A New England cycling tour in the spectacular brilliance of the fall season. You'll cycle from Portland, Maine through Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The average daily mileage offers the perfect distance to allow for plenty of time to see and explore some of the most beautiful foliage and scenery in the country.
The Fall Foliage Classic celebrates the color that is New England in fall. Cycle along the Atlantic Coast from Portland to Old Orchard Beach, pass through many small coastal fishing villages and be sure to stop in for a lobster roll. From Old Orchard Beach, you continue down the beautiful New England coast into Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
In this city filled with history you will have plenty of time to explore Strawberry Banke, an original 18th century village. From Portsmouth, you spend one more day cycling down the Atlantic seaboard to Amesbury, Massachusetts as you pass through beautiful seaside communities in the fall season.
You will not want to miss visiting the port community of Newburyport. Watch and you'll see lobstermen pulling their traps and the local mariners hauling their boats out for the season.
The path next takes you west, inland through the countryside. Wander through the back streets and roads of Massachusetts and into New Hampshire again, ultimately staying in Salem, New Hampshire for the evening. You continue your adventure north to Manchester. You'll see many "Norman Rockwell" communities with the classic town square and white spire churches, not to mention the friendly New England folk.
Crossing the backwoods of New Hampshire, you'll spin into Maine. You will see spectacular foliage throughout the tour. Before long you are back to where you started in Portland.