Bike Tour Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard
Captivating Cape Cod & the Islands Vacation Bike Tour
Bike Tour the Finest of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard
Experience the unsurpassed beauty of Cape Cod while discovering iconic sites and hidden scenes. This is Great Freedom Adventures’ backyard and we love sharing it with our guests. Unique for tours in the region, the six-day bike tour offers a wide-ranging exploration of many of the finest of Cape towns and includes both of the area’s celebrated islands – Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Enjoy the discovery purely by bike and boat, at a pace that allows you to take it all in. All of the Cape Cod places you’ve been dreaming of visiting – or yearning to revisit – are waiting for you here, in one inspired itinerary.
Visit Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Chatham and Many More Cape Cod Towns
Start the Cape Cod bike tour by cycling the Outer- and Mid-Cape and discover a landscape graced by sweeping ocean vistas, rolling dunes, stately lighthouses, and maritime forests. These quintessential Cape towns offer eclectic shops, excellent restaurants, fine art galleries and a low-key beach vibe.
Explore The Cape Cod National Seashore, the Province Lands and Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
The Cape Cod National Seashore offers 40 miles of pristine sand beaches, wild cranberry bogs, kettle ponds, heathlands and visitor’s centers offering panoramic views. This stretch of seashore is home to some of the most popular beaches in the United States and includes Nauset Light Beach, Coast Guard Beach and Race Point Beach. Pedal bike paths in the seashore that bring you up-close to these and other beaches and to the region’s famous lighthouses. Visit Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge and experience the largest gray seal haul-out site on the U.S. eastern seaboard.
Bike Tour the Islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard
A tour of the Cape would not be complete without visiting Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Experience the islands’ most widely photographed and painted scenes: you will immediately be captivated by their beauty and understand their appeal. This tour features the finest that Cape Cod and the Islands has to offer.
- Explore the best of Cape Cod and the Islands by bike and boat on one inspired itinerary
- Ferry from Boston to Provincetown watching for whales along the way
- Stay in fine lodging in the heart of Provincetown, Chatham and Edgartown, within walking distance to restaurants, shops and beaches.
- Enjoy superb meals that feature fresh seafood and farm to table ingredients
- Cycle the mesmerizing trails through the Province Lands
- Visit the Cape Cod National Seashore
- Bike the Cape Cod Rail Trail
- Visit Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge and walk a gorgeous oceanside trail to see seals sunning on the off-shore beach
- Ferry to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard
- Discover the remarkable beauty of Nantucket
- Experience the allure of Martha’s Vineyard
- Explore the old whaling town of Edgartown
- Visit Aquinnah and the Gay Head Light
- See the gingerbread cottages in Oak Bluffs
- Finish in Woods Hole, a charming fishing village and the home of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- Enjoy exceptional service throughout your Cape and Islands tour
Tour Reviews & Testimonials
“We just wanted to send you a huge thank you for providing one of the best vacations we have ever had. We loved every moment! The Cape Cod trip was absolutely beautiful. We appreciated all of the planning and organization. The cheese and crackers at poolside was a lovely touch! We really enjoyed the people we rode with. The lodgings and restaurants were perfect. We have so many lovely memories of the week in Cape Cod – thanks to you and your team! The bike ferry ride at Menemsha was particularly memorable – seeing Hugh Taylor! We look forward to riding with you again!”
Deb & Jon D.
“We had a great first cycling trip with Great Freedom Adventures. We were a diverse group of serious cyclists, laid-back riders and in between riders. Our two leaders did a fantastic job of coordinating the rides each day so that everyone enjoyed their flexible planning without missing all the incredible scenery and sights. Lighthouses, beaches, seal sightings, less traveled scenic cycling roads, neighborhoods featuring all the Cape Cod style cottages and mansions somehow fit into the schedule. The food and lodging (Provincetown’s Inn at Cook Street !!!) were exceptional. Kudos to the tour leaders. I can’t imagine better leadership that sincerely wanted every cyclist to have a trip to remember forever. Great Freedom Adventures is a fantastic, well-recommended travel option. We’ll be back!!!”
