Tour of Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard on bicycle - June 8-14, 2014

For our 46th wedding anniversary, this year we took a tour of Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard on bicycle, handled by Discovery Bicycle Tours .

We drove on Sunday June 8 to The Palmer House Inn in Falmouth, MA to start the Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard Tour . The tour was a day of bicycling on Cape Cod, a day split between Cape Cod and Martha's Vinyard (ferry in the middle), and 2 full days of bicycling on Martha's Vineyard, followed by a morning on Martha's Vineyard and return via ferry and van to the car in Falmouth. On Martha's Vineyard we stayed in Edgartown at the Jonathan Munroe House .

For each day's ride, we got detailed written directions and a map (like this one) showing the ride for the day, with options for those with energy to spare (not the two of us!). The directions were very good, and if read carefully (not always the case), kept us on track. The rides were on bike paths as much as feasible, but there was still a lot of riding on streets with cars, something that wasn't to Suzanne's taste. She ended up spending time on Martha's Vineyard learning their bus system and traveling around on it, getting better photos than she would have obtained on the ride, and meeting Rod for lunch.

Bottom line: worthwhile experience for us, but probably not one we will repeat. We need to stick to rail trails and bike paths and go at our own (slow) pace. We would recommend Discovery Bicycle Tours for someone like us who is trying out a bicycle tour for the first time. The leaders did an excellent job of handling novices as well as experienced riders.



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Last updated: 06/16/14