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Acadia National Park Bike Tour

Coastal Maine and Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is the country's northeasternmost park and the first place in America to watch the sunrise every day. Quaint harbor towns offer plenty of Maine charm and break up the raw, unfiltered wilderness that characterized New England for much of its history. It's a slice of quintessential Atlantic culture, with lighthouses, lobsters, blueberries and carriage roads that practically beg for a bike. Join us as we discover it on two wheels, and see why this Victorian-era getaway for the rich and famous is so much more than just another national park. It's a national treasure.
From:
$3399 Per Person
Duration:
5 Days & 4 Nights
Rider Type: ?
2 - Recreational Non-riders Welcome
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Trip Wows
Pedal the serene carriage roads of Acadia National Park
Enjoy fresh-caught lobster and learn how this trade shapes the local culture
Hike to the top of a granite peak and savor magnificent views of the forest and coast below
Ride along Maine's coastline dotted with historic lighthouses and charming harbor towns
Enjoy Maine blueberries in everything from muffins to microbrews to ice cream
Watch the Experience
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 up to lighthouses, past lobster buoys, and into harbors adorned with historic schooners.
-Amy, Trip Designer

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Breathe deeply. Gaze on the horizon. Acadia National Park is one of America's most beloved parks and a true lumberjack heaven. Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the AC Hotel in Portland at 10:00 AM on the first day of the trip. After a 90 minute private shuttle, you’ll arrive in Thomaston for a delightful lunch featuring fresh-caught local seafood. After a short round of introductions, your guides will discuss the rules of bike safety and specific cycling tips for riding in Maine before familiarizing you with your Trek bicycle and ensuring a comfortable fit. Today's ride features quiet coastal roads and a visit to historic Owls Head Lighthouse. Maine's official title is "The Lighthouse State" with over 65 historic lighthouses marking its jagged shoreline and 1,400 coastal islands. Our ride ends at our resort where you can relax and recover, perhaps with a walk out to Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. Tonight, we'll gather together for our first social hour and dinner at the hotel for a chance to meet, greet, and prepare for the week ahead.

Today's Ride:

Thomaston to Rockport
Approximately 27 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Samoset Resort

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Is your camera ready for a hard day's work? After breakfast at the hotel, we'll set out on the day's plan: a picturesque ride to Camden. Gorgeous wildflowers, abundant greenery, and harbor views await you on our route along with historic schooners and salty air. After a delicious lunch at one of our favorite village hangouts, we'll set out back toward the hotel for an afternoon of relaxation. Take a soak in the pool or head to Rockland for the Farnsworth Art Museum, shopping or just strolling about town. Dinner will be on your own tonight, but your guides will equip you with a list of our favorite local hot spots.

Today's Ride:

Camden Loop
Approximately 36 miles with 2,800 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Rockport to Camden with Shuttle
Approximately 25 miles with 2,100 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Camden and Lake City Loops
Approximately 44 miles with 3,400 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Samoset Resort

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Welcome to another signature day of cycling, sightseeing and sunsets! Today begins with a 2-hour shuttle to Bar Harbor. Choose among the many charming cafes in this seaside town for lunch while your guides prepare the bikes for an afternoon spin. We'll regroup at the appointed time and begin our ride into Acadia where we will spend most of our ride on the carriage trails, or gravel bike paths, that wind through the park. These paths are guaranteed to surprise and delight, with gentle meandering turns across the natural canvas of the park. Choose the avid option for a gorgeous climb to the park's high point, Cadillac Mountain (1530 ft), and savor the rewarding panoramic 360 views at the top. After the ride, relax poolside as you plan for the evening. Dinner is on your own so you can take advantage of whatever is calling to you. Will you seek out the best lobster in town or go for a quick bite and get out on the Atlantic via kayak, schooner, or a cruise in search of whales and puffins? (These activities are not included in the trip price, but your guides can help you arrange them). Regardless of what you choose, we recommend topping it off with a scoop of local ice cream made with Maine blueberries!

Due to Acadia National Park policy, ebikes will not be available for riding this day. An alternate bike will be provided.

Today's Ride:

Acadia Loop
Approximately 30 miles with 3,400 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Acadia Loop with Shuttle
Approximately 20 miles with 1,800 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Acadia Loop with Cadillac Mountain Climb
Approximately 37 miles with 4,400 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Harborside Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Ready for a change of pace? We'll exchange the cycling shoes for hiking boots today, pack our lunch and head straight into Acadia National Park. Our hike will take us to the top of Champlain Mountain. We'll then follow the trail along a ridge before making our way down to Sand Beach. Over the course of our approximately 4.5 mile hike, there will be plenty of photo opportunities featuring views of the coastal islands and maybe even a peregrine falcon. We'll refuel with lunch at the crescent-shaped Sand Beach, where you can swim, relax, and enjoy a mid-day break. If you are up for more mileage, you may continue hiking along the oceanside trails. When you are ready, return to town via the local shuttle. Tonight we'll gather to toast one final time, reliving the week's adventures over dinner at our favorite Bar Harbor restaurant.