“What an awesome vacation! Great Freedom Adventures did a great job providing the perfect combination of cycling with tourist activities. There was enough flexibility with distance and speed, to accommodate different cycling levels. Each day left me energized and invigorated. The guides were great, and eager to share their passion for cycling and the Cape Cod area. The attention to detail, sleeping accommodations, and meals were all wonderful. I highly recommend Great Freedom Adventures for a stress-free vacation!!”
“The Great Freedom Adventure Cape Cod trip was excellent! The leaders were truly amazing- kind, knowledgable, respectful, and so helpful! The itinerary was clearly well thought out, the inns were excellent and the meals were outstanding. I look forward to signing up for another trip. I have gone with several companies- this is the best!”
“Our trip to Cape Cod and the Islands was fantastic! We enjoyed every minute of it. You run a high quality operation and your guides exemplified it. They were great – flexible, attentive to our safety and comfort and always focused on giving us a wonderful trip. We would not hesitate to recommend Great Freedom Adventures to others and we hope to do another GFA tour soon.”
Connie & Michael M.
“We just wanted to say what a great trip we had! Our guides were very caring and happy to share their knowledge and traveling experiences. They went out of their way to attend to every need for everyone in the group. What special guys they are! We were amazed at the things we had in common with the others in the group. From the meals to the rooms… everything was perfect. We will certainly recommend Great Freedom Adventures to others and look forward to taking another trip ourselves.”
Debbie & Dan B.
“The Cape Cod Bicycle Tour exceeded all expectations for the two of us! It was wonderful to meet Jeanne at the start of our trip, and of course, we grew fonder of our tour leaders as the days progressed – both were so knowledgeable, highly professional, inspired everyone’s confidence, and genuine to where we left them as dear friends. We so enjoyed our time with our co-riders too. This trip was definitely a dream come true. We are proudly wearing our bright red Great Freedom Adventures bike jerseys around Los Angeles!”
“I was touched by the kindness and care that I received from when I first contacted the company, while on the tour and even after with the thank-you and photos I received. Great Freedom Adventures provides a personal touch and an exceptional experience.”
“Our bike tour was beyond anything we expected and by far the best bike trip ever. Our guides were the best. We loved how they shared their personal adventures, philosophies on life and local knowledge all with a great sense of humor.”
Barb M. & Eileen D.
“It is impossible to visualize that this (Cape Cod) trip could have been better. Everything has been truly fabulous!”
“What a great time I had on the Recent Cape Cod and Islands bike tour! The itinerary was wonderful combining diversity, quaintness, beauty, culture and history. The accommodations and food were superb and the biking distances were good for all levels. The guides were outstanding. Both were experienced, knowledgeable, very patient, humorous, kind and great storytellers.”
We just wanted to tell you that, for several reasons, this was one of the best vacations we’ve had in a long time and GFA is our new favorite bike-tour company. Our great experience began with our guides – their expertise and complete dedication to insuring that every detail was covered, but without being over-indulgent, made all the difference. They are bright, knowledgeable, committed, and bring life experiences and personal values that absolutely shape the way they serve their guests. Every single thing about this trip contributed to our satisfaction – the food, the accommodations, the destinations, the quality of the bikes, the routes, the chemistry (and size) of the group…there is nothing we would want you to change. And somehow you arranged for weather that many locals told us was unusually good – thanks for however you managed that, too. We think it says something that, as a trip is reaching its conclusion, members of the group begin talking about wanting to get together again and ask the guides which trips they recommend we consider next. We originally chose GFA because it was the only company we found that included both Nantucket and MV on one itinerary…when we choose GFA in the future it will be because of the memorable experience you and your staff made possible.
Mike & Kate V.
“The trip was amazing. I enjoyed every aspect of the trip. It was so well organized and tailored to our needs. The guides, accommodations, bikes and food were all amazing.”
“We loved, loved, loved our trip! We have been in vacation let-down mode since we left. This was our first bike trip and you have set the bar very high! You run a lovely operation and we are spreading the word.”
