Nova Scotia - Cabot Trail Bike Tour
Day 1: Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, NS
Day 2: 45km, plus afternoon options (Elevation profile)
Day 3: 53km, plus afternoon options
Day 4: 71km
Day 5: 58km. Optional extra 48km to NE tip of NS at Meat Cove
Day 6: 60-79km
This is one of the world’s greatest bicycle rides; one that all touring cyclists should have on their “must-ride” bike tour list! The beautiful coast – the most dramatic in Nova Scotia - meets the breathtaking highlands in ways that make you appreciate both to the fullest and the scenic magnificence of the paved trail can be really savoured and fully appreciated at the speed of your bicycle. The landscape and the people may demonstrate to you why Nova Scotia’s name means New Scotland.
You will have opportunities to explore the valley of the Margaree River, rich with salmon and its pursuit, to watch whales from a zodiac that gets you up close, to play golf on the famous Highland Links, and on some days to expand your rides onto beautiful wooded trails, all while staying at inns famous for their individuality and charm. Many find the highlight a ride through beech woods to salmon pools, where salmon sometimes leap on their way upstream, and you can swim in deep pools below clear waterfalls. The cycling, although manageable by most cyclists (and van-supported for the rest!) includes some challenging sections.
Combining such awe-inspiring scenery, out-of–the-way charm, unusual inns, exceptional cuisine, and particularly friendly locals makes this loop ride an exquisite experience you simply must have!
All details and pricing are subject to change without notice.
"Went to Wolfville, Lunenburg, and Halifax before the trip... then afterwards to Mabou and Louisbourg. For the most part we used inns Freewheeling uses. Loved the entire trip and found Nova Scotia absolutely beautiful." - Ann S.
"...drove from upstate New York. Spent the night before and after at Baker's Chest B&B in Truro - very nice. Went tidal bore rafting the day after - a lot of fun and a cool way to enjoy the Fundy tides."
“I found the emntire Freewheeling experience outstanding!" - Ann S.
"Great Trip! Wonderful memories!” – Idress G
“You are running the most fabulous professional organization and our trip went without hitch and exceeded our expectations (which were high!) on all fronts. THANK YOU!!!!
“The food was fabulous everywhere!! Lobster and fish were great, very fresh. The desserts were great. The guides really had great lunches also, the "extra" special espresso was great!! They went out of their way to please” - Idress G
“It was an awesome trip which I will never forget. Kudos to everyone and especially Marie and Vern whose meticulous planning and attention to detail made it great for us.” – Rebecca S
“I had a wonderful time on the Cabot Trail. Marie and Vern were excellent guides and took such good care of us. I cannot think of one thing they could have done to make our trip more pleasant. They are both real assets to Freewheeling. I really enjoyed riding the Trek bike. Again, I cannot say enough good things about these young ladies. They certainly give Freewheeling a good reputation. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone looking for an adventure trip. I just wish I had found out about you when I was younger and stronger”. - Judy B
“The size of the group is key, as is the quality of the personnel both in the office and on the tour. Freewheeling has it just right on all those fronts and I want to thank you all of you for making my holiday so enjoyable!” – Carol J
“The Markland was just spectacular with a wonderful view and a beautiful beach. What a wonderful place to come to at the end of a grueling day!!!” – Carol J