8 Days / 7 Nights
Distance:845 Miles / 1352 Kilometers
Seasons: Summer, Fall
Temperature: 30° to 90° F / -1° to 32° C
Check out the Northeast United States on the New Hampshire Self-Drive Motorcycle Tour. Climb on your favorite motorcycle and tour through New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. This eight day motorcycle adventure cruises through New England providing you unbelievable twisty mountain roads and breath taking ocean views.
Day 1 Manchester arrival – 0 miles
Today you arrive at Manchester Airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 2 Manchester to Stowe – 150 miles
This morning you will pick up your motorcycle and your exciting trip from the mountains to the ocean through New England can begin. Despite its apparent brevity, New Hampshire provides a hearty sampling of the topographic spectrum from its start at New England’s highest rolling farmland of the Connecticut River Valley. Manchester, like its namesake in England, was a major 19th century cotton producer. Although its massive amoskeag mills closed in the 1930’s, it remains the largest city in the state and is now notable mainly for the paintings in the Currier Museum of Art. From Manchester you take Route 101 west towards Keene and then follow Route 9 to Wilmington, a picturesque village. You have entered the state of Vermont, the quintessential New England! In Wilmington you pick up Route 100 and ride north to Plymouth Union, then get on 100A to Woodstock, which remains an exceedingly well-preserved example of small-town New England. From Woodstock follow Rte 4 until you hit SR 100 north and you are on your way to Stowe, a world-famous historic village, nestled beside Vermont’s highest peak, majestic Mt. Mansfield. Overnight.
Day 3 Stowe to New Conway – 120 miles
From Stowe you take SR 100 up to Morrisville, where you enter SR 15 east towards St. Johnsbury, the industrial, retail and cultural center of the area of Vermont. Continue on Route 302 to Littleton, which is the largest town on the western end of Route 302 – this is a place that seems to be locked in the 1950’s. You continue south to Lincoln and will ride the famous Kancamagus Highway (Hwy 112) – this is one of the most incredible rides in the White Mountains. Enjoy a most excellent ride, which will take you over the crest of the peaks, giving grand vistas over an almost completely undeveloped landscape. Note: Alternatively you can just stick with Route 302 out of Littleton – a mighty pretty ride too! You can enjoy fantastic views of the White Mountains with Mount Washington, the star attraction of the White Mountain’s Presidential Range. At 6,288 feet this is the highest point in the northeast – called “Agiocochook” by Native American Indians and believed to be the home of the Great Spirit. Today’s destination is North Conway, home to New Hampshire’s most scenic railroad, and the commercial center of the Mount Washington Valley recreation area. Overnight.
Day 4 North Conway to Greenville – 150 miles
Leave North Conway on Route 16 north towards Gorham, the gateway to the Great North Woods. Here, you pick up US 2 and after a few miles you are in Maine, the state famous for lobstering, picturesque coastal cities and beautiful lighthouses. Follow US 2 all the way up to Skowhegan – the Abenaki Indians called this island in the Kennebec River “a place to watch” as they looked for salmon in the depths below the falls. Continue on US 201 north to Bingham, SR 16 to Abbot Village and then ride a few miles north to Greenville, at the south end of Moosehead Lake. Nestled among tree covered mountains, Moosehead Lake is the largest lake east of the Mississippi in one state. While here, you might want to join a cruise to Mount Kineo, a historic American Indian gathering place in Moosehead Lake. Overnight.
Day 5 Greenville to Bar Harbor – 120 miles
Today you are heading for the coast and from Greenville take SR 6/15 until you reach Route 15 south, follow the signs to Bangor. Located at the head of tidewater and navigation on the Penobscot River, Bangor is the principal retail, cultural and commercial center for eastern and northern Maine – a nice stop for lunch en route. You continue your ride on US 1A towards Ellsworth and then pick up SR 3 to Bar Harbor, a place with a special mystique. Bar Harbor lies at the entrance to Acadia National Park on Mountain Desert Island and the beauty of sea, mountain, lake and forest have made this region well-known as a resort. This town began life as an exclusive resort, home to the Vanderbilts and Astors, the great fire of October 1947 that destroyed their opulent cottages ended all that. In its heyday, one of the town’s sights was the “Indian Village”, a summer encampment where Native American Indians came to sell goods to tourists. The best attractions here are outdoor activities, such as deep-sea fishing charters, windjammer cruises, island cruises, kajak rentals, or whale watching excursions. Overnight.
