FAQs

Lodging
Each night, you will stay in one of the Northern Rail Trail partner country inns or bed and breakfasts. Our hosts each night will greet you with graciousness and hospitality. Each inn and B&B is unique, You can peruse the individual lodging websites for more information.

 

Meals
Breakfast is provided at all of the inns along the route.
Lunches will either be provided by the inn or by a selected Country Store.
Dinner is included every night at all locations. Guests staying at the Shaker Farm B&B will receive a voucher for a local restaurant. Both Common Man Hotels will provide a $25 per guest voucher for their restaurants. At the Inn on Newfound Lake dinner is served on the beautiful terrace overlooking gorgeous New Found Lake, America’s cleanest lake. The innkeepers at the Follansbee Inn and the Highland Lake Inn will be honored when guests accept their invitation to join them for dinner.
If you have any special dietary needs, please make them known in advance and we will be sure they are satisfied.

The Mill Fudge Factory & Ice Cream Cafe: New Hampshire’s Favorite Handcrafted Artisan Fudge and Ice Cream. Nestled in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire is a quaint, historic 1700’s grist mill overlooking the Newfound River. It’s the home of The Mill Fudge Factory, where we make handcrafted, small batch fudge, all natural ice cream, and delicious café fare. We are family-owned and operated, serving the highest quality fudge and ice cream for over 7 years. Our mission is simple: to make people happy.For more information, please visit www.TheMillFudgeFactory.com

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The Danbury Country Store, located at the junction of Rts. 4 and 104 in Danbury has operated as a store since 1875. It features a deli, full convenience store foods and beverages, fresh coffee and tea, new gas and diesel pumps as well as unique country store items that are ever changing featuring both local and traditional.
Find them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Danbury-Country-Store/331469620288064

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Group Size
There is no minimum for self guided tours, the maximum being 40 people depending on route and location.

Luggage Transfer
Luggage transportation (if needed) is available through Lakes Region Airport Shuttle.

Guides
All of our tours are self guided. There are bike tour guides available on request.

My spouse doesn’t bike. Can he/she still come along?
Absolutely, if your spouse has a car, they can stay with you at the inns, dine with you and enjoy the multiple cultural, shopping and other activities that are available. If you do not have transportation, it can be arranged through Lakes Region Airport Shuttle. All inn locations have things to do within walking distance of the inns. There is no discount for this option however.

What do I bring?
We recommend that you pack multiple layers of synthetic, light-weight clothing appropriate for biking, as well as a change or two of casual clothes for dinner. We would suggest bringing water bottles (our bike rentals include water bottles), bug spray, a lightweight rain poncho, SPF lotion or spray, a bike lock and bike helmet.

I want to bring one (or more) of my own bikes. What style is most suitable?
Hybrid, Touring or Cyclocross. Tires should be at least 32 mm wide.

Equipment
Though you are welcome to bring your own bike, Rhino Bike Works allow you to forego the hassle of transporting bike equipment to the tour rendezvous. All Hybrid Bikes offered are Cannondales . All bike rentals through Rhino Bike Bikes come with Rack, Bag + Panniers, Fenders, Water Bottle, Cages, Helmet and Lock. Please call Rhino Bike Works to discuss your needs! 603-536-3919

Where do we leave our cars?
Parking is arranged for you at the origin of each tour.

Where are the nearest airports?
Manchester Airport, Manchester, NH
Lebanon Airport, Lebanon is now offering non stop flights from White Plains, NY
Burlington International Airport, Burlington Vermont
Logan Airport, Boston, MA
Montreal Trudeau International Airport, Montreal, QC,
JFK International Airport, Jamaica, (NYC) NY

Is travel insurance available to me?
Travel insurance is offered by many providers. You may research and compare them on websites such as www.travelex.com
We recommend that you seriously consider travel insurance and carefully read the policy terms and conditions for any policy that you purchase.

Bike the Northern Rail Trail Liability.
Bike the Northern Rail Trail will not be held liable for any delays, loss or damage to person or property or additional costs resulting from any (but not limited to) the following causes: physical activity for which a guest is not prepared; delays, cancellations or changes in transport or accommodation over which it has no control; act of God or government, civil disturbances, riots, fire, thefts, or strikes; consumption of alcoholic beverages; and the adequacy of any medical attention once provided. Bike the Northern Rail Trail is also not liable for any expenses such as meals, transportation or lodging costs not specifically identified as included in the tour price. Bike the Northern Rail Trail reserves the right to change the tour itinerary and substitute similar accommodations when deemed to be necessary for safety or quality control purposes. Bike the Northern Rail Trail also reserves the right to cancel a trip due to natural disaster or low enrollment. In such event, Bike the Northern Rail Trail’s liability is limited to a full refund or full credit toward another tour. Under no circumstances can Bike the Northern Rail Trail be responsible for any other travel related expenses incurred, such as airline reservations.