Greater Portland and Casco Bay Maine Biking Guide
Portland Casco Bay Maine Bike Trails – Bicycling Route Information
Find great Bike Trails in Portland Maine. The long Maine seacoast. The picturesque mountains and lakes. All of this and more makes the Portland Casco Bay region of Maine a glorious place for a bike ride. Whether you choose to take it slow and soak in the scenery or peddle hard and push yourself to the limit the ideal trail is waiting for you to discover it. Ask us about Portland Maine Bike Vacations or share comments. To feature your Maine business, contact us.
Portland Maine Biking Vacations
East Coast Greenway-Casco Bay
Portland to Brunswick, ME
distance: 35 miles
Description: Features Maine’s largest city, the route is mainly on existing roads with a few off-road paths included where possible.
Freeport – Brunswick
distance: 17, 20, or 35 miles
Description: This ride takes the rider through the lesser-known scenic pleasures of Freeport and nearby Brunswick. Here the coastline harbors gorgeous views of Maine’s rocky coast, history and an Audubon sanctuary.
distance: 4 miles
Description: The perimeter road is paved and mostly flat, approximately half waterfront, half residential. Traffic is minimal and slow-moving, but pedestrians should be careful. To access the loop, walk up the hill from the dock 0.1 mile to the first intersection.
Portland – Lighthouse
distance: 30 or 41 miles
Description: This tour begins with Portland’s working waterfront and Old Port district then heads south along the coast to state parks and beaches. Highlights include the several lighthouses encountered along the way.
Old Orchard Beach, ME
distance: 27 or 48 miles
Description: This tour begins from popular summer beach destinations and ventures inland along the Saco River through rural farmland and the hamlet of Goodwins Mills.
Pine Point Beach
surface: hard packed
distance: 6 miles
Description: This trail had coastal landscape and is best within a couple hours of low-tide.
Back Cove Trail
surface: hard packed
distance: 3.5 miles
Description: One of the oldest trails in Portland, this beautiful loop around Portland’s Back Cove offers great views of the Portland skyline. Ideal for walking, jogging, biking, and dog walking. Benches along the trail provide excellent spots for bird (and people) watching. Loop trail with stone dust and paved surfaces. The Back Cove Trail connects to the Eastern Promenade Trail under Tukey’s Bridge.
Eastern Prom Trail
distance: 2.1 miles
Description: This waterfront trail built along old rail corridor offers spectacular harbor and ocean views and is a popular spot for walking, running, bicycling, and rollerblading. Benches and picnic tables are located along the route and at East End Beach. Public toilets at East End Beach are open during the summer months. Parallel paved and stone dust trails along the water.
South Portland Greenbelt Walkway
distance: 5 miles
Description: The paved trail passes through residential areas, parks, the business/shopping district, and along the harbor. At Pickett Street the trail divides, leading to Bug Light Park or along the shoreline through the Spring Point Marina to the beautiful campus of Southern Maine Technical College. From the college, the trail passes Spring Point Light, the Portland Harbor Museum, and Fort Preble, ending at Willard Beach.
distance: 10 miles
Description: The trail network includes double track and single track and the scenic summit of the mountain is an easy climb. Great facilities for family picnics, hiking, camping, etc.
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Maine Biking & Bike Trails
Aroostook ME Biking
Fort Kent, Houlton, Presque Isle
Downeast & Acadia ME Biking
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Lakes & Mountains ME Biking
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Midcoast ME Biking
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Greater Portland ME Biking
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