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

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J. Merkner

My first ride, Baja, Mexico was done in the 80’s. The second goal was the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. I rode this in July. The opportunity was Gary Conrod, (www.atlanticcanadacycling.com) who conducted a tour of the trail as part of his schedule of rides.
Gary runs well organized but hands off tours. He trucks your luggage, arranges for campgrounds, and supplies a simple route sheet. The rest is up to you. The cue sheet gives one word directions (left, right) at local landmarks. One day he used an actual sentence… “Left, Listen! We Said Left! Don’t Go Up The Hill”. You get the idea. A unique feature of the cue sheet is that it locates the first and last restaurant of the day and a likely stop for lunch (if they are open). And for those eating in camp, the location of a store where you may put your bagged purchase in a bin provided. Gary will then pick it up and bring it to camp for the end of the day. Ice cream is not a good purchase.

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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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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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E. Taylor

Had so much fun on PEI tour!!

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T. Larouche

Initial contact friendly. Sounded warm and trustworthy – like it would be worth the time and effort of getting there

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J. Webb

I thought the tour was run very smoothing, with just enough surprises (good ones) to enhance the experience. …guide kept in touch with everybody and informed of what to expect, where to find food, local suppers, distances, etc.

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G. Hitchcock

Thank you for leading an excellent cycling trip. It certainly met all my expectations. Hope to see you on another trip.

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J & M. Merner

Thanks for a great week – you certainly will see us again.

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M. McCarvill

Please realize that the last two (tours) in which I participated hold especially fond memories for me and I appreciate your part in making them.

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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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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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S. Rocco

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

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A. Belliveau

Good job all around. No complaints. Thank-you for all tour time + effort. Much appreciated 🙂

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T. McGrath & M. Lee

Thanks for another fantastic and memorable trip. You guys do a great job.

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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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D. Gallegos

You were the right combination of people to make this biking vacation enjoyable. Thanks so much.

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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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C. McKillop

Many thanks, PEI is truly a beautiful province.

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R. Savage

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

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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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M. Morrison

Meeting new people from all over, coming together, making new friends and bicycling. It can’t get any better than that.

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D. Mcparlan

The riding distances were very good, with ample time to stop for the major interest points. The description of how to prepare for the next day was good. The tour organization was excellent. The truck was always open when we needed it. The list of places to stop was good. The hints about what to explore were very good suggestions.

The campfires were good. Socialization was excellent. We meet a lot of very nice people. All in all it was a fantastic tour. The size of the group was very nice.

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L Stegink

What a great bike ride it was! We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent with each one of you. Group dynamics were important, and it was good.

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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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B. Linton

Your chosen routes clearly had scenic and low-traffic advantages.

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L. Rosmarin

Being the oldest and least experienced cyclists in the group, we probably gave you people cause for concern before it began. But we made it through, we always felt you would be there for us in the event we needed you. You succeeded in creating a very warm, outgoing, and caring atmosphere which we will remember for a long time.

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J. & B. Ferguson

We liked the freedom to do what we wanted and when we wanted.

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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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M. Sobel

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

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J. Berry

Thanks. Great time as always.

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C. James

Obviously a great deal of time, effort, and expertise went into the preparation of these. All were interesting, useful and complete, far surpassing my expectations.

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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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D. Ransom

I biked three summers–Cape Breton Island, Newfoundland and Quebec Province– with Gary and ACC, and had a blast every time. I enthusiastically tell anyone who bikes about his tours.

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V. Bernards

This will be tour number 6 with you and all my memories of cycling with your company are wonderful. I look forward to cycling Cape Breton Island again with you and your staff. I’m trying to talk a few other friends in coming up for the tour but I don’t think I’ll have any takers…but you never know.

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LD Tomlinson

I sure enjoyed the Newfoundland ride and all the wonderful people I was privileged to ride and adventure with. I have had many great conversations and stories to share with my friends and family.
I hope your season of tours has been a good one for you. Would love to do another adventure with ACC.

