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.

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 7 days of 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 $1975.00 per person

I OWN BIKE SHORTS (Moderate)
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Pick Up/Drop Off

Portland, ME (PWM)

Day 1– Waldoboro to Clark Island

One of our staff will pick you up at 8 am on the first morning. Cycle quiet roads to the Olsen House, made famous by Andrew Wyeth in his painting “Christina’s World” before cycling to your inn at overlooking the ocean.

  • Cycling Options: 35 miles Elevation gain 2003 ft
  • Lodging: The Craignair Inn
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 – Clark Island to Rockland

Begin your ride exploring the quiet town of Port Clyde 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 many charming shops and galleries.

  • Cycling Options: 21 or 45 miles Elevation Gain 1095 to 2100 ft
  • Lodging: One of Rockland’s many inns
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – Rockland to Camden

You have a lot of choices today. The ride from Rockland to Camden is only 10 miles.  Camden is one of the most picturesque towns on the Maine Coast, featuring a well-sheltered harbor surrounded by hills lush with forests. From Camden, you can cycle in the hills or through an oceanfront preserve.  Other options include sailing, kayaking, or relaxing.

  • Cycling Options: 10,17 or 32 miles Elevation Gain 572-2624 ft
  • Lodging: The Hartstone Inn
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – Camden to Belfast

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

  • Cycling Options: 30 miles Elevation Gain 1940 ft
  • Lodging:  One of Belfast’s Charming Inns
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – Acadia’s Carriage Roads

The morning will start with one of our staff driving you from Belfast to Acadia National park. 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 Elevation Gain 1800 ft
  • Lodging: The Manor House Inn
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – 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 real lobstering community.

  • Cycling Options: 16 or 35 miles Elevation gain 900-1671 ft
  • Lodging: The Manor House Inn
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – 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 ends with an optional climb up Cadillac Mountain before a noon transfer to Portland.

  • Cycling Options: 24 or 30 miles Elevation Gain 2601 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Six nights  lodging
  • All lodging taxes and gratuities
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Detailed route notes and maps plus a gps
  • Daily Luggage Transfers
  • Emergency Support
  • Hybrid bike with panniers
  • Round trip ferry Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor
  • 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 Sunday

Pricing
7 days/6 nights     $1975.00

Start between May 1 and June 10 $1795.00

E-Bike Rental: $150.00

Road Bike $150.00

 

 

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