Backroads Maine Bike Tour
Maine Bike Tour
Backroads Maine Bike Tour
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Maine's Acadia Bike Tour

National Park, Bar Harbor & Camden

Maine's beauty lies in its rawness. Tart wild blueberries. Hills rising from Camden's rocky shores. Centuries-old roads that hug the shoreline, connecting village to village. Morning mist on Penobscot Bay. Even a delicacy like Maine lobster still involves shells and claws. It's raw. It's true. It's Maine.

THIS ITINERARY: 5 days, 4 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels

FROM: $2,999 - $3,599 pp dbl occ
($790 - $900 for sgl occ)

Maine

Start/End Portland

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights
  • Savor the scent of salty sea air, fresh morning fog and the crash of waves on rocky shores, like only the state of Maine can deliver
  • Engage your senses as you listen to the silence of deep pine forests and soak up breathtaking ocean views
  • Discover the countless charms of seaside Camden, with its historic homes and delightful shops and boutiques
  • Experience the mouthwatering flavors of the day's fresh catch, like lobster with plenty of butter for dipping—need we say more?
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
5 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Pedal amid the majestic fir and towering spruce of Somes Sound on beautiful Mount Desert Island | The arched bridges and tranquility of Acadia's carriage road system, a gift from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., make for lovely riding | Pounding surf collides with rugged coastline while lush boreal and hardwood forests blanket glacier-scoured hills in Acadia National Park | In the mood for a challenge? Bike to Cadillac Mountain's 1,532-foot summit, the North Atlantic Seaboard's highest point and reputedly the first US location to see the rising sun.

West Street Hotel, Bar Harbor, Maine
West Street Hotel
Bar Harbor
| Premiere Hotel

Spectacular views and elegant accommodations await at this luxury boutique hotel on Frenchman Bay. (pool, spa)

Days 3-5

Ride through Down East Maine, pedaling along Penobscot Bay and past classic 19th-century New England cottages | Relish Camden's sublime harborside setting and wealth of historic architecture | Bike quiet roads into the heart of Rockland, home of the Farnsworth Art Museum, nationally recognized for its rich collection of Wyeth family paintings | Pedal on to reach the picturesque Owls Head Lighthouse or return to Camden to browse the local shops and bookstores | A fabulous farewell dinner awaits at our inn's elegant, award-winning French restaurant | This morning, enjoy one last scenic spin through the countryside around Camden and Lake Megunticook, stroll through Camden Harbor or linger over coffee on the wraparound porch.

Camden Harbour Inn
Camden Harbour Inn
Camden
| Premiere Hotel

An award-winning restaurant, exceptional hospitality and plush amenities come together to create a "refined stylishness that balances classic with contemporary," according to Andrew Harper. Travel + Leisure World's Best. A Relais & Châteaux member. (spa)

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 20 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 1 | 14 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 22 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 29 miles | 2500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 40 miles | 3500 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 28 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 36 miles | 2200 ft. gain
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Optional Afternoon Kayaking
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 16 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 27 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 44 miles | 2400 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 2 | 19 miles | 1100 ft. gain
* Includes shuttle.

Note: Maine's landscape is characterized by constant rises and valleys, and the continuously rolling terrain can make routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Performance Road Bike

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package—it’s built for hard-core riders.
$400 rental fee

Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Electric-Assist Bikes

Acadia National Park prohibits commercial bike groups to ride motorized devices (including e-bikes) on their carriage roads. On one day of this trip our route includes a ride on Acadia's carriage roads; e-bike users will have to pedal their bike without the battery in this section. Your Backroads Trip Leaders will handle the removal and return of your batteries.

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