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!
Portland, ME (PWM)
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
Maine’s Gold Cost: $3,595 per person
Bike Rentals: Hybrid or All Road Bike Included
Lodging Extras: Single Supplement: $900
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.