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Cycling Maine’s Coast & National Park

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $4679per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2023  
  • Departures
    UK departures on Saturdays only from May to October (tour begins Sundays) from 13 May '23 to 30 Sep '23
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • Headwater navigation app
  • High quality bikes
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • All lodging taxes and gratuities
  • Transfer between Portland & your first/last inns and car transfers as per itinerary
  • Round trip ferries between Rockland & Vinalhaven and between Bar Harbour & Winter Harbour
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Electric bikes available
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, flora & fauna, coastal routes, island exploring

USA: Maine

Cycling Maine’s Coast & National Park

  • Step back in time to a simpler way of life in the tranquil seaside retreat of Maine
  • Luminous lighthouses, luxurious lobsters, and lush scenic trails await
  • Spend your nights at quaint New England Inns with devoted hospitality

With almost 400 miles from Kittery to the Canadian border, the coast of Maine presents incredibly diverse landscapes brimming with New England charm. This trip encompasses the very best that coastal Maine has to offer, from quaint artistic towns to the dramatic beauty of craggy shorelines that look out to historic island lighthouses.

Treat yourself to a variety of Maine delicacies like smoked salmon, fresh blueberries, the local favourite 'whoopee pie' and the world-famous Maine lobster. This distinctive trip gives you a unique insight into the creativity and beauty of the area as you ride through Acadia National Park, along the Schoodic Peninsula and through picturesque waterfront towns, all the while spoilt with unmatched ocean views.

Undoubtedly a highlight of your trip, the accommodation featured on this holiday is of great standard. You'll spend your week in charming New England Inns dotted along Maine's rugged coastline, with the exception of your first night in Portland city. Brimming with tradition and warm hospitality, a cosy room and hearty breakfast awaits you after an exhilarating day cycling.

Add extra nights in Portland or Boston should you want to explore these exciting American cities.



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If you have any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day-by-day itinerary



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day 1: Arrive in Portland

After arriving in Boston, you'll take a local bus to Portland, Maine where your hotelier will pick you up. You'll spend your first night in Portland to rest up before being collected the following morning for your transfer to Spruce Head.
Overnight Portland Regency Hotel & Spa, Portland (breakfast included).

Day 2: Port Clyde and Clark Island (34KM/21.5MILES)

You'll be met at your Portland hotel and transferred to your first traditional New England Inn located in Spruce Head. From here, you'll embark on your first ride along coastal roads to the fishing village of Port Clyde and onto Marshall Point lighthouse, made famous by Forrest Gump. In the evening, you'll have plenty of time to marvel at the coastal views from the lovely garden of your inn.
Overnight Craignair Inn, Spruce Head (breakfast included).

Day 3: Spruce Head to Rockland (34KM/21.5MILES)

Take a moment to enjoy your morning coffee overlooking the beautiful ocean before setting off to Birch Point State Park, home to the fascinating Owls Head lighthouse standing guard over Penobscot Bay. Continue to the eclectic village of Rockland, known as one of the world’s largest distributors of lobster. You have the option to visit Farnsworth Museum of Art featuring an extensive collection of art from the Wyeth family. Rockland is also home to many charming shops and galleries so there’s plenty to explore at your own pace this evening.
Overnight Berry Manor Inn, Rockland (breakfast included).

Day 4: To Vinalhaven (34KM/21.5MILES)

You will enjoy great views of the Camden Hills and Rockland Harbour as you take an early morning ferry to Vinalhaven. Spend the day discovering the island, browsing downtown, and cycling up the island. Enjoy a swim in an old granite quarry and get a glimpse into island life before returning on the ferry back to Rockland.
Overnight Berry Manor Inn, Rockland (breakfast included).

Day 5: Rockland to Camden (16KM or 27KM or 51KM / 10MILES or 17MILES or 31MILES)

Today, you have some lovely options to consider for your ride. As the route from Rockland to Camden is 16km, we have a couple of loop rides that you can add in at Beauchamp Point (this is a beautiful 11km coastal ride through a natural reserve) and in the Camden Hills state park where sweeping views of Camden and Penobscot Bay await (24km). On your arrival in Camden, take your time wandering around this picturesque town, featuring a well-sheltered harbour surrounded by lush forests and hills.
Overnight Hartstone Inn, Camden (breakfast included).

