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Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor

Summary

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Bike - Hike - Kayak - Sail Acadia, our nation’s smallest National Park, is revered as one of the most scenic and beautiful of our national treasures where our Cycling routes offer stunning views of the outer islands, surf-sculpted coastline, and lobster boats. Cruise across Frenchman’s Bay to ride through small fishing villages. Take to the waters under your own power during a guided kayak excursion. Sail on a Maine Windjammer. Hike to a granite peak with stunning 360˚ views. Experience all that this captivating region has to offer on a Maine cycling trip!

Recreational, Road bike
6 days
196 km / 122 mi
$ 3,299.-
  • 5 nights at the acclaimed Bar Harbor Inn
  • All meals except 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Complimentary use of equipment and bikes: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105, Customized Fuji Absolute 2.0
  • Traditional Maine lobster bake
  • Sunset sail on a Maine Windjammer
  • Guided kayaking excursion
  • Full van support and support of experienced tour leaders from start to finish
  • Baggage transfers and porterage
  • Daily route directions, maps, and a downloadable GPS
  • Not included: flight from and to the tour and night before and after the tour.

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Details

Type
Recreational, Road bike
Duration
6 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
40-60 km / 25-37 mi
Total distance
196 km / 122 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Deluxe, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Included
Dates
12 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020
26 Jul 2020 - 31 Jul 2020
02 Aug 2020 - 07 Aug 2020
30 Aug 2020 - 04 Sep 2020
13 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020
Price start date 13 September is $3199
Start
Bar Harbor
Finish
Bar Harbor
Airport at start
Portland Maine and than to the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB)
Airport at finish
Bangor Maine

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 3,299.-
single fee ocean front room
Extra single fee ocean front room.
$ 270.-
Optional
Single supplement
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
$ 725.-

Itinerary

Day 1:

Start your Maine bicycle tour the historic Bar Harbor Inn and enjoy an afternoon ride to a scenic overlook where views extend to a lighthouse and beyond. This evening, enjoy a traditional Maine Lobster Bake on the terrace of the inn with stunning oceanfront vistas.
11 miles, meals: B, D

Day 2:

The one-way Park Loop Road is a cyclist’s dream. Spin through lush forest before emerging on the dramatic coast. This magnificent road provides expansive views of the ocean along pink granite shorelines.
14, 24 miles, Meals: B, L, D Hike

Day 3:

Cycle for miles on Acadia’s automobile-free Carriage Roads. Cross several signature granite bridges on your way to Northeast Harbor and Asticou Azalea Gardens. Pause to watch lobstermen haul their traps from the crystal clear waters of Somes Sound. Relax during a sunset sail on a Maine Windjammer.
20, 34 miles, meals: B, Sailing

Day 4:

Cruise across Frenchman’s Bay to Schoodic Peninsula. Ride the shoreline so close to the sea that you can feel the spray from the surf. Continue through authentic fishing villages and past historic lighthouses. For a touch of nostalgia, visit the Winter Harbor 5 and 10.
17, 28 miles, meals: B, D Sailing

Day 5:

Begin your day with a guided kayak excursion. While paddling these sturdy boats during the calm morning hours, you are likely to encounter seals and sea birds. Join your tour leaders for an afternoon hike featuring spectacular views of the surrounding islands.
Kayaking, Hiking meals: B, L, D

Day 6:

Enjoy a spin on the carriage trails or along the coast before arriving at the Jordan Pond House to enjoy their signature popovers on the lawn. Those up for a challenge can tackle the gradual climb up Cadillac Mountain. Your reward is the 360-degree view of the surrounding islands and rugged coastline from the highest point on the east coast — a final highlight before the tour concludes.
14, 25 miles, meals: B, L

Map & Routes

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