Michael’s Canadian Pop-Up Menu: 4 Cycling Courses To Choose From
Given the current situation around the world, it looks like cyclists may have to stay closer to home in 2020, at least until the summer or fall. To that end, we have started to plan some ‘in-country’ trips for our riders, if local health conditions allow. First up, Canada…
Please vote for your favourite course at the end of this blog. That will give us an idea which of these amazing cycling adventures we should start working on.
Amuse-Bouche – Kissing The Cod
This Trans-Atlantic trip would cover all 4 of Canada’s Eastern provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island & Newfoundland), taking the cyclists over 1635 kms from Halifax to St John’s. There would be 14 days of riding, 4 rest days and 1 travel day on the ferry across the Bay of Fundy from Digby to Saint John.
- Halifax harbour
- Peggy’s Cove
- Digby scallops
- Bay of Fundy
- Reversing Falls
- PEI beaches
- Cabot Trail
- Kissing the Cod in St John’s
Appetizer – Québec: Je t’aime
This circular tour of the province of Québec begins and ends it in beautiful, cosmopolitain Montreal. The route, covering 2460 kms and including 22 days of cycling and 4 rest days, traverses some of the province’s iconic regions – the Eastern Townships, the Gulf of St Lawrence, Gaspé & Lac St Jean.
- Route Verte
- Quebec City
- St Lawrence River
- Whale Watching
- Gaspé/Perce Rock
- Lac St Jean/Route des Bluets
Entrée – In The Footsteps of the Voyageurs
Following one of the main historic routes of Canada’s fur-trading Voyageurs, on bicycles instead of in canoes, this cycling adventure will take riders on a 2450 km odyssey from the Limestone City of Kingston to Thunder Bay, the Land of Nanabozho, the Sleeping Giant. There are 23 riding days, 5 rest days & 1 travel day on the ferry from Tobermory to Manitoulin Island.
- Prince Edward County & Lake Erie Vineyards
- Niagara Falls
- 4 Great Lakes – Ontario, Erie, Huron & Superior
- North shore of Lake Superior
- Nanabozho – The Sleeping Giant
Dessert – Beautiful British Columbia
This circular tour of Beautiful British Columbia begins in the province’s capital, Victoria and ends 1845 kms later in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Vancouver. The route includes 16 cycling days and 5 rest days. The 2 travel days include a beautiful daylight cruise through the stunning Inside Passage and another day of train travel along the scenic Skeena River from Prince Rupert to Prince George.
- VictoriaVancouver Island
- Inside Passage
- Cariboo Highway – BC
- InteriorVineyards in the Okanagan
- 3 days cycling the Kettle Valley Rail Trail (trestles)
- Fraser River
- Harrison Hot Springs