Maine’s Best 2017 Bike (Bicycle) Tour Routes

Miles of incredible views and challenges for any skill level are what you’ll find when biking Maine!  Routes are available for every region of the state, each with something unique to offer.  Plan your adventure today!

Quick Jump – Select a Region Below:

  • The County (Fort Kent, Caribou, Presque Isle, Houlton)
  • Highlands (Bangor, Moosehead, Millinocket, Lincoln, Dover-Foxcroft)
  • Downeast & Acadia (Eastport, Machias, Ellsworth, Bucksport, Bar Harbor)
  • Midcoast (Belfast, Camden, Rockland, Damariscotta, Bath, Brunswick)
  • Kennebec Valley (Jackman, Bingham, Skowhegan, Waterville, Augusta, Gardiner)
  • Western Mountains & Lakes (Rangeley, Farmington, Bethel, Winthrop, Lewiston, Auburn)
  • South & Casco Bay (Portland, Freeport, Yarmouth, Old Orchard Beach, Kennebunk, Kittery)

The County

Caribou Region
landmarks, rural, low traffic

Caribou to New Sweden
20 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, all levels

Caribou to Stockholm
33 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Caribou to St. Agatha              
90 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Challenging terrain, experienced

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Potato Country
landmarks, rural, urban, museums

Aroostook River Ride
28 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Potato Blossoms
20 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Challenging, experienced

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Penobscot River & Forest
landmarks, water views, low traffic, mountain views, park, wildlife

Winn Loop
38 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Sherman Mills Loop  
68 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Challenging, experienced

Northeast Penobscot Villages
74 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:   Challenging, experienced

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St. John Valley
hiking, landmarks, water views, rural, wildlife

14-mile Ride
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

38-mile Ride                            
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Challenging, experienced

40-mile Ride                            
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Challenging, experienced

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Katahdin Views
mountain views, museums, rural, wildlife

Patten-Island Falls Loop 1
33 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Challenging, experienced

Patten-Island Falls Loop 2
46 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Varied, steep hills, experienced

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Highlands

Heart of Penobscot County
festivals, landmarks, water views, rural, urban, wildlife

River Loop                                
27 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Pushaw Loop                            
44 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Howland-Lagrange Loop      
63 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

River, Woods, Farm Loop      
83 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Challenging, experienced

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Around Bangor
landmarks, water views, museums, urban

12-mile Ride                            
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, almost all cyclists

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Penquis Valley
beaches, swimming, landmarks, water views, low traffic, mountain views, rural

16-mile Ride                              
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

31-mile Ride                              
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

47-mile Ride                            
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Challenging, experienced

56-mile Ride                            
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Challenging, experienced

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Sebasticook Valley – Water views, low traffic, museums, rural, urban

26-mile Ride                              
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

51-mile Ride                              
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

69-mile Ride                              
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Challenging, experienced

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Penobscot River & Forest
landmarks, water views, low traffic, mountain views, park, wildlife

Winn Loop                                
38 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Sherman Mills Loop                
68 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Challenging, experienced

Northeast Penobscot Villages            
74 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Challenging, experienced

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Maine’s East Coast Greenway – Beaches, swimming, fairs, festivals, galleries, landmarks, water views, lighthouses, mountain views, museums, ocean views, off-road trails, rural, urban

River Route                                
160 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate to challenging, experienced

Click here to download Maine’s East Coast Greenway route map

Downeast & Acadia

Washington County/Downeast
beaches, swimming, hiking, lighthouses, ocean views, parks

E. Machias, Roue Bluffs          
20 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Lubec, W. Quoddy                    
34 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Bold Coast Trail                        
36 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Click here to download Washington County/Downeast route map
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Deer Isle-Stonington
islands, lighthouses, museums, ocean views

Warm-up Ride                          
5 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, almost all levels

Sunshine Loop                          
25 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Island Loop                              
39 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

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Schoodic Peninsula
islands, lighthouses, low traffic, ocean views, parks, wildlife

