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Nova Scotia Bike Tour
Nova Scotia Bike Tour

Set your wheels in motion amid the idyllic landscape of Nova Scotia. Pedal past historic lighthouses and through picture-perfect lobster fishing villages. Gaze out at the beautiful Bay of Fundy, where you can witness the highest tides in the world. Savor fresh Nova Scotian lobster, scallops and salmon, and the warm hospitality of the locals. Give in to the calm pace of village life and realize why this province is home to more centenarians than anywhere else in North America. You're in Nova Scotia - enjoy every minute of it.

Day 1 The cheery waterfront of colonial Lunenburg, a World Heritage site Pedal the Lighthouse Route from the village of Gold River to island-dotted Mahone Bay and the fishing community of Blue Rocks.

Day 2 Beautiful rides on country and coastal lanes, past dense woodland, weathered lighthouses and colorful fishing villages  Bike by picturesque old sea captains' homes and along rugged headlands alive with water-loving wildlife.

Days 3-4 Savor world-class seafood  Bike rolling hills from Sandy Bottom Lake to Annapolis Royal, the birthplace of Canada Step back in time at Port Royal, a National Historic site showing French colonial life A loop through forested Bear Valley leads to the charming artisan town of Bear River, an important shipbuilding location in the 1800s  Several shops and art galleries vie for your attention as you consider a browse before our picnic at picturesque Bear River Vineyards.

Days 5-6 The Bay of Fundy, home of the world's highest tides and expansive flats of red clay  Evangeline Trail's pastoral roads dazzle with sweeping views of the bay Experience some of the prettiest coastal riding in Nova Scotia before heading into verdant Annapolis Valley, known for bountiful farms and apple orchards Taste unique varietals at the award-winning Domaine de Grand Pré winery Up for more miles? Ride to Grand Pré National Historic Site.


Trip Highlights
  • Beautiful bike rides on country and coastal lanes, past weathered lighthouses, colorful fishing villages and fertile farmland
  • The cheery waterfront of Lunenburg
  • Sink your teeth into Digby scallops and other world-class seafood
  • The Bay of Fundy, home of the world's highest tides 
  • Explore Annapolis Royal, the birthplace of Canada
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Casual Inns

Lunenburg Arms (1 night): This graciously appointed inn is situated in Old Town Lunenburg, overlooking the harbor. (spa)

White Point Beach Resort (1 night): A private fishing lodge in 1928, this charming retreat is set against a white-sand beach. (pool, spa)

Hillsdale House Inn (2 nights): This Italianate-style inn has welcomed King George V, Prince George of Wales and other heads of state since its opening in 1859.

Victoria's Historic Inn & Carriage House (1 night): A Victorian antique-adorned bed-and-breakfast built for an apple baron in 1893.


Routes For All Abilities

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 22 400 37* 700
28 500
2 25* 400 37* 700 53 900
65 1200
3 15 400 30* 800 49* 1300 79 1500
4 19* 1100 31* 1500 42 2000
5 29* 200 31* 1600 55* 2400 83 2800
6 18 600
 
note:

* Includes a shuttle


2014 Dates & Pricing*

CLASSIC TRIPS
  • 8/3-8 Price: $2998 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)
  • 8/10-15 Price: $3098 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)
  • 8/17-22 Price: $3098 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)
  • 8/24-29 Price: $3098 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)
  • 9/7-12 Price: $3098 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)
  • 9/14-19 Price: $2998 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)
  • 9/21-26 Price: $2898 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)

*Prices may change. Once you book your trip, your price is guaranteed.


2015 Dates & Pricing*

CLASSIC TRIPS
  • 6/28-7/3 Price: $2598 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 7/5-10 Price: $2598 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 7/12-17 Price: $2598 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 7/19-24 Price: $2598 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 7/26-31 Price: $2598 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 8/2-7 Price: $2598 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 8/9-14 Price: $2598 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 8/16-21 Price: $2598 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 8/23-28 Price: $2598 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 8/30-9/4 Price: $2598 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 9/6-11 Price: $2598 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 9/13-18 Price: $2598 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 9/20-25 Price: $2598 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)

*Prices may change. Once you book your trip, your price is guaranteed.

Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities.

You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability.

If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

Pricing for Private Trips (prices may vary based on departure date)

2014

2 - 3 guests from $4,498 pp dbl. occ. 8 - 9 guests from $3,398 pp dbl. occ.
4 - 5 guests from $3,898 pp dbl. occ. 10 - 11 guests from $2,998 pp dbl. occ.
6 - 7 guests from $3,598 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $2,698 pp dbl. occ.

2015

2 - 3 guests from $5,098 pp dbl. occ. 8 - 9 guests from $3,498 pp dbl. occ.
4 - 5 guests from $4,298 pp dbl. occ. 10 - 11 guests from $2,898 pp dbl. occ.
6 - 7 guests from $3,798 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $2,598 pp dbl. occ.


Guest Trip Reviews

This Nova Scotia biking trip serves up incredible scenery and riding. You'll pedal on quiet roads with stunning rugged seascapes, through verdant river valleys and low lying dykelands, past beautiful orchards and vineyards, and through colorful Maritime villages and historic old towns. Experience Nova Scotia's gentle warm spirit and big heart.
Alison Iles - Regional Manager, Canada