Rhode Island Bike & Boat Tour

May 15-20, 2022 (SOLD OUT)

May 22-27, 2022 (SOLD OUT)
May 30-June 4, 2022 (SOLD OUT)

Providence, Newport, and Block Island

Our six-day Bike & Boat Tour explores the many islands and waterways of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay. We’ll treat you to great cycling on islands, cycling within view of islands, and boat rides between the islands.

All week we stay at deluxe Inns overlooking the water: one night in Bristol, three nights in historic Newport, and one night on Block Island.

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2022 Tour Dates

May 15-20 SOLD OUT
May 22-27 SOLD OUT
May 30-June 4 SOLD OUT
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Rave Reviews

The biking was great and the boat trips were above and beyond. I recommend GBT without any reservations! Bill F.

Tour Cost

$2,895 per person
(based on double occupancy)
Single supplement of +$875

Level of Difficulty

Easy/Moderate – 15-30 miles/day, with total mileage of 65-120. Enjoy flat bike paths and a flat railway track (using a railbike)! Some hills on the road-riding sections. Cycle at your own pace. Get a lift in the van whenever you like. E-bikes available (limited supply)

Highlights

  • Cycle on Rhode Island’s first multi-town bike path – the paved East Bay Bike Path that hugs the shoreline of Narragansett Bay
  • Ride on the railway tracks using a fleet of pedal-powered rail-bikes
  • Stroll along Newport’s Cliff Walk, rated the #1 attraction in Rhode Island
  • Sample fresh local seafood, including lobsters, quahogs, and “chowdah”
  • Cycle along Newport’s famous Ocean Drive, known for its jaw-dropping splendor – from the opulent mansions of the Gilded Age, to the spectacular views over Narragansett Bay
  • Get up close and personal with lobsters on our educational lobster boat tour. Learn about the life of the lobster, and the lives of the lobstermen who catch them
  • Tour Newport’s Breakers mansion, once owned by the Vanderbilt family, and considered the grandest of all Newport’s Gilded Age mansions

Highlights

  • Cycle on Rhode Island’s first multi-town bike path – the paved East Bay Bike Path that hugs the shoreline of Narragansett Bay
  • Ride on the railway tracks using a fleet of pedal-powered rail-bikes
  • Stroll along Newport’s Cliff Walk, rated the #1 attraction in Rhode Island
  • Sample fresh local seafood, including lobsters, quahogs, and “chowdah”
  • Cycle along Newport’s famous Ocean Drive, known for its jaw-dropping splendor – from the opulent mansions of the Gilded Age, to the spectacular views over Narragansett Bay
  • Get up close and personal with lobsters on our educational lobster boat tour. Learn about the life of the lobster, and the lives of the lobstermen who catch them
  • Tour Newport’s Breakers mansion, once owned by the Vanderbilt family, and considered the grandest of all Newport’s Gilded Age mansions
Highlights (continued)
  • Enjoy a breathtaking boat ride on a restored 1929 rum runner boat, and relive the “thrill of the chase” of the smuggler boats from the days of Prohibition – all while sipping on our own rum punch
  • Set sail on our 80-foot schooner, which we’ve chartered to take us out on the waters around Newport, which is known as “the sailing capital” of the United States
  • Optional boat trip on an America’s Cup sailboat ($)
  • Stay at a resort island (Block Island) that was deemed one of the “Last Great Places” by the Nature Conservancy – there are no traffic lights; all 17 miles of beach are open to the public; and all the Island’s power is provide by an offshore wind farm
  • Enjoy the cooler weather in late May (average max temp is 70 degrees), before it gets too hot, and before the crowds arrive
Highlights (continued)
  • Enjoy a breathtaking boat ride on a restored 1929 rum runner boat, and relive the “thrill of the chase” of the smuggler boats from the days of Prohibition – all while sipping on our own rum punch
  • Set sail on our 80-foot schooner, which we’ve chartered to take us out on the waters around Newport, which is known as “the sailing capital” of the United States
  • Optional boat trip on an America’s Cup sailboat ($)
  • Stay at a resort island (Block Island) that was deemed one of the “Last Great Places” by the Nature Conservancy – there are no traffic lights; all 17 miles of beach are open to the public; and all the Island’s power is provide by an offshore wind farm
  • Enjoy the cooler weather in late May (average max temp is 70 degrees), before it gets too hot, and before the crowds arrive

What’s included

  • 6 days of cycling, boat trips, a rail-bike excursion, and other activities
  • 5 nights of lodging overlooking the water (one night at Bristol Harbor Inn, three nights at Gurney’s Newport Resort, and one night at Hotel Manisses on Block Island)
  • 8 meals (5 breakfasts, 3 dinners), catering to all dietary needs
  • Free use of our bikes, along with a helmet, rear rack bag, rear safety light and triangle, basic bike computer, water bottle, and T-shirt. E-bikes available (limited supply)
  • Full van support throughout your stay (15-passenger vans, with AC)
  • The services of 2-3 professional bike tour guides
  • Ride with GPS navigation (using your own device) or paper route notes
  • 5 different forms of water transport (lobster boat, water taxi, rum runner, car ferry, and a sailing schooner)
  • Exclusive GBT activities, including our rail-bike excursion and a tour of the Newport Mansions
  • Full access to our online photo gallery with photos/videos from your trip
  • Small group size of 12-18 people (or organize your own private trip)