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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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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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S. D’Angelo-Vibert

Gary Conrod runs a fantastic tour. He knows his stuff. This is my 4th one with ACC. You’d love it!! hope to see you again one day soon!

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D. Plane

It was a grand time. Loved the mix of trails and over the hills rides. Having to break-down and move camp only every other day was a real nice feature of this tour. Spectacular feeling on the road and views. Description of the trip should not lead participants to think it is all bike paths. I love paths because am very traffic adverse, but the better scenery is often the backroads over hill and dale rather than along old rail lines.

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M. B. Masse

Your customers were all first rate folks and we made friends that we hope will continue to ride your routes.

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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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D. Gartner

Liked freedeom to ride at our own pace and schedule and eating on our own without commitments.

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D. Plane

Hope you will be able to stick with the operation for a number more years while we are still capable of going with your groups.

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J. Twinney

I died and went to heaven many times over. Wow!

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S. Warne

The route planning was fantastic. Support crew were superb. Organization of the truck and equipment was amazing. Staff knowledge of the area was really good.

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K. Rivers

Finished the Cape Breton tour on Monday with a great group of folks. Thank you for a wonderful week of cycling.

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D. Gallegos

Loved it! Somewhat hillier than I had expected, but I enjoyed the challenge. And having completed it, Now I can brag about it. Plus I can say again, it was so beautiful. We saw all kinds of things along the way.

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J. Boylin

Good rides, good roads, good company.

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D. Cohen

I enjoyed the previous tour I did with you and have the same positive feeling after completing this one. I will strongly recommend it to my friends and colleagues.

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J. Young

This was my first organized bike tour of any kind so went into it with an open mind.  The camping arrangements were well done and I appreciated that everyone could go at their own pace.  The camp station with the kitchen and truck provided just the right amount of amenities to meet everyone’s needs.  All of the staff went above and beyond what was expected from them and we’re very helpful at any given time.

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F. Iannotti

It’s a once in a lifetime trip! Enjoy!

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S. Clinton

Gary and his 2 comrades, who ran the sag wagon and the truck, were greatly at ease with no major rules or restrictions, allowing the riders the ability to make the trip their own personal experience. It is neither overly planned, nor heavily supervised. You can ride at your own pace, and there were many abilities represented on the trip.

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P. MacGrail

Thanks for an enjoyable first bike tour!

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A. Kadar

I definitely feel that I got my money’s worth from the trip, and will probably do another one of your excursions sometime soon.

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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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P. Shannon

Thanks to you and your crew for a great tour, hope to get back up for next year.

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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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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. & 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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A. Smith

Magnificent scenery, great cycling and hiking. These will be the wonderful memories I will have from this trip. Thank you for a great tour.

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J. Shier

Good cycling routes that I wouldn’t necessarily be able to find myself, information about what there is to see along the way, and nice places to stay at night, as well as en route support.
It was everything I had hoped it would be.

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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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J. Pillinger

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

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K. Hazeldine

Excellent SAG, affordable, well organized. I’m not sure I would recommend any changes. The tours are an excellent blend of value and new experiences.

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L. Mallory

Everyone compatible, organization great.

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C. Bigeco

It was great. The scenery was spectacular and biking was a great way to see it. Further, as long as you were prepared to swallow your pride and take the sag wagon there was no reason why an averagely fit person couldn’t take the ride. Generally the organization gave you support but didn’t run your life.

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T. Webb

I think the tour was very successful – and obviously word is spreading – the tour was superb. Thanks!

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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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T. Kaye

Very satisfied with organizational aspects. Staff went out of their way (literally) to accommodate us.

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G. Helmkamp

It was a fabulous combination of scenic beauty, congenial camping and cooking, and reasonable cost.

