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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
$ 2,495.-
  • Top class accommodations in Bar Harbor and Camden.
  • Excellent meals (5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners) Snacks and fresh drinks during the day.
  • Inclusive ferry transits, kayaking and sailing aboard a schooner.
  • Entrance fee for Acadia National Park.
  • Guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts.
  • Detailed route notes.
  • Water bottle and t-shirt souvenirs.
  • Option to shorten or extend the daily distances.
  • All taxes and gratuities for meals and lodging inclusive.
  • 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.

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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
22 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
29 Jul 2018 - 03 Aug 2018
05 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
19 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
26 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
02 Sep 2018 - 07 Sep 2018
09 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
16 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
23 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
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

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 2,495.-
Trek road bike
A Hybrid bike is included in the price of the tour. If you would like to upgrade to a road bike there is an additional cost.
$ 200.-
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

Day 1:

A tour guide will collect you from Portland Airport or your hotel in Portland in the morning for the transfer to Bar Harbor and the start of your trip. 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:

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:

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 Inn at Blackberry Common

Day 4:

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: Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Hotel: The Inn at Blackberry Common

Day 5:

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 Inn at Blackberry Common

Day 6:

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

Map & Routes

Map
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Bicycle

pedal-maine-bikerental High-quality Kona hybrid and Trek road bicycles, equipped with water bottle, handle bar-bag and rear rack.
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