Pedal the Coast Light

Self-Guided-Cycling Trip

OVERVIEW

Our light version of Pedal the Coast offers the opportunity to enjoy an inn to inn  bicycle tour at a more relaxed pace.  You can choose between 5 and 9 days of cycling and we can also add layover days, kayaking, and other activities to create your perfect vacation

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.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy up to 8 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”
I OWN BIKE SHORTS (Moderate)
ITINERARY
WHAT'S INCLUDED
DATES/PRICING

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Damariscotta to Pemaquid Point

Leaders will collect you in Portland, ME on the 1st morning of your tour for the one hour transfer to Damariscotta. Take time to explore the charming village of Damariscotta before cycling to the inn in the shadow of the Pemaquid Point Light.

Day 2 Historic Pemaquid and Waldoboro

Today you 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.

Day 3 – Waldoboro to Clark Island

Cycle quiet roads to the Olsen House, made famous by Andrew Wyeth in his painting “Christina’s World” before cycling to the Knox Mansion for a glimpse of a colonial estate and to your inn at the end of the road.

Day 4 – Clark Island to Camden or The Port Clyde Loop

Begin your 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.  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 a number of charming shops and galleries.  Finish your day in the picturesque town of Camden where you enjoy a sunset sail on Penobscot Bay.

For a different itinerary, choose The Port Clyde Loop which will take you along the shores of the St George Peninsula to the charming village of Port Clyde and the Marshall Point Light before returning you to the Craignair Inn for another night overlooking the ocean.  Your ride will pick up tomorrow with the “Clark Island to Camden” route and an evening in Camden at The Blackberry Inn.

Day 5 – Camden to Belfast

The rolling hills of Camden offer miles of riding on quiet country roads. Follow these roads though the summer community of Bayside and into the coastal town of Belfast. A little more artsy than Camden, Belfast is a great place to enjoy the waterfront and get to know some local artists.

  • Cycling Options: 30 miles
  • Lodging:  One of Belfast’s Charming Inns
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – Acadia’s 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: 24 or 35 miles
  • Lodging: The Manor House Inn
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – 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 true lobstering community.

Day 8 – 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 end with an optional climb up Cadillac Mountain before a noon transfer to Portland.

  • Cycling Options: 24 or 30 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast
Browse Trips

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Up to Seven nights’ lodging
  • All lodging taxes and gratuities
  • Entrance fee for Penobscot Narrows Bridge and
  • Detailed route notes and maps
  • Daily Luggage Transfers
  • Emergency Support
  • Summer Feet Souvenirs – cycling water bottle and t-shirt (available in men’s & women’s fit)

DATES/PRICING

Departures

Self-Guided Bike Tours can start on any date

Pricing
8 days/7 nights     $1975.00
7 days/6 nights     $1825.00

Road Bike Rental: $200.00
Hybrid Bike Rental: $150.00

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