IN A FEW WORDS
When most people think of Maine, they usually picture the rugged coastline, quaint harbor towns, and Acadia National Park. What you may not know is that "Vacationland" is home to some of the best mountain bike trail systems in New England. These trails are designed to give you and your bike a wicked-fun singletrack experience and when you're all done for the day, enjoy the rustic lodge, screened in porch and rocking chairs, hot tub or nearby lake outfitted with canoes and kayaks.
WHY THIS TRIP IS UNFORGETTABLE
Cruise all levels of singletrack through the gorgeous White Mountain National Forest
Enjoy over 40 miles of trails with a guide or explore on your own
Spend the trip on a top-of-the-line full suspension mountain bike
Stargaze while enjoying local beer and wine next to a campfire
Go for a swim or a paddle on the nearby mountain lake
Day 1. Welcome to Maine!
The trip begins in Portland, Maine where we will be waiting for the group. Arrive to our beautiful rustic cabin hidden on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest. Become acquainted with the surrounding trails and scenery until dinner. Over dinner, we will have a round of introductions and a brief orientation to the adventures ahead. Spend the evening relaxing in a hammock or on the front porch rocking chairs.
Day 2: Trail Time
Today we set out for a full day of exhilarating singletrack mountain biking! There are over 40 miles of trails that are suited for every style of rider. Whether you're a first-timer or you've been riding for years, theres something for everyone! If you would like to become acquainted with the trails, join our local guide for the day as he shares the best of the best with you. Interested in exploring on your own? No problem! All of the trails are accessible from our cabin so that you can come and go as you'd like!
Day 3: Feeling the Flow
Beyond the sheer variety of trails, they are all linked together in a highly functional, user-friendly network. Its vastness makes it likely that you’ll have the area to yourself adding a feeling of remoteness, even on beautiful sunny days. From technical sections to super-flowy, super-fast and super-smooth pieces of singletrack, the trail options run the gamut. Spend the day exploring new areas and breathing in the fresh mountain air!
Day 4: Relax or Ride!
Whether you're looking for more time on the saddle or a day to take it easy, this region of Maine is chalked full of endless entertainment. If you're taking it easy today, consider a hike to one of the many mountain overlooks or waterfalls, perhaps a dip in the refreshing crystal clear lake is what you're looking for, or maybe a simple book in the hammock is in order. Tonight we enjoy a final group dinner around the campfire.
Day 5: The End of the Journey
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end...or do they! Although we head home today, the sights and experiences in Maine will be forever a part of your life!
All inclusive convenience meets Beyond the Map adventure! We've thought of it all so you don't have to once you leave home!
Local, private transportation. No random drivers, no cattle-herding tour buses!
Rustic & modern options available, depending on your style and budget.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner each day. Hangry-free guaranteed!
All activities outlined in the itinerary are included in your cost before you ever leave!
From start to finish, we're with you! Unlike many companies, our expert guides are there 24/7 to provide unique information, answer questions and even deliver the occasional joke!
Why Travel With Us
I would recommend BTM for any trip you and your friends want to go on, or to any organization interested in planning a trip... especially if you are interested in "getting out there" and not just stopping at the common tourist spots everyone goes to.
This was hands-down one of the the most exciting, rewarding, and memorable trips I've ever been on! The peace of mind to know that I didn't have to worry about anything was worth every penny. All I had to do was show up. Cody and Lystina took it from there. No stress, no anxiety, no rushing around or wasting time trying to find an activity or a place to eat. I got to sit back, relax, and experience a whole new world that was far beyond my map.
Since I've been back I have recommended these trips to so many people because this company creates these remarkable journeys that allow people to experience the world in a unique way. I can't wait to go on my next expedition with Beyond the Map!