Day by Day Itinerary

Nova Scotia: Bike The Cabot Trail

Countries   Canada
Tour Length   6 days
Dates Of Tour   Sunday, May 25, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
(Self-Guided: You choose your dates. Best months are June, July, August, September and October.)
Type of Tour Road (Guided, Self-Guided)
Price $1,875 (Self-Guided - US $1595; Self-Supported - US $1065)
Family Friendly
Age of Participants Mixed
Gender Basis Mixed
# of Participants (max) 12
Language English
Sleeping Accommodations   
Luggage Support
Sag Wagon Along the Way
Meals Provided Full board
Total Trip Mileage    202 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    40 Miles Per Day
Longest Single Day 53 Miles
Overall Difficulty Rating   Intermediate, Advanced
Cost of Trip without Airfare per person  $1,875
Single Supplement $455
  • 6 days
  • 5 nights
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • snacks
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park entrance fee
  • luggage handling
  • van and guide support
  • maps and route notes
  • Keep your own pace
  • The Margaree Valley
  • Big Interval
  • Acadian culture
  • Cape Breton National Park
  • 3 most excellent climbs followed by the decents
  • body surfing at Black Brook
  • waterfalls
  • the northern tip of Nova Scotia.

This is one of the world’s greatest rides; one that all touring cyclists should have on their “must-ride” list! The beautiful coast – the most dramatic in Nova Scotia - meets the breathtaking highlands in ways that make you appreciate both to the fullest, and the scenic magnificence of the paved trail can be really savoured and fully appreciated at the speed of your bicycle. The landscape and the people may demonstrate to you why Nova Scotia’s name means New Scotland. You will be able to explore the valley of the Margaree River, rich with salmon and its pursuit, to play golf on the famous Highland Links, and on some days to expand your rides onto beautiful wooded trails, all while staying at inns famous for their individuality and charm.

Many find the highlight a ride through beech woods to salmon pools, where salmon sometimes leap on their way upstream, and you can swim in deep pools below clear waterfalls. The cycling, although manageable by most cyclists (and van-supported for the rest!) includes some challenging sections. We recommend, and can provide, bikes with triple chainrings and good brakes. Combining such awe-inspiring scenery, out-of–the-way charm, unusual inns, and exceptional cuisine makes this loop ride an exquisite experience you simply must have!

Day 1   Meet in Baddeck at 17:00.
Day 2   30 miles/48 km, plus afternoon options.
Day 3   35 miles/57 km, plus afternoon options.
Day 4   53 miles/85 km.
Day 5   35 miles/57 km plus an optional extra 30 miles/48 km to the northern tip of Nova Scotia at Meat Cove
Day 6   32-50 miles/51-80 km.
Countries Visited  
  • Canada
    • Nova Scotia
Cities Visited   Baddeck, Margaree, Cheticamp, Dingwall, Ingonish Beach.
Returning Guest and Referral Discount

If you have been on tour with us in the last 3 years, you will receive a 5% discount as a returning guest. In addition, if you have referred new customers to us since your last Freewheeling Adventure, you are entitled to a reduced cost. Each new guest who mentioned you as a referrer will save you $125 off your next trip.


• Cost: US $1595 (per person, includes 6 days, 5 nights, 5 breakfasts, luggage handling, maps & route notes). Single occupancy: Call.
• You choose your dates. Best months are June (spring flowers, extra quiet roads), July (warm weather, cool swimming), August (warm weather and swimming), September (cooler; quieter roads), and October (fall colours, extra quiet roads, Celtic Colours Music Festival).


Hybrid: $145; Racing: $195

Company Name Freewheeling Adventures
Country     Canada
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