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The Quiet Cape

Summary

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This bike tour offers cyclists the opportunity to pedal along the paths once known only to the Wampanoag Indians, to bike along the seashore, and to tour quaint harbor villages. Enjoy New England, the ocean, the beaches and the islands at a leisurely pace.

Recreational
6 days
350 km / 217 mi
$ 2,395.-
  • Excellent meals and accommodations with a local character.
  • Meals included: all breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 diners.
  • Snacks and sport-drinks during the day.
  • Experienced cycling guides and support van.
  • Including guided tours of selected attractions.
  • Option to shorten or extend the daily distances.
  • Night before and after the tour not included.

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Details

Type
Recreational
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
60-80 km / 37-50 mi
Total distance
350 km / 217 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
10 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
16 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
Start
Falmouth (12.00)
Finish
Falmouth (10.00)
Transfer
Boston airport. Transfer not included
Airport at start
Boston Logan Int. Airport (BOS)
Airport at finish
Boston Logan Int. Airport (BOS)

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 2,395.-
Hybrid bicycle
$ 125.-
Optional
Roadbike
$ 225.-
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.
$ 495.-

Itinerary

Day 1:

Daily Mileage Options: 9, 27
Cyclists meet in Falmouth and then bike along the Shining Sea Bikeway to Woods
Hole. This route was the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad route from
Buzzards Bay, through North and West Falmouth, around Woods Hole and into
Falmouth Station. This railroad right-of-way provides a flat and even surface for biking,
and it is the only path that winds along the seashore through cranberry bogs, salt
marshes, woodlands and a busy harbor.
Meals: Dinner

Day 2:

Daily Mileage Options: 22, 32
First thing in the morning we board the Island Queen for a scenic ride across the
Vineyard Sound to the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard. Sightings of sea turtles and
sea birds are possible, so keep a sharp eye. The island now known as Martha’s
Vineyard, vacation spot for wealthy New Englanders, was once the territory of the
Wampanoag Indians. As European settlers discovered the island, a busy whaling
industry developed. In more modern times, Martha’s Vineyard was the filming location
for Jaws, Jaws 2 and Jaws: The Revenge. With a year-round population of almost
15,000, the island’s main industry now is tourism and businesses associated with the
tourism industry. On Martha’s Vineyard, cyclists will have a choice of cycling on bike
paths or the island’s well-paved roads. At day’s end we ferry back to Falmouth
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3:

Daily Mileage Options: 24, 35
Our tour continues along the coast, biking on roads with very little traffic through Mara
Vista, Menauhant, New Seabury, Osterville and finally to the historic seaport of Hyannis.
Originally farming, shipbuilding and reclaiming salt from the sea supported this seaside
town, but Hyannis went on to develop into a popular resort destination. Most famous in
modern times as home to the Kennedy clan, Hyannis developed on the south shore of
the Cape Cod peninsula that juts into the ocean approximately 100 miles, much of
which is beautiful, public beaches.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4:

Daily Mileage Options: 22 and 41
Departing Hyannis, the group will bike the Cape Cod Rail Trail (CCRT), which runs for
22 miles from Dennis to Wellfleet. This paved bike trail winds through the countryside of
the cape to lead us to Brewster. Developed in another railroad right-of-way, the CCRT
has a paved surface for bikers; the trail is well marked and smooth. During the trip, the
bike tour will pass several freshwater ponds, cranberry bogs and scenic views. Little
country stores along the way give cyclists plenty of opportunity to grab drinks and
snacks.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5:

Daily Mileage Options: 21 and 40
Biking on the CCRT until it ends in South Wellfleet, we will bike through Wellfleet,
getting great views of the Cape Cod Bay along the way, and continue to Provincetown.
Our paths lead us past Nauset Light Beach, the historic Coast Guard Beach and
Highland (Cape Cod) Lighthouse. After some sightseeing or shopping in Provincetown,
bikers will van back to our lodgings.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner

Day 6:

We will start our last day with a delicious breakfast at our lodgings. After breakfast we
will shuttle all guests to Falmouth where we will say our farewells as our adventure
comes to a close. For guest traveling by air, the shuttle will continue from Falmouth to
Boston Logan Airport.
Meals: Breakfast

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

road-hybrid-bicycle Hybrid ($125) or road bike ($225).
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