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  • Average1%
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“southern route”(18 reviews)
“picnic area”(9 reviews)
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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The staff was very friendly and helpful- they take pictures of you if you want, and you get to learn some of the area's history. The pedaling was easy, it's a pretty flat stretch of 6 miles that goes right by the bay! The Osprey...More

4  Thank Samra P
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I hate to give one-star reviews, and generally only do so when someone is rude, which is unfortunately the case here. The day of our Rail Explorers ticket, I had a flare up of a chronic illness. Being an hour and a half from the...More

7  Thank jdempsey16
acatchpoole, Owner at Rail Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

The implied vindictiveness described in your review was not intended, and I believe this review is not a fair representation of Rail Explorers and our dedication to excellent customer service. Here is the actual text of the email sent to your husband: "Thank you for...More

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All reviews unique experience southern route picnic area mount hope railroad tracks rail bike sunset ride rhode island bus driver narragansett bay fun activity easy ride starting point any age a lot of fun highly recommend this activity all ages
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on our anniversary as a fun activity to do during the day and it definitely was. We went out at dusk so the ocean views were magnificent. The guides were excellent and you get a workout as well. Definitely a fun experience.

Thank ElaineM131313
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were so many young families with young children, the bus was packed and full of excitement, it was wonderful! The tandems peddled effortlessly along the 6 mile route and the little place where we all met to check in had a fire going and...More

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice idea and something different to do, but very underwhelming. Most of the ride, you are just riding by bushes and roads. There are a few breaks in the bushes where you see the ocean. This is pretty, but it lasts all of 5 seconds...More

Thank sunshi13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our son for 21st birthday with our 2 other grown sons, daughter in law & 2 girl friends. Everyone had a blast and probably more fun than the evening activities.

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such fun! It combined our two loves, railroads and cycling. The staff was most hospitable, knowledgeable and friendly. A special shout out to Brooke, Natalie, and Emma. We took the Northern Ramble and it was a wonderful ride through an emerald forest. They...More

Thank RobS012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a blast! Not just for couples there were groups of friends, families, and other couples. The Staff was great! they offered to take pictures while we were hanging around and then took pictures of us by the big bridge (with our camera-...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met a couple at George’s of Galilee who told us about this adventure.To Them I say Thank You and to George’s I say we are never disappointed! We meet such wonderful people here. This experience is one we will never forget and can’t wait...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We miscalculated our time and got there late, the super friendly staff quickly made an adjustment and we rode all the 6 miles on a super nice day. Since we met on a different location, we got a courtesy ride back to our car. I...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I attended the fireside Friday rail trip last night. It was awesome! Very well organized and super fun. I’m looking forward to planning a day trip in the future!

Thank UrPetsVet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finding an activity to suit a family with teenagers and a younger child can be really tricky so when we spotted Rail Explorers as an activity in Newport we were sold. Thankfully the weather was in our favour. Although chilly, we had glorious sunshine. We...More

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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.