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.
You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.
Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.
Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.
This excursion will operate by coach and bike.Guests are advised to bring a bottle of water. Children may not participate. The trails are hard-packed gravel and easy to ride on.