Tour for Tips -Free Bike Tours

For June, we will be offering several of our local Portland tours for free using the “Tours For Tips” program. The premise is simple; you get a free bike tour from an experienced local guide at the end of the tour; you tip the guide for their time and effort. We will be offering three tours under the tours for tips program: Around the Peninsula, Three Lighthouse Tour, and Bike and Hike.

Around the Peninsula

The trip begins with an easy ride along the Eastern Promenade bike path. We will stop along the path to learn the history of Casco Bay and the Calender Islands as well as the life story of George Cleeve, Portland’s lawsuit-happy co-founder.

The next stop is Back Cove and Portland’s Deering neighborhood. It was created in the 19 Century by wealthy residents angry about Portland’s rising property taxes.

From Back Cove, you cycle into the Portland’s West End. Historically, the swanky part of town, the West End features broad tree-lined streets and beautiful homes from Victorian to Shingle Style.

 

The Three Lighthouse Tour

The three lighthouse tour is a variation on our best selling and award-winning 5 Lighthouse Tour.

Our signature day trip. Enjoy gentle cycling along the shores of Casco Bay. See three lighthouses, wander the coast, get great views of Portland, Casco Bay, and the open ocean. Your friendly and knowledgeable guides will teach you all about Portland’s rich history. The free tour does not include lunch but you are welcome to pause for a lobster roll.

Bike and Hike Tour

Your leaders will meet you at the Ocean Gateway Visitors center in the heart of downtown Portland. After a brief safety talk, we will hop on our bikes and pedal along the Eastern Promenade.  We will stop to learn about Ft Gorges, Bug Light, and the Calendar Islands before cycling into Falmouth and Mackworth Island. Here we leave our bikes for the one-mile walk around the island.  You will enjoy stunning views of Casco Bay and visit the cemetery where Governor Baxter buried his dogs. After hiking, we hop back on the bikes and pedal back along the ocean to Portland.

 

What is Included:

Experienced Guide
Bike and Helmet if needed

 

The Details

Tours can be booked by calling Summer Feet at 866-857-9544
All participants must sign a waiver ( we will email it yo you, and you can scan and send it back)
All tour leave from the Ocean Gateway Visitor Center
Tours typically start at 10:00 am, but this can be changed.
Tours will follow Maine CDC social distancing guidelines.
All participants must wear masks.
Guides can be tipped via cash or Venmo.