Discover Acadia

Maine Family Adventure

OVERVIEW

Discover Maine and Acadia National Park on our family multi-sport adventure. The rock bound coast, crashing surf, and lifelong memories await you on our Discover Acadia Family Tour.  Bike, Hike, Kayak, and Sail – see the coast every way and from every angle. You will cycle Acadia’s famous carriage roads, climb to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, kayak in search of seals and dolphins, and sail on a classic wooden sailboat. Our family tour is perfect for families of all ages

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy car free cycling in Acadia National Park
  • Climb to the Top of Cadillac Mountain
  • Explore Maine’s Rocky Coastline
  • Sail on  a classic wooden sailboat

2016 Dates

June 26-July 1 FULL
July 31-Aug 5, 2016

Price $2895.00 pp

 

SOUNDS LIKE FUN (Easy)
ITINERARY
WHAT'S INCLUDED
DATES/PRICING
GALLERY
REVIEWS

ITINERARY

Pick Up/ Drop Off   Discover Acadia Map

Portland, ME

Day 1 –

Leaders will collect you from your hotel in Portland, Maine for the transfer to Bar Harbor and the start of your trip. We stop along the way to visit the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory and to explore Ft Knox a well preserved civil war era fort. After lunch we continue on to Bar Harbor where we join Captain John on his lobster boat  to pull traps and learn all about lobster

  • we won’t be on our bikes today
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner
  • First of 5 Nights at The Harborside Hotel

Day 2 –

Today is all about pedal power. We spend our day cycling the carriage roads of Acadia National Park. These wonderful car free roads wind through the interior of Acadia National Park past ponds and lakes and through pristine forests. We pause at the Jordan Pond House for lunch and to enjoy their homemade ice cream. After lunch enjoy a swim or some family time before we head to Mount Desert Oceanarium and we enjoy a lobster feast over looking the ocean.

  • up to 34 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
  • Second of 5 Nights at The Harborside Hotel

Day 3 –

Our morning begins with a kayak excursion. We join our local guides and paddle quiet waters and coastal inlets in search of seals, seastars, and bald eagles. In the afternoon we offer an optional kids only hike and leave you a free evening for family exploration.

  • we kayak today!
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Third of 5 Nights at The Harborside Hotel

Day 4 –

Today we enjoy an hour-long scenic ferry ride across Frenchman Bay to the Schoodic Peninsula, an off the beaten track section of Acadia National Park. We hop on our bikes and pedal the rock bound coast stopping for lunch and time to explore the rocky coast.

  • up to 36 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
  • Fourth of 5 Nights at The Harborside Hotel

Day 5 –

Grab your hiking boots.  It is time to summit. Today we will climb to the top of Cadillac Mountain, the first place to the see sun in the United States. From the summit we enjoy panoramic views of the Maine Coast. From the summit choose an extended hike or a shuttle back to town to relax.

  • we’ll be hiking today!
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
  • Final Night at The Harborside Hotel

Day 6 –

After breakfast we start working our way south to Portland. We stop in the charming town of Camden to hop on a classic schooner. Help raise the sails and then relax and as we experience Penobscot Bay the same way the explorers did 400 years ago. We return to Portland by 4:00 pm and say sad goodbyes as we drop you off at either the airport or a local hotel.

  • there will be no cycling on our final day
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Browse Trips

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Five nights’ lodging
  • All lodging taxes and gratuities
  • Most meals – including four dinners, five breakfasts, and six lunches
  • All taxes and gratuities for these meals
  • Hybrid Bike Rental
  • Expenses paid for ferry transits, kayaking, and sailing aboard the schooner
  • Entrance fee for Acadia National Park
  • Experienced Summer Feet Guides
  • Detailed route notes and maps
  • Van support including fresh water, ample snacks, and “relief rides”
  • Summer Feet Souvenirs – a cycling water bottle and t-shirt (available in men’s and women’s fit)

DATES/PRICING

Upcoming Trip Dates

June 26-July 1 , 2016  FULL
July 31-August 5, 2016

Pricing

Discover Acadia: $2895.00 per person

Bike Rentals: Hybrid Bike Included
Lodging Extras: Single Supplement $700

GALLERY

REVIEWS

“Based on these two trips with Summer Feet cycling, I would not hesitate to book another trip with you, or recommend friends. You have done an outstanding job each time! Good support crew, friendly guides, and you really personalize our trips. Thanks for another great vacation!”

~ Linda Siy – Fort Worth, TX