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Nova Scotia Bike Tour
Nova Scotia Bike Tour

Set your wheels in motion along the beautiful Bay of Fundy. Turn and look out at the crashing North Atlantic. Pedal past historic towns and colorful fishing boats bobbing in cozy harbors. Savor fresh Nova Scotian lobster, scallops and salmon. Give in to the calm pace of village life and the warm hospitality of the Maritimers, and realize why this province is home to more centenarians than anywhere else in North America. You’re in Nova Scotia - enjoy every minute of it.

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.

Day 1 The cheery waterfront of colonial Lunenburg, a World Heritage site Pedal the Lighthouse Route from the town of Gold River to postcard-perfect Mahone Bay and the fishing community of Blue Rocks.

Day 2 Beautiful rides on country and coastal lanes, past dense woodland, weathered lighthouses and colorful fishing villages  Explore the rich and colorful history of Lunenburg on a guided walking tour  Bike by picturesque old sea captains' homes and along rugged headlands alive with water-loving wildlife.

Days 3-4 Savor world-class seafood  Bike rolling hills from Kejimkujik National Park to Annapolis Royal, the birthplace of Canada Step back in time at Port Royal, a National Historic site showing French colonial life A loop through Bear Valley leads to the charming artisan town of Bear River, an important shipbuilding location in the 1800s Several shops and art galleries vie for your attention as you consider a browse before our picnic at picturesque Bear River Vineyards.

Days 5-6 The Bay of Fundy, home of the world's highest tides and expansive flats of red clay  Evangeline Trail's pastoral roads dazzle with sweeping views of the bay Experience some of the prettiest coastal riding in Nova Scotia before heading into verdant Annapolis Valley, known for bountiful farms and apple orchards Taste unique varietals at the award-winning Domaine de Grand Pré winery Up for more miles? Ride to Grand Pré National Historic Site.

Trip Highlights
  • Beautiful bike rides on country and coastal lanes, past weathered lighthouses, colorful fishing villages and fertile farmland
  • The cheery waterfront of Lunenburg
  • Sink your teeth into Digby scallops and other world-class seafood
  • The Bay of Fundy, home of the world's highest tides 
  • Explore Annapolis Royal, the birthplace of Canada
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Casual Inns

Lunenburg Arms (2 nights): This graciously appointed inn is situated in Old Town Lunenburg, overlooking the harbor. (spa)

Hillsdale House Inn (2 nights): This Italianate-style inn has welcomed King George V, Prince George of Wales and other heads of state since its opening in 1859.

Victoria's Historic Inn & Carriage House (1 night): A Victorian antique-adorned bed-and-breakfast built for an apple baron in 1893.

Routes For All Abilities

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
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 22 400 37* 700
28 500
2 20 600 34* 1200 56 2100
Lunenburg Guided Walking Tour (1 Hour)
3 14 400 28* 800 47* 1300
4 19* 1100 31* 1500 42 2000
5 29* 200 31* 1600 55* 2400 83 2800
6 18 600

* Includes a shuttle

2015 Dates & Pricing*

  • 6/28-7/3 Price: $2798 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 7/12-17 Price: $2898 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 7/19-24 Price: $2798 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 7/26-31 Price: $2798 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 8/2-7 Price: $2898 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 8/9-14 Price: $2798 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 8/16-21 Price: $2898 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 8/23-28 Price: $2698 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 8/30-9/4 Price: $2898 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 9/6-11 Price: $2698 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 9/13-18 Price: $2898 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)
  • 9/20-25 Price: $2698 pp dbl. occ., (+ $650 for sgl. occ.)

*Prices may change. Once you book your trip, your price is guaranteed.

Private Trips Options & Pricing

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 a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability.

If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

Pricing for Private Trips (prices may vary based on departure date)


2 - 3 guests from $5,098 pp dbl. occ. 8 - 9 guests from $3,498 pp dbl. occ.
4 - 5 guests from $4,298 pp dbl. occ. 10 - 11 guests from $2,898 pp dbl. occ.
6 - 7 guests from $3,798 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $2,598 pp dbl. occ.

All Private Singles-Solos trips require a minimum of 16 guests.

Guest Trip Reviews

Whoever designed the trip (inns, stops, entertainment, meals) did a fantastic job! It was lovely. The food was OUTSTANDING. The stops at places like the Dempsey Corner Orchards, Precision Scale Golf, Power Generation Station, the Ferry, the LaHave Bakery, really added to the experience and feel for Nova Scotia. It is beautiful, full of nice people and historic.
David Zanca- Memphis, TN

Every time I think a bicycle trip could not be more fun, you prove me wrong! Thank you again for a challenging, adventuresome and memorable trip!
Jeffrey Price- Richland, MI

I really liked this trip. There was a good mixture of biking, sight-seeing and historical information. The days and activities were well thought out and a perfect balance for me.
Janet Stafford- Mercer Island, WA