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Maine Biking: In Acadia National Park & Along Penobscot Bay

Maine, United States

from $2,798* per person 6 Days July-September
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: Backroads 24 people max
  • Portland airport, maine, united states
  • Active & Adventure trips
Maine’s beauty lies in its rawness. Fresh tart blueberries growing wild on the side of the road. Hills rising from the rocky shores of Camden. Winding roads built centuries ago that hug the shore connecting village to village. Morning mist on Penobscot Bay. But in between the ruggedness lies the real beauty of Maine. Even a delicacy like Maine lobster still involves shells and claws. It’s raw. It’s true. It’s Maine.

    Discover the understated beauty of Maine's coastline
    Pedal under towering firs and past pristine crashing surf at Acadia National Park
    Paddle and cruise on Penobscot Bay spotting cormorants, loons and bald eagles
    Seaside Camden, brimming with galleries, museums and shops

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Maine, United States

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  • Family oriented trip.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Pedal under towering firs and past pristine crashing surf at Acadia National Park The arched bridges and quiet roads of Acadia’s carriage road system, a gift from philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr., make for lovely riding Ascend Cadillac Mountain, the highest point in the park and reputedly the first U.S. location to see the rising sun.

Day 3 Discover the understated beauty of Maine's coastline  As you bike on Deer Isle, a true example of "downeast" Maine, check out its enormous pink granite boulders  The island's numerous galleries featuring artworks of paint, wood and metal may tempt you off your bike.

Day 4 Kayak on Penobscot Bay, spotting cormorants, loons and bald eagles amid the archipelago’s 60-plus islands  After a lobster lunch, enjoy a leisurely afternoon wine tasting, biking or shopping in the charming town of Camden.

Days 5-6 Camden, brimming with galleries, museums and shops, and often called Maine’s prettiest seaside village Ride to Rockland, where you can visit the Farnsworth Museum, known for its collection of Wyeth family paintings   Enjoy a farewell dinner at our inn’s elegant French restaurant  Lake Megunticook and the rolling countryside surrounding Camden invite a last scenic spin.

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