Notes about the Founders Freewheeling’s deep connection with the Cape Breton Island and its cycling jewel – the Cabot Trail, is based on childhood explorations, many friendships, and decades of dedication. In 1987, Cathy and Philip abandoned their former roles to work together to create cycling experiences to share with small groups of like-minded adventurers and outdoor-lovers. While their families and some friends thought they were crazy to leave their established careers to do something

How Walking and Cycling Quiets the Brain Imagine walking on a meandering forest path with intermittent bird song punctuating the quiet morning air. Sunlight is streaming through gaps in the forest canopy and as you move forward through space, you pass stands of pine trees on your left, a babbling brook on your right, then a picnic bench, some standing deadwood, a red squirrel, another hiker. This movement of objects past you as you walk

Bicycling the Cabot Trail: Introduction The Cabot Trail is bucket list ride for those who like to explore by bicycle. It’s such a spectacular ride that many cyclists do it on an annual basis. Whether you’re planning your own independent ride, or you’re going to join a bike tour by Freewheeling Adventures to enjoy the vehicle support, al fresco picnic spreads, fresh ground coffee, great lodging, and local guides, it’s an epic, very memorable biking

A comprehensive guide to cycling in Nova Scotia Getting here: Flying: The Halifax Stanfield International Airport is approximately 33 km/20 miles from the core of Halifax city, on a route not suitable for biking. There is an alternative route through Musquodoboit Harbour, but it’s long, and as you approach Halifax, requires that you use the unpaved railbed to avoid busy urban roads. Car rentals are available at the airport, as are a number of taxicab

Experience the Best of Atlantic Canada with These 5 Bike Tours in 2023 Explore the charm and beauty of Atlantic Canada with the 5 best bike tours of 2023. You’ll have an active and luxurious holiday that takes you through some of Canada’s most stunning natural landscapes. NS: South Shore Bike – Experience the charming coastal towns and villages of Nova Scotia’s south shore on a leisurely bike tour. Breathe in the salty ocean air,

Adventure in (and under) the Dordogne I’m a born and raised coastal Canadian, used to defining geographical borders by shorelines. I can point to ‘where I’m from’ with a clumsy finger on a satellite photo to Nova Scotia and the ocean frames the answer with the high tide line. So, when I first traveled to the Dordogne my question was: where are its borders? What makes it The Dordogne? Water-biased as I am, ‘the banks

The Secret of Scotch from the North Coast 500 “The proper drinking of whisky is more than indulgence; it is a toast to a civilisation, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of man’s determination to use the resources of nature to refresh mind and body and enjoy to the full the senses with which he has been endowed.” ~David Daiches If you fancy a wee dram, discover the plethora of distilleries along

South Iceland There is so much to do throughout Iceland that it can be difficult to narrow down your options. You could easily spend months here exploring the rugged landscape and historical landmarks. We recently spent a week and have a few southern-Iceland-specific destinations we think would be worth a slight detour to check out! There are (what feels like) endless amounts of waterfalls, historical buildings, and picturesque vistas but some destinations are a bit

Ouch. It’s been a day since my first ride of the spring and my sitting bones are reminding me that it’s been a few months since they’ve been in touch with my saddle. A small price to pay, I say, because there’s no better way to get reacquainted with your bike and your body after a winter. Especially in preparation for another season of Nova Scotia bike tours. Sure, I’ve got a little road salt

Stories and Shoreline The first of a three-part Freewheeling Adventure, Stories and Shorelines details Doug and Cathy Hull’s experience on the Newfoundland: St. John’s & Trinity Hike. By Doug and Cathy Hull A cod-killer is a good thing, while a smatchy brine is not. Newfoundland’s rural fishing villages are long-abandoned, but the stories are not lost. A fisherman born in Kerley’s Harbour, Captain Bruce educates and entertains us with tales of everyday life in the enchanting coastal communities near