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Explore Acadia National Park on a Trek Travel bike tour
Explore Acadia National Park on a Trek Travel bike tour
Explore Acadia National Park on a Trek Travel bike tour
Explore Acadia National Park on a Trek Travel bike tour
Explore Acadia National Park on a Trek Travel bike tour
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Explore Acadia National Park on a Trek Travel bike tour
Explore Acadia National Park on a Trek Travel bike tour
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Acadia National Park Bike Tour

Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park

Join us for our Maine bike tour to explore the best of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. Bike Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park, from the “quieter side” to the island's heart in bustling Bar Harbor. We’ve designed our cycling routes to allow you to cover a mix of paved roads as well as historic gravel carriage trails, stopping along the way for photos at iconic locations such as Jordan Pond. You will also have a chance to climb to the top of Cadillac Mountain, the highest point in Acadia, for panoramic views extending from the coastal islands in Frenchman Bay and across the Atlantic to the horizon. Enjoy views from the water as you take an afternoon sail on a majestic windjammer then finish it all off with an early morning spin along the rugged eastern edge, showcasing sights like the serene crescent-shaped Sand Beach and crashing waves at Thunder Hole. And of course, you'll also enjoy some delicious local fare such as fresh Maine lobster to complete your East Coast experience! Book your trip with confidence »Experience Trek Travel's One Collection where you stay in one luxurious hotel during your trip

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Acadia National Park Bike Tour
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$3399 Per Person
Duration:
4 Days & 3 Nights
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1 / 2 - Leisure / Recreational Non-riders Welcome
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Trip Wows
Pedal along Rockefeller's serene carriage roads and savor idyllic viewpoints like Jordan Pond along the way
Enjoy fresh Maine lobster and treats made from local blueberries
Savor panoramic views from the top of Cadillac Mountain, Acadia’s highest point
Look for wildlife and admire Acadia from the water as you sail on a historic schooner
Explore the shops and eateries of bustling Bar Harbor, just a few steps from your seaside hotel
Watch the Experience
Acadia National Park Bike Tour
The beauty of Maine is understated and undeniable. It's not just the landscape that makes this a special place. It's how the landscape shapes life here. There is no better way to experience it than one pedal stroke at a time. You'll see what I mean as you ride past lighthouses and lobster buoys and into harbors filled with majestic schooners.
-Amy, Trip Designer

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Get ready for a full day of adventuring to start off your Maine bike tour! Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Residence Inn in Bangor at 9:30 AM on the first day of the trip. After a 60-minute shuttle to Mount Desert Island, your trip begins with lunch followed by a bike fitting session. Today’s ride introduces you to the tranquil yet scenic landscape of Mount Desert Island which was carved by glaciers some 18,000 years ago. You'll trace the edge of Somes Sound, the giant tidal inlet that nearly divides the island in half, then turn onto the crushed-rock carriage roads, which were built by John D. Rockefeller to showcase the beauty of the area. You’ll end in the bustling town of Bar Harbor, your seaside home for the next three nights. Tonight, you will gather for social hour and dinner and your guides will fill you in on what is in store for the next few days.

Today's Ride:

Northeast Harbor to Bar Harbor
Approximately 21 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Harborside Hotel

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

After breakfast, you'll head out for a ride on the carriage trails past Eagle Lake to Jordan Pond House. Be sure to stop and take the short walk to the pond itself. The edge is strewn with boulders, and the water reveals the stunning reflection of the surrounding trees and the prominent glacial mounds that rise on the far side. It's a photo opportunity you don't want to miss! Afterwards, you'll follow the paths up and around Sargent Mountain. Notice as the scenery continually shifts from long shady stretches of woodlands full of native plants like sheep laurel, ferns, and blueberry bushes, to views of peaceful ponds and lumbering granite mountains. Once back at the hotel, your guides will provide you with a box lunch. You'll have some time to eat and change before you take a short walk to the pier where we will board the Margaret Todd Schooner for a relaxed afternoon sail. This is your chance to see Acadia from the water! We'll return around 4:00 pm and the rest of the evening is yours to explore the nooks and crannies of Bar Harbor, so you can take advantage of whatever is calling to you. Perhaps sample the original blueberry ale at Atlantic Brewing or head to the Reading Room for a lobster feast.

Today's Ride:

Sargent Mountain Loop
Approximately 23 miles with 1,900 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Jordan Pond Loop
Approximately 15 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Harborside Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today’s ride begins with dramatic coastal views as you head along the Park Loop Road past Sand Beach and Otter Cliffs. You will weave your way to Seal Beach for some additional miles along the coast before turning onto the carriage roads once again. The ride will also take you past a few of the 17 spectacular stone bridges that were designed and built by Rockefeller along with the carriage road network. You'll pass by Bubble Pond before reaching the turn off for Cadillac Mountain. Avid riders will have the chance to climb to the top of Cadillac Mountain. After three miles of gently winding pavement, you’ll reach the summit, which is also the high point of the park at 1,529 feet. Don’t worry, the stunning views will distract you from the effort of the climb! Spend some time at the top to soak up the panoramic views that stretch from Frenchman Bay across the Atlantic to the horizon, making this a popular destination for taking in the sunrise. When you are ready, enjoy the descent and the last few miles back to Bar Harbor, where you are free to choose lunch on your own and perhaps lounge by the pool for the rest of the afternoon. Tonight, we'll gather for a final social hour and dinner to reminisce about our adventures in Acadia.

