Pedal the Coast: Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor Bike Tour

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  • 7 Days
  • 2024 DatesJune - Sept
  • Difficulty LevelModerate/Advanced - My Bike Has A Name

Cycle from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor with this Pedal the Coast New England Biking Tour

The perfect bike tour for people looking for a fun yet challenging bike ride. During the weeklong Boothbay to Bar Harbor bike tour,  you will cycle 350 miles and enjoy over 22,000 feet of climbing.

Starting in the picturesque town of East Boothbay, you will follow the contours of the coast, passing lighthouses, fishing villages, and charming towns all the way to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. In Acadia, you will finish your week of cycling by riding up Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the United States, to see the sunrise.

(Traveling to Portland during your trip to Maine? Explore our range of Portland Day Tours.)

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
  • Choice of hybrid or road bike

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”

Pick Up/Drop Off

Portland, ME (PWM)

2024 Dates

Available on request for groups of 4 or more

Pricing

Pedal The Coast: $3,995 pp

E-bike Bike Rental: $250
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 you visit historic Pemaquid Harbor, where the English and the French fought for control of New England during the French and Indian Wars. Later you 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 “Christina’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

You begin your 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.  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 a number of charming shops and galleries.  You finish your day in the picturesque town of Camden, where you 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. You 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. Your 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

Your adventure continues as you explore the town of Castine, a historical gem that has flown the flag of four nations during its rich history.  Your morning ride through town is a journey through pre-colonial American history.  After exploring Castine, our ride continues along miles of quiet coastal roads. You 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 you 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 you pause for lunch. After lunch, you 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

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

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

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