Whet your cycling appetite and prepare for the Main(e) course: just you, your bike, and this state’s wild yet breathtaking scenery.
Some landscapes are better explored on two wheels, especially if those landscapes are as extraordinary as the ones found in the state of Maine. Pedal along rugged coastlines, speed by untouched wilderness, stop at a waterfall or two, and take in extraordinary national parks all from the seat of your bike on our Maine cycling tours. Follow your leader past colourful fishing villages and marvel at towering lighthouses before refuelling every night on a feast of fresh seafood. Set at a pace suitable for everyone, cycling through Maine will not only exercise your body and challenge your mind, but it will also fill your heart and free your soul.
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Trips on or before 31 December 2022
If your Intrepid trip starts on or before 31 December 2022, you must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.
Children under 18 are exempt. Children aged between 5 and 17 years old must provide proof of either vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).
However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.
Traveling to Maine is relatively easy with a range of options including driving, catching a flight, or taking public transport in the form of a bus or train. Unfortunately, while you can use ferries to get to different areas of Maine, there are no ferries that travel between Maine and other neighboring states.
The weather in Maine is dictated by which area of the state you're in; coastal, southern interior (middle section of Maine), and northern interior (northern section of Maine). These individual sections have a slightly different climate so you can expect different weather patterns for each. The coastline is largely affected by the ocean and will often have cooler summers and colder winters than the rest of Maine. The two inland regions experience temperatures that are similar with cold winters and warmer summers.
There is currently no state policy that decrees anyone over the age of 16 needs to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle in a public setting anywhere in Maine. However, it is highly advised you wear a helmet at all times to avoid a serious injury to your head in the unlikely event that you fall off your bike.
Packing for a cycling tour isn't that different from packing for a normal adventure but if you want to be safe and comfortable while you're riding, here are some bike-specifc things you should pack:
- Comfortable sports shoes
- Padded bike shorts
- A sunhat/cap
- Quick-dry socks
- Lightweight waterproof/windproof jacket.
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. We’re always happy to talk to travelers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.