Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $3,999 - $4,849 /person

5 days

4 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

5 days

4 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: May-Jun, Aug-Sep

From $3,999 - $4,849 /person

Historic Harbors, Bike Paths & New England Charm

It'll be early on. You'll round a corner on a beach road, maybe in 'Sconset or Aquinnah. And it will hit you. The quiet. The open Atlantic pulsing on the shore. Seabirds above and a breeze fanning the dunes. You'll imagine selling your possessions and buying a lobster boat. It's OK, the urge passes eventually. But you'll have five days to enjoy it. 

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Highlights

  • Circle Martha's Vineyard on two wheels, pedaling past scenic beaches, historic homes, woodland and cranberry bogs
  • Pedal over rolling hills to the red-clay cliffs of Aquinnah, with a 200-year-old lighthouse and panoramic views over the Elizabeth Islands
  • Explore Edgartown’s colonial roots, art galleries and spectacular architecture, not to mention plenty of ice cream shops
  • Bike around the island of Nantucket followed by a journey through maritime history at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Biking Tour

Massachusetts

Start Nantucket Town

End Vineyard Haven

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Downshift into island life on Nantucket A gentle ride to Cisco Beach leads past 18th- and 19th-century sea captains' homes and lighthousesExplore the island by bike with gardens, cranberry bogs, harbors and dunes enlivening your routeRefresh yourself at a favorite local watering spot offering much-loved microbrews and winesTake a fascinating look at the island’s maritime history at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, which exhibits original boats, relics of the island’s legendary shipwrecks and photographs of thrilling sea rescues Spin past old barns, osprey nests, island grasses and fields of wildflowers to Madaket Beach, the landing site of the first European settlers Up for a stroll along the Atlantic? Siasconset and Surfside Beaches beckon with pristine stretches of sand.

Accommodations
White Elephant

(2 nights)

Nights 1-2

White Elephant
Nantucket Town
Premiere Hotel

A "stylishly refurbished in-town hotel on a quiet waterfront, a brief walk from the historic district," noted Andrew Harper. (spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-5

Description

Soak up the rich history of Nantucket Town on a walking tourA ferry transports us to Martha’s VineyardExplore the unique town of Oak Bluffs, home to colorful gingerbread cottagesPedal to the port town of Vineyard Haven, cruising by stately homes on the West Chop peninsulaArrive in Edgartown, known for amazing Greek Revival, Federal and Victorian architectureCycle inland through forests and open meadowsFond of art? Galleries tempt you off your bike with watercolors, photography and sculptures by local and world-renowned artistsTake in the exhilarating sea air and more spectacular ocean views on your ride to Katama BeachPass through the Great Plains of Martha's Vineyard before a farewell lunch.

Accommodations
Hob Knob

(2 nights)

Nights 3-4

Hob Knob
Edgartown
Premiere Hotel

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

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

White Elephant
Nantucket Town

Premiere Hotel

A "stylishly refurbished in-town hotel on a quiet waterfront, a brief walk from the historic district," noted Andrew Harper. (spa)

Nights 3-4

Hob Knob
Edgartown

Premiere Hotel

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

From $3,999 - $4,849 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2
Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9 Di2
  • Perfectly balanced comfort and performance with a Grand Tour pedigree
  • State-of-the-art components and precision German engineering
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.

From $3,999 - $4,849 /person

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