Maryland: Eastern Shore & Chesapeake BayThe lure of the sea runs deep in Chesapeake Bay; a rising tide of maritime traditions, close-knit communities, distinctive cuisine, and protected seashores, marshes, and coastal islands, all of which make for a spectacular trip biking the Eastern shore. The towns and villages of Maryland’s bay region have been home to generations of dedicated fishermen, craftspeople, and culinary artisans who provide a warm welcome to visitors. From the elegant 18th-century brick mansions to the weathered crab shacks by tidal ponds, you’ll experience the warm glow of daily life in a way only possible on bike and on foot. This active vacation features an exceptional bicycling landscape, delicious food, and warm and friendly people.
- Sail the eastern shores with Captain Ed aboard the skipjack HM Krentz Feast on the region's famous seafood
- Amble the wooden boardwalk at the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, a haven for more than 240 bird species
- Travel on the country’s oldest privately owned ferry (since 1760), across the Tred-Avon River between Oxford and Bellevue
- Cycle the quite country roads leading to the charming small towns of Oxford, St. Michaels, Rock Hall and Easton
What to Expect
This tour offers easy ride options with only a few gradual hills. It is possible to ride the entire week without the need for the support vehicle, but our VBT support vehicle is always available in cases of inclement weather or for those who wish to shorten their rides.
- Daily Mileage: 6 - 33|
- Biking: 1 - 6 hr|
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|5 nights in charming country inns|
|11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners|
Accommodations at the Tidewater Inn offer the best of both worlds: the tranquility and charm of a historic Colonial inn along with modern luxuries like air conditioning that today’s traveler has come to expect. Traditional decor and furnishings offer the perfect reflection of the downtown Easton setting, while resort-style amenities make for an indulgent stay. Relax in plush bedding featuring pillow-top mattresses under a cascade of fine European linens. Wrap yourself in a downy Egyptian cotton robe. Enjoy tech-savvy touches like flat-screen televisions and high-speed Internet access.
Inn at Huntingfield Creek
The Inn at Huntingfield Creek is a 70-acre refuge in the finest Chesapeake tradition. Hosts Jim and Joanne Rich bring business and life experiences together to create wonderful memories at this quiet, country retreat. Your group will have exclusive use of the inn during our stays. Enjoy the saltwater swimming pool, the piano in the living room, and the sunset views over the tidal waterfront from the dock. This air-conditioned inn is the perfect setting from which to venture out on your planned activities.
Guest Reviews 25 out of 29 (86%) of reviewers recommend this tour
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