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Back Country Excursions, Parsonsfield

#63 of 72 in Nightlife in Maine
Nightlife · Multi-day Tour
Back Country Excursions offers instruction and bike rentals. You'll have a chance to explore a nature preserve ideal for cyclists and mountain bikers of all skill levels. Founded in 1991, this operator remains the longest-running mountain bike touring company in Eastern US. To find out more about trail access, please call or email ahead. Keep in mind that the company offers half- and full-day passes, as well as season passes. All trail access is with prior reservation, so be sure to make contact in advance. Take a look at our Parsonsfield online day trip planner to schedule your visit to Back Country Excursions and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This was my first introduction to mountain biking, and I think I might be hooked! I purchased a Living Social package for a 2 nights and 1.5 days of biking. The accommodations are quite basic and...  more »
  • We are a couple from Montreal. we do our research on places through reviews of other clients. If you read the reviews on this site and the website; you will understand why everyone is so amazed with.....  more »
  • I love biking the cape cod canal and on rail trails (level scenic biking) so I wasn't sure what to expect when I bought this 2 night/1.5 day mountain biking tour excursion package from Living Social.....  more »
  • Just when I thought I knew how to ride the trails on a mountain bike... we completed a half-day session. Cliff gave us initial pointers, then we headed out to the trails for more hands-on experience. What a difference! Cliff was patient, and able to quickly articulate corrections on the fly. If you are out of shape, it might be a little difficult but we made regular stops. We look forward to returning!
  • You won't beat this place easily, very good at what they do and so friendly..
  • Perfect for the beginner and intermediate mountain bikers. Excellent bikes and instruction provided by the proprietor, Cliff. Trails were meticulously maintained with a nice mix of twisty single track, couple technical climbs and exhilarating descents. Advanced cyclists will be a little frustrated with the slow pace and short length of the rides. The vibe of the facility was chill and inviting, food and drink was excellent as was the musical talent. If you are looking for a new adventure with great camaraderie, and Mountain Biking is in your plan...this is definitely the place to get to! If you need cell service... seek elsewhere... this is definitely in the backcountry... part of the appeal!
  • The mountain biking part of the experience was great but unfortunately everything else was disappointing. My partner did not feel comfortable being in the place and I felt that the owner made things awkward when he commented on her beauty. I guess the experience would have been different if I had gone alone since the whole thing was dickfest. The fact that the place is located in the middle of nowhere and that women are not made to feel comfortable is big ' NO ' for me.
  • Cliff and Tyler were great. We brought a group of 10 boys who were part of a Boy Scout Venturing Crew. The instruction was thorough and on point. There were a variety of trails for all levels. We had a great time.

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