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Maine Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Teens & Kids

RECENTLY REDUCED PRICE - $100 per person (new price is reflected)
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Walk/Hike
Kayak

Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor & Camden

From $2,999 pp dbl. occ. | 5 days / 4 nights

(+$1,020 for sgl. occ.)

Down East Maine is calling. The raw adventure of biking rocky shoreline, the exhilaration of hiking to spectacular ocean vistas and the old-fashioned charm of boating and fishing villages beckon. Fresh seafood dinners and pampering spa treatments tempt. Say yes to it all and escape with your family to Maine!

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Start/End Portland

Maine Family Multi-Adventure Map

Highlights

  • Discover the storybook landscapes of Maine, including towering firs and crashing surf in magnificent Acadia National Park
  • Ascend Mount Battie on foot for panoramic views of Penobscot Bay and ride through oceanside summer villages
  • Dig into the mouthwatering experience of fresh Maine lobster and enjoy the kids' tales of meeting, and even touching, underwater creatures
  • Pedal the famous and serene car-free carriage roads in the woodland of Acadia National Park, built in the early 1900s
Maine

Start/End Portland

Maine Family Multi-Adventure Map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Pedal among majestic firs, rocky coastline and dramatic surf in Acadia National Park | Ride 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 bike past classic Acadia scenery like Sand Beach, Thunder Hole and Cadillac Mountain | Kids have the chance to meet sea creatures on an interactive boat tour | Hike to Great Head for gorgeous views over the east side of Acadia and dip your toes in the chilly Atlantic Ocean!

Day 3 Discover the understated beauty of Maine's coastline as you pedal along Penobscot Bay, passing quaint summer communities with classic New England cottages constructed in the 1800s | Have a splashing good time at Norton Pond, where we stop for a picnic lunch and a refreshing swim | Lounge by our resort's waterfront pool or choose from one of their many family-friendly activities—perhaps tennis or croquet. 

Days 4-5 Stretch your legs on a 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 | Hit the water for a sea kayaking tour of Rockland Harbor, paddling by working lobster boats and keeping an eye out for resident seals | Before a celebratory picnic, explore Rockland Breakwater, a unique granite path that juts almost a mile into the bay with a 1902 lighthouse sitting at its end.

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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2019 June

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $2,999 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,499 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,099 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,599 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,999 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $2,999 pp dbl. occ.
5 days / 4 nights

(+$1,020 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Premiere Hotels

West Street Hotel
West Street Hotel

Bar Harbor (2 nights)

Samoset Resort
Samoset Resort

Rockport (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-3

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Maine

More On This Trip

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Premiere Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

West Street Hotel

West Street Hotel

Bar Harbor (2 nights)

Spectacular views and elegant accommodations await at this luxury boutique hotel on Frenchman Bay. (pool, spa)

Samoset Resort

Samoset Resort

Rockport (2 nights)

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)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 9* 500 20 1100
2 Biking 14* 800 22 1600
Walking/Hiking 2* 300
Kids Interactive Boat Cruise with Diver Ed (2 Hours)
3 Biking 9* 800 21* 1600 38 2300
Biking 29* 1900
4 Walking/Hiking 2* 600 4* 900 6* 1500
5 Walking/Hiking 2 0
Kayaking at Rockland Harbor (2 Hours)
 

Note: Maine's landscape is characterized by constant rises and valleys, and the continuously rolling terrain can make routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary and mileage is moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Performance Road Bike (Included)

Custom Kids Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. They say good things come in small packages; when it comes to bikes for kids of all ages, Backroads is the expert.

Custom Kids Bikes

Custom Kids Bikes (Included)

Also Included

  • 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

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Why Travel with Backroads in Maine

The Best Leaders in Maine

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Maine, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Like You, We're Family Experts

At Backroads we've honed our expertise in active family travel over many years and a lot of trips. We host at least 20 times more family guests than any other active company, so we're constantly gaining new insights that make our trips even better. Detailed planning, behind-the scenes logistics, unrivaled support from three Trip Leaders—all backed by a team that proudly creates the kind of experiences we'd want to share with our own families.

Time Together, Time Apart

Backroads is the leader in designing trips that ensure everyone, young and young-at-heart alike, has an amazing time. Your Backroads Family Adventure balances family activities with diversions designed exclusively for the kids—giving the adults a welcome break from making decisions, other than choosing whether to explore a few more miles or just enjoy each other's company. A family vacation where everyone gets to relax, recharge and have fun – what a concept!

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Maine—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multi-adventure trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

Custom-Designed Bikes for Kids

Only Backroads provides bikes specifically designed for younger riders. Find out more information on all of our kids' bikes and optional accessories. And check out Tom Hale's blog post about biking with your kids.

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

We Invented the Multi-Adventure Trip

After more than 30 years of creating Backroads Multi-Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in Maine live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for a single family of three or four people, subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

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