You leave Bar Harbor and get on Route 1 south, which follows the entire coast of Maine – you are riding one of the most striking coastlines in America. En route you should make a stop in Camden, a beautiful harbor town with a dramatic scenery – here, the Appalachian Mountains meet the Atlantic, and the confluence makes a dramatic setting. As you continue riding south you get to Rockland, which is the world’s largest distributor of lobsters. The first weekend in August the annual Maine Lobster Festival is being held here. Between Rockland and Brunswick, several peninsulas hang off the coast like icicles. We suggest riding south on Route 131 to Port Clyde, a part of Maine that’s relatively tourist-free. From here, you can actually catch the mail boat to Monhegan Island from May through October. Monhegan has been home to the Wyeth family for years, and artists from around the world come here to draw and paint.There are no vehicles allowed on this island, so you would have to set off on foot and hike down seldom-walked trails to visit galleries in the artist’s colony, and meet true lobstermen. This is a great place to get your creativity in gear and peace in your heart! After this nice little side trip you head back to Rockland and continue on Route 1. After a few miles you reach Boothbay Harbor, a picturesque seaport that retains the atmosphere of an Old New England. Today’s destination is Kennebunkport, a popular summer resort and a favorite among artists and writers who have found both its history and quaint setting conducive to creativity. Overnight.
Day 7 Kennebunkport to Manchester – 75 miles
Today is a short but scenic ride from Kennebunkport to Manchester. This last riding day is filled with coastal riding and small towns to complete your motorcycle adventure. Start on Highway 1 and ride south along the Atlantic Ocean until you reach the quaint maritime town of Portsmouth. Portsmouth is on the border between Maine and New Hampshire and is one of the oldest towns in the United States. From Portsmouth continue your ride along the Atlantic Ocean on Highway 1A. Once you reach highway 27 head inland to Manchester to return your bike. Overnight.
Day 8 Manchester departure – 0 miles
Today your wonderful trip will end with your departure flight back home.
|2017 price $ per person||HVT price per person|
|2 people, 1 bike, 1 room||$1362||£1015|
|2 people, 2 bikes, 1 room||$1817||£1355|
|1 person, 1 bike, 1 room||$2574||£1920|
Owing to fluctuating exchange rates, please contact us for today’s best price
If a larger group of bikes are going on the tour, please ask us for a quote.
- All accommodations
- Late model Motorcycles
- Unlimited mileage
- Co-pilot book
- Helmets for the driver and passenger
- Transportation between hotel and EagleRider location (restrictions may apply at certain locations)
- Detailed day by day or hour by hour itinerary
- Routing with scenic drive specific for motorbikes
- Hotel Information
- Tips for local areas
- Sales tax
- Environmental surcharge
- VIP check-in at location
What’s Not Included
- Food and snacks
- Fuel and oil
- Insurance / Theft & Damage Waiver
- Personal souvenirs
- Parking fees, park entrance fees, road or toll charges
- Seasonal surcharges
- Rally surcharges
- Transfer airport-hotel-airport
The itinerary may be subject to change owing to availability of accommodation or road conditions. All mileages are approximate. In the case of major exchange rate fluctuations, we reserve the right to alter prices and issue a currency surcharge/refund as necessary. Flights not included.
A deposit of £300 per bike is required if you book your tour more than 24 weeks before the tour starts. 50% of the tour price is required to be paid 24 weeks before the tour starts and the balance paid 12 weeks before the tour starts.
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