Lighthouse in Martha's Vineyard
Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Bike Tour
Sailboat in the harbor near Martha's Vineyard
Sandy path and beach grass in Martha's Vineyard
Charming street in Martha's Vineyard
Tavern sign in Martha's Vineyard
Group of bikers in front of a lighthouse in Martha's Vineyards
Backroads guest standing in front of a lighthouse
Wooden path leading to a beach in Martha's Vineyard
Porch at the Hob Knob Inn in Martha's Vineyard
Two Adirondack chairs on a wooden platform on the beach
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Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey amid Historic Harbors, Bike Paths & New England Charm

Couples, Friends & Solos

5 days 4 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,099 - $4,399 pp dbl occ

($1,450 - $1,700 for sgl occ)

Marvel at the deep-blue vastness of the open Atlantic. Dine in the Bay State’s classic island taverns. Maritime history comes to life as you stroll in Siasconset and e-bike to the cliffs of Aquinnah. In the world-famous summer resort of Martha's Vineyard, discover its colonial past.

Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Easygoing E-biking Tour
Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Easygoing E-biking Tour


Start Vineyard Haven / End Nantucket Town

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


Refreshingly Active Adventures
There’s no better way to experience the islands of Massachusetts than by bike. Linger at tucked-away beaches, breathe in fresh sea air and hop off the saddle to admire towering 200-year-old lighthouses. 

Immersive Travel
Tour historic Nantucket, then sail across the bay to meet local artists in colonial Edgartown, the earliest European settlement on Martha’s Vineyard and home to incredible architecture. 

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
It’s easy living at our luxury retreats in these bucket-list vacation spots. Start the day early with sunrise views over Nantucket Harbor, or idle over morning coffee in a 19th-century Gothic Revival inn. 


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

Downshift into island life on exclusive Vineyard Haven | Colorful gingerbread cottages spill from the streets in the unique town of Oak Bluff | E-bike to the port town of Vineyard Haven via the stately homes of the West Chop peninsula | Arrive in Edgartown, known for amazing Greek Revival, Federal and Victorian architecture | Forests and meadows bookend a pastoral world in the island’s interior | Fond of art? Galleries tempt you off your e-bike with watercolors, photography and sculptures by local and world-renowned artists.

Porch of the Hob Knob hotel
Hob Knob
| Premiere Hotel

This 19th-century Gothic Revival home is now a country-style boutique hotel with lovely gardens. (spa)

Days 3-5

Soak in more salty air and ocean views on the way to Katama Beach | A ferry transports us to Nantucket | Soak up the rich history of Nantucket Town on a walking tour | Siasconset and Surfside beaches’ pristine stretches of sand beckon for a stroll along the Atlantic | Dive into the area’s maritime heritage at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, which exhibits original boats, relics of the island’s legendary shipwrecks and photographs of thrilling sea rescues | Refresh yourself at a favorite local watering spot offering much-loved microbrews and wines | A gentle e-bike ride to Cisco Beach leads past 18th- and 19th-century sea captains' homes and lighthouses | Gardens, cranberry bogs, harbors and dunes enliven your route | Before it’s anchors aweigh, savor a farewell lunch and unforgettable memories of Massachusetts’ delicious isles.

Aerial view of the Nantucket Hotel and pool.
The Nantucket Hotel + Resort
| Premiere Hotel

This grand hotel with traditional New England architecture is set in a prime location in the heart of town, within walking distance of all that Nantucket has to offer. (pool, spa)

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: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo e-biking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-4 hours of e-biking per day. Our custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Daily Activity Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 6 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 1 | 11 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 22 miles | 800 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 10 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 23 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 36 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 1 | 10 miles | 100 ft. gain
Boat Ride (1.5 hours)
Nantucket Town Guided Walk (1¼ hours)
Day 4
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 26 miles | 700 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 9 miles | 300 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e‑bikes (shown below). If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you’ll have the option after booking to select a different bike in your Backroads account.

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+

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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