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Maryland's Eastern Shore

Ride Details

Dates: Oct 26-31, 2020 Nov 1-6, 2020

Distance: 25-70 miles per day

Cost: $2695

Rider Level: Intermediate

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In 2020, The Eastern Shore of Maryland will be offered twice in the fall, one in late October and one in early November.

Chances are when you think of the Eastern Shore, what comes to mind are crabs, sailing and wedding crashers. There is much more to these sister towns across the Chesapeake than you could possibly imagine. Once you cross over the Bay Bridge, you escape the hustle and bustle of the big cities and suburbs of Baltimore and Washington, DC. In fact, many people have opted for the quieter lifestyle of the Eastern Shore and commute into the cities. Therefore we avoid US Hwy 50.

The charming towns of St. Michaels, Oxford, Easton, Tighman's Island, Cambridge and Chestertown are loaded with history, National Wildlife Refuges, lighthouses, museums, galleries, wonderful waterfront entertainment, beautiful small inns and upscale establishments and the expanding vinyard indusrty.

One of the highlights of your tour will be The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Park. Another, The Blackwater Wildlife Refuge - with the migratory birds and some of the best marsh scenery outside the Everglades. The Chesapeake Maritime Museum located in St. Michaels is loaded with artifacts, exhibits and vessels. The museum dates back to the 1960's and was once the home to a seafood packing houses, working boats and docks. While in the area you will experience the old Oxford/Bellevue Ferry- a 332 yr old privately owned ferry, a sunset dinner at Doc's grill and don't miss a stop at the Scottish Creamery, known for their unique flavor of ice cream. Bacon Choclate chip or lavender/honey anyone?

This tour is designed in such a way that you will only change hotels every other night. The Eastern shore is flat, so we classify this tour as being designed for Recreational - Intermediate level rider. Most of our roads are on the quiet back roads that shoot in and out of waterfront communities and towns. We ask riders have some experience riding in light in-town traffic to get to and from our hotels in Easton and Cambridge

Tour Details

Price: $2695  Dates:  Oct 26-31, 2020 (Mon- Sat) Nov 1-6, 2020 (Sun-Fri) 6 days /5 nights  Single Supplement: $540  Bike Rental: Road bikes-$175, Ebikes-$325

Travel: Travel to BWI airport for a 11 am pick up or meet at the starting hotel in Easton, Md by noon. We will have a short 2 pm tour near town.  Drop off time at BWI airport on the final day of riding is 4 pm. Do not schedule your flight before 6 pm.

Included: All lodging, transfers to and from the airport, all breakfasts, dinners and picnic lunches on riding days, cocktail social hour on the 1st evening of each tour, van support, maps, entrance fees into described museums and parks, GPS mapping, mechanic, 2 or more experienced guides- familiar with the area. Not included is; airline trabsportation, souvenirs or gratutity for your guide.

Itineray:

Day 1- Easton loop (22 miles, 367 ft)

Day 2- Easton, St Michael's, Tilghman Island, Oxford Bellview ferry (62 miles, 450 ft)

Day 3- Easton, Hillsboro, Queen Anne, Church Hill (48 miles, 924 ft)

Day 4- Chestertown, Betterton, Rock Hall, Chestertown (56 miles, 1234 ft)

Day 5- Chestertown, Denton, Harmony, Choptank, Cambridge (66 miles, 948 ft)

Day 6- Blackwater Wildlife Refuge and Harriet Tubman Park (56 miles, 257 ft)

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