The Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia, Canada

5 day cycling tour


The Cabot Trail is a route that winds through stunning landscapes, along the Margaree River and through spectacular rugged highlands of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Participate in all of the special Musical Events, Ceilidh's and Festivals that happen around the Cabot Trail regularly. The history of the Cabot Trail is a long and interesting one. The trail was named after Italian explorer John Cabot who reached its shores in 1497.

Check out the Cabot Trail on two wheels


  • The Celtic flavors of Baddeck
  • A bird watching cruise to Bird Island
  • Wonderfully challenging climbs up coastal cliffs
  • Coastal vistas from the Cabot Trail's many look-outs
  • A wide variety of hiking trails
  • The Highlanders National Park
  • The distinctively Arcadian town of Cheticamp
  • Whale watching in style on a Zodiac

Best Time To GO: May to October

Tour Summary:

  • Total Distance: 302 km (188 mi)
  • Daily Average: 60 km (37 mi)
  • Arrival: Baddeck, Nova Scotia
  • Departure: Baddeck, Nova Scotia
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Additional Days: 2
  • Terrain: Mountainous
  • Difficulty: Medium/High
  • Number of Climbs: 7
  • Climbs vs Total Distance: 13.6%
  • Meters/Feet Climbed: 2605 m (8546 ft)
  • Max/Min Altitude: 442/0 m (1450/0 ft)
  • Average Grade: 0.86%

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