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

Coastal Maine Bike Tour and Acadia National Park

Join us for our Maine bike tour to explore the best of charming coastal Maine, including Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. It all begins with our signature picnic lunch in a picturesque seaside setting. Throughout our Maine bike tour, take in the views of historic lighthouses, fields of purple lupine, and quaint fishing villages adorned with colorful buoys as you pedal along the coast. Visit the charming harbor towns of Rockland and Camden, help haul a lobster trap, and enjoy a private tour on a lobster boat. 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 crushed-stone carriage trails, stopping along the way for photos at iconic locations like 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. Finish it all off with an early morning spin along Acadia’s rugged eastern edge, showcasing sights like the serene crescent-shaped Sand Beach and crashing waves at Thunder Hole. Along the way, enjoy a variety of delicious Maine fare from casual coastal lobster shacks to a gourmet farm-to-table dinner. Book your trip with confidence »
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Trip Wows
Cover Acadia by bike as you pedal the famous carriage roads, stopping to savor idyllic viewpoints like Jordan Pond along the way
Take a private tour on a lobster boat and have lunch at a picturesque lobster shack, featuring fresh-caught crustaceans
Experience dinner at Primo, “a farm that has a restaurant at the edge of it” for the ultimate farm-to-table meal curated by Chef Kelly, a two-time James Beard award winner
Pedal through coastal Maine’s fishing villages adorned with colorful buoys and visit Owl’s Head lighthouse
Savor panoramic views of Frenchman Bay and the coastal islands as you ascend the winding road to the top of Cadillac Mountain, Acadia’s highest point
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Explore Acadia National Park on a Trek Travel 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 up to lighthouses, past 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 AC Hotel in Portland at 9:00 AM on the first day of the trip. After a 90-minute private shuttle, your trip begins with a signature Trek Travel picnic prepared by your guides. After lunch, your guides will discuss bike safety and specific tips for riding in Maine before familiarizing you with your Trek bicycle and ensuring a comfortable fit. It's no surprise that Maine's official title is "The Lighthouse State" with over 65 historic lighthouses marking its jagged shoreline and 1,400 coastal islands. You’ll see both on today’s ride! Pedal past fields of purple lupine and countless lobster buoys on your way to Owls Head State Park. Here you’ll break for a short walk to the historic lighthouse, which sits atop a bluff overlooking Penobscot Bay. Your ride continues through the artsy seaside town of Rockland. We highly recommend stopping at Lulu’s ice cream shack for a taste of Maine's best blueberry ice cream. A few last pedal strokes bring you to Samoset Resort, your seaside home for the next two nights. After getting settled, take a walk out to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse or show off your skills on the 9-hole disc golf course. This evening, dinner is a short shuttle away at Primo. We will start with a short tour of this five-acre sustainable, organic farm during social hour, followed by a delicious dinner. The menu is always inspired by the day’s harvest and prepared by Melissa Kelly, the Executive Chef and owner, who also happens to be a two time James Beard award winner.

Today's Ride:

Rockport to Owl's Head Loop
Approximately 23 miles with 1,100 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Samoset Resort

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

After a hearty breakfast, your ride begins by following the meandering coastline to Camden, another charming seaside town with one of the most picturesque harbors in Maine. If you want, you can stop here and enjoy the morning perusing Camden’s shops or enjoying a coffee and admiring the historic schooners that grace the harbor. Otherwise, continue riding through the pine trees and undulating terrain dotted with family farms and apple orchards. All routes end in Camden today, where you’ll have a chance to change clothes and enjoy lunch at a café of your choice before we rendezvous at the harbor for a late afternoon cruise on a lobster boat. On our private one-hour tour, kick back with a post-ride beer as you learn about the lobster trade and, if you wish, help haul in a lobster trap. The sights of Penobscot Bay include the Curtis Island lighthouse, seaside mansions, perhaps a porpoise or harbor seal, and birds such as osprey, cormorants, guillemots, and bald eagles. Afterwards, we’ll load up in the van for the short drive back to the hotel. Tonight, relax and enjoy the hotel’s Enoteca and La Bella Vita restaurant at your leisure.

