Our Tour Participants Are The Greatest

Here are more comments sent our way. Thanks again to all who join us for our bicycle tours each summer.

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T. Webb

Liked the organization, the challenge of the "hills", the rush of awesome downhills, meeting neat people, having a hot shower, great weather, scenery …the fact that I did it!

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A. Moore

Everything was well organized and the staff friendly and efficient. I really enjoyed the route. There were inland roads and coastal roads. No day was too difficult. There were excellent restaurants along the was for those of us who wanted to eat excellent Island food.

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J. Berry

Thanks. Great time as always.

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S. Rocco

Thanks a lot. Your hard work really paid off. I had a great time.

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L. Ruetsche

I thought it was an exceedingly well run tour. Suggestions for side trips were I thought it was an exceedingly well run tour. Suggestions for side trips were great.

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D. Dietrich

ACC tours are absolutely the highlight of my year. What's not to like. Good staff, good leader. You should consider charging more; running close to the margin can't be low-stress.

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R. and L. Weast

First Class!

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B. Jones

Very personal, very well done, good group spirit.

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A. Moore

Good cycling, good camping and well organized logistics. I had a wonderful time. Great route, beautiful countryside. The distances were not too great leaving room for whatever individuals wanted to do during the ride. I liked the aspect that we could go at our own speed.

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S. Brennan

It was an awe-inspiring trip in many ways. First, the place is just stunning — it’s pretty in that “this is almost too lovely and quaint and inviting to be true” kind of way: But it’s also stunning in a primal, earth-at-its-essence kind of way. More than all of that, I remain awed that we actually rode what we rode.

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L. Ruetsche

I'd definitely ride with ACC again --- maybe even in Newfoundland, since I didn't get to see the Tablelands either time I pedalled past. I thought that it was brilliantly organized and run, but it took me a few days to learn to trust the system.  But once I realized that I'd always have the information I needed by the time I needed it, I relaxed and enjoyed it.

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M. Powers

I’d like to say that I had a very enjoyable time. The people were indescribably welcoming, the organization excellent and the countryside beautiful.

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G. Whitlock

Thank you for leading a terrific cycling tour. It certainly has met all my expectations. Hope to see you on another trip

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P. Steckler

Great trip! You haven't aged (much)!

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J. Pillinger

I love that my pics are still up on the Cape Breton tour! Time of my life.

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H. Boissonnault

I did the Cape Breton trail twice with Gary! Loved every moment of it. He’s a great organiser.

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J-P McIntyre

I have already sent emails with photo attachments to several friends that I think might be interested to join me next year. I will certainly be back.

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J. & B. Ferguson

We really enjoyed the freedom to tour Nova Scotia seeing what we wanted and without needing deadlines.

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D. & R. Bergan

Thank you for making the recent PEI tour a memorable one for us. We enjoyed every day of riding including the one windy day. We really appreciated the extras ie;Lobster feast, the Center accommodations and providing transportation to include us with the campers. PEI is a wonderful place to ride on safe rural roads and trails. Hopefully (we) will be able to participate in one of your other tours in the future.

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D. Plane

It was a great experience with a really good, fun group and good logistical support. You have figured our an excellent set of systems to make these tours run super-smoothly.

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C. Green

We like the relaxed format (ie no guided bike tour, etc.) where you can do your own thing each day. As repeat people, its really fun to meet up with people we have met on the other tours.

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R. Provost

Gary of Atlantic Canada Cycling, was terrific and helped us even though we weren't with his group. Saved us from missing ferry and being stuck for an extra week in Newfoundland.

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I. Madrus

I could not decide between PEI and Cape Breton so decided to do both. I knew PEI would also help me train for Cape Breton as I did not have much time to prepare beforehand.. Thank you for the trip(s) of a lifetime.

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K. Kowler

Thanks for my second unforgettably great tour with ACC, I'm already looking forward to the next one! Take care of yourselves at

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as well as you took care of us! Thanks!

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L. Gunn

Dates fit with my schedule, and the cost was reasonable. Support from organizers, clear communication from organizers, safe routes, all three were met, it went very well and the rides were spectacular.

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M. Maloney

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the tour this year. Just what I needed! I am looking forward to doing another one next year..

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B. Murphy

Liked the group camaraderie, the scenery, the buzz, the style of the tour. Don’t change the style. Like a big group camping trip things go wrong, but if the attitude is right, it all works out.

