Fri., Jul. 26 | The Gaelic College

Cabot Trail in 4 Days 2019

Recognized as one of the top 10 Cycling destinations in the world the Cabot Trail is a “MUST” on the bucket list of every cyclist.
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Time & Location

Jul. 26, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – Jul. 29, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
The Gaelic College, 51779 Cabot Trail, Englishtown, NS B0C 1H0, Canada

About The Event

THE CABOT TRAIL: Recognized as one of the top 10 Cycling destinations in the world the Cabot Trail is a “MUST” on the bucket list of every cyclist. Three hundred kilometres of paved roads, from softly rolling terrain to steep climbs, you will wend 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 Atlantic coast of Cape Breton Island. The Cabot Trail in 4 Days tour is fully supported and everyone gets to cycle at their own pace and style. No pressure, with lots of time and opportunities to explore, swim, hike and even shop.

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. The tour is limited to 22 cyclists.

ITINERARY: Clockwise direction leaving the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s Bay on Friday July 26th to Monday July 29th.

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 accommodation, luggage transportation, two support vehicles at your service should you need a lift or other assistance, breakfast Saturday, Sunday and Monday, dinner Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 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.

New this year are optional add ons: on day two in Pleasant Bay a whale watching tour will be available. And on day three you can book services such as massages at the Keltic Resort Spa. Charges for these options are in addition to the tour fee and will be set when the operators open for the season in early spring.

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 and a chain. 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: $745.00 per person, double accommodation. With a single accommodation available for an additional $250.00.

REGISTRATION: before May 15, 2019 $100. (deductible from total cost); after May 15 $125. ($100. deductible from total)

Final payment (cost - $100.) $645.00 is due before June 21st. Payment options are Paypal or cheque.

“First Come, First Serve!” The payment of Registration fees will confirm a spot to the first 22 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 May 15th, $75. from May 15 to June 21. Note: Cancellations after June 21 will not be refunded except if the package can be resold prior to departure.

IMPORTANT: Because the organizers must meet certain conditions attached to the Group Rates, (i.e. non-refundable deposits) the organizers reserve the right to cancel the Tour and reimburse all fees collected if the number of registrations has not reached 20 by June 3rd.

More Questions?: See our CT4D FAQ Page

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