Solitude and Sunrises

Maine Bike Tour

OVERVIEW

The most eastern part of the Maine Coast is known as “Downeast Maine.” Encompassing over 5000 square miles with only 1 stop light, Downeast Maine offers miles of pristine cycling. Join us as we explore off-the-beaten-track Maine and spending a day cycling into Canda.

After several days Downeast,  you will ride a ferry into Bar Harbor, with stunning views of Acadia National Park as the backdrop.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore “off-the-beaten-track” in Downeast Maine
  • Discover the beauty of Acadia National Park
  • Feast on Maine delicacies like Lobster, smoked salmon, and wild blueberries
  • Cycle into Canada

Dates:

July 8-13, 2018

September 16-21, 2018

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Hiking Maine’s Bold Coast

Your leaders will collect you from your hotel in Bangor for the transfer to the quiet village of Lubec. After lunch overlooking the ocean, We enjoy a short warm up ride along Passamaquoddy Bay.

  •  12 miles
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner
  •  First of 3 nights: The Inn on the Warf

Day 2. Wild Maine Blueberries and a True Fishing Community

Today you cycle to Culter, one of the last pristine fishing village along the coast.  Your ride offers miles of solitude, abundant sea roses

  •  21 or 42 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  •  First of 3 nights: The Inn on the Warf

Day 3 Cycling Into Canda and Whale Watching

A short ride takes you over the bridge to Campobello Island, Canada. Your first stop is the summer cottage of FDR where we explore the grounds and well-preserved summer cottage. From here you cycle up the island to East Quoddy Light at the Northern Tip of the Island before embarking on a whale watching excursion.

  •  24  miles
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner
  •  First of 3 nights: The Inn on the Warf

Day 4 Exploring Machias and the Rugged Schoodic Peninsula

A morning transfer to Machias where you cycle to the site of the first Revolutionary War Naval Battle. Another transfer takes you to the rugged beauty of the Schoodic Peninsula for more cycling before taking a late ferry to Bar Harbor.

  •  12, 30 or 45 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  •  First of 2 nights at The Harborside Hotel

Day 5 Acadia’s Carriage Roads

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: Breakfast,  Lunch and Dinner
  •  First of 2 nights at The Harborside Hotel

Day 6 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 Camden where you enjoy a free afternoon the explore the town.

  •  16, or 24 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast,

 

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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
  • 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

DATES/PRICING

2018 Dates

July 8-13, 2018

September 16-21, 2018

Price 

Solitude and Sunrises  $2295.00 per person

Bike Rental:  hybrid bike included

Single Supplement: $500.00

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