Discover Portland's picturesque coastal setting by bike before winding down on a brewery tour, showcasing some of the area's best tasting craft beers
Two adventures roll into one on this day trip with a difference as you hop on your bike to experience fresh Portland air and unforgettable views. On this four hour tour, you'll enjoy breathtaking beach and ocean views and experience the area's unique cultural and historical heritage from a whole new perspective.
Round off your morning with a delicious gourmet picnic lunch before boarding the shuttle bus, ready to enjoy Portland's ultimate brewery tour. Visit some of the area's most celebrated breweries, meet the brewmasters and taste delicious craft beers. Discover unique and little known brews as well as signature blends, while finding out about the brewing process and meeting the personalities behind each business. All along the route, you'll enjoy beer trivia and have the chance to win bottles of beer to take home on the day.
This is a day to truly remember, uncovering a unique side to Portland in the company of expert guides.
This is Portland's ultimate bike and brewery tour, showcasing incredible scenery and some of the best craft beers the region has to offer. A truly unique day, you are guaranteed to take home memories to last a lifetime.
Tours take place on Tuesdays throughout the year. Tours may be postponed during inclement weather.
You’ll begin your day with a short orientation as you are fitted with your bike and helmet. You’ll then be shuttled to start of your tour where you’ll follow the a path through Willard Beach, one of Portland’s most charming communities, to Bug Light, which marks the entrance to the Portland Breakwater. You’ll explore the lighthouse, enjoy the great views from the park, and learn about the liberty ships built during the Second World War.
From here you’ll cycle to the Spring Point Lighthouse, the Portland Harbor Museum, and Fort Preble, a nineteenth-century stone fortification. Continuing through Portland’s charming beachfront community, it’s on to Shore Road, one of Portland’s most exclusive addresses, followed by majestic Portland Head Light. Cycling continues past ocean-front farms to Two Lights State Park, overlooking the ocean, where you’ll enjoy a gourmet picnic of local foods.
After lunch, you’ll head back to Portland where it’s time to catch the shuttle bus to explore the city’s vibrant craft-brewing scene.
Your first stop is a new craft brewer in town called Rising Tide where you’ll learn from the venue’s husband and wife team and sample their excellent beers. If possible, you will also visit a nanobrewery named Bunker Brewing Company, one of several new to Portland, to talk with the owner and enjoy tastes of small batch ales and lagers made by hand, one barrel at a time.
Next, you will visit Shipyard to learn of their operations and bottling partnerships with many New England craft brewers while sampling beers in their new tasting bar.
Your last stop is Gritty's, Maine's first post-prohibition brew pub, for a talk with the brewmaster (if he is not too busy brewing). In this British-style brew pub we’ll learn about open fermentation brewing while enjoying an IPA and brown ale. Here, you can stay after the tour to continue the joy.
All along our route you’ll enjoy beer trivia, the winners of which will take home bottles of craft beer.