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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 3 days ago via mobile

We loved it! Super friendly staff. Well run. “Station” is quaint and inviting. We did the Sunday morning brunch tour. It was lovely!

Thank RebeccaB2478
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Overall a fun ride. Beautiful scenic views along the water, (we did the northern table) I wish the wheels were rubber coated, it was pretty noisy and tough to carry on conversation. Granted our 2 linked quad cars were not completely full, (5 of 8...More

Thank wayne142018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time. Team work make the dream work. Nice experience riding the rails!!! Thank you Railway...can't wait to experience the Catskills trail

Thank TravelersWeR
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I were looking for something different than dinner date night to celebrate our anniversary and came across this activity. We went riding on the Portsmouth tour at the beginning of October and happened to hit a beautiful crisp fall day and there...More

Thank Maegan T
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've wanted to do this since I first heard about it, and finally got around to making it happen. Our group consisted of 2 adults in their 60's, 2 adults in their 30's, and my 9 and 5 year old children. We made the reservation...More

Thank Gregg C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went tonight in Portsmouth for the southern trip. Was lots of fun... a bit noisy but pedaling along some beautiful scenery is a blast. Would love to see them add a Halloween or Jurassic Park type of experience. Great exercise and family fun! Love it!

Thank JillDD1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a blast on our Rail Explorers trip! History, scenery, good fun, and just enough exercise to not really feel like we were exercising. Can't wait to take another trip!

Thank atkrause24
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’d never heard of this activity until I picked up a RI brochure. It sounded interesting, but I wasn’t sure. However, curiosity won and off we went. Wonderful afternoon on the North run, which was 6 miles one way. Fortunately, the weather was perfect. If...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our sunset Rail Explorers trip even though it was very cloudy. We brought snacks to enjoy when we stopped for the 1/2 hour break at Newport Station. The picnic area was clean with plenty of tables and chairs. All the staff was...More

Thank kelly b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Adventure day for me and two kids and they loved it. They took turns reading the history of each of the markers laid out along the way from the travel book you receive at the start. Really nice staff who explained everything. The kids LOVED...More

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July 31, 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
July 22, 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
July 14, 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.