Acadia National Park: Pedal, Paddle & Hike

Acadia bike, paddle and hike, Great American bike tour

Carved by ice, wind and sea, the result is the unique and exquisite beauty of Acadia National Park. Acadia offers such a variety of beauty that the only way to truly appreciate it all, requires a multisport adventure. Join us as we pedal, paddle and hike this amazing place! Dates: Aug. 9-15; Aug. 23-29 Visit:… Continue reading Acadia National Park: Pedal, Paddle & Hike

Laurentides & Champlain Islands

Great American Bike tours of the Laurentides

This fully supported tour begins on Le Petit Train du Nord, a 125 mile rail-trail running through the Canadian Laurentides to Montreal, with gorgeous scenery, charming towns, and nostalgic train depots. From Montreal we continue to the USA border where we'll cycle across the Champlain Islands before ending in lovely Burlington Vermont. Dates: July 18-25;… Continue reading Laurentides & Champlain Islands

New England Explorer

New England Explorer bicycle tour

On this fully supported tour we’ll cycle famous Cape Cod with its expansive coastline, the rugged cliffs and charming villages of Martha’s Vineyard, and the majestic mountain vistas of New Hampshire and Vermont where nature and glaciation have carved exquisite landscapes. Free transportation from Logan and Manchester airports. Dates: June 14-20; Aug. 2-8, 2020 Visit:… Continue reading New England Explorer

Cycle the Erie Canal

Cycle the Erie Canal

Cycle the Erie Canal is an eight-day, 400-mile, fully supported recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany, NY. It follows the historic and scenic Erie Canal. Nearly three-quarters of the ride is off-road on the traffic-free Canalway Trail. Sponsored by Parks & Trails New York 2015 Cycle the Erie Canal maps and mileages DAY 1: CYCLE… Continue reading Cycle the Erie Canal

Portneuf-Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean velo camping tour

In July, 2007, we spent 9 days on a bicycle camping trip that took us along the Saguenay River, the only fjord on the North American Continent, all the way to Lac St-Jean, the last major outpost of civilization north of Quebec City. Throughout most of the trip, we were able to follow la Route Verte,… Continue reading Portneuf-Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean velo camping tour

Cycling Acadia: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula

Some of our favorite bicycle rides are in Acadia, which is a national park on Mount Desert Island, a beautiful area attached to mainland Maine by a short bridge. You'll find several days of wonderful cycling here. Inn: Bar Harbor The nearest large airport is Bangor International, about an hour away, taking Rt. 3 the… Continue reading Cycling Acadia: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula

Cycling Montreal, Laurentides, Gatineau, Ottawa and Ottawa River

This week-long tour is built around Le P'Tit Train du Nord, a 200 km (120 mile) bicycle path that originates just north of Montreal and continues to Mont Laurier in the Laurentian Mountains (referred to as the Laurentides in French). The loop continues south from there to Ottawa, and then along the Ottawa River before… Continue reading Cycling Montreal, Laurentides, Gatineau, Ottawa and Ottawa River

Coastal Maine Cycling Tour: Camden to Acadia and back

Coastal Maine cycling tour

Coastal Maine Cycling Tour Day 1: Camden to Stonington Ride inland around Camden Hills State Park, with some coastal sections on Rt. 1. Reaching Orland and Bucksport continue to Stonington on Deer Isle. Distance: 88 miles. Camden Inns Camden Hills State Park Campground.  Cue Sheet Route Map GPX Track View in Google Maps Stonington inns… Continue reading Coastal Maine Cycling Tour: Camden to Acadia and back

Finger Lakes bicycle camping tour

Finger Lakes Bicycle camping tour

Start: Arrive at Cayuga Lake State Park near Seneca Falls, where you will camp for the night. Day 1: Today we bike the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake to Ithaca, total 53 miles. We'll camp for the night at Robert Treman State Park. Ithaca has a great downtown area. A visit to Cornell University offers… Continue reading Finger Lakes bicycle camping tour

Cycling Montreal to Ottawa

Beauharnois bicycle path

This easy cycling trip is designed for 30-50 km rides, enjoying Quebec's dedicated bike paths in the area from Montreal to Ottawa. Day 1, Montreal: Two large inns in Montreal participate in the "Bienvenue cyclists" network: Hotel Pomerol 819 boul. de Maisonneuve Est, (800)361-6896 ; and Hotel St-Dennis 1254, RUE ST-DENIS, (800) 291-5927 Day 2,… Continue reading Cycling Montreal to Ottawa