Today's Ride:

Rockport to Camden with Hope Loop
Approximately 31 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Rockport to Camden
Approximately 12 miles with 750 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Rockport to Camden with Belmont Loop
Approximately 46 miles with 3,350 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Samoset Resort

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

After an early breakfast, we’ll depart for Mount Desert Island. Our journey to the western edge of Acadia National Park will take about two hours. 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, leaving dramatic cuts like Somes Sound, as well as smoothly rounded mountain tops, numerous ponds and lakes, and randomly placed boulders throughout the park. On arrival in the small village of Northeast Harbor, you’ll enjoy lunch at Nor’Easter lobster pound. After fueling up, your ride begins along the edge of Somes Sound, the giant tidal inlet that nearly divides the island in half. You’ll then turn onto the crushed-rock carriage roads, which were built by John D. Rockefeller between 1913 and 1940 to showcase the beauty of the area. Your route passes by Penobscot and Sargent Mountains, offering a distant view of Eagle Lake from the high point. After skirting Aunt Betty and Eagle Lakes, you’ll end in Bar Harbor, your seaside home for the next two nights. After checking into your ocean view room, the evening is yours to explore the nooks and crannies of this bustling town, so you can take advantage of whatever is calling to you. Perhaps sample the original blueberry ale at Atlantic Brewing and head to the Reading Room for a lobster feast or, if you have the energy to burn, grab a quick bite followed by a sunset kayak in Frenchman Bay. Please note that kayaking is not included in the trip price, but your guides can help you make arrangements.

Today's Ride:

Northeast Harbor to Bar Harbor
Approximately 23 miles with 1,650 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Northeast Harbor to Bar Harbor
Approximately 17 miles with 1,000 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 Jordan Pond before turning onto the carriage roads once again. Be sure to stop and take the short walk behind Jordan Pond House. The edge of the pond 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! 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. 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. Avid riders will have the chance to climb to the top of Cadillac Mountain. Don’t worry, the stunning views from the gently winding pavement will distract you from the effort of the climb! After three miles, you’ll reach the summit, which is also the high point of the park at 1,529 feet. Spend some time up top – you’ve earned it! – soaking up the panoramic views that stretch from Frenchman Bay across the Atlantic to the horizon, making this a popular destination for sunrise. When you are ready, enjoy the descent to the Park Loop Road which reconnects you to the carriage roads. Your ride ends back in Bar Harbor, where you are free to choose lunch on your own. Tonight, we'll gather for a final dinner at Havana to reminisce about the week's adventure. Like the rest of this week, today is an experience you won’t soon forget!

Today's Ride:

Park Loop with Jordan Pond
Approximately 26 miles with 1,750 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Park Loop with Cadillac Mountain
Approximately 34 miles with 2,800 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, you'll depart on a shuttle back to Portland with a packed lunch from our favorite little sandwich shop, the Down East Deli.

Today's Ride:

Otter Cliff Loop
Approximately 12 miles with 800 feet of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Hotels

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Samoset Resort

Rockport, Maine

Explorer Accommodation | 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 partial view of the bay or Rockland Harbor, as well as luxurious bedding (hypoallergenic bedding available), 50" HDTVs, and iHome radios. Sip your morning coffee on your private balcony or terrace while watching the sunlight dance across the water. Relax at the pool and spa or take a stroll to the historic lighthouse during your stay. Samoset is an Opal Collection property and AAA Four Diamond and Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice award winner.
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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 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 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

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Trek Verve 2 Hybrid Bike

The Verve 2 is a hybrid bike designed for comfort and fun, making it an ideal choice for your cycling vacation. It has a lot of thoughtful features that make for a confident and comfortable ride, including 700X45c tires and a suspension seat post. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Four 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, three lunches, and three dinners
  • Two social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek Verve 2 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 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 Verve 2 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, 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: 2 - Recreational?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
23 miles
TOTAL MILES:
115 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,500 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
7,500 feet
TERRAIN: UNDULATING
The terrain is generally flat along the coast and undulating with a few steep hills as you ride inland. In Acadia National Park, our rides will take place on a mix of pavement and carriage roads. The carriage roads are shared with pedestrians and occasionally horses. They are 16 feet wide and covered with crushed stone. 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 transportation related to these activities are not included in the trip price unless they activity is specified as being part of the itinerary. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Tour the organic farm that fuels Primo Restaurant
  • Take a private cruise on a lobster boat
  • Hike in Acadia National Park
  • Visit Rockland, the art capital of Maine, and tour the Farnsworth Art Museum
  • Go kayaking or whale watching
  • Visit Camden and Bar Harbor
  • Sail on a historic schooner
  • Enjoy a spa treatment at either 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:
Portland, Maine
MEETING TIME:
9:00 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 provides 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 five 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 9:00 AM on the first day of your trip. Afterwards, we'll shuttle 90 minutes to the town of Rockport. Here you will enjoy a delicious picnic 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 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 our Acadia National Park bike tour, 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, 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.

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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