Pedal the Coast SG

Self-Guided Maine Bike Tour

OVERVIEW

The coast of Maine offers amazing diversity as it travels almost 400 hundred miles from Kittery to the Canadian border. During your 7 day inn to inn bike tour, cycle the best of the Maine Coast. From the quiet beauty of Pemaquid Point you 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 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”

Price $1,750.00 pp

I OWN BIKE SHORTS (Moderate)MY BIKE HAS A NAME (Advanced)
ITINERARY
WHAT'S INCLUDED
DATES/PRICING
GALLERY
REVIEWS

ITINERARY

Pick Up/ Drop Off   illustrated map of the Maine Coast

Portland, Maine

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. Begin your trip cycling stunning Ocean Point before pedaling to the charming village of Damariscotta and to the inn in the shadow of the Pemaquid Point Light.

Day 2 – Pemaquid Point to Clark Island

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 before pedaling to Clark Island and your inn overlooking the ocean.

Day 3 – Clark Island to Camden

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.  You finish your day in the picturesque town of Camden where you enjoy a sunset sail on Penobscot Bay.

Day 4 – Camden to Castine

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 and enjoy lunch before a short transfer. Your ride continues along the western shore of Penobscot Bay and into the historically rich town of Castine.

Day 5 – Castine to Bar Harbor

Your adventure continues as you explore the town of Castine, a historical gem that has flown the flag of four nations during its rich history.  Your morning ride through town is a journey through pre-colonial American history.  After exploring Castine, your ride continues along miles of quiet coastal roads before cycling onto Mt Desert Island and to the town of Bar Harbor.

  • Cycling Options:  52  miles
  • Lodging: First of 2 nights at The Manor House Inn
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – The Quiet Side of Acadia

Today you 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.

Day 7 – Cycling Acadia National Park

You end a memorable bike tour cycling  Acadia National Park’s famous Park Loop Road as it winds along the shore and end with a climb up Cadillac Mountain before your transfer to Portland.

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

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Six 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 Tours can start on any Sunday or Monday

Pricing

Pedal the Coast Self-Guided $1825.00 per person double occupancy

Bike Rentals

  • Road Bikes $200.00
  • Hybrid Bike $150.00

GALLERY

REVIEWS

“Terrific variety of scenery (both coastal and inner routes)” – Bill and Roo Zimmer – Pedal the Coast Light self-guided guests 2011