Day 6: Acadia's Carriage Roads (39KM or 56KM / 24.5MILES or 35MILES)

Your morning begins with an included transfer to Bar Harbour, the gateway to Acadia National Park. This stunning national treasure will be your home for the day as you ride through breath-taking scenery along Acadia’s famous carriage roads. Gifted by philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr, he envisioned motor-free byways to visit the heart of Mount Desert Island taking advantage of the incredible scenic views; thus, the carriage ways were created. This is a fantastic ride where you become fully immersed in the best of Maine’s captivating landscapes.
Overnight Sandbar Cottage, Bar Harbour (breakfast included).

Day 7: The Schoodic Peninsula (26KM or 56KM / 16.5MILES or 35MILES)

A highlight of your week, your day begins with a unique ferry ride across Frenchman Bay to Winter Harbour and the Schoodic Peninsula. With over 27 acres of unique pink granite shores, it's easy to see why artists are frequently inspired by this stunning peninsula. Along your ride, you'll be rewarded with remarkable views over Mount Desert Island, Cadillac Mountain, and the historical lighthouses of Mark Island, Baker Island, and Egg Rock. Admire the dramatic waves as they crash into Schoodic's rugged shore before continuing to a traditional lobstering community.

Please note, if you have opted for an e-bike on this trip, the ferry does not accept e-bikes therefore an alternative route is available on the quieter side of Acadia in Southwest Harbour (58km).
Overnight Sandbar Cottage, Bar Harbour (breakfast included).

Day 8: Acadia National Park (34KM or 44KM / 21.5MILES or 27.5MILES) and departure

What better way to end your New England escape than to cycle Acadia National Park's famous Park Loop, winding along the craggy shore. You have the option to climb Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the North Atlantic seaboard as a spectacular finish to your week! Transfer at noon back to Portland for your return bus to Boston Airport or for an extra night or two in this bustling American city.

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


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Portland Regency Hotel & Spa, Portland

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Your first night is spent in Portland Regency Hotel & Spa, an elegant and historical building in the Old Port District of Portland. With a luxury spa and creative onsite restaurant, this is the perfect place to rest up before beginning your cycling tour. Add extra nights in Portland if you'd like to explore this bustling city. There's plenty to see from whale watching to the renowned Portland Symphony Orchestra!


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Craignair Inn, Spruce Head

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Perfectly nestled along the craggy coast, this quiet escape serves up classic hospitality for a unique and welcoming stay. Many of the rooms have terraces with ocean views to enjoy all evening. There’s also an excellent restaurant and bar offering a relaxed setting and high-quality, local food.


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Berry Manor Inn, Rockland

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Another beautiful inn located in the historic district of Rockland, Berry Manor Inn is a luxury coastal inn, in a beautiful Victorian home. Renowned for its homemade pies and grand hospitality, this elegant getaway allows guests access to a 24 hour pantry and a lovely garden to relax in.


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Hartstone Inn, Camden

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Yet another elegant inn brings you to the coastal town of Camden. This sophisticated retreat is a culinary destination with an award-winning restaurant. When you’re not exploring the nearby harbour, you can relax next to the fire pit or tucked away on one of the garden patios.


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Sandbar Cottage, Bar Harbour

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Your final classic New England Inn is just steps from the waterfront in Bar Harbour where you’ll enjoy a boutique cottage experience. Relax in the lovely gardens on the terrace when you’re not enjoying the beautiful town of Bar Harbour. Hearty breakfasts are provided at each inn and there are plenty of restaurant options within each town.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. However, as this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels

All breakfasts

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

GPS route directions and maps

Headwater navigation app

High quality bikes

Luggage transfers between hotels

All lodging taxes and gratuities

Transfer between Portland & your first/last inns and car transfers as per itinerary

Round trip ferries between Rockland & Vinalhaven and between Bar Harbour & Winter Harbour


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
UK departures on Saturdays only from May to October (tour begins Sundays) from 13th May 2023 to 30th Sep 2023, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts

Electric bikes
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £304 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Tailor-made travel

Tour only
If booking inclusive flights, we arrange bus transfers between Boston Logan International Airport and Portland, Maine (approx. 2h). Your hotel in Portland will collect you from the bus station for your first night. The following morning, you will be transferred to the next accommodation in Spruce Head to begin your cycling tour (approx. 1:45h). Going home, you will be transferred back to Portland, Maine from your last accommodation (approx. 1:50h) for the bus back to Boston Airport. Please note: If you're adding extra nights, then your return transfer from your last accommodation to Portland station isn't included. This transfer is only included when departing on a Saturday at 12pm as it's a shared transfer. We can arrange this transfer for you at an additional cost.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the appropriate 'Check availability' button above to complete our holiday enquiry form, we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you.

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links above to complete our holiday enquiry form.