Franconia Notch Bike Ride

We’ve officially entered the dog days of summer – but up here in the mountains, we’re keeping our cool.

If you’re looking for a fun way to cool off this summer, try our new Franconia Notch Bike Ride. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this summer, our bike shuttle will drop off riders at the northern end of the Franconia Notch Bike Path for the start of a mostly-downhill, 16-mile journey back to Loon.

The Franconia Notch Bike Path

Along the way, you’ll pass clear glacial lakes, sheer thousand-foot cliffs, and stunning waterfalls. Take a minute to check out the video:

Scenic Profile Lake in Franconia Notch

Franconia Notch Bike Ride: Need to Know

  • Franconia Notch Bike Ride shuttles run from June 16 to August 26.
  • Shuttles depart the Adventure Center each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Guests must check in by 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for each respective ride.
  • Each shuttle is limited to 10 bikes
  • Check out the Franconia Notch Bike Ride map.

Have questions more questions? We’ve got more answers:

  1. Is this ride doable? Do I have to be in Tour de France shape?
    The Franconia Notch Bike Ride is a moderately challenging, 16-mile journey. The first half of the ride follows the Franconia Notch Bike Path, which travels mostly downhill with several short climbs in the first few miles. The second half of the route follows roads back into downtown Lincoln, where riders can follow a paved bike path the final mile back to Loon. Over 16 miles, the ride descends 1,562 feet and ascends 915 feet.
  2. How long does it take?
    Most people will finish the ride in approximately 90 minutes, but we recommend that you allow ample time to stop and enjoy the scenery along the way.
  3. What if I get hungry? Are there places to eat along the way?
    Food options in Franconia Notch are limited. For an extra $5, you can purchase an Energy Snack, a grab-&-go snack pack stocked with an organic energy bar, fruit and a bottle of water.

Sound fun? Sign up online today.


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