Backroads Nova Scotia Bike Tours
Backroads Nova Scotia Bike Tours
Backroads Nova Scotia Bike Tours
Backroads Nova Scotia Bike Tours
Nova Scotia Bike Tours
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Backroads Nova Scotia Bike Tours
Backroads Nova Scotia Bike Tours
Nova Scotia Bike Tour
Backroads Nova Scotia Bike Tours
Nova Scotia Bike Tours
Backroads Nova Scotia Bike Tours
Backroads Nova Scotia Bike Tours
Backroads Nova Scotia Bike Tours
Backroads Nova Scotia Bike Tours
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Nova Scotia Bike Tour

The Lighthouse Route & Bay of Fundy

Couples, Friends & Solos

Activity Level: 2-4

Casual Hotels

Set your wheels in motion along the beautiful Bay of Fundy. Gaze at the crashing North Atlantic. 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.

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Nova Scotia

Start/End Halifax

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • Enjoy beautiful bike rides on country roads and coastal lanes, past colorful fishing villages and fertile farmland
  • Admire the views and take in the salty ocean breeze on a private boat charter from Lunenburg’s historic waterfront
  • Step back in time as you visit Annapolis Royal—the birthplace of Canada and former capital of Nova Scotia
  • Ride along the Bay of Fundy, home of the world’s highest tides and amazing rock formations


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

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 | Bike by coastal tundra, sleepy fishing villages and picturesque bays and inlets | Dine on local fare, including fresh produce and seafood.

Generic hotel room
Lunenburg Arms
| Casual Hotel

This well-appointed inn overlooks the harbor and is set in the stunning World Heritage site of Old Town Lunenburg. (spa)

Day 3

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 | Continue through the lovely countryside to Annapolis Royal, the birthplace of Canada and former capital of Nova Scotia.

Aerial view of the Digby Pines Resort
Digby Pines Resort

Set near the the gorgeous Bay of Fundy, this nautical-inspired resort is an ideal place to rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration. (spa)

Days 4-6

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 | Taste unique varietals at an award-winning winery and delicious cheeses, bread and jams from local purveyors | Get to know Wolfville and the World Heritage Grand Pré, an area rich in Nova Scotian and Acadian history.

The pool at The Evangeline
The Evangeline
Grand Pré
| Casual Hotel

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.

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy in USD.


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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

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.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 11 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 22 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 28 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 37 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 14 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 22 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 36 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Lunenburg Guided Walking Tour (1 hour)
Day 3
Level 2 | 17 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 34 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 51 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 2 | 18 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 31 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 49 miles | 3100 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles* | 1900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 58 miles* | 2500 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 2 | 19 miles | 900 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles | 1300 ft. gain

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

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. 

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