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Acadia and Mt. Desert Island

Maine's Only National Park
Chuck Haney
Price :
$1,299
Surface :
Duration :
4 days
Support :
Inn to Inn
Difficulty :
Level 2

Spend a long weekend exploring Maine’s only national park — Acadia! Over the course of the trip, we’ll circumnavigate Mount Desert Island, visit fantastic small towns like Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor, and have the opportunity to ride the famous carriage roads built between 1913 and 1940 with support from John D. Rockefeller Jr. Finally, we’ll get the chance to ride our bikes to the summit of Cadillac Mountain! At the eastern edge of the state and rising to 1,529 feet, the first light to reach the U.S. touches this magical spot. This long weekend will leave you wanting to come back for more!

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Dates
Dates:
Jun 05 - Jun 08, 2021
Price:
$1,299
Availability:
Space still available
Dates:
Jun 10 - Jun 13, 2021
Price:
$1,299
Availability:
Space still available

"The best part of the tour is stories you share with the other riders while riding. Everyone has something in common; a love for cycling."

Itinerary

Day 1. Trenton to Bar Harbor, Maine, 14 miles

Get ready for a great long weekend you'll remember for years! We'll meet up in Trenton, a small Maine town a stone's throw away from Mount Desert Island. Meeting our group in the late morning, we'll get on our bikes and venture to Bar Harbor, a picturesque town on the water's edge where we'll have time to explore and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of this gateway to Acadia National Park.

Day 2. Acadia National Park Loop, 26 miles

Today is a day for experiencing all the great things Acadia National Park has to offer. We'll ride the majority of the Park Loop Road, visiting places like Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and the Otter Cliffs. As we make our way back to Bar Harbor, we'll pass Jordon Pond and Eagle Lake, and even take the road up to the summit of Cadillac Mountain -- one of the first places the sun touches in the U.S. each day.

Day 3. Bar Harbor to Southwest Harbor, 32 miles

As we make our way to the opposite end of the island, we'll have another chance to grab any photos we may have missed yesterday. There will be plenty of opportunities along the way to stop and take a quick hike and explore some of the great trails the park has to offer. Before getting to our overnight overlooking the Cranberry Islands, we'll ride around Somes Sound and maybe grab some ice cream in Southwest Harbor.

Day 4. Southwest Harbor to Trenton, 23 miles

On our last day, we'll continue to venture through new parts of this amazing place, riding up the west shore of the island. Be sure to stop by the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, sitting on the rocky cliffs since 1858. When we arrive back to where we started, we'll wonder how we got so much done in such a short amount of time, and will be planning our next trip back to Downeast Maine.

Route

Additional Details
Start Location:
Trenton, ME
End Location:
Trenton, ME
Airport:
Hancock County-Bar Harbor (BHB)
Total Days:
4
Riding Days:
4
Layover Days:
0
Riders:
13
Miles:
95
Average Daily Mileage:
23.8
Accommodations:
Indoor (Inn to Inn)
Meals:
Indoor Dining
Difficulty:
Level 2
Terrain:
Hilly
Single Supplement
$325.00

Know before you go

Information for eBike riders:
Because every rider, eBike, road condition, and elevation profile is different, it is ultimately up to the participant to judge best whether their battery will last through each tour day. We recommend using pedal assist in its lowest setting or off when not needed to maximize battery range. Bringing a second battery is also recommended. They can be carried by staff on our fully supported events, but will need to be carried by the participant on our inn-to-inn trips.