Winter & Summer Harbor      
10 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Schoodic Park Loop                
12 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Schoodic Lighthouse Point    
24 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Click here to download Schoodic Peninsula route map
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Passamaquoddy Bay
hiking, islands, ocean views, rural, park, wildlife

Eastport Loop                            
14 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, hills, almost all levels

Little Falls Loop                        
25 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hills, intermediate

Perry Loop                                
45 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Challenging, experienced

Click here to download Passamaquoddy Bay route map
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Maine’s East Coast Greenway
beaches, swimming, fairs, festivals, galleries, landmarks, water views, lighthouses, mountain views, museums, ocean views, off-road trails, rural, urban

Downeast Route                      
140 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate to challenging, experienced

Downeast Sunrise Trail          
85 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Off-road, moderate to challenging

River Route                              
160 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate to challenging, experienced

Click here to download Maine’s East Coast Greenway route map

Midcoast

Unity Farms & Wetlands
fairs, hiking, water views, low traffic, rural, wildlife

Unity Pond Loop                      
16 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Unity Pond – Troy                    
21 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Unity Pond – Thorndike          
29 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Unity Pond – CG Fair              
29 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Click here to download Unity Farms & Wetlands route map
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Rockland-Port Clyde
beaches, swimming, festivals, galleries, landmarks, islands, lighthouses, museums, ocean views, park

17-mile Ride                              
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

31-mile Ride                              
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

47-mile Ride                              
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Click here to download Rockland-Port Clyde route map
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Belfast Region
water views, lighthouses, low traffic, museums, ocean views, rural

Head Tide Ride                        
21 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Bayside                                      
22 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Lighthouse Ride                      
30 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Ridge Ride                                
61 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Varied, steep hills, experienced

Click here to download Belfast Region route map
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Boothbay Harbor Region
beaches, swimming, hiking, lighthouses, ocean views, urban, wildlife

Ocean Point                              
16 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Southport Island Loop            
17 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Barters Island River Loop      
21 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

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Damariscotta & Pemaquid
beaches, swimming, hiking, landmarks, lighthouses, ocean views, park, urban, wildlife

Salt Bay Loop                            
8 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, almost all levels

Pemaquid Light Loop              
15 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Round Pond Loop                    
19 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Christmas Cove                        
19-27 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

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Merrymeeting Bay & Beaches – Beaches, swimming, hiking, landmarks, water views, mountain views, museums, rural, park, wildlife

34-mile Ride                              
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

40-mile Ride                              
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

58-mile Ride                              
Challenging, experienced

Click here to download Merrymeeting Bay & Beaches route map
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Maine’s East Coast Greenway
beaches, swimming, fairs, festivals, galleries, landmarks, water views, lighthouses, mountain views, museums, ocean views, off-road trails, rural, urban

Coastal Route                            
125 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate to challenging, experienced

River Route                              
160 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate to challenging, experienced

Coastal-River Loop                  
285 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate to challenging, experienced

Click here to download Maine’s East Coast Greenway route map

Kennebec Valley

Kennebec River Valley
landmarks, water views, low traffic, mountain views, rural, wildlife

30-mile Ride                              
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

41-mile Ride                              
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

67-mile Ride                              
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Varied, steep hills, experienced

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Waterville & China Lake
water views, rural

Farms and Fields                      
21 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

China Lake Loop                      
38 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Hills & Views                            
47 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

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Capital Area
beaches, swimming, hiking, landmarks, water views, urban

12-mile Ride                              
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, almost all levels

30-mile Ride                              
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

42-mile Ride                              
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

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Maine’s East Coast Greenway
beaches, swimming, fairs, festivals, galleries, landmarks, water views, lighthouses, mountain views, museums, ocean views, off-road trails, rural, urban

River Route                              
160 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate to challenging, experienced

Coastal-River Loop                  
285 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate to challenging, experienced

