Ciclismo Classico is excited to unveil a NEW week-long cycling and hiking tour of Nova Scotia. Guests will enjoy scenic rides and hikes amid pristine beaches, marshland, quaint villages, and beautiful vineyards. Highlights include: absorbing the region’s history at UNESCO World Heritage Sites; cycling a variety of picturesque paved roads and trails; wildlife viewing opportunities; exceptional local cuisine and fresh seafood; and four-star accommodations. This intermediate cycling tour averages 29 miles per day.
“Quiet coastal roads, delicious local food, colorful fishing villages and fertile farmland combine to make Nova Scotia a hidden gem for cyclists,” said Ciclismo Classico Founder Lauren Hefferon. “There’s no bonding experience like hitting the pavement or a well-maintained trail and digging into scallops, fresh lobster and other fresh seafood at the end of the day.”
Day 1: Halifax to Lunenburg
Fly into Halifax airport and be picked up for a direct van transfer to charming Lunenburg, just an hour’s ride away from the Nova Scotia capital.
Day 2: Lunenburg
Start off the day with a great loop ride. Golf, hiking, and kayaking all have a strong presence in this UNESCO World Heritage town. Nautical types will get a kick out of the maritime museum or a cruise on the famous Bluenose schooner.
Day 3: Lunenburg
Delve deeper into more of the Lunenberg countryside on today’s exhilarating yet peaceful rolling loop ride. With stunning countryside and seaside views, Lunenburg is often lauded as the prettiest small town in Canada.
Day 4: Wolfville
This Acadia university town is home to some of the region’s finest hiking, so we’d be remiss not to hop off the bike for a bit and stretch our legs on a short, easily manageable group hike. The vineyards and farms near Wolfville make for stunning scenery, whether you’re cycling or walking.
Day 5: Wolfville/Grand Pre
Make sure you’ve put away a hearty breakfast, because our longest ride is here. You’ll pedal along flats, hills, and stunning coastal views as we make our way to the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Grand Pre.
Day 6: Lunenburg
After we warm up on our way back to Lunenberg, you’ll have the chance to enjoy even more stunning scenery on a brief hike from Hirtles Beach to Gaff Point. The well-maintained, ocean-weathered trail will take you through forest before opening up to the pounding surf. We’ll ride back to Lunenberg, or a shuttle will be available for those who prefer to zip back to town.
Day 7: Farewell
After breakfast, it’s time to bid adieu to the charming villages you’ve called home for the past six days and to all your new friends. Shuttle service to Halifax is available, or you can stay behind and explore Nova Scotia independently.
Prices start at $2,795 and the departure date is set for September 19-25, 2016. For more information, visit //ciclismoclassico.com/trips/nova-scotia-bike-tour/.
About Ciclismo Classico:
After inspiring thousands of guests and designing the world’s most innovative cycling itineraries, one simple principle remains at our Ciclismo Core: life should be active, fun, delicious, educational, flowing, strengthening, energizing and deeply connected with beautiful places and their people. Whether you are pedaling a bicycle or looking through a lens, you will discover, on a Ciclismo Classico tour, that life itself is a dream waiting to happen. Come discover and ignite your passion with us in 2015. You may never be the same again.