Fri, Aug 06 | The Gaelic College

Cabot Trail in 4 Days 2021

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.

Time & Location

Aug 06, 8:00 AM ADT – Aug 09, 3:00 PM ADT
The Gaelic College, 51779 Cabot Trail, Englishtown, NS B0C 1H0, Canada

About The Event


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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. It’s three hundred kilometres of paved roads, from softly rolling terrain to steep climbs and descents.  You will wend your way through the quiet Margaree River Valley on the first day, then ride along the shores of the Gulf of St.Lawrence the second day, the scenic Highlands National Park on the third, and end your journey 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 August 6th  to Monday August 9th.

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. Lunch is not included. 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.

There are also 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 or play golf.  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.  

TOUR COST: $800.00 per person, double accommodation. With a single accommodation available for an additional $250.00.

REGISTRATION: before March 1st 2021 $100.00 (deductible from total cost); after  March 1st $125. ($100. deductible from total).

Final payment of $700.00  (cost - $100 deposit ) is due before May 15th. Payment options are Paypal, cheque or e-transfer. (Note that a surcharge of $24.00 will be levied for paypal payment)  “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 people withdraw. We will reimburse the full registration fee to individuals on the “Waiting List” who did not secure a spot on the tour.

CANCELLATION FEES: Covid 19 has caused us to rewrite our cancellation policy, please read carefully.

 We will confirm that the tour can take place with respect to COVID-19 on May 15th. If we have to cancel we will refund tour fees paid except for the surcharge on PayPal payments.  Velo Cape Breton memberships will not be refunded.

If you decide to withdraw we will refund $50.00 of your deposit before March 1 and $25.00 of your deposit from March 1st to May 15th. Note: Cancellations after May 15th will not be refunded except if the package can be resold prior to departure. The surcharge for PayPal will not be refunded.

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 May 15, 2021.  Again the surcharge for PayPal will not be refunded.

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