Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Maine's Acadia
Dolce Tempo Journey in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor & Camden
Here in the far corner of America a sense of pureness lingers. You can sense it in the crisp salty air and taste it in the mouthwatering fresh seafood brought straight from the fishing boats. You’ll feel it when watching waves crash over the rugged coastline or pedaling along a rural country road. From Camden's undeniable charm to the picturesque seascapes of Acadia, this is quintessential New England.
THIS ITINERARY: 5 days, 4 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Refreshingly Active Adventures
Explore quiet coastal towns as you pedal your e-bike from one to the next. Discover local footpaths to sweeping views of bays and scenic seashores.
Experience New England at a slow and deliberate pace. Browse a local bookshop, relax at a corner café, strike up a conversation with a local. Dolce Tempo travel at its finest.
Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Rest your head at our charming Relais & Châteaux hotel and take in the views from our waterfront retreat. Savor freshly caught fare from local fisherman.
5 Days Premiere Hotels
We begin our adventure with a hike up Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park—behold 360-degree views of pine forests, Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay | E-bike through coastal communities, rolling green countryside and past the state’s most picturesque harbor | Stroll the seaside streets of Rockland | Pay a visit to the Farnsworth Art Museum, home to an impressive collection of 18th- and 19th-century American art | Treat yourself to a massage at our boutique hotel or visit the shops in Camden.
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. (spa)
Journey to Acadia, the crown jewel of New England’s national parks | Walk along Emery Path, enjoying its series of stunning granite staircases and views of Bar Harbor and the Porcupine Islands | Stroll a lovely boardwalk to Sieur de Monts Spring through an airy birch forest | Explore the famed town of Bar Harbor, gateway to Acadia, with its photo-worthy coastline and numerous local boutiques | Head out for easygoing e-biking along Ocean Drive, with spectacular coastal vistas of Sand Beach's sparkling waters | Watch dramatic waves crashing through Thunder Hole and Otter Cliffs’ jagged headlands | Enjoy a leisurely afternoon relaxing by the bay-view pool at our luxury hotel | Walk Acadia's beautifully restored carriage roads, built by the Rockefeller family in the early 1900s.
Overlooking Frenchman Bay, this luxury lodge in downtown Bar Harbor offers numerous amenities. (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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Dolce Tempo: What to Expect
Our easygoing Multi-Adventure tours make adventuring a breeze—perfect for beginners or occasional bikers/hikers, or anyone who is interested in exploring the world actively. With dedicated Trip Leaders, support vans and GPS supported routes, the day is yours to decide. Find an unbeatable blend of walking and biking routes (2-4 hours of activity, 10-30 miles of biking, 2-7 miles of walking) with other fun-filled activities such as kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, camel riding and more. On trips with biking, custom electronic-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly!
The hiking terrain we encounter on this trip ranges from gently rolling to hilly, with some steep climbs. Hiking trails can be uneven, with roots, mud, rocks and other obstacles. Please note that unpredictable mountain weather can make hiking conditions more challenging. The biking terrain on the Maine coast consists of constant rises and valleys, which are made easy to tackle with your e-bike.
Available Bike Options
On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below.
- 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
While biking and hiking and kayaking trips are at the core of popular adventure travel offerings, they are not for everyone. So Backroads, a company that has long been the leader in active travel trips, has come up with an array of softer adventures for 2021.