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Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Bike tour



Nova Scotia Bike Tour offers up yet another bike-it list destination to Nova Scotia, one of Canada’s three Maritime provinces. The Nova Scotia bike tour offers one of the top cycling destinations in North America with majestic ocean views and seafood to enjoy throughout the tour. We have incorporated healthy mileage, all the sights and several days along the majestic Cabot Trail into our Nova Scotia bike tour. It should be noted that Nova Scotians are exceptionally friendly to cyclists and most of the time give us the entire lane when passing from behind.

Recreational, Road bike
7 days
644 km / 400 mi
$ 3,095.-
  • The Nova Scotia bike tour offers one of the top cycling destinations in North America with majestic ocean views.
  • The majestic Cabot Trail
  • Seafood to enjoy throughout the tour
  • The deposit for this tour is $950 per person.



Recreational, Road bike
7 days
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
Daily distance
100-120 km / 62-75 mi
Total distance
644 km / 400 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
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
14 Aug 2022 - 20 Aug 2022
28 Aug 2022 - 03 Sep 2022
Airport at start
Halifax Stanfield airport YHZ
Airport at finish
Halifax Stanfield airport YHZ

Prices *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*

Price per person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
The tour price per person
$ 3,095.-
bike rental
The Scott Addict 10 Disc was designed from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, the Addict 10 will be your go to when you’re looking to put the miles in.
$ 250.-
Road E-Bike
The Scott SUB Tour eRIDE makes getting around easier. ePowered by Bosch with a 500Wh battery, the SUB Tour eRIDE can go the distance. Equipped with lights and a rack, it’s ready to provide many miles of worry-free reliability.
$ 375.-
Single supplement
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.
$ 550.-


Included / Not Included – lodging

Day 1 Marble Mountain to Glenora Distillery

48 mi./77km, 1,905 feet/581 meters of climbing.
After the morning meet and greet, we load up in the support vehicle for a short transfer from Halifax to the small village of Marble Mountain, Nova Scotia to start this remarkable week-long cycling tour. Day 1’s route is  a gentle warm-up for the upcoming week, so the climbing will be minimal as we ride across the width of Cape Breton island to our destination of Glenora Inn & Distillery.

Day 2 Glenora Distillery to Chéticamp

68 mi/109 km, 2,610 feet/795 meters of climbing
Today is a longer day, so we will depart early from the Glenora Inn & Distillery making our way southeast around inland Lake Ainslie and then turn north towards the Gulf of St. Lawrence. We then follow the rugged coastline all the way to our destination of Chéticamp, Nova Scotia, our home for this evening.

Day 3 Chéticamp to Ingonish

standaard: 67 mi/107km 6,010 feet/ 1,832 meters of climbing
102 mi/164km, 8,730 feet/2660 meters of climbing
Today offers perhaps the most magnificent route for the entire week! We depart from Chéticamp and soon find ourselves within Cape Breton Highlands National Park and along a spectacular stretch of road known as the Cabot Trail. The Cabot Trail offers the most climbing of the tour along with possibly the best views and brightest fall colors. At the 12 mile point in the route there is an option to hike Skyline Trail offering perhaps the most iconic views in all of Cape Breton.
Those looking for a longer riding day can take a side trip up to Meat Cove, the most northerly community in Cape Breton and which is literally perched on the edge of a cliff. This is a challenging side trip where the climbs in the last part leading up to Meat Cove are steep and the last few miles are on a rough dirt road. However, your efforts will be rewarded with spectacular views and you can treat yourself to a bowl of chowder and a cold beer at the campground restaurant.
The Cabot Trail ride ends in Ingonish where we check into our accommodations.

Day 4 Ingonish to Baddeck

54 mi/87 km, 2,830 Feet/863 meters of climbing
Today we leave Ingonish and soon find ourselves tackling a 7-kilometer long category 3 climb which rewards at the summit with views of Cabot Strait. From the summit a screaming descent is enjoyed down to Cabot Strait and St. Anns Bay. Upon reaching Jersey Cove a short ride on the Englishtown Ferry is taken. From here we make our way to Baddeck, Nova Scotia where we finish our ride and check into this evening’s accommodations.

Day 5 Layoverday with optional activities

With a layover day in Baddeck, guests will have the opportunity to relax, sightsee the town, visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, or tackle on-your-own adventures including kayak tours, sailing tours and other activities. For a relaxing day, guests may also want to book some time at the spa located on-site at the resort. NOTE:  A loop ride of 20 to 80-miles exists on this day. Details to be posted soon.

Day 6 Baddeck to Normaway Inn

27 mi/44 km, 1,380 feet/421 meters of climbing
With a shorter ride on the agenda for today, guests can enjoy a relaxing morning at the resort before we depart late morning to embark on our ride. Our ride continues along the Cabot Trail, but instead of water views, we turn inland towards the center of Cape Breton island until we reach our destination at the Normaway Inn.

Day 7 Normaway Inn to Inverness

26 mi/42 km, 1,200 feet/366 meters of climbing
The last day of our Nova Scotia tour has arrived with another short ride on the schedule. From the Normaway Inn, we will pedal west roughly following the Margaree River through the Margaree Valley. Then the route turns southwest to end in the beautiful coastal town of Inverness. Here we will enjoy lunch and browse the local shops. Afterwards, we load the support vehicle and transfer back to Halifax to end our tour.

For elevation profile see PDF file below.

*Tour itineraries are subject to change and modification based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, landslides and/or other acts of nature. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.


Six nights lodging.
All meals, energy food, liquid refreshments
Entrance fees.
Guide service and mechanical support
Luggage transport

Not included:

Night before and after the tour not included.
Bike rental. Be sure to bring your own helmet. We have a very limited supply and will only pack them if special arrangements are made ahead of time.
Flights to and from the trip.
Gratuity guides.
Alcoholic beverages


Glenora Inn & Distillery
Pilot Whale Chalets
Ingonish Chalets
Inverary Resort
The Normaway Inn ​

Map & Routes



Scott Addict 10 Disc road bike for only $250/week
Carbon Frame and Fork, Shimano Ultegra 2×11 Drivetrain, 34×32 Compact Gearing, 30mm Tires, and Hydraulic Disc Brakes. Approx. Weight: 16.89 lbs / 7.66 kg (without pedals)
Customize Your Ride: Bring your own Pedals (recommended) and Saddle (optional). Our guides will help you install them.
Cyclo Computers are not included, but you can bring your own if you would like.
In addition we also have
available for rental at $375/week.
And finally we have a selection of straight bar road bikes in our rental fleet.
Be sure to bring your own helmet. We have a very limited supply and will only pack them if special arrangements are made ahead of time.


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Nova Scotia elevation profile
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