Cycle the famous carriage roads of Acadia National Park and pass by some of the most famous landmarks.
Acadia National Park boasts glacier-carved mountains, cobblestone beaches, and verdant valleys. Awed by its beauty, wealthy families such as the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Astors built extravagant summer homes here in the late 1880s. The 45 miles of carriage roads that weave through the heart of the park and its 17 unique granite bridges were built by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. between 1913 and 1940. Rockefeller prohibited cars on the roads back then and to this day, motorised vehicles are not allowed, which makes it a perfect opportunity to cruise the carriage trails and see the park on a bike.
Your professional guide will provide you with a 24-speed mountain bike and a safety helmet. Enjoy the stories of Mount Desert's colorful history, lore and legends. As you pedal through the park, your guide will maintain a comfortable pace so everyone can experience an enjoyable ride along the trail's gently rolling terrain. During your 2½ hour tour several stops will be made along the way to take in the spectacular scenery and to take photographs. Be on the lookout for Acadia's wildlife such as deer, squirrels, foxes, porcupines, and rabbits. Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons may soar overhead or a flock of chickadees, Maine's state bird, may surprise you by quickly darting out of a pine tree. As you loop around the breathtaking scenery, you'll cycle past crystal clear lakes and evergreen forests thick enough to shield you from the sun.
Note: Guests are advised to bring a bottle of water. The minimum age for participation on this excursion is 12 years old. The trails are hard-packed gravel and easy to ride on. Before you book this excursion, you must refer to the ‘Activity Excursion’ paragraph under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure.