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Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Maine's Acadia
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Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Maine's Acadia
Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Maine's Acadia
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Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Maine's Acadia
Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Maine's Acadia
Hiking in Acadia National Park, Maine
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Portland Head Lighthouse, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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Maine Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Older Teens & 20s

Dolce Tempo Journey in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor & Camden

One or more kids 17+ required | Min age to ride e-bike 16+

Family — Older Teens & 20s

5 days 4 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Premiere Hotels

From: $3,699 pp dbl occ

($900 for sgl occ)

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. Your family will feel it 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.

Walking
E-biking
Maine Easygoing Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Maine Easygoing Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Maine

Start/End Portland

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

Highlights

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. 

Immersive Family Travel
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.

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Rest your head at our charming boutique hotel and take in the views from our waterfront retreat. Savor local seafood and fresh farm-to-table meals.

Itinerary

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

Discover the understated beauty of Maine's coastline as you hike up Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park for 360-degree views of lakes, Penobscot Bay and dozens of outer islands | Duck into the woods for a walk through airy pine forest | Ride along Penobscot Bay, passing quaint summer communities with classic New England cottages constructed in the 1800s | Explore the charming shops and eateries of Camden | Cruise along the rocky shoreline in a lobster boat | Enjoy a leisurely afternoon relaxing at our welcoming hotel.

Accommodations
Pool view at Samoset Resort
Samoset Resort
Rockport
| Premiere Hotel

This luxurious coastal 230-acre retreat offers numerous amenities including a pool carved into the hillside with sweeping bay vistas and a premiere golf course. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Days 3-5
Description

Continue your family adventure with easygoing riding among majestic firs, rocky coastline and dramatic surf in Acadia National Park | E-bike past Hadlock Pond, Jordan Pond, Eagle Lake and stone arched bridges on the park's famous network of car-free carriage roads | Spectacular vistas abound as you cycle past classic Acadia scenery like Sand Beach, Thunder Hole and Cadillac Mountain | Before a celebratory picnic at a scenic at a scenic waterside park, take a scenic family stroll on Acadia's wild Great Head Peninsula.

Accommodations
Terrace Harborside Hotel and Spa Marina Restaurant
Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina
Bar Harbor
| Premiere Hotel

Overlooking Frenchman Bay, this well-appointed 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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Activity Level: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo 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, itinerary options typically include 2-4 hours of walking, e-biking or other excursions per day. On e-bike routes, 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.

Route notes

The walking terrain we encounter on this trip ranges from gently rolling to hilly, with some steep climbs. Walking trails can be uneven, with roots, mud, rocks and other obstacles. Please note that unpredictable mountain weather can make walking 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.

Daily Activity Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Walking
Level 1 | 2 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Day 2
E-biking
Level 1 | 10 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 27 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Other
Lobster Boat Cruise
Day 3
E-biking
Level 1 | 9 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Day 4
E-biking
Level 1 | 14 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 22 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking
Level 1 | 2 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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