Celebrate spring or fall on the Tidewater Peninsula in Maryland! Gorgeous, easy cycling awaits you on this bike tour to explore the coves and inlets of the Chesapeake Bay and stay in two exceptional properties. "Adventure Cyclist" magazine calls this one of the 10 best places to tour in North America. The roads are gently rolling as we wind our way through the Chesapeake estuary and its scenic shores. We offer additional riding for the energetic, so this is a perfect tour to tune up your skills. Our rides follow one of the country’s premier biking routes, taking quiet roads to beautiful Oxford and then crossing the Tred Avon River via the small Oxford-Bellevue Ferry. Ride to the tip of Tilghman Island, with a great local lunch. On Wednesday, enjoy a stunning day cycling through Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, a haven for bald eagles, osprey and thousands of ducks and geese. Then we’ll spend Thursday and Friday exploring the ocean side of the peninsula, including visiting the ponies at Assateague Island National Seashore.
As further enticement, on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday we enjoy waterfront views from our rooms at the Harbour Inn in historic Saint Michaels. Here, we enjoy wandering the streets lined with Colonial-era homes and elegant shops, strolling past the boat-lined marinas on the bay, and taking the included tour of the excellent Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Then we move to charming Berlin, Maryland, and the historic Atlantic Hotel.