Tour De L’Art

Tour de l’Art

 

The Tour de l’Art Electric Bike Tour combines the natural beauty of the Boothbay Peninsula with the art inspired by it. Our first stop will be on Mt. Pisgah overlooking Boothbay Harbor where we’ll visit Villard Studios, the last working studio of the region’s 19th century Commonwealth Art Colony of Boothbay Harbor. Kim and Phillipe Villard specialize in a rare whiteline woodcut method and have produced 100+ images for their natural history woodcut collection that brought the Boothbay Peninsula into the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY. After visiting Villard Studios, we’ll bike around the head of Lobster Cove and visit the MacDonald Stained Glass Studio followed by the Joy to the Wind Gallery with paintings by John and Lynne Seitzer.

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With so many hidden gems in Boothbay Harbor, you’ll find it can be difficult to navigate and see it all. Our e-bike tours give you a lay of the land and our expert guides provide local recommendations about the best our town has to offer. We ride throughout the harbor’s east side through quaint neighborhoods along the Linekin Bay coastline, an old Indian trail skirting a hidden pond, and enjoy stunning views of Boothbay Harbor’s working waterfront. The electric pedal assist and throttles on our e-bikes allow you to easily ride along Boothbay Harbor’s rolling terrain!

 

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Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours.
Price: $85 bike and helmet rental. Gratuities for your guides not included.
Distance: 7 miles roundtrip.
What to expect: Fun and easy bike tour along winding paved roads through neighbors with some traffic.
Starting and Ending Location: 185 Townsend Avenue, Suite B – Pedego Electric Bikes with onsite parking available.
Schedule: Saturday mornings with check-in at 10:00 for bike fitting, instruction, and practice ride in parking lot. The tour departs at 10:30.

 

What to wear: Comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes.
Please bring: Sunglasses, sunscreen, phone/camera, rain jacket/light layers (if needed).

 

Highlights:

  • Friendly, trained, and knowledgeable guide.
  • Meet local artists and learn about the region’s art history.
  • Visit Villard Studios for a woodcut print demonstration.
  • Enjoy panoramic views along Maine’s rocky coast, including Lobster Cove and Linekin Bay and the harbor’s working waterfront.
  • Although not guaranteed, we’ll ride through excellent areas for wildlife opportunities, including deer, foxes, osprey, porcupines, raccoons, wild turkeys, and eagles.

Requirements for participation:

  • All renters must wear a helmet at all times while they are riding the bike.
  • Our suggested minimum height is 5 feet tall and weight limit is 350 lbs.
  • While no experience riding an electric bike is necessary, guests must have a basic level of fitness and be able to confidently ride a standard bike. If it has been a while since you’ve been on a bike, we highly recommend you practice, even just once, before your tour. Stop by Pedego Electric Bikes for a test ride.
  • Your safety is our priority, and if you don’t feel comfortable riding your electric bike at the start of your tour, we’ll offer you a full refund.

 

Cancellations:

  • Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a FULL refund. We ask for 48-hour notice so that we may open up the tour to other people who want to ride.
  • We will cancel tours if there are dangerous weather conditions, but we will ride if there is a chance of inclement weather.
  • For cancellations due to inclement weather, we will issue a 100% refund or allow you to reschedule for another time that works for you. In the case of bad weather, our guide will contact you at least one hour before the start time to discuss your options.
  • If there is light rain in the forecast but none at the start of the tour, we will decide together at the time of the tour whether to ride.

 

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