Set your wheels in motion along the beautiful Bay of Fundy. Turn and look out at the crashing North Atlantic. Pedal past historic lighthouses and colorful fishing boats bobbing in cozy harbors. Savor fresh Nova Scotian lobster, scallops and salmon, give in to the calm pace of village life and the welcoming hospitality of the Maritimers, 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 postcard-perfect 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 Kejimkujik National Park 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 Bear Valley leads to the charming artisan town of Bear River, an important shipbuilding location in the 1800s.
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 beautiful 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.
- 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
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.
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.
Routes For All Abilities
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* Includes a shuttle
2013 Dates & Pricing*
- 6/30-7/5 Price: $2798 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)
- 7/7-12 Price: $2998 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)
- 7/14-19 Price: $2998 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)
- 7/21-26 Price: $2898 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)
- 7/28-8/2 Price: $2898 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)
- 8/4-9 Price: $2798 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)
- 8/11-16 Price: $2798 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)
- 8/18-23 Price: $2998 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)
- 8/25-30 Price: $2798 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)
- 9/1-6 Price: $2998 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)
- 9/8-13 Price: $2998 pp dbl. occ., (+ $680 for sgl. occ.)
*Prices may change. Once you book your trip, your price is guaranteed.
Guest Trip Reviews
I have been wanting to travel with Backroads for 20 years and this was my first trip with your company. It exceeded my expectations. The majesty, food and challenging cycling of Nova Scotia was only rivaled by the company of my Backroads leaders, Alastair, Ben and Chad, as well as the company of my fellow cyclists.- Chicago, IL
Can't wait for the next trip! We're seriously thinking of South Africa & Botswana, New Zealand, Morocco, Bhutan, San Juan Islands, and Montana - not in that order and not all at once! From talking with other guests who have tried other active travel companies, we're staying with Backroads. All our six vacations with Backroads have been fantastic in different ways. I don't believe we could find a better run organization.- Pompano Beach, FL
This new 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.- Regional Manager, Canada