Cycling on Cape Cod, Quite Time yet an Active Holiday
Each spring and fall the Palmer House Inn has the pleasure of hosting the cyclists from”Escapades Bike Tours”. Escapades is a small company that provides high quality bike trips to very special places throughout the US and Cape Cod is one of them. Cyclists experience spectacular scenery and distinctive local culture. They enjoy cycling on quiet roads, learning about the areas that they visit and enjoy the best local accommodations and food. The trips are fully supported and the experienced local guides are trained to provide outstanding service and information about the local communities. The tours are tailored to meet the needs of each person by offering biking alternatives of varying distances as well as other activities for those who would prefer to combine cycling with hiking, kayaking, visiting galleries or just relaxing. The trips are intentionally kept low in number to assure individual attention. The Palmer House Inn is part of their “Cape Cod Bike Tour – Quiet Times on the Cape“. Escapades is scheduled to be on the Cape form June 8th. – 13th. 2014 and September 14th – 19th. 2014.
An overview of the Cape Cod tour is as follows:
“Our Cape Cod bike tour offers cyclists the opportunity to pedal along the paths once known to the Wampanoag Indians, to bike along the seashore, and to tour quaint harbour villages. This beautiful coastal area became a popular summer destination for New Englanders, and now thousands flock to the area every year to enjoy the ocean, the beaches, the islands and the authentic fishing villages. Escapades is offering the opportunity to enjoy it all at a leisurely pace as our group bikes along seaside paths and wooded trails.” This tour is rated in the “Easy to Moderate” level of difficulty. The highlights of the cycling Cape Cod tour are:
- Easy biking along scenic country roads and the Cape Cod Rail Trail
- Cycling past magnificent seaside vistas, cranberry bogs and salt marches
- Go at your own pace; ride all day or stop and see the sights
- Visit Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod National Sea Shore, Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Light Beach and Lighthouse
- Enjoy Cape Cod after the busy tourist season with all the restaurants and stores still open minus the crowds
- Enjoy fresh cuisine straight from the sea”
“Terrain is relatively flat, paved roads and bike paths with a few rolling hills. This tour is good for the inexperienced rider as well as the experienced rider. The weather is good for biking with average daytime temperatures ranging to 70 degrees and dropping to 55 degrees at night.”
Escapade Bike Tours
While all of our rooms have their own individual charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of cycling adventures, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, cozy fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs for a relaxing stay before and after your day.