Maine’s Gold Coast

Camden & Acadia Bike Tour

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Experience my idea of the perfect Maine bike tour.  Bike, kayak, and sail. Discover the Maine coast as we cycle through fishing villages, famous towns, and breathtaking coastal scenery. You’ll see Maine as it really is and discover the flavors and colors that make it unique. You’ll dine on lobster and seafood fresh from the sea and catch the sunset from the deck of a wooden schooner. Our guides will lead you through Acadia National Park and around a picturesque island. There’s plenty of time off-bike to taste, touch, see, and do. It’s all at your pace…because after all, it’s your vacation!

Let us treat you to an unforgettable Maine adventure. You’ll bring home memories of fabulous dining (did we mention the lobster?) luxurious accommodations, and the nicest people. Oh…and great cycling too!


Highlights 

  • Experience Penobscot Bay from the deck of classic wooden schooner
  • Enjoy six days of cycling the spectacular Maine Coast
  • Savor a wonderful mix of fresh seafood and fine dinning
  • Kayak along the Maine coast with seals and dolphins

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Skill Levels

  • Sounds Like Fun (easy)
  • I Own Bike Shorts (moderate)

Recent Reviews

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What's Included

  • Five nights’ lodging
  • All lodging taxes and gratuities
  • Most meals – including four dinners, five breakfasts, and four 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)
  • Alcoholic beverages are not included in the package price and are always at your discretion

Tour Map


Itinerary 

Pick Up / Drop Off

Portland, ME (PWM)

Day 1 – Exploring Acadia on the Famous Carriage Roads

Guides will collect you from your hotel in the morning for the transfer to Bar Harbor and the start of your trip.  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.

  • 12, 24, or 35 miles
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner
  • First of 2 nightsThe Harborside Hotel
    • Day 2 – The Rugged Beauty of the Schoodic Peninsula

      Today we enjoy a unique ferry ride across Frenchman Bay to Winter Harbor and the Schoodic Peninsula. We experience the dramatic power of the open ocean as it crashes along the Schoodic’s rugged shore before we cycle to a true lobstering community.

    • 15, 29, or 35 miles
    • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
    • Second of 2 nightsThe Harborside Hotel
    • Day 3 – Park Loop Road

      We start our day with an early morning ride on Acadia’s famous Park Loop Road. The early start allows us to enjoy the ride before the crowds enter the park. After lunch, we transfer to the charming town of Castine where we enjoy an afternoon of kayaking.

      Cycling Options: 16 or 28 miles
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • The Castine Inn
    • Day 4 – Discovering Castine and a Sunset Sail on Penobscot Bay

      In the morning we enjoy a short bike ride through the historic village of Castine. After cycling we transfer to the eclectic town of Belfast for lunch and exploration. From here is is a short transfer to Camden and a sunset sail on classic wooden boat.

    • 12 miles
    • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
    • First of 2 Nights at the Inns at Blackberry Common

    Day 5 – Cycling Islesboro Maine’s Friendliest Island

    The early morning ferry carries us to Islesboro where stately pines and 40 room cottages serve as a backdrop for our cycling tour around one of Maine’s prettiest islands.

    Day 6 – Cycling the Prettiest Six Miles in New England

    Our morning ride carries us to the charming village of Rockport. A wonderful mix of ocean views and gently rolling farms highlight our ride. We conclude our trip at noon and we will arrive back in Portland at 2:00 pm where will drop you at the airport or a local hotel.

    • 7 miles
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Customer Reviews 

    • Jason and I loved our Summer Feet experience. [Our guides] Evan and Katie were fantastic, knowledgeable, encouraging, friendly, and accommodating. Every route, every meal, every hotel was well planned and beautiful. Thank you for a truly memorable week.

    • You’ve created a wonderful trip – your attention to detail was impressive. We loved our trip.

    • It was an exhilarating experience but extremely relaxing at the same time.  I’ve fallen in love with cycling . . .

    • I can’t thank you enough for the fantastic trip. I will be telling all of my friends about my “wicked good” trip to Maine for years. 

    • Hi Norman. I just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed the Maine tour and Evan and Nick were wonderful guides. We will certainly recommend you to other cyclists.

    • Toni and I had a great first biking adventure and are inspired to do another.

    • Thanks Norman for one of my best vacations ever!

    • Wow! Everything I expected and more – an amazing vacation.

    • Best ever Norman… Loved the trip

    • A perfect 10

    • Perfect I wouldn’t change a thing

    • Our trip was beautiful, fun, delicious and entertaining. Thank you for all the special attention details.

    • Martin Allen says...

      Out of the 3 bike trips we did this year, Summer Feet was by far the best.

    • Wanda Taylor says...

      Loved the Gold Coast tour!! An active vacation with lots of variety, challenges and awesome guides that left one feeling a wonderful sense of accomplishment at the end of the day–it doesn’t get much better than this!!! Kudos to Rae and Nick!!!

    • Don Tarrant says...

      One of the best trips we have ever taken

    • Carol Walsh says...

      We love Summer Feet and will come again, One of the best cycling trips ever

    • It was an amazing trip

    • We had a fantastic time! The food, accommodations and Maine vistas were awesome. Norman was a terrific host and guide. We are planning our next cycling adventure with Summer Feet and will be returning for sure in 2014. Thanks for a wonderful time!
      The Canucks from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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