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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Ride through historic towns and over rural roads lined with centuries-old stone walls as a professional cycling guide leads you through one of America’s oldest settlement corridors, the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. Feel the sea breeze as you pedal through pristine natural habitat, with stops to see stately homes, local art and architecture, and gauge what has or has not changed since the days of the schooner. Learn and observe how the waves have shaped the land by listening to a local author and naturalist.


• Engage in a cycling discovery of rich marine habitats, country roads, historic homes, and the rocky coasts.
• Explore the largest concentration of 17th-century houses as you ride through the rich Colonial and maritime history of Ipswich and Newburyport.
• Learn more about the historic architecture, unique history and famous residents that called Salem, and other North Shore towns, home.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Daily rides of 35-40 miles over rolling terrain at 11 mph; walks of one to two miles, stairs unavoidable; bike/helmet rentals available.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Ipswich, 3 nights; coach to Newburyport, 2 nights; departure.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Sep 21 — Sep 26, 2014 waitlist only  

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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips


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