This hilly loop follows the sand dunes and starts from the Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown.
The route is 5 1/4 miles long. But with the trail extensions to Herring Cove Beach, Race Point Beach and Bennet Pond, two more miles can be added to your distance. Riding the trail is a great way to tour the vast dune system in the Province Lands area, as well as its shady Beech Forest, one of the few places within the tract with extensive tree cover. NOT great for small kids who will tire easily.
6. Shining Sea Bikeway, Falmouth, MA
With it’s great ocean views, the Shining Sea Bikeway follows the coast from Falmouth to Woods Hole, winding along the Vineyard Sound shoreline. Ideal for casual and beginner cyclists, it was built on a former railroad right-of-way, and is level nearly the entire 3.3-mile distance. Lined with familiar Cape Cod flower and tree species, it makes for a wonderful ride from Falmouth to scenic Woods Hole.This route avoids much of Falmouth’s notorious summer traffic by winding down along the beach, through marshes and through the Salt Pond Bird Sanctuary. Great for the whole family.