Pedal the Coast Self-Guided

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  • 7 Days
  • 2024 DatesMay - Oct
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - I Own Bike Shorts

Experience Maine's Coastal Beauty with Our Pedal the Coast Tour

Our Pedal the Coast Bike Tour presents the perfect opportunity to embark on an inn-to-inn bicycle tour, offering a leisurely pace for those who wish to absorb the scenic beauty truly.

Maine’s coastline, boasting an impressive 400 miles from Kittery to the Canadian border, delivers remarkable diversity. During your inn-to-inn bike tour, you’ll get the opportunity to experience the best of the Maine Coast. Immerse yourself in the tranquil allure of Pemaquid Point, then set off on a captivating journey up the coast.

Discover Maine’s Beautiful Penobscot and Blue Hill Bays

Your adventure takes you through the east and west shores of Penobscot Bay, with its picturesque views. From there, the journey continues along the mesmerizing Blue Hill Bay, whose beauty is sure to leave you captivated.

The grand finale of your trip includes a triumphant victory lap through the breathtaking Acadia National Park.

This inn-to-inn bike tour truly provides a unique and unforgettable way to experience the Maine Coast’s scenic splendor at a gentle, relaxed pace.

If you have any questions about this tour, please get in touch

What's Included

  • Six nights’ lodging
  • All lodging taxes and gratuities
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Detailed route notes and maps plus turn by turn navigation using the Ride with GPS app (no cellular data needed)
  • Daily Luggage Transfers
  • Emergency Support
  • Hybrid or All Road Bike
  • Round trip ferry Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor
  • Summer Feet Souvenirs – cycling water bottle and t-shirt (available in men’s & women’s fit)
  • Round Trip Ferry Rockland -Vinalhaven

Highlights

  • Enjoy 7 days of Inn to Inn cycling along the Maine Coast
  • Explore charming towns and coastal villages
  • Cycle in Acadia National Park
  • Enjoy a variety of Maine delicacies, from lobster and smoked salmon to fresh blueberries and the local favorite “whoopee pies”

Pick Up/Drop Off

Portland, Maine (PWM)

2023/2024 Dates

Self-Guided Tours can start on any Sunday

Pricing

$2595.00 per person double occupancy

E-Bike:$250.00

Itinerary

Day 1Port Clyde and Clark Island

One of our staff will meet you at our waterfront pick-up location to transfer you to the first hotel. From the hotel, you will enjoy a ride along coastal roads to the fishing village of Port Clyde and then onto the Marshall Point Light, made famous by Forrest Gump. Today’s itinerary leaves plenty of time to enjoy coastal views from the inn’s lawn or hike nearby Clark Island trails.

  • Cycling Options: 24 miles Elevation gain 1200 ft
  • Lodging: The Craignair Inn
  • Meals: None

Day 2Clark Island to Rockland

Begin your ride exploring the quiet town of Port Clyde before cycling to Birch Point State Park and the spectacular Owls Head Light as it stands guard over Penobscot Bay.  Your ride then takes you to the eclectic village of Rockland, home to the Farnsworth Museum of Art, which features an extensive collection of the art of the Wyeth Family, The Island Institute dedicated to preserving Maine’s Island communities, and many charming shops and galleries.

  • Cycling Options: 21 miles Elevation Gain 1240 ft
  • Lodging: The Berry Manor Inn
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3To Vinalhaven

You will enjoy great views of the Camden Hills and Rockland Harbor as you ride an early morning ferry to Vinalhaven. Spend the day discovering the island, browsing downtown, and cycling up the island. Swim in an old granite quarry and glimpse what life on an island is like.

  • Cycling Options: 21 miles Elevation Gain 1100 fe
  • Lodging: The Berry Manor Inn
  • Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 4Rockland to Camden

You have a lot of choices today. The ride from Rockland to Camden is only 10 miles.  Camden is one of the most picturesque towns on the Maine Coast, featuring a well-sheltered harbor surrounded by hills lush with forests. From Camden, you can cycle in the hills or through an oceanfront preserve.  Other options include sailing, kayaking, or relaxing.

  • Cycling Options: 10,17 or 32 miles Elevation Gain 572-2624 ft
  • Lodging: The Hartstone Inn
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Acadia's Carriage Roads

The morning will start with one of our staff driving you from Camden to Acadia National park. 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.

 

Day 6The Schoodic Peninsula

Today, you enjoy a unique ferry ride across Frenchman Bay to Winter Harbor and the Schoodic Peninsula. You experience the dramatic power of the open ocean as it crashes along the Schoodic’s rugged shore before cycling to a real lobstering community.

Day 7 Cycling Acadia National Park

You end a memorable week cycling Acadia National Park’s famous Park Loop Road as it winds along the shore and ends with an optional climb up Cadillac Mountain before a 11:30 am transfer to Portland.

  • Cycling Options: 24 or 30 miles Elevation Gain 2601 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast

 

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