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

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

Casual Hotels

From: $3,299 - $3,549 pp dbl occ

($450 for sgl occ)

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.

Canada Nova Scotia Biking Tour
Canada Nova Scotia Biking Tour

Nova Scotia

Start/End Halifax

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

Highlights

  • 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
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Itinerary

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

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.

Accommodations
Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre
Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre
Western Shore
| Casual Hotel

Set on the sea overlooking Mahone Bay, this resort offers cozy rooms with nautical inspired décor, a lively marina and friendly hospitality. (pool)

Days 3-4
Description

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.

Accommodations
Hillsdale House Inn
Hillsdale House Inn
Annapolis Royal
| Casual Hotel

Built in 1859, this iconic family-owned inn offers Victorian charm and timeless hospitality.

Days 5-6
Description

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 | 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.

Accommodations
Exterior of The Evangeline Hotel and gardens
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.

Dates & Prices

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.

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
Biking
Level 2 | 22 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 29 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 37 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 22 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 2 | 28 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Other
Lunenburg Guided Walking Tour (1 hour)
Day 3
Biking
Level 1 | 18 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 51 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 18 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 31 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 47 miles | 2800 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 38 miles* | 1800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 53 miles* | 2200 ft. gain
Day 6
Biking
Level 2 | 19 miles | 900 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for bike options specific to this trip (click the arrow to see more). Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package.
$400 rental fee; subject to availability

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also 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.

Accommodations

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.

Shuttles

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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