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.
Portland, ME (PWM)
July 16-22 FULL
Pedal The Coast: $3,995 pp
E-bike Bike Rental: $250
Lodging Extras: Single Supplement: $900
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.