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Nova Scotia Biking: Lighthouse Route & the Bay of Fundy

Canada

from $2,698* per person 6 Days July-September
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Backroads 26 people max
  • Halifax, nova scotia
  • Active & Adventure trips
Climb a hill in Canada's version of the Scottish highlands. Turn and look out at the crashing North Atlantic. Spot seals, porpoises and great-blue herons at the water's edge and feel connected to all things in nature. Pedal past historic lighthouses and colorful fishing boats bobbing in cozy harbors. Savor fresh Nova Scotian lobster, crab and salmon, give in to the laid-back pace of village life and realize why this province is home to more centenarians than anywhere else in North America. You're in Nova Scotia - enjoy every minute of it.

  • Beautiful bike rides on country and coastal lanes, past weathered lighthouses, colorful fishing villages, fertile farmland. 
  • The cheery waterfront of Lunenburg
  • White-sand beaches of the Atlantic, Bay of Fundy
  • World-class seafood
  • Annapolis Royal - The birthplace of Canada 
  • The Grand Pré National Historic Site, set amid 14 acres of lush gardens

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Itinerary

Day 1 The cheery waterfront of colonial Lunenburg, a World Heritage site Pedal the Lighthouse Route from Mushamush Beach Park to postcard-perfect Mahone Bay and the fishing community of Blue Rocks.

Day 2 Beautiful rides on country and coastal lanes, past dense woodland, weathered lighthouses and colorful fishing villages  Spin by picturesque old sea captains' homes and along rugged headlands alive with water-loving wildlife.

Days 3-4 World-class seafood  Spin on a rolling downhill from Kejimkujik National Park to Annapolis Royal, the birthplace of Canada Step back in time at Port Royal, a National Historic site showing French colonial life A loop through Bear Valley leads to the charming artisan town of Bear River, an important shipbuilding location in the 1800s.

Days 5-6 White-sand beaches await  The pastoral roads of Evangeline Trail dazzle with sweeping views of the Bay of Fundy, home of the world's highest tides Experience some of the prettiest coastal riding in Nova Scotia before heading into beautiful Annapolis Valley, known for bountiful farms and apple orchards Taste unique varietals at the award-winning Domaine de Grand Pré winery Explore the Grand Pré National Historic Site.

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