Easy Rider guided bike tours in Canada

Easy Rider Tours'  Nova Scotia bike tour combines the Bay of Fundy Lighthouse Route. They also offer a Cape Breton bike tour combining the Cabot Trail and Louisburg.

 

NOVA SCOTIA SELF-GUIDED BICYCLE CAMPING TOUR


Cycling the Lighthouse side of Nova ScotiaAn eight day cycling trip in southern Nova Scotia, including the southern halves of the Lighthouse Route and the Evangeline Trail, Kejimkujik National Park , and including short rides in Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor Maine . This is a loop ride, and offers different campgrounds or inns each night. The ride is designed distance riders, with about 60 miles covered each day. While the choice of accommodations is often limited, the campgrounds and inns chosen here are comfortable and pleasant.
Route mapTour description


DAY ONE: ACADIA NATIONAL PARK , MAINE The Nova Scotia ride originates and ends in Bar Harbor, Maine in Acadia National park. Distances: New York City (488 miles) or Boston (280 miles) . Hopefully you will have time to enjoy the 25 mile "Park Loop" (approximately 34 miles for campgrounds) and a ride up Cadillac Mountain.
Campgrounds: Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort
Inns: Maples Inn or Atlantean Inn in Bar Harbor.

Overall route map

ADVISORY: Ferry service between Bar Harbor ME and Yarmouth NS ended in 2009.
The Canadian government is exploring options, and overnight ferry service between Boston and Halifax may resume in the summer of 2010.


Nova Scotia route mapDAY TWO: YARMOUTH TO BARRINGTON We're up early, and at 8 am we cross over to Nova Scotia on the Cat Ferry, leaving all our vehicles at the Ferry parking lot. Arriving in Yarmouth at noon , we begin riding east and visit the Cape Lighthouse on Cape Sable Island , or the Seal Island Lighthouse museum near Barrington . Today's ride is 58 miles. If you decide to stay overnight in Yarmouth in order to start the ride to Barrington the next day, take the 14 mile round trip spin from Yarmouth to the Yarmouth Lighthouse on Cape Forchu.
Campground: Bayberry Campground - 538 Village Dale Rd , Barrington , NS , tel: 902-637-2181. Oceanfront & wooded campground., with hot showers, fireplaces, wood, ice, pay phone, pavilion. 32 electric sites, 45 tent sites. Coastal views are extraordinary!
Inn : Barrington Passage at the Horizons Chalets
View Tom Swenson's ride description
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DAY THREE: BARRINGTON TO SHELBURNE Riding along coastal Route 3, two lighthouses can be viewed from the wharves.
Campground: Islands Provincial Park , 3 miles from Shelburne.
Inn : Clyde River Inn .
View Tom Swenson's ride description
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DAY FOUR: SHELBURNE TO SEASIDE ADJUNCT, PORT MOUTON Return to Rt. 3 along Upper Clyde Rd. from Islands Provincial Park Km 1 RT Rt. 3 to Shelburne.
Campground: Seaside Adjunct Kejimkujik National Park , Randall Campground.
Inn : Port Mouton Bay Cottages
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DAY FIVE: SEASIDE ADJUNCT TO KEJIMKUJIK NATIONAL PARK . Distance: 50 miles. . You may wish to take time for canoeing and hiking as well in this Canadian national treasure.
Campground: Jeremy's Bay Campground
Inn: Whitman Inn.
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DAY SIX KEJIMKUJIK TO ANNAPOLIS ROYAL , (If we choose to take a rest day here, Ride along Digby Neck or explore Annapolis Royal . Whale-watching cruises are available. Visit the Tidal Power Plant near Annapolis Royal , and the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens is a must-see, as well as the Port Royal National Historic Site. Distance: 66 km (40 miles)
Campground Cove Oceanfront Campground, , Parkers' Cove 5 miles from downtown Annapolis Royal . Rt. 1 east out of town, past the Tidal Power Plant. One mile later turn left onto Parker Mountain Road . Follow 3 miles over hill to STOP sign. Turn left and campground entrance is 400 ft. ahead on the right. Reservations Only: 1-866- 226-COVE (toll free) tel: 902-532-5166 Email: info@oceanfront-camping.com
Inn : Harborview Inn. in Digby .
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DAY AND FIVE AND SIX OPTION: You may add an additional day to the itinerary given here by Cycling from Seaside Adjunct to Liverpool , and then from Liverpool on Day Six to Kejimkujik National Park . Maps are provided for this option

Route map Day 5 option map
Route map Day 6 option map


DAY SEVEN: ANNAPOLIS ROYAL TO CHURCH POINT , along the Acadian coast . This section from Danby to Yarmouth , connecting 14 small Acadian villages with austere frame houses, and with Acadian culture everywhere, is often referred to "The longest main street in the world". See the world's tallest wooden church in Pointe de l'eglise. . 90 km (55 miles)
Campground: Belle Baie Park Oceanside Campground Church Point NS 156 (902) 769-3160
Inn : L'Auberge au Havre du Capitaine
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DAY EIGHT: CHURCH POINT TO YARMOUTH . 62 km (39 Miles) At 1:00 we take the Cat back, arriving in Bar Harbor at 4 pm. Follow Evangeline Trail (Route 1) the entire distance.
Yarmouth Campground  and inn:
Lake Breeze Campground & Cottages - Yarmouth
Darling Lake - Rte 1, 14.5 east of Yarmouth.
From Hwy 101, Exit 33
tel: 902-649-2332
Road conditions here include a narrow shoulder on the main highway.
Route map Day 8 map

Note: As of January 2010, Ferry service from Yarmouth NS to Barr Harbor ME has ended

We recommend touring Nova Scotia with Atlantic Canada Cycling


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