|Dates & Prices|
|Aug 22, 2021 - Aug 27, 2021||
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 the 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.
Our Nova Scotia cycling trip begins in Annapolis Royal, the former capital of Nova Scotia. We pedal to the historic town of Wolfville and end our journey in the picture-postcard coastal town of Lunenburg- immaculate with its preserved British colonial vibes, colorful homes, historic buildings, and a stunning harbor. During your stay, enjoy some of the quaint and historic inns of Nova Scotia, soak in the maritime weather, and warm up to the outstanding hospitality of this coastal community.
Welcome to your Nova Scotia cycling trip! Meet your Sojourn leaders in Halifax 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.
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. Ride to Parker’s Cove to witness the tides of the Bay of Fundy, and enjoy a guided ride along the coastal route to Victoria Beach.
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, known for its agricultural dykes. Dinner tonight is at the beautiful Tattingstone Inn.
Today, we witness the famed dykelands of the Minas Basin. Cycle and witness the dramatic changes between low and high tide caused by the dykes from the high cliffs of Blomidon Provincial Park. 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.
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.
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.
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)Lodging Website
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)Lodging Website
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)Lodging Website
Reserve one of our regularly scheduled trip dates for your private group and qualify for reduced pricing. The larger your group, the lower the per person price. Gather your friends and we’ll do the rest to provide your group with a truly personalized and memorable vacation. Smaller groups can join published trips and receive reduced pricing on trips that aren’t reserved as private trip dates.
For groups of 16-18 people traveling together on a published tour date, a 10% discount on the double occupancy trip price will apply.
For groups of 12-15 people traveling together on a published tour date, a discount of 8% on the double occupancy trip price will apply.
For groups of 8-11 people traveling together on a published date, a discount of 6% on the double occupancy trip price will apply.
Group discounts may not be combined with other offers.