Cape Cod Bike Trail Map (Click to Enlarge)
Cape Cod boasts 114 miles of bicycle paths and trails and, on a Pedego Electric Bike, you can explore every inch of them!
Cape Cod Rail Trail (22-mile off road paved path) – Mid, Lower and Outer Cape
The route of the old Cape Cod Railroad passes through five mid- to lower-Cape towns. The CC Rail Trail begins in Dennis – access on Route 134 – and winds through Harwich, Brewster (with a detour through Nickerson State Park), Orleans (through the beautiful Rock Harbor area) and continues through a salt marsh to the Cape Cod National Seashore Center in Eastham and Le Count Hollow in Wellfleet. The route passes by many local points of interest and several lakes suitable for swimming and picnics, including Nickerson State Park in Brewster. It roams through forests, fields, marshes, and cranberry bogs all the way to Wellfleet. It’s a nice, safe place to ride…
- The Chatham Loop
Follow the signs in a five-mile ‘loop’ from Chatham Fish Pier or any town parking lot to see Chatham Light, boatyards and harbors.
- Nauset Marsh Trail (1.6 miles)
Begins at the Salt Pond Visitors Center (Route 6) or Doane Rock Picnic area, both in Eastham, and runs to Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, intersecting with the Cape Cod Rail Trail. The trail provides a panoramic vista of the Atlantic Ocean. A three mile roundtrip, this route first wanders through a large grove of cedar, pine and oak and you’ll come upon a trailside bench to stop, rest and enjoy the scenery. Cross the wooden bridge spanning the marsh overlooking Salt Pond and a short distance further is the old Coast Guard Station, overlooking Coast Guard Beach.
- Head of the Meadow Trail (2 miles)
Cyclists can access this trail to peaceful Head of the Meadow Beach from the Meadow Beach parking are.
- Province Lands Trail (7¼ miles)
This is a challenging paved loop through the majestic dunes leading to Herring Cove and Race Point Beaches in Provincetown and starts from the Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown. The hilly route is 7-¼ miles long with Trail extensions to Herring Cove Beach, Race Point Beach and Bennet Pond that can add two more miles to your distance. Shady Beech Forest is one of the few places within the tract with extensive tree cover. There are several entry areas.
- Wellfleet Town
A great little destination, there are winding roads through a quaint village, lots of art galleries and a bustling Main Street. Everything is just a short bike ride from Bay to Ocean. The Cape Cod National Seashore offers forty miles of pristine sandy beaches, marshes, ponds, and uplands that support diverse wildlife species, lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs that can all be seen by bicycle.
- Cape Cod Canal Bike Paths
(14.2 miles paved, off-road trail accessed in Sagamore): These wide road paths with minimum grades run along both sides of the Cape Cod Canal. Following the length of the Canal roughly 7½ miles between the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges, enjoy beautiful sea breezes and watch the never-ending ship and boat traffic through the Canal. On the off-Cape side, pedal from Buzzards Bay to Scusset Beach (about seven miles). Or, start at the Herring Run on Route 6 or at any parking lot from the Sagamore Rotary. Cape-side, pedal from Sandwich to Bourne, about 6.8 miles, or start at the U.S. Engineering Observation Station, Sandwich or from Pleasant Street, Sagamore.
- Shining Sea Bikeway
(10.7 miles of paved, off-road trails): This path runs along some of the most beautiful scenery on Cape Cod, from North Falmouth village all the way to Woods Hole, home to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Marine Biological Laboratory. The path merits it’s name, taken from the song “America the Beautiful,” and sports spectacular views all along the way. The route winds along the beach, past cranberry bogs and harbors, and through marshes and the Salt Pond Bird Sanctuary.
Cape Cod Rail Trail Distance from Route 134, Dennis:
Bike Rotary, Harwich: 4.2
Pleasant Lake Store, Harwich: 5.9
Route 124, Brewster: 8.0
Route 137, Brewster: 8.9
Underpass Rd., Brewster: 9.4
Nickerson State Park, Brewster: 11.6
West Rd., Orleans: 13.4
Orleans Center: 14.2
Orleans Courthouse: 16.3
Locust Rd., Eastham: 19.0
Brackett Rd., Eastham: 20.3
National Seashore Marconi: 23.5
Lecount Hollow Rd., Wellfleet: 24.5
Old Colony Rail Trail (Chatham Extension) from Rte 134, Dennis:
Bike Rotary, Harwich: 4.2
Depot Rd., Harwich: 7.1
Route 137, Chatham: 8.8
Sam Ryder Rd., Chatham: 9.6
Queen Anne Rd., Chatham: 11.1
Crowell Rd., Chatham: 11.7