Your 10 Night | 11 Day Ride begins and ends in Halifax
Do your best to arrive as early as possible so you can check-in at the hotel and pick-up your bike at Privateers Harley-Davidson. If not, you can pick up your ride the next morning. Freedom Biker Tours crew members will be available to assist. This evening, we will have a meet-and-greet gathering including a welcome dinner, orientation and briefing at The Lower Deck hosted by Freedom Biker Tours.
After breakfast, we pick-up any remaining rental bikes for the Tour Participants who arrived too late the day before. Following that, we partake in a city tour of Halifax. Learn the history of the city’s war years, and the exploits and heroism of the citizens who lived through the devastating Halifax explosion on December 06, 1917. Learn about the city’s connection to the Titanic disaster. Experience the beautiful waterfront, and pay a visit to The Citadel, which is the fourth British military fortification built on Citadel Hill in the center of Halifax. It has now been restored and is a Canadian National Historic Site. The original fortification was built in 1749. Tonight, we will enjoy a Maritime experience Tall Ship dinner cruise of the Halifax Harbour.
Kickstands up 09:00. Full tank and empty bladder. As we ride south from Halifax, we’ll cruise along Nova Scotia’s famous ‘Lighthouse Route’ a beautiful scenic ride that will take us through picturesque coastal villages and inlets to the rugged fishing community of Peggy’s Cove. With its breathtaking location on a narrow coastal inlet characterized by wave-worn granite rocks and crashing surf, it’s easy to see why this charming little community is perhaps Canada’s most photographed site. With a year round population of 30, Peggy’s Cove is a sleepy little town famous for several things including beautiful ocean waters, small narrow inlet, scenic lighthouse, and the unfortunate crash 8 km offshore of Swissair Flight 111 on Sep 02, 1998 after departing from JFK Airport in New York.
After departing Peggy’s Cove, we’ll ride along Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore through the picturesque seaside village of Mahone Bay to arrive in the scenic town of Lunenburg, founded in 1753. With its brightly coloured buildings lining the shore, Lunenburg is considered one of Canada’s most colorful postcard-perfect towns and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll have lunch overlooking the sailboat-filled harbour before riding some twists and turns along the route back to Halifax, passing through the small villages that add character to the Lighthouse Route. Dinner is on your own tonight. Enjoy the many fun dining opportunities along the Halifax Harbourfront.
Kickstands up 09:00. Full tank and empty bladder. Departing Halifax inland, the route travels out past the local riders favourite 'Fall River Tim Hortons', and the path follows the historic Shubenacadie Canal for a time, before we turn and ride through rich farmlands, and pastures. After a stop in Windsor, the Blomidon Look Off, one of the more scenic mainland viewpoints will be our destination for a photo-op. We’ll then continue riding a short distance to Halls Harbour, visiting this small fishing village on the Bay of Fundy. Be sure to note where the waterline is when you arrive, as the world record tides will make a dramatic change. The tide will be going out and will drop nearly 3 meters while we have lunch. Moving back up to the Northern side of the Annapolis Valley, our ride continues to Historic Annapolis Royal, on the Digby Gut, one of the first North American settlement areas over 400 years ago. After a short visit to this quaint area, we will move through Digby to catch the MV Fundy Rose on which we will enjoy crossing the Bay of Fundy to Saint John New Brunswick, where our hotel for the night is a short ride from the ferry terminal. Dinner is on your own on the ferry.
Kickstands up 09:00. Full tank and empty bladder. Our ride along the north side of the Bay of Fundy will be a challenge between wanting to carve the corners, or revel in the scenery. After a short ride from the hotel, we’ll check-out a seaside village for a stop n’ stretch and some coffee and tea while exploring a covered bridge. Departing from there, we enter the Fundy Trail Parkway. There will be a couple of scenic viewpoint stops along the way, and a lunch stop at some point as we traverse this amazingly scenic stretch of road. Stopping to experience the magnificent Hopewell Rocks. A short hike will allow us to walk on the sea floor at low tide among the towering rock cliffs. From there it’s a short ride through Moncton NB to our hotel. Dinner tonight is at the Pump House Brewpub & Restaurant.
