The Weekend Warrior of the Cabot Trail

There is no ride like it on earth. You’ll curse your way up those climbs and love every minute of it.

This epic two-day, 300km road ride adventure tests the mettle of any cyclist who partakes, but you’ll hardly notice. You’ll cruise up those hills with the knowledge that victory is soon at hand. Your wits will be tested, but it is well-awarded with breathtaking views, delicious food, and the best company — other diehard cyclists. Riders of any level looking for a challenge can do this ride at their own pace, and feel nothing but jubilation as they reach the top.

We start in picturesque Baddeck for the Day 1 of 160km. The first big climb is Smokey — a Cat 3 with iconic views of Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail as a payoff for your efforts. After that, we tackle both the South Mountain, as well as the infamous North Mountain, which is a Category 2 climb with a 13% grade. While this may sound daunting, it provides some of the weekend’s most beautiful scenery as you begin to taste the incomparable vistas of Cape Breton’s Highlands and roll your way down to Pleasant Bay.

Day 2 is shorter, but no less rewarding. We’ll roll over the MacKenzie Mountain just past Pleasant Bay, and then descend through postcard-worthy coastal views before experiencing the revered Highlands. You ride into Chéticamp and hopefully have a tailwind as you go through the Margaree Valley. And those final kilometers will be the sweetest moments of your life, as you and your bike ride off into horizon to finish back in Baddeck.

At the end of the day, everyone will relax as you discuss the past two days. We’ll visit the Big Spruce Brewery and then grab some food at the Governor’s Pub.  You’ll leave the Cabot Trail with the feeling of accomplishment that comes from knowing you conquered a beast of a ride.

So… are you ready for the Cabot?

 

Price: $1149 + tax (based on a person leaving from Port-aux-Basques)

Tour Dates:           September 20th to 23rd, 2019

To book this tour, please contact us at info@cyclesolutions.ca or call (709)634-7100. There are limited spots.

Pricing includes:

  • Two-nights accommodation along the Cabot Trail
  • Transportation
    • Marine Atlantic Ferry
    • Transport of cyclist + bike + gear
  • Park passes
  • Cycling Guide
    • mechanical support during ride
    • accommodating refueling + rehydrating needs
    • moral support + hugs on those tough climbs
  • Food while riding the road
    • does not include meals at restaurants
  • Insurance
  • Awards + other fun tidbits

Booking Terms

½ Day Tours

Booking must be confirmed at least 48 hours prior to the tour. 100% of the tour cost is due at the time of booking.
Bookings made within 24 hours prior to a tour can be accommodated based on the availability of a guide, but a generous gratuity is encouraged.
If the preferred date is taken we will work with the client to find an ideal time for their tour.

Full Day

Booking must be confirmed at least 48 hours prior to the tour. 100 % of the tour cost is due at the time of booking.
Bookings made within 24 hours prior to a tour can be accommodated based on the availability of a guide, but a generous gratuity is encouraged.
If the preferred date is taken we will work with the client to find an ideal time for their tour.

Multi-Day Tours

Booking must be confirmed at least 3 weeks prior to the tour. 100% of the tour cost is due at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy

Weather in Newfoundland and Labrador varies and can be unpredictable. The client should be prepared to ride, hike and cave in a number of conditions and we will work with the client to ensure they have the right gear. It is unlikely Cycle Solutions will cancel a tour due to weather but in the event of an extreme case, we reserve the right to offer no refund and will make every effort to reschedule to a different day or time with the same level of awesome experience.

Full Day and ½ Day Tours

Cancellations made at least 1 week prior to the tour date will be refunded in full to the client.
For cancellations made less than 1 week prior to the tour date, Cycle Solutions will retain 50% of the total tour cost. The remaining 50% of the total tour cost will be refunded to the client.

Multi-Day Tours

Cancellations made at least 3 weeks prior to the tour date will be refunded in full to the client.
For cancellations made less than 3 weeks but more than 72 hours, prior to the tour date, Cycle Solutions will retain 50% of the total tour cost. The remaining 50% of the total tour cost will be refunded to the client.
For cancellations made less than 72 hours before the tour date, Cycle Solutions will retain 75% of the total tour cost.

Rentals

Cancellations made at least 1 week prior to the rental date will be refunded in full to the client.
For cancellations made less than 1 week but more than 24 hours prior to the tour date, Cycle Solutions will retain 30% of the total rental cost. The remaining 70% of the total rental cost will be refunded to the client.
For cancellations made less than 24 hours before the rental date, Cycle Solutions will retain 50% of the total rental cost.

Deposits
We accept deposits by Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Cash or Cheque.