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Pedal The Coast- A Boothbay to Bar Harbor Bike Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 16 people
Destination(s): Maine  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: June - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2375 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2975 US Dollar (USD)

- 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 "whoopie pies"

Tour Itinerary: Pick Up / Drop Off: Portland, ME (PWM)

Day 1 – Boothbay Harbor to Pemaquid Point

Leaders will collect you in Portland, ME on the 1st morning 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 Lighthouse, where we enjoy a welcome wine and cheese reception before dinner at the elegant Bradley Inn.
-Cycling Options: 48 or 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 we cycle to the “off the beaten track” town of Waldoboro for a glimpse of small town life in Maine before pedaling 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, 54, or 100 miles
-Lodging: The Blackberry Inn or The Hartstone Inn

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 Options: 53 or 63 miles
-Lodging: The Castine Inn or The Pentagoet Inn

Day 5 – Castine to Blue Hill

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, or 75 miles
-Lodging: First of 2 Nights at 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: Final Night at 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 with the best blueberry muffins on the planet.
-Cycling Options: 26 or 33 miles

Airfare is not included in the tour price.