This was a wonderful vacation! The guides went above and beyond to make this Cape Cod trip perfect! Their support and encouragement throughout the ride gave us confidence and made us feel well cared for. We’ve been on tours with others and feel that this tour provided the best support, the nicest special touches and the best service. We look forward to our next Great Freedom Adventure!
Jim & Lynn S.
“We are recommending GFA to all who ask (hearing us rave about our trip).”
“What I liked about the trip was the meticulous planning, the pace of the rides, the magnificent scenery, the fact that everything was taken care of in advance, the insights into local history and culture. Our guides were the consummate professionals, very welcoming, engaging, knowledgeable, generous with their time, flexible, helpful, respectful, and thoughtful. They made every moment relaxing and enjoyable. I don’t know how they could have been any better!
“I loved everything about the (Cape Cod) trip! Every day of the tour was very well planned and I enjoyed all the sights of the tour. My favorite place to see was probably the wildlife refuge in Chatham. The guides and the service were excellent! They were very helpful and attentive, delivering luggage, refilling water bottles, recommending restaurants etc. They are friendly and interesting people with great stories to tell.”
“As always, I was impressed by the level of detail and comprehensive organization: Everything works, everything thought through. But of course, that means nothing without GFA’s signature positive attitude and service orientation. It was a wonderful vacation and I plan to do another GFA tour soon.”
“Our Cape Cod and Islands bike tour was absolutely fantastic! We could not have asked for a more wonderful experience! The routes were gorgeous and the itinerary was clearly well thought out and accommodated the abilities of each person in our group. The inns were wonderful and the meals were outstanding. Our guides were welcoming, knowledgeable, helpful, engaging, flexible, and fun to be with. In short, they are true professionals who added tremendously to our enjoyment of the vacation. The tour greatly exceeded our expectations and we are going with Great Freedom Adventures from now on.”
“Great trip to Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard. The biking, scenery, lodging and meals were all first rate. Our guides were great hosts and company. They had everything well coordinated. I would highly recommend this trip. I ditto my husband’s remarks. Amazing trip with everything so well organized – made the entire trip a breeze. Loved our daily mileage, camaraderie, and mostly our guides. Trip of a lifetime and highly recommend!!”
Ken & Gabi H.
Days 4 and 5
The Inn at Cook Street, Provincetown, MA - 1 Night (June 9, June 16 & September 15 Departures)A member of the Distinctive Inns of Provincetown, The Inn at Cook Street is located in Provincetown’s prestigious art gallery district. It has been awarded the Gold Medal Winner designating the “Best Inn on Outer Cape Cod” three years running. This 1836 Greek Revival gem offers beautifully decorated rooms with fine linens and period antiques. Superbly prepared breakfasts are a delicious start to the day. The property is enhanced by lush gardens, a koi pond and sitting areas that invite relaxation. The inn offers private access to Provincetown Beach. Perhaps stay in the room where author Michael Cunningham finished one of his novels or one frequented by artist Edward Hopper.
June 7-12 | June 14-19 | July 26-31 | September 13-18
Book at 2019 rates until 11/15/19
September 8-13 | September 15-20 (Solo female traveler seeking a roommate.)
$2,885 (July $2,995) Per person, based on double occupancy. Single Supplement: $965
6 days, 5 nights
Provincetown, MA/Woods Hole, MA
9-30 (Up to 53 with longer distance options.)
Easy. Moderate with longer distance options.
Bike paths and roads. Flat with hills in some areas.
Bikes: You may bring your own bike or use one of ours. GFA bikes are high quality, lightweight, available with either drop or straight handlebars and are equipped with computer, mirror, waterbottle, handlebar bag, map case and seat pack with essentials. What’s Included:
- 6 days of guided biking
- 5 nights lodging
- 5 breakfasts
- 3 dinners
- 1 lunch
- Welcome refreshments
- Daily hearty snacks and cold drinks
- Bicycle and helmet rental
- Three ferry passages for passenger and bike
- Historic lighthouse visits
- 2 dedicated guides
- Van support
- Luggage transfer
- Cycling maps and cue sheets
- Tax and gratuities for meals and side excursions
- Featherweight, high visibility, reflective vest
- Water bottle
- Dedicated, friendly service throughout your tour