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A. Enright

Overall. I think that if you have an open mind for such a trip, that only good things can really be said. There is nothing negative that stands out in my mind of any consequence - I am very appreciative of the great time I had and hope to repeat in the future!

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A. Varner

As usual it was great. Amazing scenery, cycling, and group spirit. Thank you for a wonderful tour.

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A. Moore

Everything operated like clockwork. Everyone connected with ACC did everything to make the trip enjoyable. I do enjoy the flexibility that is a characteristic of ACC tours. Great crew. Throughly enjoyed all aspects of the tour.

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A. Darke

Thanks again to you and your staff for a most memorable experience. I think you should charge more for all the effort you put in!

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G. Browes

A really pleasant tour.  All expectations were met. Really well organized, good daily maps and sites of local interest provided, tour personnel willing to assist and provide without hesitation.
Really well done.  I will not hesitate to refer fellow cyclists to your tours.

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B. Irvine

I remember the Cape Breton tour clearly. It was fantastic. I hope to do another tour with ACC one day... sooner than later.

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D. Plane

Campgrounds were good and the food system -- which we were hesitant about before the trip, not sure how well it would work -- actually was great. Great setup with the dishes and cooking tools, crate and cooler system, and daily grocery pickups.

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F. Iannotti

This is the best tour I have ever done!

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A. Moore

This was my second tour - the first was so enjoyable, I wanted to do another. Well organized, good camping grounds, doable to a range of abilities. Wonderful tour in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

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B. MacDonald

You did a first rate job! I am by nature a cynical person. Your people did a first rate job, and you can quote me or use me as a reference.

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P. MacGrail

Thanks for an enjoyable first bike tour!

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V.Bernhards

I did a lot of online research to do a tour on Prince Edward Island. Your tour was the most reasonably priced tour I could find. That tour was exceptional - there were 7 of us from Virginia that came up together to do the tour in 2005 and it was a wonderful experience for all of us. Since then I've returned several times to do other tours with ACC, all of them very well organized and I have many wonderful memories of touring all over the Maritimes.

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M. Scott

I had expectations and it worked out wonderfully. I got to ride without having to be with any other riders. I was able to just enjoy it all without worry.

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M. Cama

Very good value (already planning next one).

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G. McKinnon

I'm always looking for ways to de-stress my life. For me, an adventure vacation is an amazing opportunity to meet people with similar interests and set life's worries aside. I kept in contact with my family but did not check my email - not even once.

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C. Creede

My expectations were pretty much what you provide -- the infrastructure to do what is primarily a self-guided but semi-supported trip in a remote place. (I've done this sort of thing before). By semi-supported I mean the personal accountability for cooking, shopping, setting up tents, etc. I think there are other people who might have a higher expectation for a guide giving more info about the area, or more comfort, but that wasn't what mine was. I expect to have maps and a workable route, know I don't have to worry about accommodations, to have my gear at the location on time, to be picked up if something goes very wrong and to have tools and expertise on hand if something is wrong with my bike I can't solve. You provided that ;-).

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S. Clinton

The first two days were long and uphill, and after that it was mild riding, even the 80 mile day in the rain. We chose to do a combination of camping and B&Bs, which seemed to be a nice way to go, although there were many who camped each night. Getting food became easier as the trip went on, and cooperative cooking of meals increased as the trip developed. All of this adding richly to the experience. We had a great time and would certainly go an another Atlantic Canada Cycling Ride again.

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T. & M. Stites

Thanks again – it was far beyond what we hoped for. The crew was wonderful. The sag wagon was always where I needed it.

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G. & R. Schreyer

Had a blast. Good luck and see you again!

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J. Ziegler

1st bike trip ever & I loved it! Great organization and excellent leadership. Hip t-shirt colours also. Thanks for the memories.

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M. Burke

Thank you all for a wonderful time I will never forget! It was a great time meeting and hanging out with each and every one of you.

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G. Wilson

The Newfoundland Trip was great- Day 8 with the wind, rain and cold I could have done without but then there was no charge for that.

It was a wonderful trip-thanks for all your organization. I hope to ride again with ACC!

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W. Lake

Loved cycling there. One of the best ACC trips.

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G. Gosselin

Thanks for everything. I will never forget.

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B. Devlin

Im still glowing and telling great stories about the Newfoundland trip ... especially the wonderous head wind and rain on that fateful day past the airport! Our photos are great as well.
(We) had a great time - thanks for making it possible!

