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Title: Loop tour in Northern NH or Maine
Post by: mbattisti on June 06, 2013, 08:15:00 pm
Looking to do a loop ride/fully loaded tour in N. NH or maine in early august. 40-60 miles per day.  Any suggestions?  Would prefer to stay away from Acadia.
Title: Re: Loop tour in Northern NH or Maine
Post by: mbattisti on June 06, 2013, 08:45:41 pm
oh yeah, and 5-6 days. (200-300 miles)
Title: Re: Loop tour in Northern NH or Maine
Post by: BikingBrian on June 07, 2013, 03:54:41 pm
Here's what I did a while back: http://www.bikingbrian.com/bicycling/touring/whitemtns04.htm
Title: Re: Loop tour in Northern NH or Maine
Post by: mbattisti on June 07, 2013, 09:19:21 pm
Nice!  A definite possibility, thank you.
Title: Re: Loop tour in Northern NH or Maine
Post by: mdxix on June 09, 2013, 11:19:56 pm
Are you interested in mountains, coast, lakes, or a sampler of the area?

All three regions are worth the trip and can fit within your schedule. Start in Portland, ME and travel to Sebago Lake, Conway, Crawford Notch, Franconia Notch trail, loop back on the Kacamagus Highway, Ossipee Lake, Portsmouth, and then return to Portland along the cost. This should be just about 500km.

The White Mountains will have plenty of climbing. Plan accordingly or choose alternate routes.

Fly into Portland directly. Or walk your bike (with reservation) on Amtrak from Boston North Station to Portland.
Title: Re: Loop tour in Northern NH or Maine
Post by: turbiker on July 21, 2013, 04:01:18 pm
I am planning a week of touring in the same N. NH-ME area in early August.
Wondering if you don't mind doing this tour together?
You can reply me directly at yulinna@optonline.net

Yul.
Title: Re: Loop tour in Northern NH or Maine
Post by: David W Pratt on July 01, 2019, 06:59:20 pm
From Woodsville, NH to Bethel, ME, there is an interesting rail trail of about 90 mi.  It has a web site, search for cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail.  There are some camp grounds, motels, and stealth opportunities.
Good luck
Title: Re: Loop tour in Northern NH or Maine
Post by: Mag in NH on July 02, 2019, 06:35:11 am
One of my favorite tours starts in Errol NH, travels to Bethel ME, Byron ME, Rangely Lakes, back to Errol. Then loops from Errol to North Strafford NH over Dixfield Notch and back to Errol the next day. 6 day tour, average 40 miles per day.