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Set your wheels in motion along the beautiful Bay of Fundy. Gaze at the crashing North Atlantic. Pedal 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.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Start your trip at the vibrantly colored waterfront of colonial Lunenburg, a World Heritage site | Pedal 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 deliciously 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 | Browse in shops and galleries before our picnic featuring famous Digby scallops.
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 punctuated 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.
A Victorian antique-adorned bed-and-breakfast built for an apple baron in 1893.
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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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. LEARN MORE.
Note: 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.
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.