What’s included

  • 6 days of cycling, boat trips, a rail-bike excursion, and other activities
  • 5 nights of lodging overlooking the water (one night at Bristol Harbor Inn, three nights at Gurney’s Newport Resort, and one night at Hotel Manisses on Block Island)
  • 8 meals (5 breakfasts, 3 dinners), catering to all dietary needs
  • Free use of our bikes, along with a helmet, rear rack bag, rear safety light and triangle, basic bike computer, water bottle, and T-shirt. E-bikes available (limited supply)
  • Full van support throughout your stay (15-passenger vans, with AC)
  • The services of 2-3 professional bike tour guides
  • Ride with GPS navigation (using your own device) or paper route notes
  • 5 different forms of water transport (lobster boat, water taxi, rum runner, car ferry, and a sailing schooner)
  • Exclusive GBT activities, including our rail-bike excursion and a tour of the Newport Mansions
  • Full access to our online photo gallery with photos/videos from your trip
  • Small group size of 12-18 people (or organize your own private trip)

Great "Rhode" Bike Rides

Starting in Providence, we head south on a 15-mile paved bike path on our way to exploring the many bike-friendly islands in the Narragansett Bay. We promise you breathtaking rides along the shore, where the road curves and bends around headlands, with ever-changing views of picturesque coves, crashing waves, lighthouses, and waterfront estates clinging to rocky outcroppings.

At other times we’ll be riding on quiet back roads through rolling farmland, meadows, wildlife refuges, and seaside towns – all framed by the sparkling waters of the Narragansett Bay.

Great Boat Trips

Even though it’s the smallest state in the country (only 37 miles wide), Rhode Island boasts over 400 miles of shoreline to explore, thanks to the Narragansett Bay – New England’s largest estuary. Rather than thinking of the water as a barrier (to our cycling), we relish the opportunity to venture out on the protected waterways that are a treasured part of everyday life here. During the week we’ll take several boat excursions – via a lobster boat, water taxi, car ferry, rum runner, and sailboat – to explore the Bay and its 30 islands and 29 lighthouses.

Great "Rhode" Bike Rides

Starting in Providence, we head south on a 15-mile paved bike path on our way to exploring the many bike-friendly islands in the Narragansett Bay. We promise you breathtaking rides along the shore, where the road curves and bends around headlands, with ever-changing views of picturesque coves, crashing waves, lighthouses, and waterfront estates clinging to rocky outcroppings.

At other times we’ll be riding on quiet back roads through rolling farmland, meadows, wildlife refuges, and seaside towns – all framed by the sparkling waters of the Narragansett Bay.

Great Boat Trips

Even though it’s the smallest state in the country (only 37 miles wide), Rhode Island boasts over 400 miles of shoreline to explore, thanks to the Narragansett Bay – New England’s largest estuary.

Rather than thinking of the water as a barrier (to our cycling), we relish the opportunity to venture out on the protected waterways that are a treasured part of everyday life here. During the week we’ll take several boat excursions – via a lobster boat, water taxi, car ferry, rum runner, and sailboat – to explore the Bay and its 30 islands and 29 lighthouses.

Ride the Rails on a Rail-Bike

Besides biking and boating, we will also explore the scenic beauty of Rhode Island in a totally new and exciting way, aboard a fleet of pedal-powered rail-bikes. Utilizing a six-mile stretch of historic track not used by trains (thankfully), our excursion will “ride the rails” along Aquidneck Island with spectacular views of the water.

Ride the Rails on a Rail-Bike

Besides biking and boating, we will also explore the scenic beauty of Rhode Island in a totally new and exciting way, aboard a fleet of pedal-powered rail-bikes.

Utilizing a six-mile stretch of historic track not used by trains (thankfully), our excursion will “ride the rails” along Aquidneck Island with spectacular views of the water.

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BOOK YOUR TRIP (or request more information)

Late May is the perfect time to take a “Rhode” trip to the smallest state in the country – Rhode Island. We explore by bike and by boat, before all the summer crowds arrive. As this is one of our most popular trips, we suggest you sign up early.

Great Bike Tours

3282 Mt. Philo Rd,
Charlotte, VT 05445

Have any questions? Contact us!

(802) 777-2009

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BOOK YOUR TRIP (or request more information)

Late May is the perfect time to take a “Rhode” trip to the smallest state in the country – Rhode Island. We explore by bike and by boat, before all the summer crowds arrive. As this is one of our most popular trips, we suggest you sign up early.

Great Bike Tours

3282 Mt. Philo Rd,
Charlotte, VT 05445

Have any questions? Contact us!

(802) 777-2009

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