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Nova Scotia Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Teens & Kids

Bike
Walk/Hike
Whale Watch
Kayak

The Lighthouse Route & Bay of Fundy

From $2,898 - $2,998 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$440 for sgl. occ.)

Get set for oceans of fun in Nova Scotia. Bike past lighthouses, coastal farms and charming fishing villages. Hike along the beautiful shoreline and paddle kayaks among a maze of islands. Whale watching and beach frolicking. Delicious lobster dinners. Action-packed days you'll wish would never end!

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Nova Scotia

Start/End Halifax

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Highlights

  • Pedal on quiet country lanes and along breathtaking coastal roads past age-old fishing villages and verdant farmland
  • Taste delicious Digby scallops, fresh lobster and other world-class seafood like only Nova Scotia can deliver
  • Look for humpback, finback and right whales in the dramatic Bay of Fundy, home of the world's highest tides
  • Stroll through the World Heritage town of Lunenburg and Annapolis Royal, Canada's birthplace
Nova Scotia

Start/End Halifax

Nova Scotia Multisport Map

Itinerary

Day 1 Spin along Nova Scotia's famed South Shore to Port Medway Lighthouse, the first of many lighthouses throughout your trip  |  Quiet roads lead to the family-friendly beachfront White Point Resort  |  Kick off the week with a bonfire.

Day 2 Amble in Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct through coastal tundra forests and wooded groves | Pass secluded coves and salt lagoons, and walk on a magnificent white-sand beach | At Harbour Rocks, scan the cobblestone beaches for stones | Maybe even see harbor seals catching rays.

Days 3-4 Pedal past fishing villages and inlets, to the vibrant waterfront town of Lunenburg, a World Heritage site | Pause at La Have Bakery, a tasty stop along the way | Hike to the pristine headland of Gaff Point, where vistas of the rugged coastline await | Explore the rocky coast by kayak, paddling among the tiny Islands of Blue Rocks.

Days 5-6 Journey to Brier Island, the westernmost tip of Nova Scotia, for a walk on unspoiled coastal trails | Greet goats, sheep and alpacas at a family-run farm | Thar she blows! Look out for whales in the Bay of Fundy, known for having the world's highest tides | Dig into a lobster boil dinner.

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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2018 June

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $2,898 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,398 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,098 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,898 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,798 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $2,898 - $2,998 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$440 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Casual Hotels

White Point Beach Resort
White Point Beach Resort

White Point (2 nights)

Lunenburg Arms
Lunenburg Arms

Lunenburg (1 night)

Digby Pines
Digby Pines

Digby (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-3

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Nova Scotia

More On This Trip

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Casual Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

White Point Beach Resort

White Point Beach Resort

White Point (2 nights)

A private fishing lodge in 1928, this restored property is situated against a white-sand beach. (pool, spa)

Lunenburg Arms

Lunenburg Arms

Lunenburg (1 night)

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

Digby Pines

Digby Pines

Digby (2 nights)

Near Nova Scotia's southwestern tip, this welcoming hotel offers sweeping views of the Bay of Fundy. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 7* 200 17 600 30 1000
2 Walking/Hiking 3* 200 6 200
Kids Surfing (2 Hours)
3 Biking 14* 400 21 700
Other Lunenburg Guided Walking Tour
4 Biking 8* 300
Biking 13 500
Kayaking 3 Hours
5 Walking/Hiking 3 300
Other Whale Watching (3 Hours)
6 Walking/Hiking 2 200
Kids Scavenger Hunt (1 Hour)
 

Note: The terrain on this trip features long moderate climbs with occasional steep hills. The roads are generally rough and gravelly with narrow shoulders, and there is one short section on hard-packed dirt. Windy conditions along some of our routes can also be a challenge. Kids' options are designed to avoid the busiest routes.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Meals

All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners

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 your available bike options for this trip or view our full bike fleet in further detail.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

For trips departing before 4/15/18, please see available bike options here.

Custom Kids Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. They say good things come in small packages; when it comes to bikes for kids of all ages, Backroads is the expert.

Custom Kids Bikes

Custom Kids Bikes (Included)

Burley Kazoo trailer bike (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who may be comfortable pedaling around the neighborhood but aren't yet ready for bike touring.

Burley Kazoo trailer bike

Burley Cub trailer (Included)

Also Included

  • 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

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

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 family activities in the region.

Why Travel with Backroads in Nova Scotia

The Best Leaders in Nova Scotia

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Nova Scotia, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Nova Scotia with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

Like You, We're Family Experts

At Backroads we've honed our expertise in active family travel over many years and a lot of trips. We host at least 20 times more family guests than any other active company, so we're constantly gaining new insights that make our trips even better. Detailed planning, behind-the scenes logistics, unrivaled support from three Trip Leaders—all backed by a team that proudly creates the kind of experiences we'd want to share with our own families.

Time Together, Time Apart

Backroads is the leader in designing trips that ensure everyone, young and young-at-heart alike, has an amazing time. Your Backroads Family Adventure balances family activities with diversions designed exclusively for the kids—giving the adults a welcome break from making decisions, other than choosing whether to explore a few more miles or just enjoy each other's company. A family vacation where everyone gets to relax, recharge and have fun – what a concept!

We Know Our Neighbours Well

Backroads first headed up to Canada in 1980, when an older Trudeau was prime minister, and we've been exploring its spectacular landscapes ever since. Our leaders are Canadian and many are proud to make their homes in Nova Scotia—where we offer more trips than any other active travel company and have spent many more years finding the best ones.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multi-adventure trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

Tweens, Teens and the Rest

The activities on Backroads Family Adventures are designed with all of you in mind. We've got easier routes designed for younger kids' abilities – and attention spans—and great longer options scaled to fit the tastes and energy levels of tweens, teens and adults. To narrow down the best choices for your family, take a look at our age guidelines.

Leaders Focused on Families

When everyone's together, there's lots going on; and when kids' and adults' priorities diverge, it can seem like two different trips. That's why our Family Adventures in Nova Scotia have three Trip Leaders—including a dedicated Kids Activity Expert who regularly takes younger travelers off to do their own thing. Other companies try to get by with two leaders; we step up and do it right. For more on our family focus, check this out.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

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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 family activities in the region.
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