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Golden Coast of Maine

Summary

Golden coast of Maine1

Discover the Maine coast as you cycle through fishing villages, famous towns, and breathtaking coastal scenery. You will see Maine as it really is and discover flavors and colors that make it unique. You'll dine on lobster and seafood fresh from the sea and catch sunset from the deck of a wooden schooner. Our guides will lead you through Acadia National Park and around a picturesque island. There's plenty of time off-bike to taste, touch, see and do. It's all at your pace.

Recreational, Road bike
6 days
260 km / 162 mi
$ 3,595.-
  • Acadia National Park
  • Charming town of Camden
  • Kayak along the Maine coast with seals and dolphins
  • Experience Penobscot Bay from the deck of a classic wooden schooner
  • Rockport
  • Option to shorten or extend the daily distances.
  • Please plan on arriving in Portland at least one day prior to your trip departure; day one of your itinerary starts at 10 a.m.
  • 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
Easy
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
20-40 km / 12-25 mi
Total distance
260 km / 162 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
14 May 2023 - 19 May 2023
26 May 2023 - 28 May 2023
11 Jun 2023 - 16 Jun 2023
18 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023
25 Jun 2023 - 30 Jun 2023
09 Jul 2023 - 14 Jul 2023
16 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023
23 Jul 2023 - 28 Jul 2023
30 Jul 2023 - 04 Aug 2023
06 Aug 2023 - 11 Aug 2023
More 2023 start date: Aug: 13, 20, 27, Sept: 10, 17, 24, Oct: 1
Start
Bar Harbor (10.00)
Finish
Camden (11.00)
Transfer
Portland, ME
Airport at start
Portland Int. Jetport (PWM)
Airport at finish
Portland Int. Jetport (PWM)

Prices *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*

Price per person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
The tour price per person
$ 3,595.-
E-bike
If you would like an upgrade to an E-bike there is an additional cost of $250.-
$ 250.-
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.
$ 900.-

Itinerary

Included / Not Included – lodging


Day 1: Exploring Acadia on the famous carriage roads

Guides will meet you at the Ocean Gateway Visitors center on the Portland waterfront for the start of the tour. 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.
Cycling Options: 12, 24, or 35 miles.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: The Harborside Hotel

Day 2:The rugged beauty of the Schoodic peninsula

Today we enjoy a unique ferry ride across Frenchman Bay to Winter Harbor and the Schoodic Peninsula. We experience the dramatic power of the open ocean as it crashes along the Schoodic’s rugged shore before we cycle to a true lobstering community.
Cycling Options: 15, 29, or 35 miles.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: The Harborside Hotel

Day 3:Park Loop Road

We start our 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. After lunch, we transfer to the charming town of Camden where we enjoy an free afternoon to exploor the town.
Cycling Options: 16 or 28 miles.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: The Hartstone Inn

Day 4:Kayaking and Sailing

In the morning, we discover Penobscot Bay from the cockpit of a kayak, paddling along the coast and amongst the islands. In the afternoon, we enjoy a sailboat ride on an antique wooden schooner.
Cycling Options: 12 miles.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Hotel: The Hartstone Inn

Day 5: Cycling Islesboro Maine's friendliest island

The early morning ferry carries us to Islesboro where stately pines and 40 room cottages serve as a backdrop for our cycling tour around one of Maine’s prettiest islands.
Cycling Options: 26, 36, or 46 miles.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: The Hartstone Inn

Day 6: Cycling the prettiest six miles in New England

Our morning ride carries us to the charming village of Rockport. A wonderful mix of ocean views and gently rolling farms highlight our ride. We conclude our trip at noon and we will arrive back in Portland at 2:00 pm where a tour leader will drop you at the airport or a local hotel.
Cycling Options: 7 miles
Meals: Breakfast

* 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:

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. E-bikes available for an upgrade.($250.-)
Expenses paid for ferry transits, kayaking, and sailing aboard the schooner.
Entrance fee for Acadia National Park.
Experienced Guides en detailed route notes and maps.
Van support including fresh water, ample snacks, and “relief rides”

Not Included:

Airfare is to and from the tour.
Night before and night after the tour.
Alcoholic beverages are not included in the package price and are always at your discretion.
Gratuity guides.

Lodging

The Harborside Hotel
The Hartstone Inn

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

pedal-maine-bikerental High-quality Norco hybrid and Trek road bicycles, equipped with water bottle, handle bar-bag and rear rack.
E-bikes
available for $250.- extra fee.

Feel free to bring your own pedals and/or your own saddle and our guides will install them on a rental bike for you.
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