Coastal Route Bike Tour

Coastal & Seaside
Villages Bike Tour



Cycle the New Hampshire coastline – or most of the 18 miles of it! Enjoy cycling around islands and along the ocean, passing summer cottages, lighthouses, secluded beaches, coastal walks, and seafood shacks. We will bike the best of New Hampshire's seacoast from Portsmouth to Hampton and stop along the way for pictures. New Hampshire has the country’s shortest stretch of seacoast – yet every mile is breathtaking on a bicycle. We’ll cycle the length of the “Coastal Scenic Byway” passing by mansions, vast gardens, lighthouses, and state parks featuring attractive beaches, rocky headlands, and coves. Our tour is not complete without stopping at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel, a genteel Grand Hotel located on the water, in New Castle. This hotel has been a jewel of the New England coast since 1874 and has hosted such dignitaries and celebrities as President Theodore Roosevelt, Annie Oakley, Gloria Swanson, Harry Truman, and Prince Charles. 

Highlights of this Coastal Route and Seaside Villages Bike Tour:

  • South Street Cemetery

  • Wentworth by the Sea

  • Great Island Common

  • Prescott Park

  • African Burying Memorial

  • Captain John Smith Memorial

What to Expect:

At your selected departure time, meet your local guide and get fitted for a 21-speed hybrid comfort bike at the John Paul Jones Historic House and embark on a bike tour of Portsmouth, Rye, North Hampton, and New Castle NH to visit landmarks, monuments, and memorials. Follow your guide at a moderately paced tour and stop en route to hear interesting facts from your guide about each site you visit, including the Prescott Park, Wentworth by the Sea, Fort Stark, New Castle Common, Rye State Park's Captain John Smith Memorial, and the African Burying Memorial.  You'll head along the scenic route 1A and 1B coastal routes and tuck into the countryside of Rye, NH to see the sprawling mansions and Fuller Gardens. Check out the John Paul Jones House Museum - Father of the American Navy, before you depart where your tour concludes.

  • 9:30 am & 12:30 pm   

  • 4-hrs hours

  • 25 miles

  • $62 Adult

  • Moderate 

  • You must be comfortable on a bike for long-distance

Tour Includes:

Expert guide, high-end 21-speed city bike, safety equipment (helmet & vest), and water.

Additional Information:

  • This tour is not recommended for those who are uncomfortable cycling on city streets. We welcome families with children who are comfortable cyclists and at least 14 years old. Younger riders and those less comfortable on two wheels are encouraged to take our Tour de Portsmouth. The tour is roughly 10% in parks and paths and 90% in street-riding.

  • While water will be provided, you might consider bringing an extra sports drink or snack.  


Can’t make the tour? You’re welcome to rent a bike and follow the route on your own.