Newfoundland Walking & Hiking Tour
Newfoundland Walking & Hiking Tour
Newfoundland Walking & Hiking Tour
Newfoundland Walking & Hiking Tour - Hiker above town
Newfoundland Walking & Hiking Tour
Newfoundland Walking & Hiking Tour
Newfoundland Walking & Hiking Tour
Newfoundland Walking & Hiking Tour
Newfoundland Walking & Hiking Tour
Newfoundland Walking & Hiking Tour

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Newfoundland Walking & Hiking Tour

Trinity Bay to Fogo Island: Atlantic Charm & Undiscovered Wilds

Embark on a one-of-a-kind island journey off Canada’s far-flung North Atlantic coastline. A place where weather-worn landscapes illustrate the awesome power of the elements. Glistening icebergs might float by as you hike amid wildflowers and wildlife or sit seaside, drink in hand. Traditional fishing communities and jaw-dropping coastal scenery sweep you off your feet. On this remote stretch of wild earth, friendly locals will instantly make you feel at home. Join us in Newfoundland. You already don’t want to leave.  

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere & Casual Plus Hotels*

FROM: $6,999 - $7,349 pp dbl occ
($3,800 for sgl occ)

Newfoundland Walking and Hiking
Newfoundland Walking and Hiking

Newfoundland

Start/End St. John's

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

Highlights
  • Escape to the easternmost edge of North America and hike off-the-beaten-path trails through pristine island landscapes
  • Behold the drama of breaching whales and a powerful expanse of Atlantic blues on the horizon at every turn
  • Retreat to one of the planet’s most extraordinary hotels, where a philosophy of sustainability is as impressive as the views
  • Walk through enchanting fishing villages and past rugged cliffs and sea stacks and fall in love with Newfoundland’s welcoming culture
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Itinerary
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere & Casual Plus Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Admire a kaleidoscope of colors as you walk past brightly painted houses in vibrant centuries-old St. John’s | Take in 360-degree views of the wild North Atlantic from the top of Signal Hill and learn about its fascinating history | Taste fresh-caught fare in a tiny fishing village | Fans of the hit musical Come from Away will experience the local warmth of character in real life | Hike through a rugged seascape where whales and wildflowers flourish | Be spellbound by Trinity, one of the prettiest towns in the province | Access some of Canada’s best hiking trails from the doorstep of our rustic harbor-side hideaway.

Fisher's Loft Inn
Fishers' Loft Inn
Port Rexton
| *Casual Plus Hotel

Nestled on a forested hillside by Trinity Bay, this captivating retreat—made up of a collection of traditionally inspired salt-box “houses” designed and furnished by local craftsmen—is celebrated across the province.

Days 3-6

Spot ospreys, bald eagles and wild berries on a gradual morning climb up Gun Hill | Gaze out at beautiful Trinity Bay and the sleepy harbor communities that surround it | Ferry from Farewell Harbour to unforgettable Fogo Island | Immerse yourself in the marvels of an untouched subarctic wilderness | Caribou, puffins, razorbills and beavers are just a few of the creatures that call this paradise home | Share a cup of tea and a traditional Newfoundland lunch cooked over an open fire | Venture out for a guided dark sky adventure—you’ve never seen stars like this! | Experience the North Atlantic like few ever have at our incomparable island retreat | Celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime trip with an intimate farm-to-fork dinner by the sea.

Fogo Island Inn
Fogo Island Inn
Fogo Island
| Premiere Hotel

Stunning views of the North Atlantic and a rugged wilderness are met here with award-winning world-class architecture, warm hospitality and an earnest commitment to sustainability and community investment.

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

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Activity Level: 1-3

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

The terrain on this trip ranges from level to rolling on well-worn footpaths with occasional steep but short hills. Some sections of trails can be muddy, rocky or rooty. At times we walk on wooden stairs and boardwalks. This terrain varies depending on tides and storm surges. If you think you'll need extra support on this type of terrain, we recommend a sturdier hiking boot with ankle support. Windy and foggy conditions along some of our routes can also make walking more challenging.​

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 700 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles | 400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 9 miles | 900 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 500 ft. gain
Other
Ferry to Fogo Island (1.5 hours)
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles | 800 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles | 300 ft. gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 200 ft. gain
Other
Ferry to Farewell (1.5 hours)

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 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.

Climate & Itinerary Changes

The combination of Newfoundland and Fogo Island's northern location, rugged coastal landscapes, surreal seascapes and the Atlantic Ocean makes these island like no other places on earth. The islands' climate can be as prolific as their terrain, with weather patterns and microclimates that can bring sun, wind, fog, sleet and rain all in the same day (or hour!). Please be sure to bring warm layers and waterproof gear for every day of the trip. In addition, the forces of nature might result in mid-trip itinerary changes, but rest assured your Backroads Trip Leaders are always prepared to make necessary adjustments to ensure a great trip while keeping safety the top priority.

Ferry Crossing

We travel 1½ hours on the Atlantic Ocean by public ferry to access the wonders of Fogo Island. Be prepared for the possibility of wet foggy conditions and bring seasickness medication if you think you'll need it.

Accommodations

This trip stays two nights at the traditional Fishers' Loft Inn. We chose this property for its proximity to our favorite hiking routes and for its fantastic views, though it offers a simpler stay and more casual services than typical Backroads accommodations. The inn's buildings and interiors reflect the tangible and aesthetic heritage of Newfoundland, particularly the local architecture and artisans.

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