Solitude and Sunrises

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FromUSD$3,395
Weeklong
FromUSD$3,395

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  • 6 Days
  • 2023 DatesJuly & Sept
  • Difficulty LevelEasy/Moderate - I Own Bike Shorts

Tour Overview

The most eastern part of the Maine Coast is known as “Downeast Maine.” Encompassing over 5000 square miles with only 1 stop light, Downeast Maine offers miles of pristine cycling. Join us as we explore off-the-beaten-track Maine and spending a day cycling into Canada.

After several days Downeast,  you will ride a ferry into Bar Harbor, with stunning views of Acadia National Park as the backdrop.

What's Included

  • Five nights’ lodging
  • All lodging taxes and gratuities
  • Most meals – including four dinners, five breakfasts, and four lunches
  • All taxes and gratuities for these meals
  • Hybrid bike rental
  • Expenses paid for ferry transits
  • Entrance fee for Acadia National Park
  • Experienced Summer Feet Guides
  • Detailed route notes and maps
  • 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

Bangor

Highlights

  • Explore “off-the-beaten-track” in Downeast Maine
  • Discover the beauty of Acadia National Park
  • Feast on Maine delicacies like Lobster, smoked salmon, and wild blueberries
  • Cycle into Canada

2023 Dates

July 9-14
September 10-15

 

Pricing

Solitude and Sunrises: $3,395.00 per person
Bike Rental: Hybrid or All Road Bike Included
E-Bike $250.00
Single Supplement: $700.00

Itinerary

Day 1Hiking Maine’s Bold Coast

Your leaders will collect you from your hotel in Bangor for the transfer to the quiet village of Lubec. After lunch overlooking the ocean, We enjoy a short warm up ride along Passamaquoddy Bay.

  •  12 miles
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner
  •  First of 3 nights: The Inn on the Warf

Day 2Whale Watching and Cycling in Canada

You begin your day on a whale-watching tour on the Bay of Fundy. In the afternoon, you cross into Canada for lunch, a visit to the Roosevelt house, and cycling on Campobello Island

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  •  Second of 3 nights: The Inn on the Warf

Day 3Pembroke Reversing Falls and Discovering Eastport

You start the day in the van and shuttle to the Pembroke Reversing Falls, which can be quite dramatic if the tide is right. From here, you will cycle towards Eastport, the easternmost city in the United States. Eastport has become a cool little town with lots of artists and cool shops.  In the afternoon, you return to Lubec via ferry.

  • 30 miles
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner
  •  Third of 3 nights: The Inn on the Warf

Day 4 The Rugged Schoodic Peninsula

 You experience the dramatic power of the open ocean as it crashes along the Schoodic’s rugged shore. Explore the charming town of Winter Harbor and cycle through the Grindstone Neck home to some lovely summer cottages before cycling to the fishing village of Corea for a walk on a secret beach. In the evening, we enjoy fresh Maine lobster.

  • up to 29 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  •  First of 2 nights at The Inn on Mt Desert

Day 5 Acadia’s Carriage Roads

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.

  •  12, 24 or 35 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast,  Lunch and Dinner
  •  First of 2 nights at The Inn on Mt Desret

Day 6 Park Loop Road

You start your day with an early morning ride on Acadia’s famous Park Loop Road. The early start allows us to enjoy the ride before the crowds enter the park. At noon we will shuttle you back to Bangor.

  •  16, or 24 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast

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