This bike tour offers the opportunity to enjoy cycling along the amazing Maine coast at a relaxed pace. From the quiet beauty of Pemaquid Point, the east and west shores of Penobscot Bay, the Blue Hill Bay, and finish through Acadia National Park.
597 km / 371 mi
Tour can start on any date on Sunday.
Six nights lodging and breakfast and all lodging taxes and gratuities.
Choice of regular or flat bar road bike
Daily luggage transfer.
Entrance fee for Penobscot Narrows Bridge.
Excellent maps and route descriptions and emergence support.
Option to shorten or extend the daily distances.
Per booking the use of a GPS unit loaded with route instructions.
Night before and after the tour not included.
Pick up and drop off Portland, ME
Deposit for this tour is $500.-pp.
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition Challenging = experienced, well trained
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
80-100 km / 50-62 mi
597 km / 371 mi
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
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.
Day 1: Boothbay Harbor to Pemaquid Point
Leaders will collect you in Portland, ME on the 1st morning of your trip for the one hour transfer to Boothbay Harbor. Begin your trip cycling stunning Ocean Point before pedaling to the charming village of Damariscotta and to the inn in the shadow of the Pemaquid Point Light.
Cycling: 45 to 50 miles Lodging: The Bradley Inn.
Day 2: Pemaquid Point to Clark Island
Today you visit historic Pemaquid Harbor where the English and the French fought for control of New England during the French and Indian Wars. Later you cycle to the “off the beaten track” town of Waldoboro for a glimpse of small town life in Maine.
Cycling 63 miles, Lodging: The Craignair Inn
Day 3: Clark Island to Camden
Begin your ride exploring the quiet peninsula of Spruce Point before cycling to Birch Point State Park and the spectacular Owls Head Light as it stands guard over Penobscot Bay. Your ride then takes you to the eclectic village of Rockland, home to the Farnsworth Museum of Art, which features an extensive collection of the art of the Wyeth Family, The Island Institute dedicated to preserving Maine’s Island communities, and a number of charming shops and galleries. You finish your day in the picturesque town of Camden where you enjoy a sunset sail on Penobscot Bay.
Cycling options: 30 or 53 miles Lodging: The Hartstone Inn
Day 4: Camden to Castine
The rolling hills of Camden offer miles of riding on quiet country roads. Follow these roads though the summer community of Bayside and into the coastal town of Belfast and enjoy lunch before a short transfer. Your ride continues along the western shore of Penobscot Bay and into the historically rich town of Castine.
Cycling: 53 miles Lodging: The Castine Inn
Day 5: Castine to Bar Harbor
Your adventure continues as you explore the town of Castine, a historical gem that has flown the flag of four nations during its rich history. Your morning ride through town is a journey through pre-colonial American history. After exploring Castine, your ride continues along miles of quiet coastal roads before cycling onto Mt Desert Island and to the town of Bar Harbor.
Cycling Options: 52 miles Lodging: The Manor House Inn
Day 6: The Quiet side of Acadia
Today you cycle to the quiet side of Acadia National Park, winding through charming villages to the town of Bass Harbor and the famous Bass Harbor Light.
Cycling Options: 65 miles Lodging: The Manor House Inn
Day 7: Cycling Acadia National Park
You end a memorable bike tour cycling Acadia National Park’s famous Park Loop Road as it winds along the shore and end with a climb up Cadillac Mountain before your transfer to Portland.
Cycling Options: 24 or 30 miles
Map & Routes
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