Spectacular Places to Cycle in Nova Scotia

Halifax | © Tony Webster/WikiCommons
Halifax | © Tony Webster/WikiCommons
Photo of Kate Horodyski
5 October 2017

With such a variety of landscape, Nova Scotia is a dream destination for cyclists. Take a solo ride or hook up with one of the many biking tours offered around the province.

Cabot Trail

Take a ride along the 300km Cabot Trail and enjoy some of the most stunning scenery in the world! Voted one of the top 10 cycling destinations in the world by Lonely Planet, the trail is especially jaw-dropping in the fall when the leaves change colour, but it’s spectacular throughout the spring and summer as well. Tackle the entire trail or take day trips from towns along the way.

Cabot Trail, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Halifax Waterfront to Point Pleasant Park

Bring your own bike or rent one from I Heart Bikes and enjoy a leisurely route along Halifax’s waterfront, through the South End of Halifax, and into beautiful Point Pleasant Park. Pack a picnic and end your trip with a seaside lunch in the park.

Rum Runner’s Trail

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A perfect day trip, take the 25km Rum Runner’s Trail from Halifax to the Train Station Bike and Bean Café along the Rails-to-Trails path. Enjoy a scenic bike ride followed by a delicious meal at the café. Bikes can also be rented at the Bike and Bean, and it’s ideally located by many other biking trails.

Yarmouth to St. Mary’s Bay

Explore the province’s Acadian region with a ride through southwestern Nova Scotia. This is the ideal starting point for American travellers taking the ferry from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, and takes rides through beautiful fishing towns and oceanfront views.

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

NS Wine Country Ride

Explore the Annapolis Valley wineries on two wheels on the NS Wine Country Ride. On this 60km route, you’ll make stops at Blomidon Estate Winery, L’Acadie Vineyards, Gaspereau Vineyards, Domaine de Grand Pré, and Planters Ridge to sample their delicious wines.

Aspotogan Penninsula

Enjoy a beautiful 40km coastal ride along the South Shore from Hubbards to LaHave. Your ride will take you along sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, and delicious cafés.

Pictou to Pugwash

Take in the beautiful Northumberland Strait from Pictou to Pugwash on this leisurely biking route. You’ll discover historic towns, lavender fields, sandy beach, wineries, and much more on this relatively flat and seriously stunning route.

Northumberland Strait, Nova Scotia, Canada

For more in-depth information on trails around the province, check out the route maps provided by Cycle Nova Scotia.