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M. LeBlanc

Just a note of thanks for a job well done. The scenery was beautiful, the participants friendly, the mountains challenging. Overall I had a wonderful time. I realize it must have been a large undertaking. Thanks for being a great organizer.

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G. & R. Schreyer

Had a blast. Good luck and see you again!

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J. Berg

Wow, did I have a great time on this tour, my first visit to Canada. I definitely need a warmer sleeping bag if I come back! Ha ha. Your organization of the trip blew me away, from sags to campsite, accommodating some special needs folks, the handy grocery pickups, the gorgeous last 2 campsites, and that amazing truck layout! I have never camped more than overnight, so this was a huge adventure for me. I hope you offer this tour again. Staying put for 2 nights was a godsend. The last day was my absolute favorite route!

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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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S. Warne

Another great tour! Thank you so much for everything you did for us. Hope to see you on another tour.

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L. Monet

I loved it. It was one of the greatest experiences I had. The people were so friendly! You did a wonderful job to organize this tour!!

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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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D & B Gartner

We just love your tours! We love being able to eat our own food when we want to. You have a good process down!

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D. Harriman

I wanted to write quickly and thank you for designing a very enjoyable cycling trip. Both Lois and I had a terrific time, and beyond bicycling really enjoyed our first exposure to Nova Scotia. The province is beautiful, and at least by standards of further south, rather un-commercialized and unspoiled

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M. Cama

Very good value (already planning next one).

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T. Nicastri

The remoteness, land, sea and people touch us somewhere deep inside that we like. The trip filled a special spot in our life hope will be with us forever. Living down here is sometimes like living in a blender. NF and PEI remind us of who we really are.

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K. Schroeder

When the eight days were over I was glad that I had done all of the climbs, seen all the great wildlife, and met all of the great people whom I hope to keep in touch with.

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S. D’Angelo-Vibert

Thank you for such a memorable vacation!! I am definitely going to do this tour again!

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S. D’Angelo-Vibert

Beyond beyond beyond my expectation! Super amazingly fun!

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D. Mcparlan

Like the independence of the structure, not herding together of the whole group. Like the variety of eating, sleeping, and activities available. The organizing of the food in the crates with shopping along the way was superb. The cooking arrangements worked very well. There was plenty of hot water, dishes, soap, propane. All that was very good.

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D. Dermont

Meeting people. Sharing stories. Visiting places off the beaten track. Rubbing elbows with the locals.

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S. Irving

Spectacular… 3 years running! ..see you again next year!

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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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G. Helmkamp

Caroline and I want to extend to you our greatest appreciation for opening our minds and bodies to the experience of Newfoundland and Labrador. Your leadership was absolutely superb, and your attention to all riders needs and queries was outstanding. The route and accommodations could not have been better.

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B. Glynn

What a great low-key operation. Thanks to you all.

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A. Moore

Thanks for a great tour – hope to do more next summer material (daily maps, route description, opportunities for food, etc) was excellent.

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R. Brison

This is my first bike tour, and thanks to you it won’t be my last.

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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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J. & B. Ferguson

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

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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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B. White

A professional tour organizer for over thirty years, that not only talks the talk but bikes the bike. I’ve been on more than a dozen of Gary’s tours over the last 25 years and all were excellent.

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D. Litvin

Was very friendly and organized. Felt safe and looked after and free to explore scenic NFLD at my own pace. I will definitely tour with ACC again.

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S. Warne

I had a great time. The route planning was fantastic and ensured we were always on safe roads with great views. Also made sure we saw the best of Nova Scotia.

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C. & D. Wilson

We wanted to thank-you again for an awesome weekend! We really enjoyed our first tour with Atlantic Canada Cycling and look forward to more. We appreciate all you did to make sure that we were safe and secure on the trails and on the campsites.

Despite the weather is was a well-organized and run trip. It was the best way to see the Cabot Trail for my first time! Again thank you for all that you did.

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B. Bragdon

I had a wonderful time on the NS tour. A trip to remember for many years.

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