Click here to download Maine’s East Coast Greenway route map

Western Mountains & Lakes

 Lake Auburn – Water views, mountain views, rural

Lake Auburn Loop                    
10 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, almost all levels

Auburn Countryside Loop      
34 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

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Franklin Heritage
hiking, landmarks, water views, mountain views, museums, rural, park, wildlife

Webb Lake Loop                      
16 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

New Vineyard Loop                  
29 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Wilton Loop                              
54 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Challenging, experienced

Strong Century +                      
107 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Varied, steep hills, experienced

Click here to download Franklin Heritage route map
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Bethel & Evans Notch
beaches, swimming, landmarks, water views, mountain views, rural, park, wildlife

Songo Pond Loop                    
14 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Farm & River Loop                  
18 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Covered Bridge Ride              
33 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Evans Notch                            
67 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Varied, steep hills, experienced

Click here to download Bethel & Evans Notch route map
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Andover & Grafton Notch
beaches, swimming, landmarks, water views, mountain views, rural, park, wildlife

Covered Bridge Ride 1            
8 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Covered Bridge Ride 2            
18 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Covered Bridge Ride 3            
30 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Grafton Notch                          
53 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Challenging, experienced

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Western Foothills
landmarks, water views, mountain views, museums

Brownfield Loop                      
28 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Parsonsfield Loop                    
42 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Limerick Loop                          
69 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Challenging, experienced

Click here to download Western Foothills route map
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Fryeburg Region – Landmarks, water views, mountain views, rural, wildlife

Cornshop Hop                          
12 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, almost all levels

Fish Street Folley                      
17 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, almost all levels

Brownfield Beauty                    
19 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Farm and Garden Ride            
21 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Click here to download Fryeburg Region route map
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South & Casco Bay

Freeport & Brunswick
museums, ocean views, park, urban, wildlife

Wolfe’s Neck
9 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills almost all levels

South Freeport
16 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, almost all levels

Freeport-Brunswick
18 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

South Freeport
33 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Click here to download Freeport & Brunswick route map
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Portland – Cape Elizabeth Lighthouses
beaches, swimming, landmarks, lighthouses, museums, rural, park, urban

Portland Trails
22+ miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, almost all levels

Portland to Cape Elizabeth
30+ miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Click here to download Portland-Cape Elizabeth Lighthouses route map
Click here to download Portland-Cape Elizabeth Lighthouses distances and details

Saco River
beaches, swimming, landmarks, water views, ocean views, rural, park, urban, wildlife

27-mile Ride
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

48-mile Ride
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate
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Southern Coast
beaches, swimming, landmarks, water views, ocean views, urban, wildlife

21-mile Ride
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, almost all levels

34-mile Ride
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

49-mile Ride
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate
Click here to download Southern Coast route map
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Kittery Coastal Rides
beaches, swimming, galleries, landmarks, water views, lighthouses, museums, ocean views, rural, park, urban

York-Nubble Light
21 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Kittery-Eliot
17 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

York-Kittery
22 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Gentle, some hills, almost all levels

Click here to download Kittery Coastal Rides route map
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Maine’s East Coast Greenway
beaches, swimming, fairs, festivals, galleries, landmarks, water views, lighthouses, mountain views, museums, ocean views, off-road trails, rural, urban

Casco Bay to Brunswick
35 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, experienced

Eastern Trail
68 miles
Terrain Type/Experience Level:  Moderate, hilly, intermediate

Click here to download Maine’s East Coast Greenway route map

Ride the State – Kittery to Calais!

Looking for an incredible challenge?  Try the Kittery to Calais route!  Click here for a complete guide including detailed maps from Maine DOT.

Angela Quintal-Snowman
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Angela Quintal-Snowman

Adventurer at Untamed Mainer
Angela enjoys exploring the many beautiful and unique natural places in Maine and sharing her outdoor experiences with others.When not out exploring Maine woods, trails, mountains and waterways Angela can be found plotting and planning her next adventure or buying another backpack.(Because you can never have too many).
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