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Coasting New England S.G.

Summary

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Country roads connect historic seaports and hidden treasures on this tri-state bike tour from Massachusetts to Maine. Salt marshes and sandy beaches, centuries- old farmsteads and historic towns with classic New England architecture, it is New England at its best!

Recreational, Road bike
6 days
305 km / 190 mi
$ 1,895.-
  • Bike the coasts of three New England states
  • Gently rolling cycling roads though diverse landscapes
  • Federal architecture and Maritime history in Newburyport, MA
  • Sand dunes and shorebirds at Crane Beach
  • Portsmouth, NH’s lively arts scene
  • Tour 200-year-old Lowell’s Boat Shop
  • Kennebunkport’s mansions and Ocean Avenue view.
  • Parker River and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuges
  • Historic inns in classic seaport towns
  • If booking this tour during peak season,  the single supplement is $1000.-
  • Deposit for this tour is $500.-pp.

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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
Self-Guided
Daily distance
40-60 km / 25-37 mi
Total distance
305 km / 190 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, room & breakfast
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Included
Dates
01 Jun 2021 - 22 Oct 2021
Tour starts any Sunday during this period. During peak season additonal charge for single rider.
Only available for a minimum of 6 participants in one booking
Start
Newburyport (12.00)
Finish
Wells, ME (11.00)
Transfer
Newburyport Railway St., Wells Railway St.
Airport at start
Boston Logan Int. Airport (BOS)
Airport at finish
Boston Logan Int. Airport (BOS)

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 1,895.-
peak season single supplement
if booking this tour during peak season, and you are a lone traveler the single supplement is 1,000.00
$ 1,000.-
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.
$ 600.-

Itinerary

Included / Not Included – lodging


Day 1:

Mid-day rendezvous with our representative in Newburyport, bike fitting, and an introduction to the area. Warm-up ride through the Great Marsh features views of Plum Island, one of the country’s top birding destinations. Return route visits the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Two night stay in Newyburyport. 12 or 17 mile option.

Day 2:

Pedal a quiet backroads loop south through the classic New England towns of Newbury, Topsfield, and Hamilton, before joining the coast at Crane Beach. An ice cream stop in Ipswich, home to the country’s largest collection of First-Period (1625-1725) houses. Relax with an après-ride stroll along Newburyport’s historic streets or waterfront boardwalk. 42 or 50 mile option.

Day 3:

Broad valley views as you wind inland along the Merrimack River and spin north into New Hampshire. Horse farms and apple orchard country lead to a riverside lunch in Exeter. Afternoon ride traces the seacoast past Fort Constitution, en route to Portsmouth. Optional visit to Strawbery Banke, an outdoor museum reflecting the local history of architecture and lifestyles. 41 or 47 mile option.

Day 4:

Cross the Piscataqua River into Maine, coasting past the seaside villages of Kittery, York Village, and York Harbor. Stop at Cape Neddick for a perfect view of Nubble Light. Tidal inlets, evergreen forests, and rolling farmland line your route to Kennebunkport for a two-night stay overlooking the coast. 42 miles.

Day 5:

Pedal a coastal loop past Walker Point, the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, and the land’s-end villages of Cape Porpoise and Biddeford Pool. Afternoon free to explore local beaches, shop in Kennebunkport, or stroll the tranquil grounds of the Franciscan Monastery. 0, 10, or 34 miles.

Day 6:

After breakfast a transfer by van to the Wells Amtrak station for train connections south to Boston or north to Portland.

Gentle to moderate terrain.

* This is a general itinerary. Tour itineraries are subject to change based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances such as the weather, local conditions, government intervention, that may affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.

Included:

5 nights accommodations with full breakfasts in country inns and a seaside resort (double occupancy, private bath)
Use of a top quality 27- speed hybrid or road bike
Baggage transfers between inns
Transfers from Newburyport train station and to Wells train station at specified times
Detailed maps, written directions, and background information on sights along the way on sights along the way
Our favorite restaurant recommendations for lunches and dinners
Daily choice of mileage options; total mileage of 144 to 193 miles
Comprehensive trip preparation information and training tips

Not included:

Airfare is not included.
Night before and after the tour.

Lodging

Country Inns and a seaside resort.

Map & Routes

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Bicycle

bikes-easyrider All trip prices include the use of a top-quality bike for the duration of the tour. Our bicycle fleet consists of custom-equipped 24- and 27-speed Trek, Cannondale, and Marin hybrid and road bikes. Our hybrids are light enough to be efficient on paved roads, yet have the sure-footedness and low gearing of mountain bikes, with flat handlebars and sturdy wheels to take on the occasional dirt-road option.
Our leaders will adjust your bike to fit you properly and offer friendly coaching on shifting and riding technique. If you ride with a clipless pedal-shoe system, you're welcome to bring your own pedals and we'll install them.
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