A guided version of our Pedal the Coast offers the opportunity to enjoy an inn-to-inn bicycle tour at a more relaxed pace.
The coast of Maine offers impressive diversity as it travels almost 400 hundred miles from Kittery to the Canadian border. You cycle the best of the Maine Coast during your inn-to-inn bike tour. You begin in the fishing village of Port Clyde and cycle the shores of Penobscot Bay, visiting several coastal communities, including Rockland, Camden, and Belfast, before finishing your week in Acadia National Park.
Portland, Maine (PWM)
$3695.00 per person double occupancy
We meet at the Ocean Gateway Visitor Center at 8 am for the transfer to the Marshall Point Lighthouse just outside of Port Clyde. Today’s ride will take you through the charming fishing village of Port Clyde, past a hidden cove, and to the Owl’s Head Light. After visiting Owl’s Head, it is an easy pedal to Rockland and your inn for the evening.
Leaving Rockland, you enjoy cycling country roads towards Camden. You will visit Rockport Harbor, home of Andre the Seal, cycle Beachamp Point for ocean views, and visit Aldemere Farms, home of the “Oreo Cookie” Cows. A short hike leads to great views of Curtis Island Light before cycling through Camden and along the shore of Lake Megunticook. In the evening, you sail Penobscot Bay on a wooden schooner.
The rolling hills of Camden offer miles of riding on quiet country roads. Follow these roads through the summer community of Bayside and into the coastal town of Belfast. A little artsier than Camden, Belfast is a great place to enjoy the waterfront and get to know some local artists. In the afternoon, we shuttle 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.
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 noon transfer to Portland.