Rail Explorers, an eco-tour company featuring pedal-powered rail bikes operating along Aquidneck Island’s historic rail lines, will begin operating 7-days a week and will be launching the new Southern Circuit Tour on Thursday, June 29.
The Southern Circuit is a special summer tour offered at 8:30am and 6:30pm daily from June 29 through Labor Day. Including the Northern Ramble, Rail Explorers will offer 6 tours daily during the summer.
The Southern Circuit involves a 6-mile round trip starting at Rail Explorers Portsmouth Grove Station at 1 Alexander Road, Portsmouth, RI. The tour heads south and riders will enjoy spectacular water views of Narragansett Bay. In this unique tour passengers will have the opportunity to have snacks and drinks at the railroad.
The Explorer rail bikes have 4 steel wheels, hydraulic disc brakes, pedals for each seat, and are comfortable, fun and easy to ride. Although the Rail Explorers require pedaling, the magic of steel wheels on steel rails makes the experience very different from riding a regular bicycle. Tandem Rail Explorers (2 seats) or Quad Rail Explorers (4 seats) are available.
All tours begin at 1 Alexander Road at Melville in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Group, private, team building, educational and special topic tours are available.