The Evangeline Trail — a ride back in time to the earliest days of North American history — follows the coast of the Bay of Fundy from Annapolis Royal to Wolfville. At Port Royal, explore the site of the first permanent European settlement in Canada. At night, take a candlelit tour of one of North America’s oldest graveyards and hear the tales of the people buried there.
There is so much to enjoy on this tour, from the world’s most capricious high tides to the culinary apogee that is Nova Scotia lobster. The Annapolis Valley is also very rich in Acadian history — a culture immortalized in Henry Longfellow’s epic poem Evangeline. The dykes built by the Acadians centuries ago — to tame the Bay of Fundy’s prodigious tides — help make the valley Atlantic Canada’s richest agricultural region.
Day One (easy)
We will meet you at the Halifax Airport or in downtown Halifax and shuttle you to Annapolis Royal where the tour begins. Before heading off on your adventure, we will go over the routes and give you time to familiarize youself with your bicycle. After dinner, join in on the candlelit graveyard tour. Lodging: Hillside House or Queen Anne.
Day Two — 55 km (easy to moderate)
This morning’s cycling route will take you to the quaint town of Bear River, which is filled with artisans selling their wares. On your return trip, stop at the swim hole in the river for a quick dip to cool off before making your way back to Annapolis Royal in time to explore the many shops. Annapolis Royal was recently proclaimed the most livable small town in the world by a United Nations agency. Lodging: Hillside House or Queen Anne.
Day Three — 50 km (easy)
You will cycle route 201 through Mochelle, Round Hill, Centrelea and Paradise as you make your way to Nictaux, where you'll rest overnight. Make sure to try some fresh fruit from the numerous stands along today’s route. A wonderful salmon pool near the inn is perfect for a refreshing dip before dinner. Lodging: The Falcourt Inn.
Day Four — 78 km (moderate)
Continuing to cycle through the Annapolis Valley, you will arrive in Hall’s Harbour on the Bay of Fundy. Watch as the world’s highest tides fill the Bay while feasting on fresh Nova Scotia lobster. After lunch, a short ride will take you to your inn in Centreville. Lodging: Delft House B&B.
Day Five — 45km (easy)
Today’s short ride today will lead you to Wolfville in time for lunch. Afterwards, cycle along the dykes to Grand Pré, where you can learn of the Acadian Expulsion by the English in 1755. You’ll return to Wolfville for the evening. Be sure to check out The Valley Summer Theatre, for an evening of entertainment. Lodging: Victoria’s Historic Inn or Tattingstone Inn.
Day Six (easy)
After a leisurely breakfast, and perhaps an early walk through town, prepare to meet us at your inn around 11 a.m. for a transfer back to the Halifax Airport or downtown Halifax.
* Details subject to change.
** For self-guided tours, it is assumed you are able to do your own small bicycle repairs such as mending a punctured tube.
Every week, Sunday to Friday starting June 4-9
All prices in CAD. Click here for a currency converter.
$1,699 based on double occupancy
$450 single supplement
Hybrid bicycle rental: $149
Road bicycle rental: $189
Carbon road bicycle rental: $229
Premium carbon road bicycle rental: $299
Electric bicycle rental: $375
15% tax (HST) is added to the bill, 7.5% for non-Canadian residents.
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