The Maine Museum Art Trail

Pedal to Paintings

OVERVIEW

People have been drawn to Maine for centuries, from early explorers in the 17th century seeking riches and fame to the star chefs of today seeking greater freedom to pursue their vision. Offering four distinct seasons, dramatic coastline and vast forests the Maine landscape is varied and visually stunning. The wonderful combination of scenery and changing light has drawn artists for centuries, from Winslow Homer to Alex Katz. This unique tour combines some of Maine’s best cycling with visits to all the museums on the Maine Art Trail. It is an opportunity to discover the landscape that has inspired so many artists and then see the rich work they created.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy 7 days of cycling along the Maine Coast
  • Discover the 8 museums of the Maine Art Trail
  • Explore Monhegan Island
  • Enjoy a variety of Maine delicacies, from lobster and smoked salmon to fresh blueberries and the local favorite “whoopee pies”

2017 Dates

Aug 27-Sep 2

Price $2,695.00 pp

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Portland, ME (PWM)

Day 1 – Portland, Ogunquit and Prout’s Neck

Your leaders will meet you at your hotel in Portland for transfer to Ogunquit and The Ogunquit Museum of American Art. We will tour this wonderful small museum and it’s fabulous sculpture gardens. After the tour, we will hop on our bikes and discover Kennebunkport by bike. We end the day enjoying dinner at our inn overlooking the ocean.

Day 2 – Homer’s Studio and Lighthouses

You begin your day with a tour of Prouts Neck and Winslow Homer’s Studio, his home for more than 20 years. After visiting this unique piece of American Art History, it is time for some cycling. Today’s ride will take you along the coast to Two Lights—the setting for Edward Hopper’s famous painting—The stunning Portland Head Light, and Spring Point Ledge where will enjoy a private tour before visiting the Portland Museum of Art for their exhibition “Directors’ Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Trail Museum.”

  • 12 or 20 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • One of Portland’s Fine Hotels

Day 3 -Discover the Bowdoin and Bates Museums

We begin the day cycling through Portland’s Old Port District and along a seaside bike path. Leaving Portland you will cycle past stately oceanfront homes and along quiet back roads. Today you will visit the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and its extensive collection of Old Master drawings.

Day 4 – The Olson House

A short shuttle up the coast gets you back on your bike. The highlight of today’s ride is a visit to The Olson House, the setting for Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World

  • 30 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • The Craignair Inn

Day 5 – Monhegan Island

Today you will ride quiet coastal roads to the fishing village of Port Clyde. There will be plenty of time to browse the galleries of local artists and poke around the general store before hopping the ferry to Monhegan Island. An artist colony since the mid-19th century,Monhegan continues to inspire.

  • 11 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • The Island Inn

Day 6 – Discvoer the Farnsworth and Cycle Along the Coast

Back to the coast! Today’s destination is the town of Rockland the Farnsworth Museum with an extensive collection of sculpture by Louise Nevelson and the art of the Wyeth Family.

Day 7 -Enjoy the Ocean

You enjoy a morning sailboat ride on an 85 year classic schooner before a noon transfer back to Portland

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  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Six nights’ lodging
  • All lodging taxes and gratuities
  • Most meals – including five dinners, six breakfasts, and five lunches
  • All taxes and gratuities for these meals
  • All museum admissions
  • 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)
  • Alcoholic beverages are not included in the package price and are always at your discretion

DATES/PRICING

Upcoming Trip Dates

July 24-30, 2016
August 28-September 3, 2016

Pricing

Maine Museum Art Trail: $2,595 per person

Bike Rentals:  Hybrid  bike included
Lodging Extras: Single Supplement: $700

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