Welcome to Cape Cod Trails
Biking on Cape Cod
Newcomers Bicycle Group
at Chatham Light 2008
Even though our focus is on walking,
users have asked us for information about
Cape Cod. Usually, these folks are from off-Cape, and thus do not have
access to the printed material available in local
bookstores. Many of us who walk
regularly are also bike riders, so we can be of some
help. Consider this as a work in
First, we will show
scanned maps of some of the paved bicycle trails. Then we will add,
one at a time, descriptions of road routes that we know and
like. Only experienced bicyclists
should ride the
roads of Cape Cod. Family groups in particular should only ride on paved
should wear a helmet. You only need it once!
Map The Town of Yarmouth has an extensive network of bicycle
along major roads, as well as a portion of the proposed extension of
the Cape Cod Rail
Trail from Dennis to Hyannis. For that, park at
the lot just west of the intersection of
Old Townhouse Road and West Yarmouth
Road. Ride both ways to check it out. Then
ride south on Forest Road from Old Townhouse Road
to Long Pond Road and back. Follow the guide under "South Yarmouth" below.
Road Routes (to be added, periodically)
Paines Creek Beach in
Brewster From Nickerson Park to Paines Creek
Beach in Brewster.
Back Roads of
Brewster Suitable for mountain bikes
Long Pond in Brewster A short circular around Long Pond.
Chatham Morris Island Wonderful views from the land's end of Cape Cod.
Chatham Rail Trail
Continuation of the Harwich Rail Trail to Crowell Road in Chatham.
Dennis Village Ride along Old Bass River Road to Dennis Village, and around the
The route also has a Senior Version.
South Dennis A loop using Dennis bike paths and back roads in Dennis and
West Dennis A loop to West Dennis Beach, Dennis Port, and South Dennis.
Dennis Bicycle Trails Riding
the new trail along Route 134, connecting to the Old Bass
River Road and Setucket
South Eastham Up the rail trail and back along the bay to Rock Harbor.
Eastham Seashore Lighthouses and beaches, returning on shady back roads in Eastham.
Follows the above on the first page.
Eastham Beaches Start at Salt Pond Visitors Center and visit many Bay beaches and return and see Ocean beaches.
Falmouth Heights A beautiful ride
along Vineyard Sound.
Harwich Rail Trail
A loop using the Old Colony Rail Trail in Harwich.
Harwich Port By
bogs and beaches.
Hyannis Port A short but exceptionally scenic ride through Hyannis
Port to Craigville Beach.
Martha's Vineyard A day trip from Cape Cod.
Academy Ride the canal trail to have lunch with
Orleans Landings A tour of the village, expensive homes, and town
Orleans Beaches A loop ride to the 3 Orleans beaches: Skaket, Rock
Harbor, and Nauset.
Follows the above on the first
Wellfleet Ocean View Ride along the wild dunes in Wellfleet overlooking the Atlantic.
Wellfleet Harbor Ride along the edge of this vast harbor to Duck Harbor beach.
Follows the above on the second page.
Wellfleet to Pamet Harbor From the heart of Wellfleet along back roads to Pamet
Begins on the second page.
Rail Trail Extension - Wellfleet to
Provincetown A 24 mile ride from the end of
paved trail, suggested here as a car shuttle. A map
is on the second page.
From Pamet Harbor to Provincetown. A shuttle route.
Head of the Meadow A nice loop, using the bike path and Shore Road,
with a visit to Cape Cod Light. Follows above on the
Ballston Beach A loop from Pamet Harbor to Ballston
Begins on the third page.
South Yarmouth Tour the
ocean beaches facing Nantucket Sound.
Yarmouth Bike Trail Ride the
bicycle trails in the
middle of Yarmouth.
Yarmouth Port A scenic route to
Bass River and Gray's Beach.