Nova Scotia Sept 11- 19 , 2021

Cycling Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island,

the Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley and Lunenburg.

 

From the famous Cabot Trail roadway that encircles the Cape Breton Island, a spectacular route rising from the sea and clinging to mountains, to the Annapolis Valley’s award-winning wineries & farm-fresh produce to exploring UNESCO World Heritage site, the historic village of Lunenburg. Enjoy fresh seafood, ride quiet roads and experience Nova Scotia’s unique culture.

ITINERARY

The below is a general outline. Cycleventures reserves the right to make alternations and substitutions to the itinerary as weather or terrain conditions dictate or as necessary to improve the trip quality or to accommodation the comfort, convenience, and well-being of our guests.

  • Day 1: Welcome to Nova Scotia. Transfer to Margaree Harbour, Cape Breton. Cycle to Pleasant Bay.

Depart from our Halifax hotel at 8:30am to transfer 4 hrs to Margaree Harbour where

we’ll set out along the ocean through this beautiful Acadian region to Cheticamp and beyond

along the northern coast of Cape Breton island. This hilly route with sea views at every turn will

set the stage for the rides to come! This evening we’ll have a welcome toast to celebrate the

adventures ahead.

Meals included: dinner

Overnight: https://midtrail.ca/

Distance: 65km, 836m ascent, 818m descent

  • Day 2: Cycle Pleasant Bay to Ingonish.

One of the toughest rides of the trip, today is a challenging day of cycling through Cape Breton Highlands National Park that includes climbing two mountains each of about 430m. Beautiful scenery today with some spectacular descents and sea views.

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Overnight: https://seascapecoastalretreat.com/

Distance: 73km, 1009m ascent, 1000m descent

  • Day 3: Cycle Ingonish to Baddeck.

Cycle the scenic coastal route through Wreck Cove and Birch Plain where eagles often soar over spouting whales. Tonight we bed down in Beddeck, a small village on the shores of the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake.

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Overnight: https://telegraphhouse.travel/

Distance: 93km, 601m ascent, 593m descent

  •  Day 4: Transfer to Baddeck to Truro. Cycle Truro to Wolfville.

After breakfast we’ll transfer 2hrs 45 mins. to Truro where we’ll ride along the Bay of Fundy’s Minas Basin. For the next three nights we’ll base out of the town of Wolfville, located in the Annapolis Valley.

Meals included: breakfast

Overnight: https://www.blomidon.ns.ca/

Distance: 124km (or longer route 162km), 596m ascent, 600m descent

  • Day 5: Explore Wolfville. Cycle to Blomindon & Halls Harbour

Today we’ll explore the quiet roads out of this bustling town that reach out to the Bay of Fundy and the villages of Halls Harbour, Baxters Harbour, Blomidon and more. Ride distances are flexible today. Shall we enjoy lobster on the beach for lunch? Tonight we’ll dine on local seafood and an abundance of farm-fresh produce paired with local award-winning wines.

Meals included: breakfast

Overnight: https://www.blomidon.ns.ca/

Distance: 65km, 477m ascent, 442m descent

  • Day 6: Explore Wolfville. Cycle Gaspereau Valley & Lumsden Dam

We’ll cycle inland today on quiet roads of the Annapolis Valley to where the scent of salty sea air mixes with farm smells. Many options for ride distances today, from short to long on rolling farm roads.

Meals included: breakfast

Overnight: https://www.blomidon.ns.ca/

Distance: TBD

  • Day 7: Transfer to Lunenburg. Cycle Lunenburg to Cherry Hill.

This morning we’ll transfer 1 hr, 20 mins. to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site with its original colonial buildings and sites dating back to the 18th century. Today’s ride will take us south along the coast where we’ll take the ferry across the Lahave River to continue on the shoreline roads. Today’s ride has a myriad of options, you can explore small islands and go as far as you wish before returning to Lunenburg.

Meals included: breakfast

Overnight: http://boscawen.ca/

Distance: 75km, 116m ascent, 112m descent

  • Day 8: Cycle Lunenburg to Halifax via Chester Basin & Mahone Bay.

Our final ride is a spectacular one as we head north along the coast on the Lighthouse Route. Stop for a fresh seafood lunch in the village of Chester on route. There are a number of route options today, and we can meet you on the road to transfer riders into Halifax if they wish. This afternoon we’ll pack bikes before heading out for our last night dinner celebrations.

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Overnight: https://lordnelsonhotel.ca/

Distance: 116km, 404m ascent, 401m descent

  •  Day 9: Transfer to Halifax Airport for flights home.

Transfer to Halifax Airport this morning for flights home. Safe travels!

  • 8 nights, 9 days | Dates: Sat. Sept 11 to Sun. Sept 19, 2021
  • JOINING IN/FINISHING IN: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Approx. cost per person: $4000 + tax (based on double occupancy)

What’s Included?

          Expert Cycleventures host & TaG Cycling coach

          Daily van-supported guided rides

          Daily ride briefing with maps provided, GPS routes to be transferred to rider’s Garmins.

          All transfers in a hired bus.

          Meals included: all breakfasts, four dinners (starts with dinner on Day 1, ends with breakfast on final day). Ride snacks in the van.

          Basic tool kit & floor pump.

          Bike case storage during trip.

          Detailed pre-departure information, trip extension assistance.

What’s not Included?

          Your bike & related equipment to ride.

          Lunches and dinners as noted on itinerary. Also extra drinks.

          Flight to/from Halifax, airport taxes and excess baggage charges (if any).

          Optional tipping to guides.

          Spare parts & spare wheels etc.

          Energy supplements; gels, powders & bars.

          Personal travel & medical insurance. 

Questions?

Feel free to call us at 1.866.894.0220 or email info@nullcycleventures.com if you have any questions. We are here to help!

Contact Us.

Cycleventures Bicycle Tours (a division of Big Mountain Bike Adventures Ltd.)

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