Discover the best of Maine on our weeklong multi-sport adventure. Bike, hike, sail, and kayak your way along the Maine Coast. From the picturesque town of Camden to the quiet coves of Islesboro Island and the stunning beauty of Acadia National Park our weeklong multi-sport adventure has something for everyone. Listen to the surf as it pounds the rocky Maine coast, and enjoy wild Maine blueberries lobster fresh from the sea.
Portland, Maine (PWM)
July 16-20, 23-27
Price $2595.00 per person
Single Supplement: $700.00
Your leaders will collect you from your pre-trip hotel at 8:00 am on the first morning for the one hour and forty-five-minute transfer to the picturesque town of Camden. Your tour begins with an easy hike in the Camden hills. Follow and old dirt road to the trailhead and hike among pine trees to Bald Rock for some of the best views of Penobscot Bay. After hiking, you are free for lunch and to explore Camden’s beautiful harbor as well, shops and galleries. Be sure to visit the reading room of the public library for its beautiful design. In the afternoon we sail on the Schooner Olad a 90-year old. Classic wooden schooner.
The early morning ferry carries us from Lincolnville to Islesboro Island in the heart of Penobscot Bay. The short twenty-minute ferry ride offers beautiful views of the Camden Hills. Stately pines and40 room cottages serve as a backdrop for our cycling tour around one of Maine’s prettiest islands. After cycling, visit a coastal winery or take a swim in Lake Megunticook.
The morning begins with an hour and a half transfer to Bar Harbor, the gateway to Acadia National Park. In the afternoon, you kayak the quiet side of Mt Desert Island. All our trips paddle with the tide to enable us to cover the most ground possible. Often you will see seals, dolphins and bald eagles. Tonight is the night for lobster fresh from the sea.
We begin by walking across Acadia’s famous Sand beach. We pause to dip our toes in the Ocean before continuing to the trailhead. A moderate climb takes us to a stand of white birch trees and stunning views of the islands of Frenchman Bay and Otter Cliffs. Take some time to explore Bar Harbor and find lunch on your own before an afternoon ride on Acadia’s famous carriage roads. Late afternoon is a magical time on the Carriage Roads as the crowds have disappeared.
For those who wish we will offer an early morning van ride up Cadillac Mountain to watch the sunrise with an optional hike down. We will then find early coffee before cycling Acadia’s Park Loop Road as it follows the coastline. The ambitious can choose to cycle up Cadillac Mountain, and everyone will enjoy magnificent ocean views. We depart at noon for the 3.5-hour ride to Portland were leaders will drop you at the airport, train station or your post-tour hotel.