Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Bike Tour
Massachusetts' Colonial Islands
From $3,399 - $3,799 pp dbl. occ. | 5 days / 4 nights
(+$1,110 for sgl. occ.)
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.
- 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
- Spin around the island of Nantucket followed by a journey through maritime history at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Days 1-2 Downshift into island life on Nantucket | A gentle ride to Cisco Beach leads past 18th- and 19th-century sea captains' homes and lighthouses | Explore the island by bike with gardens, cranberry bogs, harbors and dunes enlivening your route | The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum chronicles the area's maritime heritage | Up for a stroll along the Atlantic? Siasconset and Surfside Beaches beckon with pristine stretches of sand.
Day 3 Soak up the rich history of Nantucket Town on a walking tour | A private boat transports us to Martha's Vineyard | Pedal a bike path to Edgartown, known for amazing Greek Revival, Federal and Victorian architecture | A ride out to Katama Beach takes you past beautiful homes tucked among pines and along a stretch of unspoiled coastline popular with local kitesurfers.
Day 4 Spin inland through forests and open meadows | Fond of art? Galleries tempt you off your bike with watercolors, photography and sculptures by local and world-renowned artists | Explore Chappaquiddick and Cape Poge Light—the lighthouse's first keeper in 1801 was appointed by Thomas Jefferson.
Day 5 Ocean views and breezes abound on our ride out to Vineyard Haven, overlooking Nantucket Sound | Explore the unique town of Oak Bluffs, home to colorful gingerbread cottages | Enjoy a farewell lunch at the popular Black Dog Tavern.
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