Go on a Bicycle Adventure at Cape Cod

Three young people ride bicycles along a paved trail through woods.

'Cause All I Want to do is... Bicycle!

It's time to break out those wheels and hit the trail! The Province Lands Bicycle Trail offers an adventure over blowing dunes, through green forests, past glistening ponds and out to two of Cape Cod's pristine beaches!

There's no better way to start off a day before you go to the beach, or finish off a day of learning at the Visitor Center than to head out for a leisurely bike ride through the Province lands. The 5.45-mile loop trail covers a variety of environments. A .5-mile spur connects the loop trail to Race Point Beach, and a 1.1-mile spur connects the loop trail to Herring Cove Beach.

Remember to practice good bike safety!

  • Speed limit is 10 mph.
  • Yield to pedestrians and horses.
  • Ride single file.
  • Stay to the right, except when passing.
  • Helmets required for ages 16 and under, strongly urged for all.
  • Walk bikes through tunnels.


You can ride your bicycle on the trail as long as you like, but the entire trail can be covered (without stops) in 1-2 hours.

The Province Lands Bike Trail is moderate to advanced in skill, with several steep or sandy areas. Please concider skill recomendations when determining if this activity is appropriate for younger family members.

Leashed pets are allowed on the Province Lands Bike Trail from November 1-April 30. Pets are not allowed on non-paved trails in the seashore. Beaches may be closed to pets, call the park in advance at (508) 771-2144 to find out which beaches are open to pets.

The trails are free, and parking at Beech Forest Trail and the Province Lands Visitor Center parking lots are free year-round. Parking at Herring Cove Beach or Race Point Beach are subject to seasonal fees.

There are multiple access points to the Province Lands Trail. Parking is available at the Beech Forest Trail and Province Lands Visitor Center parking lots for free. Parking is also available at Herring Cove Beach and Race Point Beach parking lots that have a seasonal fee.

Seashore trails and parking lots are opend from 6:00 am-midnight.

Accessibility Information

The Province Lands Bike Trail is paved, and accessible, but there are sections with steep grades that may be difficult to navigate. There can also be sand and standing water on the trail.

Last updated: January 17, 2017