North Shore In-to-in Bike Tour

Sites

Less than an hour from Boston, we explore the spectacular coastline to our north. Cycle with us to the historic seaside ports of Newburyport, Salem, and Rockport. We will roll through quiet back roads, wind through farms, marshes, charming town centers, and world-renowned historic cities.

Accomodations

Each inn on this unique tour highlights some of the most historic lodgings in the country, showcasing rich tradition and superb hospitality. Nestled on boulder-strewn beaches of Rockport, in the heart of bustling Salem and a rocks throw from the mouth of the Merrimack River in Newburyport.

Taste

We will stray off the beaten path perhaps to indulge in a unique guided food tour, visit a local brewery or winery and visit some of the finest waterfront eateries on the North Shore.

Inclusions

Welcome refreshments
Boat cruise with wine, beer & hors d’oeuvres
Guided kayak adventure
Passenger ferry tickets
Lantern-light tour of Historic Newport
Admission to the Breakers in Newport
Hiking on nature trails and Cliff Walk
Daily cold drinks and snacks
Maps and cue sheets for each day’s ride
2 dedicated guides
Luggage transport
Van support and shuttle services
Tax and gratuities for meals and side excursions
Pick up and drop off at TF Green Airport, Warwick, RI, local vehicle lot, or train station.
Use of featherweight, high visibility, reflective vest
Water bottle

Additional

Welcome refreshments
Boat cruise with wine, beer & hors d’oeuvres
Guided kayak adventure
Passenger ferry tickets
Lantern-light tour of Historic Newport
Admission to the Breakers in Newport
Hiking on nature trails and Cliff Walk
Daily cold drinks and snacks
Maps and cue sheets for each day’s ride
2 dedicated guides
Luggage transport
Van support and shuttle services
Tax and gratuities for meals and side excursions
Pick up and drop off at TF Green Airport, Warwick, RI, local vehicle lot, or train station.
Use of featherweight, high visibility, reflective vest
Water bottle

Packing List

2 pairs of bike shorts so you can alternate every day 1 pair of quick dry pants for cycling

2-3 pairs of biking socks + 1 pair of waterproof socks Bike shoes

2 quick dry cycling jerseys + one long-sleeved jersey if the weather is colder

Arm warmers, leg warmers

Rain gear, including a helmet cover, shoe covers, pants, and jacket

Cycling gloves Sunglasses Bandana

Lodging Options

2 pairs of bike shorts so you can alternate every day 1 pair of quick dry pants for cycling

2-3 pairs of biking socks + 1 pair of waterproof socks Bike shoes

2 quick dry cycling jerseys + one long-sleeved jersey if the weather is colder

Arm warmers, leg warmers

Rain gear, including a helmet cover, shoe covers, pants, and jacket

Cycling gloves Sunglasses Bandana

Amenities

2 pairs of bike shorts so you can alternate every day 1 pair of quick dry pants for cycling

2-3 pairs of biking socks + 1 pair of waterproof socks Bike shoes

2 quick dry cycling jerseys + one long-sleeved jersey if the weather is colder

Arm warmers, leg warmers

Rain gear, including a helmet cover, shoe covers, pants, and jacket

Cycling gloves Sunglasses Bandana

Itinerary

Day 1:

Embark from Point Judith on the Rhode Island coast on the early afternoon ferry to Block Island. Enjoy refreshments and ocean views at our hilltop inn while your guides fit your bike. On the first island ride, take in a setting the Nature Conservancy termed one of the “Last Great Places.” Later, enjoy tapas, cocktails, and views from the veranda at our island retreat before heading to Great Salt Pond for a beautiful sunset boat excursion. After, enjoy dinner at a top Block Island restaurant.
Biking Mileage: 10

Day 2:

After breakfast at the inn, bike a coastal route passing wide beaches and salt-water ponds. Walk trails in the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge at the island’s tip. Follow sand trails to the North Light, a scenic lighthouse. Next, pedal through idyllic island landscapes to New Harbor for lunch and, after, an eco-kayak adventure. Paddle through a salt-water bay and estuary, observing and learning about the many plants and animals that make this ecosystem their home. Those who choose to stay on land may enjoy additional cycling, a walk along the bluffs, a lounge on the beach, or a little shopping in town. Enjoy fresh seafood and more at tonight’s fine restaurant.

Biking Mileage: 11 with extended option

Day 3:

Embark from Point Judith on the Rhode Island coast on the early afternoon ferry to Block Island. Enjoy refreshments and ocean views at our hilltop inn while your guides fit your bike. On the first island ride, take in a setting the Nature Conservancy termed one of the “Last Great Places.” Later, enjoy tapas, cocktails, and views from the veranda at our island retreat before heading to Great Salt Pond for a beautiful sunset boat excursion. After, enjoy dinner at a top Block Island restaurant.
Biking Mileage: 10

Day 4:

Without a doubt, it will be hard to say goodbye to the inspiring sights offered by Rhode Island’s stunning coast and idyllic isles. Bike a spectacular cycling route past commanding yacht clubs, pastoral sheep farms, seaside estates, and rocky headlands. Arrive at the world-renowned Breakers mansion and enjoy a tour of the interior and grounds. After, walk a section of the famous oceanside Cliff Walk before returning to the inn to shower and check out. Transfer by van back to the vehicle lot, the train station, or TF Green Airport.

Biking Mileage: 13