Pedal the Coast

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Weeklong
FromUSD$3,795

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  • 7 Days
  • 2022 DatesJune - Sept
  • Difficulty LevelModerate/Advanced - My Bike Has A Name

Tour Overview

The coast of Maine offers amazing diversity as it travels almost 400 hundred miles from Kittery to the Canadian border. During your 7-day inn-to-inn bike tour, cycle the best of the Maine Coast.

From the quiet beauty of Pemaquid Point, you travel up the coast cycling the east and west shores of Penobscot Bay, along Blue Hill Bay and finish with a victory lap through Acadia National Park.

What's Included

  • Six nights’ lodging
  • All lodging taxes and gratuities
  • Most meals – including five dinners, six breakfasts, and two lunches
  • All taxes and gratuities for these meals
  • Entrance fee for Acadia National Park
  • Experienced Summer Feet Guides
  • Turn by turn directions using Ride with GPS
  • 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

  • Enjoy 7 days of Inn to Inn cycling along the Maine Coast
  • Explore charming towns and coastal villages
  • Discover hidden coves and stunning coastline
  • Enjoy a variety of Maine delicacies, from lobster and smoked salmon to fresh blueberries and the local favorite “whoopee pies”

2022 Dates

June 19-25 FULL
July 17-23 FULL
August 21-27
September 18-24

Pricing

Pedal The Coast: $3,795 pp

E-bike Bike Rental: $200
Lodging Extras: Single Supplement: $900

Itinerary

Day 1Boothbay Harbor to Pemaquid Point

Leaders will meet you at the visitor’s center in downtown Portland, ME on the 1st morning of the tour for the one-hour transfer to Boothbay Harbor. We begin our trip cycling stunning Ocean Point before pedaling to the charming village of Damariscotta. We end our day at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, where we enjoy a welcome wine and cheese reception before dinner at the elegant Bradley Inn.

  • Cycling Options: 48 miles Elevation gain 3126 ft
  • Lodging: The Bradley Inn
  • Meals: Dinner

Day 2Pemaquid Point to Clark Island

Today we visit historic Pemaquid Harbor where the English and the French fought for control of New England during the French and Indian Wars. Later we cycle to the “off the beaten track” town of Waldoboro for a glimpse of small-town life in Maine. Enjoy an optional visit to the farm where Andrew Wyeth painted the iconic “Christinia’s World” before pedaling to Clark Island and our inn overlooking the ocean.

  • Cycling: 54 miles Elevation gain 3316 ft
  • Lodging: The Craignair Inn
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3Clark Island to Camden

We begin our ride exploring the quiet peninsula of Spruce Point before cycling to Birch Point State Park and the spectacular Owls Head Light as it stands guard over Penobscot Bay.  Our ride then takes us 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 a number of charming shops and galleries.  We finish our day in the picturesque town of Camden where we enjoy a sunset sail on Penobscot Bay.

  • Cycling Options: 30 or 54 miles Elevation gain 2797
  • Lodging: Hartstone
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4Camden to Castine

The rolling hills of Camden offer miles of riding on quiet country roads. We follow these roads through the summer community of Bayside and into the coastal town of Belfast and enjoy a picnic lunch before a short transfer. Our ride continues along the western shore of Penobscot Bay and into the town of Castine where a lobster feast awaits.

  • Cycling Options: 53 or 63 miles Elevation gain 3517 ft
  • Lodging: The Castine Inn
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 Castine to Bar Harbor

Our adventure continues as we explore the town of Castine, a historical gem that has flown the flag of four nations during its rich history.  Our morning ride through town is a journey through pre-colonial American history.  After exploring Castine, our ride continues along miles of quiet coastal roads. We cycle along Eggemoggin Reach and into the town of Blue Hill before a transfer to Bar Harbor. An optional non-supported route will be offered for those who wish to cycle to Bar Harbor.

  • Cycling Options: 40, 61, 77 or 100 miles Elevation gain 4537 ft
  • Lodging: First of 2 nights at The Inn on Mt Desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 The Quiet Side of Acadia

Today we cycle to the quiet side of Acadia National Park. The ride takes you through Northeast Harbor, along Sommes Sound and into the town of Southwest Harbor where we pause for lunch. After lunch, we cycle to the Bass Harbor Light before following country roads back to Bar Harbor.

  • Cycling Options: 36 or 50  miles Elevation gain 3538 ft
  • Lodging: Final night at The Inn on Mt Desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7Cycling Acadia National Park

We end a memorable week cycling Acadia National Park’s famous Park Loop Road. As it winds along the shore before we celebrate our week an optional climb of Cadillac Mountain.

  • Cycling Options: 26 or 33 miles Elevation gain 2601 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast

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