Vacation on Cape Cod is all about slowing down, and at Lark Hotels, we think touring the area by bike is the perfect way to do just that. From salt marshes and cranberry bogs to sandy beaches and quaint villages, Falmouth has so much to explore on two wheels. When you're on a lark to our boutique Falmouth hotel, enjoy these tips for biking in Falmouth as a great way to enjoy Cape Cod.
If you need to rent a bike when you arrive in Falmouth, bike shop Corner Cycle is the spot. Located less than a mile from The Coonamessett, the bike shop rents hybrid bikes that are perfect for cruising roads and bike paths. Helmets and bike locks are included with each rental, and trailers and tag-along bikes are available for your little cyclists. We also offer Solé bicycles right on property! Once you're outfitted for biking in Falmouth at Corner Cycle, you can hop onto Cape Cod's most popular bike path, the Shining Sea Bikeway, only two blocks from the shop. (Staff can direct you and provide a map too.)
The Shining Sea Bikeway is a 10.6-mile multi-use path, established in 2009 on the bed of an old railway. It runs from North Falmouth to Woods Hole, with Corner Cycle located 3.5 miles from the southern end. It's a pleasant ride to cruise down to Woods Hole and spend some time exploring the village before you head back to Falmouth. This section of the bike path runs along the water, so there's ample opportunity to cool off with a quick dip in the ocean. Or you can ride north from Corner Cycle to North Falmouth for different scenery. This stretch is more wooded, with Cape Cod's signature cranberry bogs and salt marshes. Stop and explore the Salt Pond Bird Sanctuary and try your hand at some bird watching. Whichever direction you choose, the Shining Sea Bikeway is a must for any active traveler looking to go biking in Falmouth.