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Motorcycle Touring in Nova Scotia

Seven tourism regions showcase the remarkably diverse landscape and seascapes of Nova Scotia.

The province’s 13,300 km (8,264 mi) of coastline encompass the dramatic cliffs of the Cape Breton Highlands, the rolling fields of the Annapolis Valley alongside the Bay of Fundy, the granite drumlins of Peggy’s Cove, and the beauty of lighthouses that dot the rugged outreaches of the Southern and Eastern Shores of Nova Scotia. This province was made for motorcycle touring.

Motorcyclists love Nova Scotia for the extraordinary warm welcome, the great scenery, and the uncrowded touring routes. You can zip along the 100 series of Trans Canada highway or choose the scenic routes through unexpected delights.

Nova Scotia is a rideable distance from major centres in New England, Quebec and Ontario (sixteen hours in the seat will get you here from Boston). You can also bring your bike aboard the ferries that run between Bar Harbor, Maine, USA and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick and Digby, Nova Scotia - and save your riding time for the roads of Nova Scotia.

Cabot Trail Mototcycle Trip Ideas

Plan a trip around the 300 km (187 mi) Cabot Trail, recognized as one of the world’s great scenic drives. In autumn, the trees are in their full glory and the Celtic Colours International Festival brings out the best in music and entertainment.

Motorcycling in the Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley Region

Head for a scenic look-off along the Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley shoreline where the world's highest tides rise and fall. If you have a chance, take a break from the road to hop aboard a whale watching boat tour on the Bay of Fundy.

Touring the Eastern and Southern Shores from Halifax

Cruise along the south shore of Nova Scotia from Halifax to the lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove and beyond, for a day trip with plenty of magnificent scenery. Motorcycling along the South Shore, you will have an opportunity to enjoy all the beautiful vistas and white sand beaches this route has to offer.

Driving along the eastern shore from Halifax, you will feel one with the road as it winds through the many coves and fishing villages that pepper this part of our beautiful province. From sprawling sandy beaches to rugged coastlines, this touring location is perfect for motorcycle enthusiasts who enjoy open, uncrowded roads.

Annual Motorcycle Events in Nova Scotia