Tour Atlantic starts in Halifax
Riders for Tour Atlantic meet in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We encourage participants to arrive a few days early to explore this historic port city. There will be an afternoon orientation session before the first riding day.
Leaving Halifax we travel along Nova Scotia's south shore through Peggy's Cove and Lunenburg, a World Heritage Site and home port to the Bluenose II. The lighthouse at Peggy's Cove is a Canadian icon and the Bluenose is the famous sailing ship that's the image on Canada's 10-cent coin. From Lunenburg we cross through central Nova Scotia to the Annapolis Valley and a district immortalized by Ernest Buckler in The Mountain and The Valley, a landmark Canadian novel.
We head overland to the Annapolis Valley
Our route goes through Annapolis Royal, once a French garrison town and later a British garrison during the colonial era of European settlements in North America. That naval port atmosphere is still there today in this historic village.
Ferry to New Brunswick
We take the ferry from Digby across the Bay of Fundy to Saint John, where our route crosses a bridge over the reversing falls created by the Fundy Basin's world record tides.
Heading east after our rest/ferry day, we go through Fundy National Park and visit the Hopewell Rocks, unique formations created by tidal erosion that also are known as the Flowerpot Rocks. We travel through Moncton and go past the Big Lobster in Shediac on the way to to Prince Edward Island.
Crossing over to Prince Edward Island
Our ride leads to the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island, the birthplace of Canadian Confederation. On the ride to Charlottetown there is a side trip to the birthplace of Lucy Maud Montgomery, whose Anne of Green Gables has become an enduring symbol of the Canadian spirit. We have a rest day in Charlottetown and time to visit the place where the Fathers of Confederation gathered to create the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867. You could also stop by Cows, perhaps Canada's best known ice cream shop.
On to Cape Breton
We leave P.E.I. by ferry, returning to Nova Scotia and then cross the causeway onto Cape Breton, famous for its Celtic music, its hospitality and its scenery. You will see the scenery at its most spectacular from lookoffs along the Cabot Trail. We do a clockwise loop on the trail to reach Baddeck, where Alexander Graham Bell's summer home is now a museum and where Canada's first airplane, the Silver Dart, had its maiden flight a century ago. We'll have a celebration dinner in Baddeck as new and old friends head their separate ways.
We will have an optional day to Sydney for those who wish to leave from that city by plane or bus.
Tour Summary Dates and Fees
- Dates: August 13 to August 27, 2022
- Fees: $3200.00 + $480.00 = $3680.00
- Single Supplement: $995.00 + $149.25 = $1144.25 (*see note below)
- Deposit: $400.00
- Sydney option of August 28 $75.00 + $11.25 = $76.25(**see note below)
Fees are per person in Canadian funds
Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is in addition to above fees.
*Single room option may be limited. We are not able guarantee ensuite bathrooms.
** *The Tour ends in Baddeck on August 27, your room is included that night. There is bus service from Baddeck to Halifax. If you wish to take the bus or fly out of Sydney we will transfer your luggage and bike (if you don't wish to ride) to a hotel in Sydney. The riding distance is approximately 75km and we will provide route sheets if you wish to ride. We have pre-booked hotel rooms for the night of August 28 and you will pay the hotel directly.
Accommodation & Meals
- Nights indoor — 15 nights
Distances and Rating (subject to adjustment)
- Total Distance — 1275 km (787 mi)
- Daily Average —91 km (56 mi)
- Longest Day — 140 km (87 mi)
- Riding Days — 13
- Rest Days — 1
- Breakfasts — 13
- Dinners — 2
- Nights indoor — 15
- Total climbing is 6,027 metres. One day on the Cabot Trail is 1584 metres of climbing.
We have a rest day in Charlottetown.
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