Stately sea captains' homes, sandy beaches, salt air and sunshine: Our Island Hopping Family Adventure on The Vineyard and Nantucket is perfect for the leisurely pace of two wheels for all ages. Martha's Vineyard, a celebrity hideaway, is made up of old whaling towns, steep cliffs and rolling farmlands. Nantucket, on the other hand, has changed little since her days as a whaling center in the 19th century. Cobblestone streets and gas street lamps line Nantucket Town while the rest of the island is flat, sandy stretches broken by beaches, cranberry bogs and pounding surf.
• The Black Dog Bakery and Mad Martha's ice cream
• Sea kayaking and beachcombing on Chappaquiddick
• Private sunset cruise in Nantucket Harbor
• The Flying Horses Carousel in Oak Bluffs
• Shopping along the cobblestone streets of Nantucket Town
Biking along miles of car-free bike paths on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
Riding to Oak Bluffs along Beach Ave and riding the colorful Flying Horses Carousel. Built in 1876, it is America's oldest working carousel.
Building the perfect sandcastle at Katama Beach. Ask your guides to share the legend of how this white sand beach got its name!
Sampling the homemade ice cream at Mad Martha's on The Vineyard and Crazy Quinn's on Nantucket.
The Harborside Inn, an historic inn in the heart of Edgartown andThe Harbor House Village, a newly renovated family oriented inn in the center of town. All inns have private baths and luxuries such as period antiques, terraces and gardens.
Remaining 2009 Dates: Aug 9-14, Sep 13-18, Sep 20-25, Oct 4-9
Length: 5 days/4 nights
Level: Flat to gently rolling terrain
Daily Mileage: 15-35 miles
Single Supplement: $800
Meals: All breakfasts, two dinners; picnic and snacks along the way.
Elegant inns with period furnishings and antiques.
Contact journeys around the world at 1.877.452.8708 or email .
Journeys Around The World
Portland, OR 97224
(503) 620-8700 in Oregon