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Pedal the coast of Maine

Summary

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Experience Inn to Inn cycling along the Maine coast. Every day you’ll be treated to wonderful cycling, great food, unique accommodations, and the warmth of Maine hospitality. This might become one of your most memorable bicycle tours.

Recreational, Road bike
7 days
600 km / 373 mi
$ 3,195.-
  • Enjoy 7 days of Inn to Inn cycling along the Maine Coast
  • Explore charming towns and coastal villages
  • Discover hidden coves and stunning coastline
  • Enjoy a variety of Maine delicacies, from lobster and smoked salmon to fresh blueberries and the local favorite “whoopee pies”
  • Deposit for this tour is $500.-pp.

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Details

Type
Recreational, Road bike
Duration
7 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
80-100 km / 50-62 mi
Total distance
600 km / 373 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
Rental
Dates
19 Jun 2022 - 25 Jun 2022
17 Jul 2022 - 23 Jul 2022
21 Aug 2022 - 27 Aug 2022
18 Sep 2022 - 24 Sep 2022
All 2021 tours are sold out
Start
Boothbay (12.00)
Finish
Bass Harbor (13.00)
Transfer
airport or hotel Portland
Airport at start
Portland Int. Jetport (PWM)
Airport at finish
Portland Int. Jetport (PWM)

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 3,195.-
E-bike rental
$ 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.
$ 700.-

Itinerary

Included / Not Included – lodging


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. We begin our trip cycling stunning Ocean Point before pedaling to the charming village of Damariscotta. We end our day at the Pemaquid Point Light, where we enjoy a welcome wine and cheese reception before dinner at the elegant Bradley Inn.
Cycling: 48 to 53 miles Lodging: The Bradley Inn.

Day 2: Pemaquid Point to Clark Island

Today we 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 before pedeling to Clark Island and our inn overlooking the ocean.
Cycling 63 miles, Lodging: The Craignair Inn

Day 3: Clark Island to Camden

We begin our 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.  Our ride then takes us 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. We finish our day in the picturesque town of Camden where we enjoy a sunset sail on Penobscot Bay.
Cycling options: 30 or 53 miles Lodging: Elms of Camden

Day 4: Camden to Castine

The rolling hills of Camden offer miles of riding on quiet country roads. We follow these roads though the summer community of Bayside and into the coastal town of Belfast and enjoy a picnic lunch before a short transfer. Our ride continues along the western shore of Penobscot Bay and into the town of Castine where a lobster feast awaits.
Cycling: 53 or 63 miles Lodging: The Castine Inn

Day 5: Castine to Bar Harbor

Our adventure continues as we explore the town of Castine, a historical gem that has flown the flag of four nations during its rich history. Our morning ride through town is a journey through pre-colonial American history. After exploring Castine, our ride continues along miles of quiet coastal roads. We cycle along Eggemoggin Reach and into the town of Blue Hill before a transfer to Bar Harbor. An optional non- supported route will be offered for those who wish to cycle to Bar Harbor
Cycling Options: 40, 61, 77, 100 miles Lodging: The Harborside Hotel

Day 6: The Quiet side of Acadia

Today we 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: 62 miles Lodging: The Harborside Hotel

Day 7: Cycling Acadia National Park

We end a memorable week cycling Acadia National Park’s famous Park Loop Road. As it winds along the shore before we celebrate our week an optional climb of Cadillac Mountain.
Cycling Options: 26 or 33 miles

Included:

Six nights’ lodging , all lodging taxes and gratuities
Five dinners, six breakfasts, and two lunches, all taxes and gratuities for these meals
Expenses paid for sailing on the Schooner
Entrance fee for Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Acadia National Park
Detailed route notes and maps and experienced guides.
Van support including fresh water, ample snacks, and “relief rides”
Tour operators souvenirs – a cycling water bottle and t-shirt (available in men’s and women’s fit)
pick up / drop of Portland

Not included:

Airfare from and to the tour
Rental bike, E-bike available
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 Bradley Inn
The Craignair Inn
Elms of Camden
The Castine Inn
The Harborside Hotel

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

pedal-maine-bikerental Rental bike
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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