Pedal along the coastlines and enjoy the amazing view
Watch the sunset on a different perspective
Some views are best appreciated off the saddle
Take a quick break off the pedals and enjoy a leisurely walk overlooking lush green forests
Relaxing waters along the beach

Maine: Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor

Duration
6 days
Site savings
$43
From
$4,256 USD

Acadia, the USA's smallest National Park, is revered as one of the most scenic and beautiful of national treasures where the cycling routes offer stunning views of the outer islands, surf-sculpted coastline, and lobster boats. Cruise across Frenchman’s Bay to ride through small fishing villages. Take to the waters under your own power during a guided kayak excursion. Sail on a Maine Windjammer. Hike to a granite peak with stunning 360˚ views. Experience all that this captivating region has to offer on a Maine cycling trip!

  • Category
    Luxury
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    6 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Mixed
  • Distance
    130.5 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    26.1 miles
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  • Where does the tour start and end?

    Meet your tour leaders at the Bar Harbor Inn. The tour also ends in Bar Harbor, ME.

    With regard to the start and end times of the tour on the first and last day, they are:

    TOUR START: 2:30pm at the Bar Harbor Inn.
    TOUR CONCLUSION: 3:00pm at the Bar Harbor Inn.

    You will be staying at the beautiful Bar Harbor Inn and they are located 12 miles from the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB). This airport is served by US Airways with direct or connecting flights from Boston and a free bus is available from here to the Bar Harbor Inn.

    The other alternative is to fly into Bangor International Airport (BGR). You can catch a bus or hire a rental car from BGR, and it is around 50 miles to the Bar Harbor Inn.

  • How long is the tour? How many days cycling?

    The tour is 6 days long with 5 days being riding days.

  • What's the tour like?

    Acadia, United States’ smallest National Park, is revered as one of the most scenic and beautiful of their national treasures. Situated primarily on Mt. Desert Island, the park is an incredible blend of rocky shoreline, dense forest, crystal clear lakes, waterfalls, and granite-domed hills. Best explored by bicycle and on foot, you will enjoy a guided kayak excursion and a sail on a Maine Windjammer. Your tour in Acadia includes a comprehensive experience that enables you to see hidden corners of the region through a variety of activities. Cruise across Frenchman’s Bay to Schoodic Peninsula to the ride along stunning coastline and through several of Maine’s classic fishing villages.

    Nestled on the shore of Frenchman’s Bay in the town of Bar Harbor is the Bar Harbor Inn. Considered one of Maine’s finest oceanfront properties, the inn is located in a peaceful setting, just steps from shops, restaurants, and galleries in town. Enjoy a stunning oceanfront room with private porch or opt for a room overlooking the grounds. Either way, you will enjoy a full gourmet breakfast each morning in the dining room overlooking the harbor. The trip is based out of the Bar Harbor Inn for the duration of your vacation, meaning you only need to unpack once!


  • Is a bike included and equipment?

    A road or hybrid bike are included in the tour price. There's the possibility, subject to availability, to hire a Tandem bike for an additional cost.

    Equipment supplied with the bikes are:

       Helmet (required)
        Computer
        Seat bag for road bike
        Rear rack bag for hybrid
        Bar-end mirror
        Water bottles
        Lock
        Rear daytime light and safety triangle
        Map case
        Cycling jersey - Yours to keep

    Pump, spare tube, and tire irons are available for those interested. Tour leaders carry plenty of supplies and tools, and quickly repair flat tires during tours.

  • Health Safety and Trip Modifications During Trips

    PRE-TOUR COMMUNICATION
    Traveling or not is your personal choice. It is, however, our responsibility to keep you fully updated if and once you choose to travel with us. As a guest booked on our trip, we will keep you posted continuously via emails, on factors driving our decisions for trips in 2023.

    GUEST ARRIVAL
    Out of an abundance of caution, the Tour Operator is requiring a proof of vaccination or a negative PCR or rapid antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of trip start or a medical certificate confirming recovery from COVID-19 no more than 90 days or less than five days before your departure.

    SMALLER GROUP SIZE & SOCIALIZATION
    The Tour Operator has always been a boutique small group travel company. They strive to keep an average group size small and use multiple vans wherever possible. Also, your choice to join any group activity outside of riding, including meals or social gatherings, will be completely optional. They plan on working around your preferences.

    ACCOMMODATION
    The Tour Operator works only with the best partners in the hospitality business. The hotels, restaurants, and activity partners are working with them to make sure that the most up to date cleaning, sanitization, and social distancing protocols as per the CDC are being followed. They will also ensure that the standards are maintained on tour, as part of pre-tour check in with the properties.

    ENHANCED LEADER & OFFICE SUPPORT
    The Tour Operator office is currently on standby 24/7 for emergencies and will be available to offer support to guests and leaders alike. Please know that your trip leaders are fully vaccinated, trained in First Aid and CPR and are undergoing special training to provide support and maintain health, sanitization, and communication protocol as per CDC guidelines.

    PERSONAL PROTECTION
    Face mask is not required while on tour. However, the Tour Operator strongly recommends guests bring face-covering, whether they’re face masks or bandanas, especially while riding the shuttle or the van. They also have hand sanitizers available at all times.

    VAN SUPPORT
    Depending on the group size, the Tour Operator plans on offering multiple vans to help reduce the maximum capacity and offer ample distancing options for every guest. When appropriate, they will add shuttles to provide flexibility for guests to start and end at different times.

    EQUIPMENT CLEANING AND SANITIZATION
    Now more than ever, the Tour Operator is taking their cleaning standards to a whole new level. All bikes, equipment, and gears will receive a deep cleaning at the end of every single day of the tour. This includes sanitization as per CDC guidelines. Tour leaders will also clean and disinfect every exposed surface of the vans at the end of each day, with special attention to high touchpoints.

    MEALS
    Food and the camaraderie during meals have always been an integral part of the tour experience. This year, there will be all of that, but with flexibility and options to dine as you wish. We are limiting table sizes and giving you the option to choose what makes you comfortable. Our leaders, known for presenting one of the best picnic lunches in the industry, are well trained in food handling safety. Now they are keeping additional CDC and WHO guidelines and training in mind while preparing food.

  • Please read here for a message from the tour operator regarding Covid-19:


    Dear guests and my fellow travelers,

    The positive feedback from thousands of guests who have traveled with us since we returned on the road in August 2020, underscores our commitment to offering the best outdoor travel experience within a safe environment.

    Currently, we require all our guests to be either fully vaccinated no later than 30 days prior to your trip or provide proof of a negative PCR or rapid antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of trip start. We can also accept a medical certificate confirming recovery from COVID-19 no more than 90 days or less than five days before your departure.

    Unfortunately, without the above documentation, we cannot welcome you on a Sojourn trip, and our standard cancellation policy will affect your refunds.

    All Sojourn staff, including our trip leaders, continue to be fully vaccinated and boosted when eligible.

    Thank you all for staying safe and healthy! See you in 2023.

    Raja Mukherjee, President

    Last Updated: Oct 23, 2021

Overall Rating:
5.0/5
Karen Grunawalt
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

"This trip exceeded my expectations. I really enjoyed the non-biking activities as well. I think the whole trip was well designed to provide just the right amount of the diverse activities available in Acadia National Park and the surrounding area."

Cynthia Ward
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

"The trip was fabulous. There were different levels of rider expertise and everyone was fully supported by the leaders. Such a great Bar Harbor/Acadia experience with the scenery and food."

David O'Connor
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

"This was my 6th tour. I know what I'll get, and it'll be perfect. Terrific picnics by the leaders. Sea kayaking was a big hit. "