Maine’s Gold Coast

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Weeklong
FromUSD$3,595

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  • 6 Days
  • 2023 DatesMay - Oct
  • Difficulty LevelEasy/Moderate - I Own Bike Shorts
Maine’s Gold Coast

Tour Overview

Experience my idea of the perfect Maine bike tour.  Bike, kayak, and sail. Discover the Maine coast as you cycle through fishing villages, famous towns, and breathtaking coastal scenery.

You’ll see Maine as it really is and discover the flavors and colors that make it unique. You’ll dine on lobster and seafood fresh from the sea and catch the sunset from the deck of a wooden schooner.

Your guides will lead you through Acadia National Park and around a picturesque island. There’s plenty of time off-bike to taste, touch, see and do. It’s all at your pace…because after all; it’s your vacation!

What's Included

  • Five nights’ lodging
  • All lodging taxes and gratuities
  • Most meals – including four dinners, five breakfasts, and four lunches
  • All taxes and gratuities for these meals
  • Hybrid Bike Rental
  • Expenses paid for ferry transits, kayaking, and sailing aboard the schooner
  • Entrance fee for Acadia National Park
  • Experienced Summer Feet Guides
  • Detailed route notes and maps
  • Van support including fresh water, ample snacks, and “relief rides”
  • Summer Feet Souvenirs – a cycling water bottle and t-shirt (available in men’s and women’s fit)
  • Alcoholic beverages are not included in the package price and are always at your discretion

Pick Up/Drop Off

Portland, ME (PWM)

Highlights

  • Experience Penobscot Bay from the deck of a classic wooden schooner
  • Enjoy six days of cycling the spectacular Maine Coast
  • Savor a wonderful mix of fresh seafood and fine dining
  • Kayak along the Maine coast with seals and dolphins

2023 Dates

May 14-19, 21-26
June 11-16,18-23, 25-30
July 9-14,16-21,23-28, 30-Aug4
August 6-11,13-18,20-25, 27-Sep 1
September 10-15,17-22,24-29
October 1-6

 

Pricing

Maine’s Gold Cost: $3,595 per person

Bike Rentals: Hybrid or All Road Bike Included
E-Bike: $250
Lodging Extras: Single Supplement: $900

Itinerary

Day 1Exploring Acadia on the Famous Carriage Roads

Guides will meet you at the Ocean Gateway Visitors center on the Portland waterfront for the start of the tour.  Picture breathtaking scenery, gentle grades, and car-free cycling, and you have Acadia’s famous carriage roads. A gift of John D. Rockefeller to help the people of America enjoy Acadia’s beauty the carriage roads offer the opportunity to cycle through stately forests of pine and birch and to enjoy panoramic views of Mount Desert Island.

  •  12, 24, or 35 miles
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner
  •  First of 2 nights: The Harborside Hotel

Day 2The Rugged Beauty of the Schoodic Peninsula

Today you enjoy a unique ferry ride across Frenchman Bay to Winter Harbor and the Schoodic Peninsula. You will experience the dramatic power of the open ocean as it crashes along the Schoodic’s rugged shore. Explore the charming town of Winter Harbor and cycle through the Grindstone Neck home to some lovely summer cottages before cycling to the fishing village of Corea for a walk on a secret beach. In the evening, we enjoy fresh Maine lobster.

  •  15, 29, or 35 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
  •  Second of 2 nights: The Harborside Hotel

Day 3Park Loop Road

Today you will cycle the famous Park Loop Road as it winds its way along the coast and through the Park. Visit Thunder Hole and Sand Beach, two of the park’s highlights, and the ambitious can cycle up Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the Eastern Seaboard between Maine and Rio. The early start allows us to enjoy the ride before the crowds enter the park. After lunch, we transfer to the charming town of Camden, where you enjoy a free afternoon the explore the town.

Day 4Kayaking and Sailing

In the morning, you discover Penobscot Bay from the cockpit of a kayak, paddling along the coast and amongst the islands. Your kayak takes you from charming Rockport harbor to an equally charming Camden harbor. Along the way, there will be opportunities for wildlife spotting and exploring an island during a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, you enjoy a sailboat ride on an antique wooden schooner.

Day 5 Cycling Islesboro Maine’s Friendliest Island

The early morning ferry carries you to Islesboro where stately pines and 40-room cottages serve as a backdrop for our cycling tour around one of Maine’s prettiest islands. Long and thin Islesboro often offers ocean views on both sides of the road. We will pause for a short hike around Pendelton Point before cycling up the island and visiting the Grindle Point Lighthouse.

  •  26, 36, or 46 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
  •  Final Night at the 

Day 6 Cycling the Prettiest Six Miles in New England

Your morning ride carries you to the charming village of Rockport. A wonderful mix of ocean views and gently rolling farms highlight your ride. We conclude our trip at noon and we will arrive back in Portland at 2:00 pm, where will drop you at the airport or a local hotel.

  •  7 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast

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