New Hampshire:
Mountains to the Sea

September 27-October 2

Great Bike Tours is proud to be the “First in the Nation” to run bike tours in New Hampshire. From the summit of New England’s highest peak, all the way down to the seacoast, we’ve got New Hampshire covered. We plan to spoil you on this bike tour, where the grandeur of nature is matched by the grandeur of our hotels.

Explore the White Mountains

Our first three nights are spent in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, a spectacular region of soaring peaks and lush valleys featuring some of the most untamed and beautiful countryside in New England. The White Mountain National Forest is a sight to behold during fall foliage – the maple trees turn scarlet and orange, while the birches become luminous yellow – and these colors become even more dramatic, more lovely, when viewed from a bicycle. The highlight of this region is 6,288-foot Mount Washington, the highest peak in New England. We will be taking you to the top, but we promise it won’t be on a bike!

Discover Portsmouth & The Seacoast

Our final two nights will be spent on the coast. New Hampshire has the country’s shortest stretch of seacoast – just 18 miles long – yet every mile is breathtaking on a bicycle. We’ll cycle the length of the “Coastal Scenic Byway” past summer cottages, lighthouses, and five state parks featuring attractive beaches, rocky headlands, and coves. We’ll take you to our favorite seafood shack for lunch, featuring fresh, locally-sourced lobsters, clams, and the like.

You will also have time to explore Portsmouth, one of New Hampshire’s most elegant towns, with a historical center set with tree-lined streets and 18th century colonial buildings. And since we’re staying by the water, we’ll treat you to a naturalist-led kayak eco-tour of Great Bay, largest inland body of salt water in New England, and the East Coast’s second-largest estuary.

2020 Tour Dates

Sept. 27-Oct. 2 Book Now

2020 Tour Dates

Sept. 27-Oct. 2 Book Now

2021 Tour Dates

Tour Cost

$3,195 per person
Single supplement of +$900

Tour Cost

$3,195 per person
Single supplement +$900

Stay at Grand Hotels

During this bike tour we’ll be staying at three of New Hampshire’s Grand Hotels, made famous during the so-called Gilded Age over a century ago. Wealthy city dwellers flocked to these Grand Hotels for genteel vacations in the pure mountain air. These full service resorts hosted seven U.S. Presidents and many of the famous names of the period – Winston Churchill, Thomas Edison, and Babe Ruth among them. Today these hotels are as grand as ever, offering multiple restaurants, golf courses, red-clay tennis courts, axe throwing, equestrian centers, bocce, spas and more. And now it is time for these Grand Hotels to be graced by the cyclists of Great Bike Tours!

Our first night is spent at the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa in the White Mountains, recently voted as the #1 Resort in New Hampshire. Next up, we spend two nights at the majestic Omni Mount Washington Resort, the largest and the grandest of New Hampshire’s Grand Hotels. On our final two nights we’ll treat you to a stay at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel, a genteel Grand Hotel located on the water, close to Portsmouth. This hotel has been a jewel of the New England coast since 1874, and has hosted such dignitaries and celebrities as President Theodore Roosevelt, Annie Oakley, Gloria Swanson, Harry Truman, Prince Charles, and now Great Bike Tours!

Stay at Grand Hotels

During this bike tour we’ll be staying at three of New Hampshire’s Grand Hotels, made famous during the so-called Gilded Age over a century ago. Wealthy city dwellers flocked to these Grand Hotels for genteel vacations in the pure mountain air. These full service resorts hosted seven U.S. Presidents and many of the famous names of the period – Winston Churchill, Thomas Edison, and Babe Ruth among them. Today these hotels are as grand as ever, offering multiple restaurants, golf courses, red-clay tennis courts, axe throwing, equestrian centers, bocci, spas and more. And now it is time for these Grand Hotels to be graced by the cyclists of Great Bike Tours!

Our first night is spent at the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa in the White Mountains, recently voted as the #1 Resort in New Hampshire. Next up, we spend two nights at the majestic Omni Mount Washington Resort, the largest and the grandest of New Hampshire’s Grand Hotels. On our final two nights we’ll treat you to a stay at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel, a genteel Grand Hotel located on the water, close to Portsmouth. This hotel has been a jewel of the New England coast since 1874, and has hosted such dignitaries and celebrities as President Theodore Roosevelt, Annie Oakley, Gloria Swanson, Harry Truman, Prince Charles, and now Great Bike Tours!

