Bicycle Tours Canada

Nova Scotia

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When it comes to cycling, Nova Scotia has it all—towering forests, pastoral farmland, dramatic seascapes, and inviting villages. You’ll feel the salt spray on a spin along the Bay of Fundy, whose coastline is sculpted by the world’s highest tides. Heading inland through the Annapolis Valley, the verdant orchard and farm country might remind you of Vermont—without the hills! In historic Lunenburg, we’ll spend two days pedaling past scenic coves and beaches along the Lighthouse Route. A schooner cruise in Lunenburg Bay tops off our week in seafaring style.
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  • Pedal the best of Nova Scotia’s north and south shores: the Evangeline Trail, the Annapolis Valley, and the Lighthouse Route
  • Seafood specialties and Victorian-era inns
  • Acadian history at Fort Anne, L’Habitation, and Grand Pré
  • Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal
  • Lamplight tour of Garrison Graveyard
  • Victorian architecture and Maritime history in Lunenburg
  • Schooner cruise in Lunenburg Bay

Day 1: Early afternoon transfer from Halifax Airport to Digby, where the four-star Pines Resort overlooks the Bay of Fundy. Take in the views and enjoy a dip in the pool before our welcome dinner.

Day 2: Follow the Evangeline Trail to an intriguing artists’ community and crafts gallery in Bear River, and on to our Victorian-era inn in Annapolis Royal for a two-night stay. The long ride option loops to a hidden lakeside wilderness refuge. At historic Fort Anne, a poignant exhibit recounts the conflict of the French and British empires that led to the Acadian expulsion in 1755. Don’t miss a sunset stroll through the Historic Gardens! (29 or 42 mi.)

Day 3: Our loop visits the Fundy shoreline, where low tide reveals tidal pools with resident periwinkles and sea anemones. Stops at Port Royal, where actors at L’Habitation portray early 17th-century life in Canada’s first French settlement, and the picturesque harbors of Parker’s Cove and Hampton. Orchards and farmland line our return ride along the Annapolis River. As evening falls, historian Alan Melanson will relate “grave” tales on a lamplight tour of Garrison Cemetery. (23, 38, or 49 mi.)

Day 4: Bike through the heart of the Annapolis Valley on our dairy country route, braking at our favorite farm stand for ice cream freshly made with the berries of the season. Overnight at Victoria’s Historic Inn in Wolfville, the first five-star inn in Nova Scotia. (31, 55, or 72 mi.)

Day 5: Visit the Acadian memorial and Evangeline’s statue at Grand Pré National Historic Site before our transfer to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage City of Victorian neighborhoods and maritime history. After lunch, set sail aboard a classic wooden schooner for a cruise of Lunenburg Bay! An optional late-afternoon spin follows the coast to the artist’s motif of Blue Rocks. Two-night stay with harbor views at the stylish Lunenburg Arms Hotel. (0 or 13 mi.)

Day 6: Our cycling loop follows the Lighthouse Route, with options to explore the South Shore’s sandy beaches and the tiny LaHave Islands before returning to town along the LaHave River. Take in Lunenburg’s Victorian architecture or visit the Maritime Museum before our farewell dinner celebration. (20, 36, 41, or 54 mi.)

Day 7: Mid-morning transfer to Halifax Airport.

“Nova Scotia was heaven on wheels—great cycling, food, and camaraderie.”
– J.C., Arizona

“Nova Scotia was a bit of paradise—an exquisite blend of English charm with rich French heritage. Truly an outstanding tour!”
– J.M., Colorado

“Easy Rider’s attention to detail was truly inspiring. Who would have thought a bike trip would take us sailing in the Atlantic?”
– J.W., Washington, DC

“The food, accommodations, and the people were really outstanding. A great value in a lovely part of the world.”
– C.W., Massachusetts

“A terrific way to spend a honeymoon!”
– J.W. & V.B., Colorado

  • 6 nights accommodations in country inns and seaside hotels (double occupancy, private bath)
  • 5 dinners, 2 picnic lunches, and all breakfasts
  • Use of a top-quality 27-speed Trek hybrid or road bicycle
  • Detailed maps, written directions, and background information
  • Daily choice of mileage options; total mileage of 103 to 230 miles
  • Two experienced guides
  • Support van to carry luggage, provide snacks, and offer assistance and lifts
  • Admission to the Historic Gardens, L’Habitation, and Grand Pré
  • Lamplight tour of Garrison Graveyard
  • Schooner cruise in Lunenburg Bay
  • Transfers to and from Halifax Airport at specified times
  • Gratuities for all accommodations and group meals
  • Comprehensive tour preparation information and training tips
  • Easy Rider cycling jersey and water bottle
  • Airfare is not included.

Price: US$2850 for
7 day/6 night guided bike tour.
Single supplement: $600.

2015 Dates
Available as a custom tour for groups of 8+ only. Contact us a minimum of 90 days in advance.

Arrive/Depart
Halifax Airport

Activity Level: 2, 3. Moderate terrain, with a few climbs. Wide range of mileage options.

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