 Water Street) at 10:00 am
Daily May through October
$225.00 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 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 after our trip.
If you have any questions about this tour, please get in touch.