Savor the Most Scenic Cycling in New Hampshire

  • Kancamagus National Scenic Byway – Considered one of the most scenic cycle routes in America, this winding 35-mile road takes you into and through the White Mountain National Forest as no other roadway can. Nature takes center stage here, with lots of wild rivers, waterfalls, short hikes, and scenic vistas. There are no billboards, gas stations, or hotels to interrupt your view. Breathe in the fresh air, view the vibrant colors, and enjoy the ride.
  • Coastal Scenic Byway – Cycle the entire coast of New Hampshire in one day (well OK, it’s only 18 miles). Enjoy the rich history in Portsmouth, discover secluded beaches, and enjoy the great seafood along the way.
  • Car-free bicycle trails – Enjoy the roller-coaster hills of the paved bike path at the Franconia Notch State Park, and the mostly-level Presidential Rail Trail with stellar mountain views. This rail trail is also a birder’s paradise, and moose sightings are not uncommon.

Savor the Most Scenic Cycling in New Hampshire

  • Kancamagus National Scenic Byway – Considered one of the most scenic cycle routes in America, this winding 35-mile road takes you into and through the White Mountain National Forest as no other roadway can. Nature takes center stage here, with lots of wild rivers, waterfalls, short hikes, and scenic vistas. There are no billboards, gas stations, or hotels to interrupt your view. Breathe in the fresh air, view the vibrant colors, and enjoy the ride.
  • Coastal Scenic Byway – Cycle the entire coast of New Hampshire in one day (well OK, it’s only 18 miles). Enjoy the rich history in Portsmouth, discover secluded beaches, and enjoy the great seafood along the way.
  • Car-free bicycle trails – Enjoy the roller-coaster hills of the paved bike path at the Franconia Notch State Park, and the mostly-level Presidential Rail Trail with stellar mountain views. This rail trail is also a birder’s paradise, and moose sightings are not uncommon.

Highlights

  • Mountains and oceans, Grand Hotels, lovely rides, and great company
  • Standing at the top of Mt. Washington! And there’s no need to hike or cycle to the top of the mountain… we take you up on the world’s first mountain-climbing cog train. On a clear day you can see as far as 130 miles to Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Maine, Quebec, and at times, even the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Fall Foliage in New Hampshire can’t be beat, which is why we run our trips in late September. In fact the Kancamagus Scenic Byway was voted as one of the best places to view the fall colors in the whole of New England (according to the Travel Chanel, Travel + Leisure).
  • Rocking on the veranda of the Omni Mt. Washington Hotel – cold drink in hand, with the mountains seemingly close enough to touch.
  • Self-guided nature hikes through the Flume Gorge, through covered bridges, and past the Old Man of the Mountain Historical Site
  • Tax-free shopping in North Conway and Portsmouth
  • Private Axe Throwing Clinic!
  • Mount Washington Auto Road – We treat you to a narrated van tour of this famous road, also known as “The Road to the Sky,” we travel through four different ecological zones, with scenic pull-offs offering amazing views.

Highlights

  • Mountains and oceans, Grand Hotels, lovely rides, and great company
  • Standing at the top of Mt. Washington! And there’s no need to hike or cycle to the top of the mountain… we take you up on the world’s first mountain-climbing cog train. On a clear day you can see as far as 130 miles to Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Maine, Quebec, and at times, even the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Fall Foliage in New Hampshire can’t be beat, which is why we run our trips in late September. In fact the Kancamagus Scenic Byway was voted as one of the best places to view the fall colors in the whole of New England (according to the Travel Chanel, Travel + Leisure).
  • Rocking on the veranda of the Omni Mt. Washington Hotel – cold drink in hand, with the mountains seemingly close enough to touch.
  • Self-guided nature hikes through the Flume Gorge, through covered bridges, and past the Old Man of the Mountain Historical Site
  • Tax-free shopping in North Conway and Portsmouth
  • Private Axe Throwing Clinic!
  • Mount Washington Auto Road – We treat you to a narrated van tour of this famous road, also known as “The Road to the Sky,” we travel through four different ecological zones, with scenic pull-offs offering amazing views.

What's Included

What's Included

SUBSCRIBE

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

BOOK YOUR TRIP (or request more information)

GBT is the “first in the nation” to run bicycle vacations in New Hampshire. We only offer one departure in late September – so don’t miss out. Book today!

Great Bike Tours

3282 Mt. Philo Rd,
Charlotte, VT 05445

Have any questions? Contact us!

(802) 777-2009

FEATURED IN

BOOK YOUR TRIP (or request more information)

GBT is the “first in the nation” to run bicycle vacations in New Hampshire. We only offer one departure in late September – so don’t miss out. Book today!

Great Bike Tours

3282 Mt. Philo Rd,
Charlotte, VT 05445

Have any questions? Contact us!

(802) 777-2009

FEATURED IN