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Biking the Cape and Islands

One of the most popular activities for guests at the Beach Breeze Inn is Biking the Cape and Islands

Nothing says spring like a scenic bike ride! Whether you’re an avid road cyclist or a family looking for an easy cruise to stretch your legs, Cape Cod and the Islands are lovely places to breathe fresh air, get your heart rate up and soak in the refreshing beauty of the spring season.

While Beach Breeze Inn may be temporarily closed, Mother Nature is open for business! Here at the Inn we are fortunate to be located in the heart of a vibrant, bicycle-friendly community.

All Trails urges cyclists to help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed so check before heading out.

Shining Sea Bikeway

Just three blocks from the Inn, this beloved 10-mile bike trail earns a perfect 5-star rating on Trip Advisor and is ranked #1 of 43 Falmouth activities! Reviewers rave about its well-paved, flat surface and outstanding views.

Trail Link explains, “It’s no wonder that the bikeway was named after the lyrics to ‘America the Beautiful…Shining Sea Bikeway boasts beautiful vistas of marshes, rivers, and the sea.”

“[You] will be rewarded with stunning vistas of the Atlantic Ocean…as you pass by Surf Drive Beach. This makes for a perfect stopping point to rest and admire the ocean” (Trail Link).

The Boston Globe recently included Shining Sea Bikeway as one of their 10 outdoor escape recommendations in Massachusetts, with “great views of Martha’s Vineyard and Little Harbor.”

The Bikeway traverses salt marshes, cranberry bogs, ponds and woodlands; it skirts sandy shores and a busy working harbor. Quickly access all this beauty less than a mile from the Beach Breeze Inn!

Falmouth to Woods Hole

If you’re eager to take a bike ride but are daunted by a 10-mile adventure, try a gentler route! Take a leisurely ride, only 3 miles from Falmouth to Woods Hole.

The Rails to Trails blog says of this route, “This would be a perfect spot for a picnic by the sea. With plenty of open shoreline, the atmosphere feels calm and unhurried. Rather than the buzz of a crowded beach, our ears are filled with the soft, tranquil sounds of the Atlantic Ocean, gently lapping along the shore.”

Rails to Trails adds, “Woods Hole is a great jumping-off point for a visit to Martha’s Vineyard, which has fabulous bike paths, as well as buses to put your bike on if you get tired.

Woods Hole to Martha’s Vineyard

What’s even more fun than a bike ride? A ferry ride! Combine these adventures and take your bike on the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard! The ferry “operates ALL day, EVERY day from Woods Hole on Cape Cod. The trip takes 45 minutes and bicycles are welcome” (mvy.com).

Biking Martha’s Vineyard

Visit Martha’s Vineyard says, “Cycling is one of the best ways to enjoy the Vineyard! Miles of off-road trails crisscross the Island. Whether you want a leisurely tour or a vigorous challenge, along the ocean or through the forests, scenic or direct routes are available for every skill level.”

While spring 2020 can be an isolating time, it is also a unique opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Stay active, get outside and enjoy the season on the Cape. “With literally hundreds of miles of dedicated bikeways running through forests, marshland, rivers and coastline, Cape Cod is truly a biker’s paradise,” says Cape Cod Bike Guide.

Beach Breeze Inn hopes to see you soon, and in the meantime, enjoy your fresh air bike rides on Cape Cod and the Islands! Give us a wave and a jingle of your bicycle bell.