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This trip is already filling up for 2022. Dates for 2023 will be added soon - or check out our Great Smoky Mountains Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids!

Maine's Acadia Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Teens & Kid

National Park Adventure in the Northeast

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+ | Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Family — Teens & Kids

Activity Levels 1-3

Premiere Hotels

Down East Maine is calling. The raw adventure of biking rocky shorelines, 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

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

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
  • Relish the mouthwatering experience of fresh Maine lobster
  • Bike through Acadia National Park's woodland on the famous and serene car-free carriage roads, built in the early 1900s
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2
Description

Bike 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 cycle past classic Acadia scenery like Sand Beach, Thunder Hole and Cadillac Mountain | Kids rope up during an exhilarating rock-climbing adventure | Hike to Great Head for gorgeous views over the east side of Acadia and dip your toes in the chilly Atlantic Ocean!

Accommodations
West Street Hotel, Bar Harbor, Maine
West Street Hotel
Bar Harbor
| Premiere Hotel

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

Days 3-5
Description

Discover the understated beauty of Maine's coastline as you bike 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 | 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 | Embark on 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.

Accommodations
Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine
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)

Dates & Prices

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

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

July 2022
Jul 9 - Jul 13
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Jul 23 - Jul 27
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Jul 30 - Aug 3
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August 2022
Aug 6 - Aug 10
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Aug 13 - Aug 17
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Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

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. Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.

 

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 9 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 1 | 14 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 22 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 300 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Rock Climbing (4 hours) | min. age 8+
Day 3
Biking
Level 1 | 9 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 29 miles* | 1900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 38 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | minimal elevation gain
Kayaking
at Rockland Harbor (2 hours) | min. age: 5+

What's Included

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. (click the arrow to see all available options)

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Child's Bike
Child's Bike
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 our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring. 

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 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

Straight talk

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.

Electric-Assist Bikes

Acadia National Park prohibits commercial bike groups to ride motorized devices (including e-bikes) on their carriage roads. On one day of this trip our route includes a ride on Acadia's carriage roads; e-bike users will have to pedal their bike without the battery in this section. Your Backroads Trip Leaders will handle the removal and return of your batteries.

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