Today's Activity:

Day hike in Acadia National Park
Approximately 4-5 miles

Hotel:

Harborside Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Today is bittersweet, as we bid farewell to Acadia in style. Relax at the hotel pool or spa this morning or take a final spin through the park. Take in the views as we head to Otter Point and then wind our way to Jordan Pond for a final photo opp before circling back to the hotel. Then it's time to turn your bicycle back over to your Trek Travel guides and bid them farewell. You'll depart on a private shuttle back to Portland with a packed lunch to enjoy during the 3-hour and 30-minute journey.

Due to Acadia National Park policy, ebikes will not be available for riding this day. An alternate bike will be provided.

Today's Ride:

Jordan Pond Loop
Approximately 21 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Harborside Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Hotels

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Samoset Resort

Rockport, Maine

Enjoy the seaside elegance of the Samoset Resort, nestled on the shore of beautiful Penobscot Bay. Your newly renovated and thoughtfully-appointed room comes with a view of the bay or Rockland Harbor and luxurious bedding (hypoallergenic bedding available), 50" HDTVs, iHome radios, and a private balcony or terrace with spectacular views. Sip your morning coffee on a private balcony or terrace while watching the sunlight dance across the water. Relax at the pool, spa or take a stroll to the historic lighthouse during your stay. Samoset is an Opal Collection property, AAA Four Diamond and Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice award winner.
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The Harborside Hotel

Bar Harbor, Maine

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 King Oceanfront room, which also features a semi-private balcony or terrace. These oversized Bar Harbor accommodations are newly renovated in coastal chic style and include a king-sized bed, marble bathroom with a standing shower, coffee maker, and other standard 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 Award winner.
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Hotel Variation | West Street Hotel

Bar Harbor, Maine

This boutique luxury hotel is Harborside's sister property featuring nautically-themed rooms with private balconies overlooking the harbor or the ocean, along with Lexington Tommy Bahama Mahogany furnishings, plush beds, and spacious bathrooms with Venetian mosaic tile accents. You'll also enjoy modern amenities from iPod docking stations and flat-panel televisions to wireless Internet access and in-room refrigerators. Relax and enjoy panoramic views of Frenchman's Bay, the outer islands and Acadia National Park from the infinity-edge rooftop pool or book yourself a spa treatment at the Bar Harbor Club (located across the street). The West Street Hotel is an Opal Collection property and AAA Four Diamond Award winner. You will stay at West Street Hotel instead of Harborside on the June 22nd date.

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

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Trek FX S 4 Hybrid

Now you never have to miss another view with Trek’s most popular upright hybrid that refuses to sacrifice performance for comfort. You’ll have 10 speeds for any hill, a carbon fork with vibration dampening for any bump in the road, and Shimano components for every advantage. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 4 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, 4 lunches and 2 dinners
  • 2 social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek's FX Hybrid
  • 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 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's FX S 4 Hybrid
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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: 2 - Recreational?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
29 miles
TOTAL MILES:
114 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
2,450 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
9,800 feet
TERRAIN: UNDULATING
The terrain is undulating with a few steep hills. In Acadia National Park, our rides will take place mostly on carriage roads, which are gravel bike paths. Acadia is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. 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 related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Hiking in Acadia National Park
  • Visit Rockland, the art capital of Maine
  • Go kayaking or whale watching (not included in trip price)
  • Sail on a historic schooner or spend the afternoon on a lobster boat (not included in trip price)
  • Enjoy a spa treatment at either hotel (not included in trip price)

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives 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:
Portland, Maine
MEETING TIME:
10:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
AC Hotel By Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront, Portland, Maine

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Portland, Maine
DEPARTING TIME:
3:00 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
AC Hotel By Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront, Portland, 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 Portland International Jetport (PWM). If you are staying at the AC Hotel by Marriott, it has a free airport shuttle which you can arrange by calling 207-747-1640 once you arrive at baggage claim. Otherwise, you may take a taxi for about $20 plus gratuity. It is approximately 5 miles from the airport to downtown Portland.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the AC Hotel by Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront, 158 Fore Street, Portland, Maine at 10:00 AM on the first day of your trip. Afterwards, we'll shuttle 90 minutes to the town of Thomaston. Here you will enjoy a delicious lunch at a harborside seafood restaurant 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 first hotel, Samoset Resort at 207-594-2511, and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. A taxi from Portland to your ride start or first hotel will take about 90 minutes and cost around $200 plus gratuity.

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Leaving

On the final day of the trip, you will say farewell to your guides and board a private shuttle from Bar Harbor to the AC Hotel in Portland, departing at 11:00 AM and arriving at approximately 2:30 PM. The shuttle will then continue to Portland International Jetport, arriving at approximately 3:00 PM. If you are flying out today, please do not schedule a flight before 5:00 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 and Portland Museum of Art in the arts district, and visit some of the many historical sites in town. Take a trolley tour or a lighthouse tour, or 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.

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

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.

Your Day. You Decide.

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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