7 days, 6 nights of hiking, showing you the best of Cape Breton Island on foot.
Cape Breton Island has inspired musicians, artists, and inventors since it was first settled by Europeans centuries ago. You are likely to feel similarly inspired, as you follow these spectacular trails along coastlines, through valleys, and to viewpoints with the ability to make you breathe deeply and appreciate the magnitude of the beauty in such special places. Starting with the exciting reconstructed fortress and reenacted ambience of Louisbourg on the wild east coast of Cape Breton, you will hike the rugged shoreline and while learning about early North American struggles between French and English. You will walk to a delightful waterfall outside Baddeck, where Bell chose to settle because of its simple natural beauty, and will visit the museum to learn about Bell’s astonishing discoveries. You will then follow the coast to Cape Breton Highlands National Park, to enjoy the best trails of this profoundly stirring area, where coastal hills meet the sea on both East and West coasts. Then it is on to Mabou, a quiet village that at first glance belies the abundance of musical talent enjoyed there. You can visit the only single malt distillery outside Scotland, before a fantastic hike on your last day, along the path cut into the side of the coastal hills at Sight Point. This is a full week of Cape Breton magic, but we guarantee you will leave wanting more!
Guided Cost: $2295 (per person, includes 7 days, 6 nights, 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners, luggage handling, ground transportation including transfers from/to Halifax, guide support, relevant maps and notes)
Self-Guided Cost: $1995 (per person, includes 7 days, 6 nights, 6 breakfasts, ground transportation including transfers from/to Halifax, relevant maps and notes)
Self-Drive Cost: $1165 (per person, includes 7 days, 6 nights, 6 breakfasts, relevant maps and notes, car rental recommendations)
Coupon code: P7302
Affiliations: Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia
Valid: May 17, 2014–October 10, 2014
Guided Dates: May 24-30; Jun 7-13; Jun 21-27; Jul 5-11; Jul 19-25; Aug 2-8; Aug 16-22; Aug 30-Sep 5; Sep 13-19; Oct 4-10 (fall foliage). Add your own dates