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D. Bergan
D. Bergan

We signed up for the July PEI tour and are really looking forward to visiting PEI! We did the ACC tour of Cape Breton Island a dozen or so years ago and loved it. ACC provides a quality tour at a reasonable price. See you all in July.

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A. Boissonnault

We are a family of four who did the PEI trip last summer. Our kids were 9 and 11 when we took the trip. We had taken two two-day trips to prepare for the trip, as well as some training runs at home. The kids enjoyed themselves, especially since all the adults seemed to take them under their respective wings. We took our time along the trail, and took many breaks. We were usually the last ones to arrive at the campsite, but somebody has to be last!!

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E. Taylor

Had so much fun on PEI tour!!

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S. D’Angelo-Vibert

Down-to-earth, nice,funny, sense of humour, knowledgeable, kind, organized, caring attitides.

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A. Darke

All in all a tremendous cycling experience and an impressive feat of organization by Gary Conrod and his helpful staff at Atlantic Canada Cycling.

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R. Smith

I rode the whole distance on a wild moose chase.

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H. Currie

1. The ACC «team» worked seamlessly with all the cyclists to help with all matters on the road & at campsites.
2. The equipment provided by ACC for cooking etc was exceptional. Nice to see that all cyclists took care of everything too.
3. The food crates & coolers provided by ACC were much appreciated by all cyclists.
4. The supermarket stops each day were well thought out.The grocery bin pick-ups much appreciated by all cyclists too.

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M. Smith

I loved the Newfoundland trip last year, and would like to return this year but can't decide between PEI West, Nova Scotia East or Cape Breton. Hoping to get on one of your amazing adventures again this summer.

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T. Farquar

Overall, the ACC tours offer a unique experience with lots of great biking, outstanding routes, and always a great group of fellow riders. For a few weeks when we get back home we are in great shape!

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D. Milton

I am ready to sign up for next year.  The trip had a great flow, staff worked very hard, a great way to see the Atlantic provinces.  Well done.

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D.Seaborn

I hope to do Cape Breton this year. I very much enjoyed how well you and your guys organized PEI. Thanks!

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A. Emo

I highly recommend this trip. The camping facilities were great (I did stay in a B&B at Crows Head). Labrador was magnificent. I liked the idea of being able to hike, cycle and perhaps sea kayak all in one day. I would recommend bringing along some water proofed booties for cycling as we did have rain one evening. Also I recommend taking along warm clothes as it can get quite cool especially as you travel farther north. A good tent is essential too in case you get rain.

I met a great bunch of people on the Tour. Gary and his staff did a terrific job. It is a trip I could easily repeat and I highly recommend it as a place you must see.

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Y. Legere

I had a really rough day suffering from a migraine and I found the support team very helpful, stopping to check on me every once in a while and taking me to the hospital very promptly. You were very helpful and I thank you sincerely

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J. Young

The laid back attitude of the ACC crew and operation made it feel like I was heading out with a group of friends who were genuinely interested in showing us the best Nova Scotia had to offer. Every destination and attraction along the way went above and beyond my expectations. I only wish there was more time to spend at some of these places - perhaps more two day stops like the one in Lunenburg. The beach front campground on the last night was breathtaking. I also really liked the interactions with the other riders and getting to know them throughout the trip.

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L. Otten

Have nothing but praise. ..looking forward to more.

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R. Janzen

The group dynamics were the most important factor to me in having a good tour and they were really excellent. There was a positive supportive and hospitable energy on the whole tour. It feels wrong not to be seeing you all again! I'm certainly up for more ACC tours in the future. Peace, love, happiness...see you on the road.

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M. Sobel

The Saguenay - Lac Saint-Jean Tour was outstanding. The other tour members were a highlight for me.

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D. Hoffman

Congratulations on another fine trip. The tour allowed sufficient opportunities for additional mileage. The tour gives back more than what is paid for. Looking forward to next year if I can make it.

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D. Fuller

I enjoyed the "discovery" aspect and the relaxed attitude greatly.

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J. Boylin

Good rides, good roads, good company.

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A. Hathway

Many thanks for all your hard work! Great trip!

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C. McMille

Dear Team ACC, your're the best! Thanks so much for great biking experience - we will never forget it!

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C. Neill

Thanks for the great tour! I liked this way of taking a holiday, and will consider doing it again.

