As I’ve read, Province Lands bike trail was the first bike trial established in the country in a national park. And it’s for sure a challenging and beautiful ride, through sand dunes covered by flowers in Cape Cod’ spring. A twelve miles full ride, the trail winds through the beech forest and around ponds to the storm swept beach of Herring Cove, where the shore is eaten every winter by the powerful swells of the ocean storms.
From there the path climbs on sand dunes, a not so easy climb for many of the bikers, through bushes of yellow flowers and dune vegetation, reaching its furthest point in Race Point Beach. On its return, the view from the Province Lands visitor’s center toward Race Point and the ocean is for sure worth a stop.
Just a quick bike ride from the trail is Provincetown, a city that no matter how many times you may have visited is still charming and surprising. The gay capital of the US East Coast is a very gay and joyful town, where exuberance is displayed at every corner. The freedom to be who you are is felt into the air and is refreshing. However if you have too much of the the craziness of the Commercial Street you can easily get lost on quaint side roads guarded by houses with well tended and beautifully manicured gardens.