We here in Nova Scotia call it the “Eastern Shore”. The rugged eastern Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia between Halifax and Cape Breton is one of the few accessible areas of ocean coastline remaining in North America. With barely a traffic light for the entire tour, we will enjoy a week of quiet coves, marshes, islands, and sandy beaches.
The unique feature of this tour is that this coast is perhaps the most quiet stretch of coastline on the eastern coast of North America. It is not built up, with many long, barren, pristine stretches along the Atlantic Ocean.Once out of out starting point of Halifax there will not be a traffic light until the very end of the tour. No community in between reaches 1,000 people. The Eastern Shore features one hundred coastal islands. The coast offers quiet white sand beaches, sheltered coves, dramatic windswept headlands, boreal forests, bogs and barrens, as well as a rich diversity of seabirds, and sea mammals.
With its low population, villages are scattered. Infrequent facilities require this tour to have varying highs and lows in daily distance. Where we can we will also offer extra options along the way for more cycling. There will also be hikes, beaches, historic sites, and other diversions along the way.