Today's Ride:

Park Loop Road with Stanley Brook Extension
Approximately 36 miles with 2,700 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Park Loop Road
Approximately 22 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Park Loop with Stanley Brook Extension and Cadillac Mountain Climb
Approximately 42 miles with 3,700 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Harborside Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner

Today we wrap up our Acadia National Park bike tour in style. You’ll depart early for a final spin along its eastern edge with stops at Sand Beach and Thunder Hole. Savor the sights and sounds of the rugged Atlantic coastline with cliffs high above you and waves crashing on the rocks below. Sadly, the time has come to bid Acadia farewell. At 11:00 AM, your guides will offer a shuttle back to the Residence Inn in Bangor and then onward to the Bangor Airport.

Today's Ride:

Otter Cliff Loop
Approximately 12 miles with 800 feet of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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The Harborside Hotel

Bar Harbor, Maine

Explorer Accommodation | The Harborside Hotel is ideally located on Bar Harbor's waterfront and just steps away from the center of town. Enjoy spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean from your deluxe island view room, which also features a semi-private balcony or terrace. Ocean view rooms are limited and may be available for an additional fee. These oversized Bar Harbor accommodations are newly renovated in coastal-chic style and include a king-sized bed or two double beds, marble bathroom with a standing shower, coffee maker, and other amenities. Take advantage of your downtime by making an appointment at the full-service spa or relaxing poolside as you feel the ocean breeze and listen to the waves rolling into shore. The Harborside is an Opal Collection property and AAA Four Diamond and Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice award winner.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

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Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. In 2019, we upgraded our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Three nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, two lunches, and two dinners
  • Two social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, flat pack, front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized digital photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours, and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200, subject to availability)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care, and service.
  • Electric-assist bikes will not be available on this trip due to Acadia National Park’s policy of prohibiting commercial tours from using e-bikes on carriage roads
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 1-2 - Leisure/Recreational?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
23 miles
TOTAL MILES:
92 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,675 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
6,700 feet
TERRAIN: UNDULATING
The terrain is generally flat and undulating with a few steep hills. Rides will take place on a mix of approximately 50% pavement and 50% gravel carriage roads. The carriage roads are shared with pedestrians and occasionally horses and most are 16 feet wide. Acadia is best suited for our Type 1 and 2 Riders. Type 3 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage and climbs the avid route options offer.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or transportation related to these activities are not included in the trip price unless the activity is specified as being part of the itinerary. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Hike in Acadia National Park
  • Go kayaking or whale watching
  • Sail on a historic schooner
  • Play tennis or enjoy a spa treatment at the hotel

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our Today’s Ride options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Bangor, Maine
MEETING TIME:
9:30 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Bangor, Maine

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Bangor, Maine
DEPARTING TIME:
12:30 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Bangor, Maine

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays.

We recommend that you fly into Bangor Airport (BGR). If you are staying at the Residence Inn by Marriott, they provide a free airport shuttle which you can arrange in advance by calling the hotel at 207-433-0800. Otherwise, you may take a taxi for about $15 plus gratuity. The hotel is approximately four miles from the airport.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Residence Inn, 22 Bass Park Blvd, Bangor, ME at 9:30 AM on the first day of your trip. Afterwards, we'll shuttle approximately 1 hour to Northeast Harbor. Here you will enjoy a delicious lunch followed by a bike fitting session and our first ride. Please come dressed in your cycling clothes and have your riding gear in a separate bag or readily accessible, to avoid having to unpack your luggage.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip starts with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our hotel, Harborside Resort (207-288-5033), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. A taxi from Bangor to your first hotel will take about 75 minutes and cost around $150 plus gratuity.

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Leaving

On the final day of our Acadia National Park bike tour, your guides will shuttle you to Bangor departing at 11:00 AM. The first stop will be at the Residence Inn at 12:15 pm followed by Bangor Airport, arriving at approximately 12:30 PM. If you are flying out today, please do not schedule a flight before 2:30 PM.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

During the month of June, expect daytime temperatures in the low to mid 70s and nighttime lows in the high 40s or low 50s. Morning fog is fairly common. In July and August, the average high is 80 degrees and the average low is 60 degrees. Check the forecast in the days prior to your departure, always be prepared to dress in layers, and bring your rain gear, just in case. Remember to bring trail runners or light hiking shoes as well as your swimsuit, a sun hat, and quick dry clothing. Packing List»

Before and After Your Trip

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Before & After: Portland, Maine

The city of Portland, Maine has a relaxed, small-town feel that makes it an ideal place to unwind before or after your trip. Take a few days to explore the cobbled Old Port District, check out the working waterfront, visit the Portland Museum of Art in the arts district, and stop by some of the many historical sites in town. Take a trolley tour or lighthouse tour and visit the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, the childhood home of the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. According to locals, Portland has more restaurants and bars per capita than any other city in the country outside of San Francisco. Many of the more popular restaurants are chef-owned and highly renowned. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre- or post-trip hotel.

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Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

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Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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