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A fun experience for all ages

Wow, we booked a daytime tour with Rail Explorers and it was a blast! The trip goes along the bay... read more

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Pam S
Fair Oaks, California
Northern ramble

It was a great time. Everything was set up nicely and went smoothly. Would definitely recommend it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tiffany L
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Rail Explorers: Rhode Island Division. Take a tour with Rail Explorers and experience the magic of the railroad like never before! Ride the rails on our pedal powered 'rail explorers' - a unique activity suitable for everyone. Family activity - fun...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Alexander Rd, Newport, RI 02871-6151
+1 877-833-8588
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Reviewed today

Wow, we booked a daytime tour with Rail Explorers and it was a blast! The trip goes along the bay and the scenery is beautiful. We had such a great time that we did the evening "fireside" ride that night, complete with hot cider, a...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a great time. Everything was set up nicely and went smoothly. Would definitely recommend it to all age groups.

1  Thank Tiffany L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband Doug and I had a beautiful day to do two things that we love-biking and being at a railroad! This was such a great experience, gave us a workout while enjoying wonderful views of the Newport and Narragansett sea coast and meeting some...More

1  Thank zygzyg2
Reviewed 4 days ago

As a Birthday Present, my sisters treated me to riding the rails. The weather was perfect. It was a very well organized 6 mile trip along abandoned railroad tracks. You can travel at our own pace, slowing down to take pictures. Safety was their prime...More

1  Thank Majikwolf
Reviewed 4 days ago

Newport is always a great time, there is so much to do in the area. Visit Ragged Island brewery for a great cap to a fun day.

1  Thank mary t
Reviewed 4 days ago

We road the north route. Started near Mount Hope Bridge. Pedaled 6 miles back to where we started. I was very disappointed with the “scenic” views. On the right, You will see many trees and overgrown brush. On the left you will see people enjoying...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great way to spend a beautiful afternoon. You'll enjoy great views of the ocean, golf courses and incredible homes in Rhode Island while getting a little exercise at the same time.

1  Thank Laurie N
Reviewed 5 days ago

The rail explorer was a FUN thing to do. My wife wanted to "Ride the rails" as the most important activity in Rhode Island to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We signed up for the Northern route which was very scenic and ran along the...More

2  Thank Escape702295
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a fun time!! This was a present for my parents , making memories! My sister and our husbands and Mom and Dad all did this together!! Beautiful day and lovely views with family, it doesn’t get better than this. The staff was all...More

Thank Tina B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

From the moment we parked, this trip was an absolute blast! Conveniently located, beautiful setting, clean bathrooms, comfortable facilities, friendly and helpful staff! The ride, itself, was unique, fun, and manageable for almost any family member. I’m an out of shape middle aged mom, and...More

Thank Erin K
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1 August 2018|
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Response from Jocelyn C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you peddle three miles rest for 25 minutes and peddle back
Margo G
23 July 2018|
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Response from NEfam | Reviewed this property |
It seems that most people prefer the southern circuit as it is more scenery. This is the one we did and loved it. I haven’t done the northern route but have heard it’s more of looking at the golf course and homes... More
Kerry C
15 July 2018|
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Response from dlsbwilson | Reviewed this property |
No you can’t. They do space you out so you can slow down and get pictures.