Cabot Trail in 4 Days
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About The Event
THE CABOT TRAIL: Named one of the TOP 10 Cycling destinations in the World by Lonely Planet in 2010, and since toured by thousands of cyclists from all around the world, the Cabot Trail is a “MUST” on the bucket list of every cyclist. Three hundred kilometers of paved roads, from softly rolling terrain to steep climbs, you will wind your way through the quiet Margaree Valley on the first day, then ride along the shores of the Gulf of St.Lawrence the second day, the scenic Highlands National Park the third, and end along the scenic Atlantic coast of Cape Breton Island. Cabot Trail in 4 Days is a fully supported tour where everyone cycles at their own pace and style. No pressure with lots of time and opportunities to explore.
This tour is open to members of Velo Cape Breton. Memberships can be purchased on this site for $10.00 and are open to all. And no, you don't need to live on Cape Breton Island to be a member.
ITINERARY: Clockwise direction leaving the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s Bay on Saturday August 11th to Tuesday August 14th.
Day 1- To Margaree Harbour, 85km.
Day 2- to Pleasant Bay, 70km.
Day 3- to Ingonish, 71km
Day 4- to Gaelic College, 71km.
*** There will be optional side tours suggested to shorten or lengthen the day’s ride.***
DETAILS: We provide: 3 nights hotel/motel accommodation, luggage transportation, two support vehicle at your service should you need a lift or other assistance, breakfast Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, dinner Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Park fees, and snack food (fresh fruit and baked goods) enroute. Children 16 - 18 years, must be accompanied by a cycling adult. We have two van drivers and two cycling guides. All four individuals are very familiar with the area and the route. We aim to give you a unique cycling experience with a full immersion in our culture and our spectacular landscapes.
Luggage Restriction: We will deliver your luggage to a central point at your accommodations by the check-in time each day. We have a strictly enforced luggage size limit - each person is limited to one carry on piece of luggage, measurements not to exceed 55cm x 23 cm x 40 cm including handles and wheels. This restriction allows us to use both vans during the day to service all the riders at multiple pit stops and to ferry people in case of a breakdown or extreme weather.
PREPARATION: Cycling the Cabot Trail requires a moderate level of fitness. Bicycles must be in good working order. We will have basic tools and bike stands that participants can use. We do recommend that you carry spare tubes. There is one bike shop along the route that can be accessed on day two for services. We do not provide bike rentals but they are available at Frameworks Cycle and Fitness in Sydney.
COST: $665./pers. double accommodation.
REGISTRATION: before June 1, 2018, $100. (deductible from total cost); between June 1 and July 10, 2018 - $125. ($100. deductible from total cost). No registration accepted after July 10, 2018
Final payment (cost - $100.) $565 is due before July 10th. Payment options are Paypal or cheque.
“First Come, First Serve!” The payment of Registration fees will confirm a spot to the first 40 registered participants on the Tour. A “Waiting List” will be kept to fill vacancies if any. We will reimburse the full registration fee to individuals on the “Waiting List” who did not secure a spot on the tour.
CANCELLATION FEES: $50.00 before June 1st, $75. from June 1st to July 10th. Note: Cancellation after July 10 will not be refunded.
IMPORTANT: Because the organizers must meet certain conditions attached to the Group Rates, (i.e. important non-refundable deposit 60 days in advance - Jun 9th) the organizers reserve the right to cancel the Tour and reimburse all fees collected if the number of registrations has not reached 25 by June 3rd.
- Registration Fee$100$1000$0
- Balance of Payment$565$5650$0