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E. Trottier

I rode a couple of times with you on Cabot Trail trip. I still wear the ti-shirt from the trip. Maybe you remember me, I had all kinds of bicycle trouble, My front gears feel apart on the first day, my bicycle seat broke off on the second day and on the third day my front tire needed to be changed. You never asked for any extra money only the cost of the new tire. At the end of the trip I gave you $100 for all your troubles, but you deserved much more.

Thanks to you again for all the help. It was a fanatastic trip despite all my bike problems.

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V. Bernhards

I have participated in over 30 multi-day bike tours since 1994. The ACC tours have been among the best and I will certainly return for more tours with Gary. I will keep an eye on your website to see what you have planned for next year and the years to come.

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J & K. Hayes

We know what to expect from the previous six tours. Tour went as billed. ROUTE WAS EXCELLENT !! (Liked) morning coffee, common plates, cutlery, stoves, etc -- go at our own pace, loose schedule, support, including grocery stops, carry tired riders to end of ride, rescuing lost riders, meeting new people and old acquaintances. Also, bicycle maintenance!

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P. McBride

Helpful crew, accurate maps and cue sheets, good planning, like-minded participants. All my expectations were met - I particularly appreciated the general organization of the tour and the friendly crew.

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R. Savage

I did not know anyone when arriving, but felt like a friend immediately.

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T. Grevatt

I did a circuit of Cape Breton Island with this company. One of the most memorable trips of my life.

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C. Hitchon

A great trip of Eastern Nova Scotia. Thanks for sharing your beautiful piece of the world.

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D. Gamble

Thank you from the pampered princesses.

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D. Keystone

I liked the fact that everyone can do the trip in their own way - no pressure to be anywhere and no competition. You can feel free to do what you can at your own speed.

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N. Rodger

Thanks for a great tour and the road-side repair

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E. Sullivan

Mixing camping and cycling together, two of my favorite things. Much more fun than hotel hopping - plus a bakery in every little town, met some great people, made for an epic event. Thanks to Gary and crew for a unforgettable vacation, hope to see you next year.

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J. Cohan

It’s been a great trip. I enjoyed the tour and will definitely be back!

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J. Brougher

I thought the cooking format worked well. I had never done it that way before. You were well equipped, and I kinda enjoy the challenge of making a meal from what is. The potluck, especially, was very enjoyable...

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J. White

Thank you for a wonderful vacation

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L & M Hosford

Thank you for your fantastic support on our trip! We got a real taste of the hills of Cape Breton!

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M. Kuhnle

Thank you so very, very much for all your help + for organizing trips like this.

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L. Moore

I often recommend ACC to other cyclists. Costs of participating in a cycle tour are very reasonable, and rides are great for the average cyclist.

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T. Cannavan

It’s a treat to be able to enjoy such a well-run event.

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G. Desnoyers

What a great vacation it was! We were a very great group and we enjoyed the company of each of you! Also thanks for the amazing organization! Everything was perfect!

Au revoir! Hope to see you again in the future!

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T. Power

Riding was amazing, and, really enjoyed the people I met. Casual, self paced, kind of laid back attitude. Lots of flexibility regarding riding, meals, stops along the way, etc.

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D. Bardsley

13 out of 10

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H. Taylor

You started with the incredible Gros Morne and ended with the remarkable Viking Village. Everything in between - the coves, moose, fox, ferry rides, ice bergs - was terrific!

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I. Mohr
I. Mohr

We are all SO glad ACC is still alive and well and ready for future adventures.

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D. Keystone

I liked the fact that everyone can do the trip in their own way - no pressure to be anywhere and no competition.

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S. Burell

Splendid weekend! Well-conceived and managed. Many Thanks.

Participant Notes Tour by Tour

Comments Newfoundland Bicycle Tour

Comments Cape Breton Island Bicycle Tour

Comments Nova Scotia Eastern Shore Bicycle Tour

Comments Nova Scotia Bicycle Tour

Comments Nova Scotia Eastern Shore Bicycle Tour

Comments Prince Edward Island Bicycle Tour

Comments Bay of Fundy Tour

Comments Acadian Coast Bicycle Tour

Comments Saint John River Bicycle Tour

Comments Gaspe Bicycle Tour

Comments Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean Bicycle Tour

Comments Chaudiere-Appalaches Bicycle Tour

Comments Monteregie Bicycle Tour

Comments Cabot Trail Bicycle Tour

Comments Atlantic Canada Bicycle Rally

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