Tour du Lac Bras D'Or or the "Insider" tour is to discover well kept secret destinations, ride a gorgeous part of the Island, stop at great inns, enjoy great company.
The Bras d'Or Lake is a large body of partially fresh and partially salt water in the centre of Cape Breton Island. It is a 100km x 50 km “basin ringed by indigo hills laced with marble." - Silver Donald Cameron.
This tour is aptly called “The Insider Tour” as the small group of 25-26 cyclists will be led to discover well-kept secret destinations, ride a mostly unknown part of the Island, stop at great inns, enjoy great cuisine and good company.
This is a fully supported tour where everyone cycles the 360km flat to rolling terrain at their own pace and style. No pressure. If you haven’t yet had the “VCB Touring Experience” there’s never been a better time to try it out. Riders of 16 to 18 years of age are welcome but must register with an adult.
Itinerary: Clockwise direction leaving Sydney on Friday, August 16th to Monday, August 19th.
Day 1: 87km to St. Peter's;
Day 2: 78km to Arichat via Cape George, Dundee and Rocky Bay Isle Madame;
Day 3: 114km to Iona via Marble Mountain;
Day 4: 80km to Sydney.
There will be optional side tour suggested to shorten or lengthen the day’s ride.
Details: We provide: 3 nights hotel/motel accommodation, luggage transportation, bike mechanic assistance, support vehicle at your service should you need a lift or other assistance, healthy meals Friday evening to Monday morning, snack food enroute.
Cost: $465/person, double accommodation; $645/person, single accommodation.
Registration: before May 1, 2013 - $50 (deductible from total cost);
between May 1 and June 12, 2013 - $70 ($50 deductible from total cost);
between June 13 and July 14, 2013 -$100 ($50 deductible from total cost);
No registration accepted after July 14, 2013.
“First come, first served!” The payment of registration fees will confirm a spot to the first 24 registered participants on the tour. A 'waiting list' will be kept to fill vacancies if any. Those on the 'waiting list' who do not receive a spot on the tour will be reimbursed 100%.
Cancellation fees: $0.00 before May 1st
$35 from May 1st to June 12th
$50 from June 13th to July 14th
Note: Cancellation after July 14th will not be refunded.
Preparation: Cycling on Cape Breton Island requires a moderate level of fitness. Bicycles must be in good working order.
Coupon code: P7989
Valid: August 16, 2013–August 19, 2013
IMPORTANT: Because the organizers must meet certain conditions attached to the group rates, (i.e. important non-refundable deposit 90 days in advance - April 20th), the organizers reserve the right to cancel the tour and reimburse all fees collected if the number of registration has not reached 20 by July 14th.