Ocean breezes, seaside towns, sandy shores, and fishing villages- You are in Nova Scotia, the hidden gem of Canada. Savor a selection of the best seafood on the gorgeous Atlantic Coast, and witness some of the world’s highest tides of Bay of Fundy and the innovative dykelands that contain them. Cycle through the stunning countryside, past the sapphire blues of the Atlantic Ocean, and along sleepy fishing villages of Mahone Bay and LaHave Island on this Nova Scotia bicycle tour.
Recreational, Road bike
351 km / 218 mi
World’s highest tides of the Bay of Fundy
Historic town of Wolfville
Picture-postcard coastal town of Lunenberg
Stunning countryside, sapphire blues of the Atlantic Ocean.
Deposit for this tour $ 500.- pp.
Recreational, Road bike
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition Challenging = experienced, well trained
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
0-20 km / 0-12 mi
351 km / 218 mi
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Deluxe, full board
Daily luggage transfers
17 Jul 2023 - 22 Jul 2023 24 Jul 2023 - 29 Jul 2023 14 Aug 2023 - 19 Aug 2023 21 Aug 2023 - 26 Aug 2023
Airport at start
Airport at finish
Prices *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*
Price per person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
Included / Not Included – lodging
Welcome to your Nova Scotia cycling trip! Meet your guides in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, before making your way to the historic town of Annapolis Royal, a National Historic Site of Canada. After a brief bike fitting, set out on an introductory warm-up ride to explore sites and scenes in a town that happens to be steeped in history. Tonight, gather with your group for a welcome reception and dinner.
7 miles, Meals: D
Ride past the Annapolis Royal Generating Station, the only tidal generating station in North America. Make your way to the Port-Royal National Historic Site, home to the historic Habitation at Port-Royal. This museum showcases early Acadian life, allowing visitors to step back into the earliest days of French exploration. Ride to Parker’s Cove to witness the tides of the Bay of Fundy, and enjoy a ride along the coastal route to Victoria Beach.
32, 42 miles, Meals: B, D
Today marks the biggest riding day of the tour, as we travel through backcountry farmlands, small towns and villages, farmer’s stands, and iconic Nova Scotian rolled haystacks. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Dempsey Corner Orchard, also known as “The Heart of the Annapolis Valley,” before riding to the town of Wolfville, located on the shores of the stunning Minas Basin. Wolfville is known for its agricultural dykes, which were built by Acadian settlers in the 17th century. Dinner tonight is at the beautiful Tattingstone Inn.
30, 49, 74miles, Meals: B, L, D
After breakfast, cycle past stunning views of the Minas Basin coast and pastoral farmland, passing through berry and apple orchards along the way. Today, we witness the famed dykelands of the Minas Basin. The earthen dyke walls were built in order to prevent sea water from flowing onto the salt marshes, in turn transforming the marshes into fertile farmland. Witness the dramatic changes between low and high tide caused by the dykes from the high cliffs of Blomidon Provincial Park. Blomidon is renowned for its breathtaking views, abundant wildlife, including deer, snowshoe hares, and porcupines, and striking natural features. After a short shuttle to Mahone Bay on the Atlantic coast, enjoy lunch before pedaling into the vibrant town of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
8, 36 miles, Meals: B, L
Travel past weathered coves, across scenic causeways, and over rustic bridges to the LaHave Islands. Journey through the sleepy seaside villages found here and watch lobster boats bring in their daily hauls. A late afternoon stop for tea and scones at Lahave Bakery is a treat, as this year-round bakery and cafe is considered a 20th-century riverside chandlery landmark. Tonight, join your fellow travelers and toast to your Nova Scotian adventure with a farewell dinner.
23, 40, 46 miles , meals; B, D
This morning we rise early to ride to the lovely fishing village of Blue Rocks, then retrace to Lunenburg for a quick shower and brunch before heading back to Halifax for the end of the tour.
13 miles, Meals; B, L
* This is a general itinerary. Tour itineraries are subject to change based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances such as the weather, local conditions, government intervention, that may affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.
Support of experienced tour leaders from start to finish
Full van support for a variety of route options
Custom jersey and water bottles – both yours to keep
5 nights at distinctive and luxurious Nova Scotia inns
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Baggage transfers and porterage
All breakfasts, three lunches, and four dinners
Daily route directions, maps, and a downloadable GPS
Flights to and from the tour
Night before and after the tour
Tandem Custom Built Cannondales or Co-Motions options at an added cost of $300
E-bikes also available for an extra fee
Queen Anne Inn
This 1865 Heritage property is beautifully set among stately Elm and Maple trees and is one of the finest properties in the Maritimes. (2 nights)
This historic inn offers a casual, elegant setting and is known for its delicious breakfasts, which are created with fresh, local ingredient and made to order. (1 night)
Mariner King Inn
The Mariner King Inn, built in 1830, majestically stands in the heart of Old Town Lunenburg. This hotel is acclaimed for its mariner theme, coupled with its striking Victorian architecture. (2 nights)
A significant amount of health safety measures and trip modifications are currently in place and will continue into 2022. Out of an abundance of caution, we are requiring a proof of vaccination from our fully vaccinated guests and requiring non-vaccinated guests to get tested before traveling with us on any trip regardless of regional entry requirements within 48 hours prior to travel.
Map & Routes
Tandem Custom Built Cannondales or Co-Motions options at an added cost of $300.-
also available for an extra fee.
Our bikes are issued with flat pedals. If you ride with clip-less pedals (SPD or similar), we suggest that you remove your pedals from your bike and bring them with you. Your tour leaders will install your pedals on your bike for use during your bike trip.
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