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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
$ 2,895.-
  • 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 and maps.
  • 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.
  • 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
05 Sep 2021 - 10 Sep 2021
12 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021
19 Sep 2021 - 24 Sep 2021
26 Sep 2021 - 01 Oct 2021
15 May 2022 - 20 May 2022
22 May 2022 - 27 May 2022
05 Jun 2022 - 10 Jun 2022
12 Jun 2022 - 17 Jun 2022
19 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022
26 Jun 2022 - 01 Jul 2022
Dates 2022
July 10-15, 17-22, 24-29, 31- Aug 5
August 7-12,14-19, 21-26, 28-Sep 2
September 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30
October 2-7, 9-14
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
$ 2,895.-
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

Included / Not Included – lodging


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 Hartstone Inn

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 Hartstone Inn

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 Hartstone Inn

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

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.($200.-)
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 Kona hybrid and Trek road bicycles, equipped with water bottle, handle bar-bag and rear rack.
E-bikes
available for $200.- extra fee
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