Maine Bike Tour
Backroads Maine Bike Tour
Backroads Maine Bike Tour
Lobster - Backroads Maine Bike Tour
Backroads Maine Bike Tour
Maine Bike Tour
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Maine's Acadia Bike Tour

National Park, Bar Harbor & Camden

Couples, Friends & Solos

5 days 4 nights

Activity Level: 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $3,799 - $4,149 pp dbl occ

($1,000 for sgl occ)

Maine's beauty lies in its rawness. Tart wild blueberries. Hills rising from Acadia National Park'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 our Maine Bike Tour.

Maine Acadia Bike Tour map
Maine Acadia Bike Tour map


Start/End Portland

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


  • Bike along picturesque routes enjoying the salty sea air, the morning fog and the crash of waves on rocky shores
  • 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


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
5 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Bike amid the majestic firs and towering spruces of Somes Sound on beautiful Mount Desert Island | Enjoy a tranquil ride through Acadia’s carriage road system, a gift from John D. Rockefeller Jr. in the early 1900s | Pedal over a number of lovely arched stone bridges as you follow these quiet roads past Jordan Pond and Eagle Lake | Listen to the pounding surf colliding with the rugged coastline and wonder at the lush boreal and hardwood forests blanketing the craggy hills of Acadia National Park | In the mood for a challenge? Cycle 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.

Pool view of West Street Hotel
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, bicycling along Penobscot Bay and past classic 19th-century New England cottages | Sail along the rocky coastline in a restored windjammer | 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 | Cycle 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 | 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.

Exterior view of Camden Harbour Inn
Camden Harbour Inn
| 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. A Relais & Châteaux member. Travel + Leisure World's Best.

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.

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy in USD.

October 2023
Oct 2 - Oct 6
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Oct 4 - Oct 8
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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

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.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 2 | 20 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Day 2
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
Level 3 | 32 miles* | 2200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 39 miles | 2600 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 2 | 16 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 27 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 44 miles | 2400 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 2 | 19 miles | 1000 ft. gain

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! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

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. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this 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.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2
Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2
Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9 Di2. A performance-first flagship endurance bike engineered for comfort and race-level riding.

$650 rental fee; subject to availability

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
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

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