Dreaming of beautiful rocky coasts, lighthouses, sea birds and seals this is only a portion of this adventurous get-a-way. Back Country Excursions located in the foothills of the White Mtns and straddling the Maine and New Hampshire border will be you home base. Famous for many things, Your adventure begins off the beaten path in a quiet, secluded, little explored region in southwestern Maine at Back Country Excursions Lodge. The area abounds with hand-built trails suitable for both the most discearning of Mt bikers and adventurous novices that have come to learn on appropriate terrain.
First portion of the trip( Thursday pm to Saturday am will be in the foothills. Here you’ll receive Instruction, bikes, and all gear for the entire adventure. Each day expect to be guided on trails to your liking. All our rides will leave from the lodge and return each day for lunch. Breakfast and lunches are provided at our lodge. Dinner could be a pot luck as you’ll have use of a full kitchen or you could go out to a local restaurant. Thursday we will outfit for bikes and gear and hope to offer Mt Biking instruction . On Friday there is an Am and Pm ride offering or you could skip any ride and go for a swim in the nearby gorgeous Long Pond or take a hike up to a hidden lake or Mt overlook.
Saturday after an early breakfast we’re off carpooling to Portland, Maine, hop on the Casco Bay Ferry and off we go to Great and Little Chebeague Islands for casual biking mainly paved roads around Great Chebeage. Little Chebeague, if accessible, depending on our timing with the tides, here we'll have some Mt biking trails. We’ll make our way around the island by points of interest and eventually to the Ship Yard Cafe for lunch/ Sandwiches, etc. Afterwards more island exploration and off to deer point to finish our day on the island. Catch the ferry 4:30 back to the mainland and work our way back to Lodge for a lobster feast, including homemade Seafood Chowder , lobsters, Corn Potatoes, Salad and dessert and complimentary wine. Sunday breakfast and a ride and prepare for departures around noontime.