Who says road trips require a car? With a landscape that includes rolling highlands, river valleys, rugged seacoasts, low-lying farm dykelands and historic towns, cycling is a perfect way to discover Nova Scotia.
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 and has many trail entry spots along the way. This gentle route meanders along a dramatic coastline through woodlands and towns and villages. Highlights include warm-water ocean beaches, the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Glenora Distillery, museums and the not-to-be-missed Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs golf courses in Inverness.
Are you up 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 stop for photos at each of the look-offs as you experience a cycling 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.