Cycling on Cape Cod

Cycling Adventures from Woods Hole Inn

Discovering Cape Cod’s Falmouth Biking Region

Perched at the edge of the iconic Cape Cod, Woods Hole Inn is more than just a cozy retreat—it’s a gateway to the region’s cycling treasures. Our picturesque town of Woods Hole, nestled within Falmouth, provides the perfect starting point for a range of two-wheeled adventures. Here, we’ll guide you through some of Cape Cod’s top cycling routes and attractions, all easily accessible from our doorstep.

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1. Starting at the Shining Sea Bikeway

Just a stone’s throw from Woods Hole Inn, the Shining Sea Bikeway beckons. Stretching 10.7 miles, from North Falmouth to the heart of Woods Hole, this trail promises awe-inspiring views of the Vineyard Sound, serene salt marshes, and picturesque cranberry bogs. With its relatively flat landscape, it’s the perfect route for both beginners and seasoned cyclists.

2. The Charms of Woods Hole Village

After your ride, wander the quaint streets of Woods Hole. Rich in maritime history and renowned for its marine research institutions, our village offers a blend of education and relaxation. Explore the Oceanographic Institution, sip on a coffee at a local café, and relish the fresh sea breeze—all within walking distance of Woods Hole Inn.

3. Cape Cod Rail Trail Adventure

Though a bit farther afield, the Cape Cod Rail Trail is worth the journey. This 25.5-mile path runs from South Dennis to Wellfleet, cutting through forests, alongside beaches, and across charming towns. It’s well-maintained and caters to riders of all abilities. And after a day’s ride, the comfort of Woods Hole Inn will be waiting for you.

4. Guided Cycling Excursions

For guests seeking an organized cycling experience, local tour operators such as VBT or Adventure Cycling Association. offer guided bike tours that delve deep into the region’s history and natural beauty. From sunset escapades to heritage routes, there’s a tour to suit every interest.

5. Join a Local Cycling Event

Embrace the Cape Cod cycling community by participating in one of the many events held throughout the year. Whether it’s the renowned Falmouth Sprint Triathlon or a charitable bike ride, these events offer a unique way to experience the local culture and landscapes.

cycling on Cape Cod

6. Unwind at Woods Hole Beaches

And what better way to conclude a day of cycling than by relaxing on the tranquil beaches of Woods Hole? Just minutes from the Inn, beaches like Stony Beach offer calm waters and spectacular sunset views or waves at Nobska Beach there is something for you just a short walk or ride away!  Our staff at Woods Hole Inn are always happy to recommend the best spots to relax and rejuvenate.

In Conclusion

From the saddle of your bike, the beauty of Cape Cod and Falmouth unfolds in a truly magical way. At the Woods Hole Inn, we take pride in our prime location, offering guests unparalleled access to some of the region’s best cycling adventures. So, whether you’re an avid cyclist or just looking for a leisurely pedal, let Woods Hole Inn be your base for an unforgettable Cape Cod experience.

Note: As always, safety comes first. Wear helmets, respect traffic regulations, and ensure your bicycle is road-ready. We wish you happy trails and warm memories.