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Sprawling, massive Canada contains everything from six time zones to a series of ecosystems so diverse you could conceivably encounter polar bears and grizzly bears on the same trip.
Couples, Friends & Solos
6 days 5 nights
Activity Level: 2-4
From: $3,399 - $3,499 pp dbl occ
($550 - $600 for sgl occ)
Set your wheels in motion along the beautiful Bay of Fundy. Gaze at the crashing North Atlantic. E-bike past historic towns and colorful homes. Savor fresh Nova Scotian lobster, halibut and farm-to-table produce. Give in to the calm pace of village life and warm Maritime hospitality. Enjoy every minute of it.
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Refreshingly Active Adventures
E-bike down country roads and coastal lanes, past colorful fishing villages and fertile farmland, and ride along the Bay of Fundy, home of the world’s highest tides and amazing rock formations.
Connect to the culture of Nova Scotia. Step back in time on a visit to Annapolis Royal—the birthplace of Canada and former capital of Nova Scotia—and discover the fascinating history of Lunenburg.
Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Savor the local produce and freshly caught seafood of this Maritime province, and enjoy the rustic charm and rich heritage of our comfortable abodes.
Start your trip at the vibrantly colored waterfront of colonial Lunenburg | This World Heritage site is widely considered the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America | Cycle from the seaside town of Gold River to postcard-perfect Mahone Bay and the fishing community of Blue Rocks | Beautiful rides on country and coastal lanes await | Explore the rich history of Lunenburg on a guided walking tour | Cruise to the gorgeous LaHave Islands on a private boat | E-bike past coastal tundra, sleepy fishing villages and picturesque bays and inlets | Dine on local fare, including fresh produce and seafood.
This well-appointed inn overlooks the harbor and is set in the stunning World Heritage site of Old Town Lunenburg. (spa)
Pedal along a scenic tidal estuary to Annapolis Royal and past historic battlegrounds | Step back in time to 1604 at Port Royal, a National Historic Site | On Victoria Beach, witness the receding tide as it leaves fishing boats sitting on the ocean floor twice a day | Visit Bear River, where the Mi'kmaq First Nations people have lived for thousands of years.
Built in 1859, this iconic family-owned inn offers Victorian charm and timeless hospitality.
Behold the Bay of Fundy as you weave along a bucolic coastline dotted with lighthouses | Experience some of the prettiest coastal riding in Nova Scotia before heading into verdant Annapolis Valley | Continue through the lovely countryside to Annapolis Royal, the birthplace of Canada and former capital of Nova Scotia | Taste unique varietals at an award-winning winery and delicious cheeses, bread and jams from local purveyors.
Located on the beautiful World Heritage Site of Grand Pré, this boutique hotel is surrounded by five acres of lush, sprawling grounds and offers charming guest rooms.
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.
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Our Private Trips are best for groups of 6 or more. We suggest joining a scheduled trip.
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Our Dolce Tempo e-biking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-4 hours of e-biking per day. Our custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.
Nova Scotia's landscape is characterized by constant rises and valleys. The continuously rolling terrain can make the routes, which include sections of chip-sealed pavement, feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.
On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e‑bikes (shown below). If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you’ll have the option after booking to select a different bike in your Backroads account.
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.
Nova Scotia is a land of rich heritage and rustic charm, and while Backroads has selected the best properties in the places we visit, history and character outweigh elegance and luxury in this Maritime province. While our hotels offer simpler amenities than the typical Backroads property, they provide us with the greatest access to the best riding in the region.
To access the very best biking routes, we'll often bypass busy roads and traffic by starting our bike rides with strategic shuttles via van and boat.