Updated: December 2014

Bike Ride: Nova Scotia

September 2014

Two week bike ride in Nova Scotia with friends. The first week we biked the Cabot Trail, the second week we rode the southern shore.

Week 1: Cabot Trail

September  1 - 5

The Cabot trail is frequently listed as one of the top bike rides in the world. It is about 300 kilometers (185 miles) and 3,826 meters (12,550 feet.)

We started and ended near Baddeck at the Bras díOr Lakes Campground. We rode counter-clockwise, for better views. (We also got steeper climbs and perhaps extra headwinds.) We did the ride in four riding days with one layover. (That was the right number of day, but I think we should have evened it out a little better. I wrote my ideas for a slightly better ride here.)

Monday: Baddeck to Broad Cove (100 km / 62 miles)
Tuesday: Ingonish Beach to South Beach (50 KM)
Wednesday: South Beach to Cheticamp (77 KM)

Thursday: Layover day

Friday: Cheticamp to Baddeck (82) KM

Saturday (September 6)
Bus to Halifax

Sunday: Layover day in Halifax

Week 2: Lighthouse Route

September 8 - September 13
Biking the southern section of Nova Scotia from Halifax to Yarmouth

Monday: Halifax to Graves Island (96 km or 119+ km)   
Optional ride to Peggy's Cove

Tuesday: Grave's Island to Lunenburg (41 km)
Short ride to the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the route

Wednesday: Lunenburg to Liverpool (73 km)

Thursday: Liverpool to Shelbourne (129 km)

Friday: Shelbourne to Barrington Passage (91 km)

Friday: Cape Sable Island (40 km loop)

Saturday: Barrington to Yarmouth (86 km)