Biking and bike tours are popular activities in Acadia National Park whether bringing your own bike or if renting. Be cautious when sharing the road with vehicles and be aware of restrictions concerning biking on private carriage roads and trails.
- The Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park are great for biking.
- You can ride along the one-way Park Loop Road as well.
- Discover the quiet side of the park along the Schoodic Peninsula.
Where to go Biking in Acadia National Park
The carriage roads, about 45 miles in total are surfaced with packed fine gravel and are often used for biking. It is also popular for hikers and horses so be cautious when biking and share the road. Some carriage roads are privately owned and restricted.
Park Loop Road
The Park Loop Road can be busy but it is a safe option for experienced biking since it is a one way loop with parking in the left lane. Obey the rules of the road and when traveling in groups bicycle in single file. Cadillac Mountain is steep and can be dangerous for biking.
Schoodic Peninsula is a part of Acadia National Park that is attached to the mainland and less crowded, perfect for biking. There is no park fee to access the Schoodic Peninsula. Encompassing 2366 acres, it is the only portion of Acadia National Park on the mainland.
Acadia National Park has a downloadable Map of the Carriage Roads (PDF). Otherwise, stop in a local bike shop and pick up a local trails map.
The Island Roads are inconsistent in surface condition and should be explored with a planned route prior to biking.
The FREE island shuttle service will take you to all of the towns on the island and all the stops in Acadia National Park. The buses have front and rear bike racks for up to 6 bikes and make regular stops along their routes to pick up tired bikers.