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Biking through the Lower  and Outer Cape you find unspoiled  villages that cherish the simplicity of their seafaring heritage. You can bike to museums and  beaches where you least expect to find them.
you will also find all the modern conveniences like
bike rental shops, restaurants, B&Bs and modern hotels.
Lighthouses, windmills, nature preserves, golf courses, art and history museums, a winery, art colonies, an airport with sightseeing flights, and campgrounds  are all tucked away within the dunes just a short walk or drive from the bike trails the parallel the beach where, in 1849, Thoreau went for a 30 mile walk on the unbroken sands from Orleans to Race Point   
There may be no better way to experience the solitude that Thoreau experienced on Cape Cod than on a bicycle.  In the sea-bound refuge called the Lower Cape and Outer Cape,  you can ride on off-road trails for
over fifty miles.
From the end of the Rail Trail at Lecount Hollow, a short drive towards Provincetown will bring you to the Nauset Dunes bike trail system, with its paved paths through the dunes and along the beach at the very tip of Cape Cod.
Dining on Cape Cod Seafood
Try two places at the shore for seafood: Rock Harbor's small port on the Cape Cod Bay side  of the peninsula you find Captain Cass’s Rock Harbor Seafood Restaurant and Young’s Fish Market. Dine in at Capt Cass or get local steamer clams and fresh lobster to go at Youngs.

Cape Cod Sport Fishing
Rock Harbor’s sport fishing charter boats comes in twice a day with catches of Striped Bass, Bluefish, Mackerel, Tuna, Sharks, Flounder, Fluke and Cod.
Thoreau visited Cape Cod in 1849 and again in 1852 writing detailed  descriptions of treeless solitude.  To this day, a barren starkness prevails on the high Nauset dunes, just as Thoreau described it in his journal, Cape Cod.  (Click Here for Text of the journal Cape Cod)   
The relentless sea has reclaimed several hundred feet of the Nauset-side cliffs and dunes since Thoreau’s time but one can still walk as Thoreau did, on over twenty-five miles of unobstructed beach, from Eastham to far distant Provincetown’s
Race Point.
For those that want to bike to quiet beaches there are two beaches a little more than a mile from the Rail Trail bicycle path. Follow Skaket Beach Road in Orleans to the end and find a quarter-mile sand beach.  
To the right, as you face the ocean, you can find privacy in the grass and dune area near the stream outlet.  
The water is
shallow for a half mile, with the flats totally uncovering at low tide.  
Further North along the Rail Trail  you can ride your bicycle to Eastham and  First Encounter Beach.
Coastguard Beach
Bike to Highland Light Cape Cod

Biking  Vacation Cape Cod

Bike the mile or so beach of low dune and beach with the outlet of Herring Brook at the end, First Encounter Beach is  a quiet place even on a summer weekend.
Herring Cove Beach
Eastham Windmill
Herring Cove Beach
Ice cream stop Cape Cod Bike Trail
Nauset Beach, Orleans
Further out on Cape Cod,  to the north,  there is a network of bike  trails that starts at ocean and Stellwagon Bank where whale watch boats hunt for humpbacks.  
From the parking lot to the right of the beach as you face the water the
bike trail extends into the Provinceland Dunes, connecting with the Beach Forest Bike Trail and The Race Point Trail.  
Both of these trailheads have large public parking lots.
The dunes change daily as the forces of nature rule this wilder end of Cape Cod and there is no better way to take it all in then on a bicycle.
Johnathan Young Windmill, Orleans

Outer Cape Cod Trails,
Bike, Walking , Wheelchair,
Stroller

Biking Vacation Cape Cod
Rail Trail, Provincelands Dune Trail

Cape Cod Biking Vacation


Biking the Cape Cod Rail trails
The cycling on Cape Cod is on paved "Rail Trails" with handy trail maps and trail guides along the way with the handy bike rental shops and strategically placed ice cream stands that make biking the Cape Cod Trails safe and fun.

Cape Cod and are safe, off-road trails through forest and dune.
.Along with
biking, plenty of golf courses, museums, fine dining and lodging make Cape Cod a great place for biking Vacation, a golf vacation, or an antiquing outing. There also some great museums to keep the family busy.
Cape Cod Biking
Cape Cod summer rentals by the weekend, the week, or the season offer houses, cottages by the shore, B&Bs in the villages, historic inns, and resort packages in the all inclusive resorts that put the biking and all the attractions nearby.
Golf Packages are popular on the Cape where many fine courses offer nearly all-season golf at all inclusive resorts that also offer family attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained.

Outer Cape Cod Dunes Trails

Getting to Cape Cod: Boston is the nearest large city to Cape Cod.
Air service reaches Boston from other major hubs and cities.
Rental cars are available at the airport. From Boston take Route 93 to Route 3 and after 60 miles, cross the Cape Cod Canal. Continue on Route 6 for all locations on Cape Cod or go to Route 6A for the slower scenic route through the villages. Routes 6 and 6A join in Orleans and go to the tip of Cape Cod.
Several small
commuter airlines serve Hyannis Airport and Provincetown Airport on Cape Cod from Boston, Providence, and New Bedford.   Cape Air, US Airways Express, and Linear Air (Weekends from Hanscom Field, Bedford Ma)
Bus service is available from Boston and from Logan Airport. Plymouth and Brockton, Logan Direct serves Hyannis
Bonanza Bus Lines serves Bourne, Falmouth, and the Wood's Hole ferry on Cape Cod from Logan Airport
Passenger Boats  leave daily from Boston for Provincetown at the tip of Cape Cod (May -September)   
Bicycles can go aboard.
A fast cat boat and a slower conventional passenger boat make trips from Boston. Bicycles permitted
A
passenger boat makes a daily run from Plymouth, MA to Provincetown.  Bicycles permitted
Cape Cod Activities and places within a day's drive from Cape Cod
Lodging, Dining , Golf and Art Galleries on Cape Cod
Bike to Highland light
A whaling captains house in Eastham
Herring Cove Beach
Herring Cove Beach
A Biking  Vacation on Cape Cod  offers Bike Trails to Cape Cod Beaches on
Off-Road  Paved Bike Trails through the Cape Cod dunes
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