Outer Cape Bike Trails
Bike trails through dunes of Cape Cod offer the
bicycle traveler many views of the natural world of the
Though simple and quiet, the villages offer bike
rental shops along the trail and you pass near
lighthouses, windmill museums, nature preserves,
art and history museums, a winery, an airport with
sightseeing flights, and campgrounds,
Many amenities are just a short walk or drive from
the Bike trails that run near and through the dunes
and beaches of Orleans, Truro, Wellfleet, and
There is no better way to experience the wildness of
this land than on a bicycle.
On the Outer Cape you can spread on a little sun
block, pack a copy of Henry Beston’s, The
Outermost House, and peddle your way between
Coastguard Beach, Highland Light and the
Provincelands Dunes and beaches.
Cape Cod Rail Trail
The former railroad bed now turned bicycle path, and
the Nauset Dune Trail, a system that winds through
Beach forest and high dunes, together contain over
fifty miles of off-road bicycle and walking trails.
The Cape Cod Rail Trail is a largely off-road trail
that travels for over 25 miles through Brewster's
Nickerson State Park and then through Orleans
Rock Harbor in Orleans and on to Eastham and The
Cape Cod National Sea Shore’s Salt Pond
At the center, you can continue to the windward
Nauset Shore or to the north and reach the end of
the Rail Trail at Lecount Hollow in the town of
At several places along the way, there is ample free
parking, if one chooses not to travel the entire 25
miles by bicycle.
From the end of the Bike Trail at Lecount Hollow, a
short drive towards Provincetown will bring you to
the Nauset Dunes bike trail system, with its paved
bicycle paths through the dunes and along the beach
at the very tip of Cape Cod.
Try some seafood on your journey at Rock Harbor, the
small port right on the bike trail on The Cape Cod Bay
side or inner crook of the elbow of Cape Cod.
Captain Cass’s Rock Harbor Seafood Restaurant and
Young’s Fish Market, dine in or get local steamer
clams and fresh cooked Lobster to go.
Rock Harbor’s sport fishing fleet comes in
twice a day with catches of Striped Bass, Bluefish,
Mackerel, Tuna, Sharks, Flounder, Fluke and Cod.
Henry David Thoreau, passed through Cape Cod in
1849, 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,
The 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 warm water and small waves,
two beaches are a little more than a mile from the
Rail Trail. Follow Skaket Beach Road in Orleans to
the end and find a sand beach. To the right, as you
face the ocean, you can find privacy in the 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 will come to
Eastham and find another beach, this one named
for the less than cordial first meeting in 1620,
between the Pilgrims of Miles Standish and the
resident native population: First Encounter Beach.
Cape Cod Bike Trails
lead to Coast Guard
Bike to Highland Light
From the paved trail you can climb a
high dune and get a view of spouting
whales as you ride your bike in the
natural landscapes of Cape Cod
Cape Cod Bike Trails Vacation, Paved Bike Trails on
Cape Cod Dunes
On a mile or so of low dune Marsh Grass and beach
with the outlet of Herring Brook at the end. Finding a
private place to read, write, or just plain snooze
should be no problem here even on a summer
Herring Cove Beach
Ice cream stop Cape
Cod Bike Trail
Bike to Nauset Beach,
The network of bike trails includes Herring Cove Beach
on the tip of Cape Cod. Many folks surf fish for Striped
Bass that feed along the shore. From the parking lot
adjacent to the beach, the bike and walking trail is on
your right as you face the ocean. The trail extends into
the Provinceland Dunes, connecting with the
Beach Forest Trail and The Race Point Trail.
Both of these trailheads have large public parking lots.
This unspoiled land changes with the winds and the
elemental forces of nature are never far from view.
No better way to see all than on a slow bike ride.
Paved Bike Trails
through The Cape
Cod Dunes or
Paved trails along
the Cape Cod
Canal, Cape Cods
trails are safe for
Lower Cape Cod Bike Trails
Bike Trails on Cape Cod
Bicycle on Paved Bike Trails to the Beaches of Cape Cod
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Mountain Bike or
Trail Bike, Bike
Tour or Self Guided,
Bicycling on Cape
Cod Rail Trails is
safe and fun
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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 (Hanscom Field
Bus service is available from Boston and from Logan Airport. Plymouth and Brockton, Logan Direct
Bonanza Bus Lines serves Bourne, Falmouth, and the Wood's Hole ferry from Logan Airport
Passenger Boats leave daily from Boston to the tip of Cape Cod (May -September) at Provincetown.
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.
Where Is Cape Cod
Fifteen large towns and many small villages make up Cape Cod.
Along the Cape Cod Canal, the towns of Bourne and Sandwich define the northern limit of the upper Cape
which includes Falmouth and Mashpee.
\Mid Cape includes Barnstable, Yarmouth, Brewster and Dennis. The mid Cap is where you will find
Lower Cape includes Orleans, Brewster, Harwich , and Chatham.
Outer Cape includes Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.
Cape Cod Bike Trails Vacation can be on Paved
Bike Trails through the Cape Cod Dunes. Cape
Cod Bike Trails make biking safe and convenient by
offering paved trails through the dunes and
through Brewster and Eastham all the way to
Cape Cod Bike Trails Vacation, Paved Bike Trails
through the Cape Cod Dunes
Cape Cod Bike Trails
lead to First Encounter
Cape Cod Bike Trails
Vacation will offer
paved Bike Trails to
the Cape Cod
Cape Cod Dunes Bike
Trail starts at Herring
Cove Beach with a
Paved Bike Trail
through the Cape Cod
If your Cape Cod Bike Trails Vacation includes RV and Tent Camping Use this list of
sites in State Parks and Private Parks on these pages to find Cape Cod tent sites and RV parks.
Click for Upper Cape Cod Camping. Click link for Lower Cape Cod Camping
Cape Cod Lodging
Cape Cod Sightseeing
Cape Cod Beaches
Cape Cod Accommodations
Cape Cod Hotels
Cape Cod Biking
Family biking to the Cape Cod Beaches
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