- Experience Penobscot Bay from the deck of classic wooden schooner
- Enjoy six days of cycling the spectacular Maine Coast
- Savor a wonderful mix of fresh seafood and fine dinning
- Kayak along the Maine coast with seals and dolphins.
Visitors came to Maine's Coast in the 1800's as wealthy families from Eastern cities traveled to escape the summer heat. From the thousands of miles of unspoiled coastline, they selected Bar Harbor and Camden as the sites of their summer cottages. Our week-long adventure explores the best of these summer communities.
Pick Up / Drop Off: Portland, ME (PWM)
Day 1 –
Cycling Acadia’s Park Loop Road and Lunch at the Jordan Pond House
Guides will collect you from your hotel in the morning for the transfer to Bar Harbor and the start of your trip. Today we cycle Park Loop Road, as it winds its way along the shore and through Acadia National Park. We enjoy a welcome wine and cheese reception before dinner at one of Bar Harbor’s finest restaurants.
Cycling Options: 21 or 28 miles
Lodging: First of 3 Nights at The Harborside Hotel
Day 2 –
Exploring Acadia on the Famous Carriage Roads
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, 20, or 35 miles
Lodging: Second of 3 Nights at The Harborside Hotel
Day 3 –
The Rugged Beauty of the Schoodic Peninsula
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
Lodging: Final Night at The Harborside Hotel
Day 4 –
Kayaking Coastal Waters and a Sunset Sail on Penobscot Bay
In the morning we kayak pristine waters and explore secluded islands before lunch and a van transfer to Camden. We finish our day with a sunset sail on Penobscot Bay.
Cycling Options: Rest Your Legs
Lodging: First of 2 Nights at The Hartstone Inn or The Blackberry Inn
Day 5 –
Cycling Islesboro Maine’s Friendliest Island
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
Lodging: Final Night at The Hartstone Inn or The Blackberry Inn
Day 6 –
Cycling the Prettiest Six Miles in New England
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 will drop you at the airport or a local hotel.
Cycling Options: 7 miles
Please visit http://www.summerfeet.net/trips/maines-gold-coast/ for a complete list of what is included in the trip price.
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USA Maine Outdoor: Land Rambler Bicycle Touring
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