Acadian Way

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25 Day(s)
2335 Km
avg 111 Km

The last section of the Oh, Canada cycling expedition begins in Quebec City, one of the oldest European settlements in North America. The riders will follow the south shore of the mighty St Lawrence River for the next 6 days before reaching the Gulf of St Lawrence, one of the largest estuaries in the world. Along the way the riders will be exposed to the province's unique rural Quebecois culture. They can perhaps enjoy a delicious poutine at one of the area's ubiquitous casse-croutes while watching the St Lawrence for one of the many varieties of whale that call the river home.

The coast along the Gaspe Peninsula is rugged and wild but the hospitality and home cooking of the region's small villages will make the cyclists feel at home, especially during the rest day in the town of Gaspe. Riders can visit Canada's tallest lighthouse at Cap des Rosiers, enjoy some of the country's best bird watching at Forillon National Park or visit the town's ultra-modern wood cathedral. A short pedal the next day takes the cyclists to one of the country's iconic sights-Perce Rock. If the riders have the time they could also squeeze in a visit to Ile Bonaventure and its incredible bird sanctuary.

The route now leaves la belle province of Quebec and enters New Brunswick, beginning with a rest day in the capital of Acadian culture, Caraquet. In the mid-1700's, the Acadian people were expelled by the British, some ending up as far away as Louisiana where they became known as Cajuns. On a happier note, Caraquet is also home to some of the world's best oysters so riders should be prepared for quite a feast. Cyclists then head south towards the engineering marvel that is the Confederation Bridge leading to Prince Edward Island. The possibility of high winds mean it's impossible to bike the 13 kms across but there is a handy shuttle. Once back on solid ground the riders spin into Charlottetown, known as the birthplace of Canadian Confederation.

A ferry will then deliver the riders back to the mainland where they will encounter one of the expeditions most challenging and most beautiful rides, the Cabot Trail running around the edge of Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island. Over the next 300 kms the participants will enjoy stunning ocean views, waterfalls, highland scenery, small fishing villages and river valleys-one of the world's most highly rated cycling routes. The cyclists can reflect on their achievement while enjoying a rest day at Ingonish Beach before riding to North Sydney where an overnight ferry will take them to Newfoundland. The final two days will be spent spinning across the province fondly known as 'The Rock' before the final pedal into colourful St John's and its quaint harbour, where they will celebrate the completion of this incredible section and an unforgettable ride across Canada.


Tour Location

New Brunswick|Newfoundland & Labrador|Nova Scotia|Quebec
Quebec City
St. Johns

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25 Days
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USD 4175

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2335 Km
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