Kickstands up 09:00. Full tank and empty bladder. This morning we will ride to Shediac New Brunswick, the “Lobster Capital of the World”. After a group photo with the world’s largest lobster, we move to the waterfront where we’ll climb aboard a waiting vessel for an interactive lobster-themed cruise on the warm waters of Shediac Bay. Learn about the lobster fishing industry while enjoying a freshly cooked lobster feast, deliciously famous in Acadian culture. Later, we’ll ride across the 14½ km long Confederation Bridge onto Prince Edward Island. If you’ve never experienced this bridge before, it is a sight to behold; especially on a motorcycle which will include stopping for a group photo with our bikes and the bridge, then souvenir shopping before heading to Canada’s birthplace of Confederation, Charlottetown. Dinner tonight is at Chamber’s Restaurant & Pub at our hotel.
Kickstands up 09:00. Full tank and empty bladder. Today we’ll cruise around Prince Edward Island. Our first stop will be a lighthouse on the Atlantic coast, in PEI National Park. From there we’ll ride on to the Anne Of Green Gables heritage site. With a short lunch stop at the boardwalk just down the road, we’ll then roam on to Thunder Cove Beach, where we’ll experience the famous red sand beaches of PEI. We’ll end the day riding a leisurely pace through the countryside back to Charlottetown arriving early enough to allow for us to enjoy the Downtown of this quaint little city. Dinner is on your own tonight.
Kickstands up 08:00. Full tank and empty bladder. Leaving early, we have a ferry to catch and lots of ground to cover. Today we will ride over to Wood Islands to catch the Northumberland Ferry which will take us on a 75-minute trip across the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia. After disembarking the ferry, our ride will take us along the coast to the Cape George lighthouse for a scenic lunch stop. Then we’ll ride through the ‘Highland Heart’ of Nova Scotia to the Strait of Canso which separates the mainland of Nova Scotia from Cape Breton Island. Cape Breton Island was originally settled by Loyalists from New York State following the American Revolution. These settlers were followed by Scottish immigrants, who chose this region because it reminded them of their homeland. Near the Canso Causeway we’ll have a stop n’ stretch for a photo-op of the Canso Strait and Porcupine Mountain. Then, making a path for Baddeck, we’ll also visit one of Canada’s most popular attractions, the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, overlooking beautiful Bras d’Or Lake. J.A.D. McCurdy flew the first manned powered Canadian flight above the ice of Baddeck Bay in his famous ‘Silver Dart’ in February 1909. Dinner tonight is at the Lakeside Restaurant.
Kickstands up 08:00. Full tank and empty bladder. Today we will ride the loop of the world-famous Cabot Trail. Going counterclockwise, we usually will have the ocean on our right. Our first scenic viewpoint is after a nice set of corners at the top of Cape Smokey. After a short pit stop at the beautiful Celtic Lodge, we cut across the high points of the Cape Breton Highlands, and the many twists and turns needed to get there. After the switchbacks of Mackenzie Mountain, we stop at its scenic viewpoint. From there we will dismount and stroll along the majestic Skyline trail. With a picnic lunch we can enjoy the epic views that this walk shows us. We’ll then continue on to Cheticamp and the famous Floras Gift Shop. We’ll make a point of stopping at Margaree Harbour to get a photo in front of the Cabot Trail sign. How else would your friends believe you were there? We’ll then cruise along the western side of the island returning to Baddeck for the night. Dinner is on your own tonight.
Kickstands up 09:00. Full tank and empty bladder. We leave Cape Breton Island today riding across the Canso Causeway heading south along scenic and twisty roads through sleepy little towns heading towards the incredible rugged coastlines and views as we cruise along the shore towards Halifax. Stopping for lunch at a quaint tearoom in Sherbrooke, we will continue along the coast. To avoid as much of the big city traffic as possible, we’ll turn up the Musquodoboit valley and approach from scenic secondary highways. Then a short run on the highway to Halifax Airport and our hotel for the final night. Tonight, you are invited to a farewell dinner at Shooters Bar & Grill hosted by your Freedom Biker Tours crew where we can relax, laugh, and reminisce about our ride together.
You’re pretty much on your own today, but the Freedom Biker Tours crew will be hanging around to help and say goodbye.
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We recommend riding your own bike for this program. Since 2020, there are no Harley-Davidson motorcycle rental options in the Maritimes Region. No other bike types either. The Canadian Maritimes Region is a once-in-a-lifetime must-do ride experience, so Freedom Biker Tours has created this tour, and the best way to experience the Ride and the Region is on your own bike. Through our partner, The Canadian Motorcycle Tourism Association and their CMTA Travel Services Division, we have options for shipping your motorcycle to Halifax and back so you can join us for this amazing Ride.
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