Cape Cod Cycling
Enjoy a leisurely week rolling by the beaches, harbors, lighthouses and cottages of the scenic landscape of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. With close to 500 miles of coastline, multiple parks with paved cycle roads as well as state parks and conservation areas with off road riding, the cape offers a great vacation for cyclists and adventure seekers of all levels and interests.
Day 1 (Arrival): You’ll be met by your guides and hosts for the week during a “Welcome Reception and Bike Fitting” which will start at 4:00pm at Chauncey’s Bar & Grille located at the Heritage House Hotel. After we’ve had a sampling of the local fare (both food and spirits), we’ll stroll down to the harbor for a 1-hour cruise to take in the view from the sea…as opposed to the seat, which will be the view for the remainder of the week.
Day 2: Today is “Fish and Chips” day. We’ll start with an easy and short trek to Lewis Bay Light House. After a few photo ops, we’ll continue on to Hyannis Point, then follow along the beach and then up past the Mass Audubon’s Skunknett River Wildlife Sanctuary for a quick look at the herons, ospreys and ducks. Back on the road, we’ll ride by Wequaquet Lake before arriving at the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory for a tour and sampling. To help wash down the chips, we’ll hop back on the bike for a short ride to the Cape Cod Beer Brewery. After our tasting, we’ll head back toward the hotel but not before ending with a stop and tour of the Mass Maritime Museum. Today's ride will total @ 30 miles and breakfast, snacks and dinner are included.
Day 3: Let’s head out this morning for Nobska Point Light House and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. We’ll travel some 35 miles along the coastline, and by more wildlife sanctuaries, until we reach this scenic viewpoint. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicating this understanding for the benefit of society. For those who are more adventurous, you can continue on the ride with your guide for another 25 miles for a view of lighthouse at Sandy Neck and Cape Cod Bay. Then we’ll finish up the day with the 10-mile ride back to the hotel. If you elect to do the entire day you will have made about a 70-mile trek. Well worth the Cape Cod Ale that will be waiting when you arrive back at the hotel. You'll ride @ 35 to 70 miles depending on the option selected. Breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner are included today.
Day 4: We’ll hop on the early morning ferry for a ride over to Martha’s Vineyard. Once we roll off the ferry, we’ll ride over to take a glimpse at the lovely Gingerbread Cottages of Oak Bluffs. Then we’ll head down the shoreline to quaint village of Edgartown and the Edgartown Lighthouse. From here we’ll roll over to South Beach and then move inland and back to Oak Bluffs, where you will be treated to lunch at the Offshore Ale Company. You’ll then have the remainder of the afternoon/evening to explore the Vineyard on your own. You'll ride @ 35 miles today with the group and guides. Breakfast, snacks and lunch are included.
Day 5: Your final day of riding will take you over to Chatham Lighthouse and then up to Nauset Light House, Three Sisters National Park and Salt Pond. We’ll spend time enjoying the scenery at all of these locations. After a stop for lunch, you can elect to be shuttled back to the hotel to enjoy the remainder of the day strolling around Hyannis Point, or you can ride back with your guides the 35 miles to the Heritage House Hotel. Either way, this promises to be an enjoyable day, as we’ll cap it off with a traditional Clam Bake! You'll ride between @ 35 to 70 miles depending on the option you select. Breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner are included today.
Day 6: Departure. All good things must come to an end. After watching another wonderful sunrise, and enjoying breakfast, it will be time to say goodbye to your hosts. We hope you’ve had a memorable and enjoyable adventure! Amore Bella!
Tour Dates:31 Aug - 5 Sept, 201414 Sept - 19 Sept, 20142-7 Sept, 2015
Due to the relatively flat terrain and short riding distances, this tour allows for as many as 12 participants. While you do not need to be an experienced cyclist, you should be in excellent physical condition, as we will ride an average of 35 miles each day. Since one of the tour stops includes a beer brewery and tasting, the minimum age for participation is 21 years old.
What’s Included (Note-this varies from what is found in the "Know Before You Go" Section).
5 nights hotel stay at the Heritage House Hotel
Welcome refreshments and heavy hors d'oeuvres
5-Day bike and helmet use
5 Breakfast meals
3 Lunch meals
3 Dinner meals (One being a Calm Bake)
Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard
Maritime Museum Entrance
Woods Hole Rolling Tour
Water/Electrolytes for each ride
Daily ride snacks
5 days of guided cycling
Taxes and gratuities at hotel and sponsored meals
Amore Bella Adventures Riding Jersey, T-Shirt and Water Bottle
Want even more adventure?
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