Exploring the islands on two wheels

There are lots of ways to explore the islands – by foot, car, or golf cart – but one of our favorite ways is by bike! What could be better than zooming around one of Maine’s most beautiful places with the sea breeze swirling all around you?

The islands offer biking for all levels of cyclist, and with views like the one off Seashore Avenue on Peaks, we’re not sure what’s stopping you from strapping on a helmet and peddling around! Plus, our crew makes it a cinch to hop on board with your bike.

Here are some quick tips to get your biking adventure started:

Step 1:
Pack your bike bag (or backpack) with snacks, water, and sunscreen.

Step 2:
Pick your island – we don’t think you can go wrong here, but we’d suggest heading out to Peaks to bike the 4-mile loop around the island or hop on over to Chebeague to take on a 6-mile loop which offers ample opportunity to take a break at one of the island’s amazing beaches.

Step 3:
Don’t forget your bike ticket. Tickets are $6.50 for adults and $3.25 for children and can be purchased at the terminal along with your regular passenger fare on the day of your trip. If you don’t have a bike, you can rent a bike by the hour on Peaks Island from Brad’s Bike Rental & Repair.

Step 4:
Roll aboard and enjoy the ferry ride to your destination.

Step 5:
Disembark and start pedaling!

It couldn’t be easier to enjoy Casco Bay’s islands by bike, and with the best of the summer still to come, what are you waiting for?!