Total tour distance: 330 miles
Daily tour distance: 66 miles
Difficulty: 40 / 100
With more coastline than California, Maine’s 3478-mile shore offers amazing diversity for bicycle touring. This marvelous 330-mile adventure carries us deep into terrain carved by oceanic ages. Dense balsam forests spill on to rocky shores of exceptional natural beauty. Sweeping views of the Atlantic reward us daily.
Maine also boasts a fascinating colonial history. Local communities abound with nineteenth-century architecture, including elegant wooden houses, Victorian commercial buildings, stately white churches and brick and stone libraries and bell-towered schoolhouses.
We will cycle the best of Maine’s coastline during our 6-day tour. From the quiet elegance of Brunswick we will wind our way up the coast, finishing with a victory lap through Acadia National Park. We’ll also visit a few of the state’s 57 operating lighthouses – an intriguing link to the region’s nautical history. Everyday we’ll be treated to wonderful cycling, great food, unique sights, and the warmth of Maine hospitality.
The tour will reach out-of-the-way spots like Clark Island, Pemaquid Point and Sprucehead. We may even meet the lobsterman who caught our lunch on our visit to Young’s Lobster pound in Belfast. Exploring famous coastal towns like Boothbay Harbor, Blue Hill, Bar Harbor, and Camden is on the agenda. Don't think we neglected creature comforts. We will take full advantage of the unique bed and breakfasts Down East.
Bike rentals are available.