Day by Day Itinerary

Newfoundland: The Viking Trail


Countries   Canada
Tour Length   7 days
Dates Of Tour   Sunday, June 15, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014
(Self guided departures can be requested anytime. Best months are June, July, August, September.)
Type of Tour Road (Guided, Self-Guided)
Price $2,725 (Self-Guided - US $2625)
 
 
GROUP MAKE-UP
Family Friendly
Age of Participants Mixed
Gender Basis Mixed
# of Participants (max) 12
Language English
 
SUPPORT LEVEL
Sleeping Accommodations   
Luggage Support
Sag Wagon Along the Way
 
TRIP DIFFICULTY
Total Trip Mileage    396 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    91 Miles Per Day
Longest Single Day 180 Miles
Overall Difficulty Rating   Intermediate, Advanced
 
 
COSTS
Cost of Trip without Airfare per person  $2,725
Single Supplement $745
 
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 7 full days
  • 6 nights
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • snacks
  • one fjord boat trip
  • one whale-watch/iceberg boat trip
  • entrance fees to Gros Morne National Park and L’Anse aux Medows National Historic Site van and guide support
  • luggage handling
  • maps and route notes
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS/POINTS OF INTERESTS
  • The breathtaking descent to Bonne Bay on day one
  • Spontaneous moose encounters by the roadside
  • West coast sunsets over dinner
  • Live singing, dinner theatre, and entertainment with Newfie bands at L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Caribou, seafood, berries and jams
  • Purity Kisses
 
TRIP DESCRIPTION

This is a fabulous trip, well suited to intrepid explorers with lots of energy for the hills, distances, and sheer joy of traveling through such an undeveloped, exciting landscape. Riding with the prevailing wind, through picturesque fishing villages, you will encounter people whose unabashed friendliness is truly extraordinary. You will ride and hike in Gros Morne National Park, where the incomparable landscape and unique natural history have earned it a place on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.

You will hike to the top of Gros Morne Mountain and take a boat into a fjord akin to those of Norway. You can visit a 4000 year old burial ground of the now extinct Maritime Archaic Indians at Port au Choix, and see evidence of the also extinct Dorset Eskimos, and you'll see where the Vikings landed and settled, long before Columbus, at L'Anse aux Meadows (another UNESCO World Heritage Site, & Canadian National Historic Site) 1000 years ago. While you enjoy the landscape, the wildlife, the people, and the history, your comfortable support van will always be nearby. This is one of our top favourite trips; we hope you can come to see why.

 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1   72km/45 miles (subtract 31km/19mi. with optional transfer to Wiltondale).
Day 2   40 or 104km/25 or 65 miles, plus hiking and boat trip.
Day 3   8-hour hike.
Day 4   88km/55 miles plus boat trip.
Day 5   Up to 263km/163 miles (for most participants, this ride is vehicle assisted).
Day 6   87km/54miles.
Day 7   Farewells
 
OPTIONS
Additional Activities During Trip
 
Hiking
Countries Visited  
  • Canada
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
Cities Visited   Woody Point, Rocky Harbour, portland Creek, l'anse aux Meadows, Deer Lake.
 
 
SPECIAL OFFERS
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.


 
 
SELF-GUIDED TRIPS

• Cost: US $2625 C$2795 (per person, includes 7 nights, 7 breakfasts, luggage transfers, pick up on the long day, and 350 km transfer on the final day, maps & route notes). Labrador extension not available self-guided.
• Self guided departures can be requested anytime. Best months are June (spring flowers, icebergs abundant), July (warm weather, icebergs, maybe whales), August (warm weather, whales, and maybe icebergs), September (cooler; quiet).

 
BIKE RENTAL

Hybrid: $145; Racing: $195.

 
ROUTE NOTES

There are some big hills, long rides, and challenging hikes, which include steep ascents and descents. Relaxed riders may choose shorter options, but will require some van support. Advanced cyclists will enjoy the challenge. One day is over 100 miles, but is helped with wide, not so hilly roads, and usually a tailwind.

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Freewheeling Adventures
Country     Canada
 
 
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