Our light version of Pedal the Coast offers the opportunity to enjoy an inn to inn bicycle tour at a more relaxed pace.
The coast of Maine offers amazing diversity as it travels almost 400 hundred miles from Kittery to the Canadian border. During your inn to inn bike tour you cycle the best of the Maine Coast. From the quiet beauty of Pemaquid Point, travel up the coast cycling the east and west shores of Penobscot Bay, along Blue Hill Bay, and finish with a victory lap through Acadia National Park.
Detailed route notes and maps plus a gps
Daily Luggage Transfers
Hybrid bike with panniers, E-bike available for an extra fee $250
Cycling water bottle and t-shirt (available in men’s & women’s fit)
night before and after the tour not included.
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
40-60 km / 25-37 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
Deluxe, room & breakfast
Daily luggage transfers
01 May 2019 - 10 Jun 2019
The tour starts every sunday
Airport at start
Airport at finish
Prices *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*
Price per person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
Day 1–One of our staff will meet you at our waterfront pick-up location for the transfer to the first hotel. From the hotel, you will enjoy a ride along coastal roads to the fishing village of Port Clyde and the onto the Marshall Point Light, made famous by Forrest Gump. Today’s itinerary leaves plenty of time to enjoy coastal views from the lawn of the inn or to hike the trails of nearby Clark Island
Cycling Options: 24 miles Elevation gain 1200 ft
Lodging: The Craignair Inn
Day 2Clark Island to Rockland
Begin your ride exploring the quiet town of Port Clyde 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 many charming shops and galleries.
Cycling Options: 21 miles Elevation Gain 1240 ft
Lodging: The Berry Manor Inn
Day 3 Rockland to Camden
You have a lot of choices today. The ride from Rockland to Camden is only 10 miles. Camden is one of the most picturesque towns on the Maine Coast, featuring a well-sheltered harbor surrounded by hills lush with forests. From Camden, you can cycle in the hills or through an oceanfront preserve. Other options include sailing, kayaking, or relaxing.
Cycling Options: 10,17 or 32 miles Elevation Gain 572-2624 ft
Lodging: The Hartstone Inn
Day 4Camden to Belfast
The rolling hills of Camden offer miles of riding on quiet country roads. Follow these roads through the summer community of Bayside and into the coastal town of Belfast. A little artsier than Camden, Belfast is a great place to enjoy the waterfront and get to know some local artists.
Cycling Options: 30 miles Elevation Gain 1940 ft
Lodging: The Jeweled Turrett Inn
Day 5 Acadia's Carriage Roads
The morning will start with one of our staff driving you from Belfast to Acadia National park. 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: 24 or 35 miles Elevation Gain 1800 ft
Lodging: The Sand Bar Cottage Inn
Day 6 The Schoodic Peninsula
Today you enjoy a unique ferry ride across Frenchman Bay to Winter Harbor and the Schoodic Peninsula. You experience the dramatic power of the open ocean as it crashes along the Schoodic’s rugged shore before cycling to a real lobstering community.
Cycling Options: 16 or 35 miles Elevation gain 900-1671 ft
Lodging: The Sand Bar Cottage Inn
Day 7 Cycling Acadia National Park
You end a memorable week cycling Acadia National Park’s famous Park Loop Road as it winds along the shore and ends with an optional climb up Cadillac Mountain before a noon transfer to Portland.
Cycling Options: 24 or 30 miles Elevation Gain 2601 ft
Map & Routes
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