Harbor Adventures offers both local kayak and cycling tours. — Photo courtesy of Mark Pechenik
Since coming on the scene 12 years ago, Harbor Adventures in York, Maine has been steadily adding to their offerings of outdoor excursions in southern Maine. This year, this renown tour provider has expanded into bicycle tours for two-wheeling fans. Harbor Adventures now offers an expansive fleet of road bikes that enable visitors to the area to explore the many charming roads, paths and by-ways along the southern Maine coast and nearby Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
The fact that bike rentals are available just in time for the busy summer tourist season is no coincidence. Cycling during warm weather enables visitors to discover the quaint farmer’s markets, independent shops and the incredibly scenic coastline that graces Maine’s southern most stretch of shore. The experts at Harbor Adventures, many of them long time locals in the area, are more than happy to suggest specific tour routes so that cyclists can get the most out of their excursions. Of course, Harbor Adventures still features guided kayaking tours, both by sea kayaks and river kayaks, that explore local islands, beautiful harbors, rocky coastline, estuaries and inlets that abound in the region. These tours are led by this outfitter’s own registered Maine Guide. Small group instruction, both for biking and kayaking, are also offered. It’s a great way to get up close and personal with many of the natural wonders that are so prevalent – and beloved – in the York area.