Who says road trips require a car? With a landscape that includes mountain highlands, river valleys, rugged seacoasts, low-lying farm dykelands and historic towns, cycling is an invigorating way to get up close and personal with Nova Scotia.
Roads, trails and mountain biking paths, on your own or with a guided tour, Nova Scotia is a natural cycling destination for both novice and expert.
Celtic Shores Coastal Trail
This 92-kilometre trail stretches from Port Hastings to the town of Inverness on the west coast of Cape Breton Island, with many trail entries along the way. The gentle route meanders along a dramatic coastline through woodlands, beside streams, and into towns and villages. Highlights include warm-water beaches, the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, the Glenora Distillery, museums and the not-to-be-missed
Are you up (and then down) for a challenging ride? This 300-kilometre trek will take you through some of the most spectacular scenery found in Canada. Discover seaside towns, artisan galleries and unique restaurants along the way. Pump up your tires in Baddeck and then ride a route that Lonely Planet calls one of the world’s top 10 cycling destinations.
Ride the ocean’s edge along this 50-kilometre loop that takes you through the fishing villages of Blandford, Aspotogan and Northwest Cove. Cycle past sandy beaches, with salty breezes pushing you on. For the best coastal views and easier slopes, leave East River toward Blandford