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: $879 + tax (based on a person leaving from Port-aux-Basques)

Tour Dates:           September 22nd to 24th

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

Multi-Day Tours

Booking must be confirmed at least 2 weeks prior to the tour. The client must make a minimum 30% deposit or more at the time of booking with the remainder due one week prior to the tour date.

Cancellation Policy

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 30% of the total tour cost. The remaining 70% 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 50% of the total tour cost.

Deposits

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