Ensure Your Choice of Bike Tour on Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard is the Right One
Not all bike tours are created equal. But researching options can seem daunting. If you are considering a bike tour to Cape Cod Massachusetts, you owe it to yourself to read this. The last thing you want is to spend a precious week of vacation only to realize afterward that there was a much better option.
If you’ve been reading about Cape Cod, you may know that the region offers some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in the east. On top of the Cape’s natural beauty, towns such as Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Chatham and Woods Hole offer an abundance of seafaring charm, cool shops and gourmet eateries that beg to be experienced.
Cape Cod beckons exploration for many reasons but it can be hard to determine the best travel approach. Savvy travelers know that touring Cape Cod by bicycle is ideal because of the miles of bike paths, scenic roads and easy cycling.
But even with the mode of travel determined, there are still decisions to make. That’s where you’ll benefit from the expertise of a tour company that knows the region inside and out.
Putting decades of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard travel experience to work, Great Freedom Adventures has created a six-day Cape Cod bike tour that includes the places and experiences you shouldn’t miss. Just as importantly, the tour excludes things that you should miss – things that would detract from your enjoyment of the trip.
Here are the top three reasons to take only Great Freedom Adventures Cape Cod Bike Tour:
Reason #1: In Addition to the Cape, You Get To Explore Both Iconic Islands – Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard
In just six days and five nights, guests bike not only the Cape but also Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. The Captivating Cape Cod and the Islands Bike Tour is the only one to do that. Each island offers unique beauty, charm, and cycling and guests would be missing out greatly without experiencing both. Knowing this sort of thing is where that expertise comes in – that and knowing how to accomplish it while keeping the tour at a relaxing pace.
The tour starts by cycling the Outer- and Mid-Cape to discover a landscape graced by sweeping ocean vistas, stately lighthouses and rose-lined paths leading to pristine beaches. Pedal past charming town greens hosting outdoor markets replete with fresh lobster rolls and impressive local art.
Landing on Nantucket, it’s immediately apparent you’ve stepped onto a very special isle. Nantucket was once the whaling capital of the world and the handsome captains’ mansions, historic village architecture, cobblestoned streets and gas lanterns evoke the feeling of a bygone era. Today’s residents and visitors alike enjoy numerous high-end boutiques and excellent restaurants, and most importantly, sensational cycling on miles of scenic Nantucket bike paths!
Though only 26 nautical miles from Nantucket, the island of Martha’s Vineyard has a distinctly different feel. Here visitors discover laid-back fishing villages, oceanside farms, and like Nantucket, miles of stunning beaches. Because the island is larger and has so much to see, like the gingerbread houses in Oak Bluffs and the multi-colored cliffs in Aquinnah, more time is allowed here. Biking Martha’s Vineyard on GFA’s carefully designed routes is the best way to fully experience the island’s unique beauty.
Reason #2: Travel By Bike and Boat – Not Forced Van Shuttles
We suspect that if you sign up for a bike tour, you want to ride a bike. It’s important to read itineraries carefully because you may find that you’ll be required to spend as much time in the van as in the saddle. Sort of defeats the purpose of a bike tour.
Frequent shuttling deprives guests of the joy of fully discovering a place by bicycle and prevents the feeling of accomplishment that comes from arriving at the next night’s inn under your own steam.
Great Freedom Adventures understands that there is truly nothing like the immersive, full-sensory, joyful travel experience inn-to-inn bike touring affords. That’s what transforms a mere trip into a wondrous journey.
Bikes are swapped for boats when traveling to the islands and provide a different coastal perspective. The ferry rides allow an opportunity to kick back and relax while watching the waterside homes and the boats pass by. An included up-island, down-home bike ferry is an unusual experience sure to make you smile.
Reason #3: Unparalleled Regional Expertise
Great Freedom Adventures’ founder has decades of experience bike touring Cape Cod and the islands. And many of the tour leaders have grown up visiting and biking the Cape since they were kids.
That depth of experience translates to an exceptionally well-designed itinerary and loads of fun insider information. The tour leaders are passionate about sharing this beautiful place they hold dear and that passion, together with their local knowledge and the exceptional service they provide, elevates the vacation to a rich, rewarding experience.
Discover less-travelled places of unique beauty unearthed during years of past explorations. Pedal through maritime forests that emerge onto an open, vast dune system with far-reaching views to the ocean. Bike sections of trail shaded by pitch pine or black oak and carpeted with pink lady’s slipper or yellow Scotch broom.
Learn about the unique ecosystems of the Cape Cod National Seashore while viewing marsh, ocean, bogs, ponds and woodlands. Visit the places most likely to have seals, see where movies were filmed and where presidents have stayed. And most importantly, bike the quietest, most beautiful routes throughout.
This regional expertise extends to the selection of accommodations. Careful consideration goes into selecting each night’s lodging and balances luxury, amenities, authenticity and location.
Great Freedom Adventures has chosen beautifully appointed inns with a high level of service and amenities that authentically represent their locale. Rather than being removed and isolated, the inns are centrally located to walk to sites, shops and restaurants for full enjoyment of the local flavor.
The selection of restaurants is just as carefully considered with those having the best chefs, atmosphere and service included. Modifications in restaurant choices are sometimes made to reflect the opening of notable new restaurants, changes in existing ones and feedback from guests.
And there you have the top three reasons to take this Cape Cod bike tour. Great Freedom Adventures encourages travelers to read the full itinerary here: Captivating Cape Cod and the Islands Bike Tour.
GFA welcomes questions about this tour or about anything Cape Cod. The company is passionate about this remarkable part of their state and loves sharing tips for a great trip to any and all travelers!
Vacation time is precious. Consider the points above and read tour itineraries carefully. That’s the best way to ensure that your bike tour is unbeatable and your vacation is fabulous.
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