East Coast Expedition
14 Days / 13 Nights
1923 Miles / 3076 KM
Highlights of East Coast Expedition
Highlights on the tour include St. John, The Bay of Fundy, Digby, Lunenburg, Halifax, Port Hawkesbury, Chabot Trail, Dalvey Beach, Summerside, Confederation Bridge and the Lobster Monument in Shediac.
A trip that is on most anyones bucketlist has to be the Eastcoast Expedition. This trip is like no other. The attractions on the Altlantic Provinces are high on everyones list but visiting the Maritimes has more to offer in the way of warm Celtic and Acadian hospitality. Cape Breton Island was named by Travel Magazine as one of the Worlds most must see Islands. USA Today featured the Cabot Trail best choice for Best Motorcycle Trips in 2014. Need we say more. Add The Bay of Fundy which hosts the worlds highest tides/Peggys Cove/Digby for there famous scallops/the 160 plus lighthouses that are seen on many rocky points and don't forget the seafood restaurants at every Village. There is no "destination riding" on this Expedition. Twists and turns picture stops on the coastal highways are nonstop. 12 days of breathtaking views at every turn. Filling another slot on your bucketlist indeed. You may even want to return!!!
DAY 1 — St. John NB — 0 miles / 0 km
Our arrival city is St John, NB situated on the north shore of the Bay of Fundy, at the mouth of the St. John river. It is the oldest incorporated city in Canada. A beautiful waterfront and its proximity to the Bay of Fundy make it a great starting point for our tour.
Day 2 — St John NV to Amherst NS — 180 miles / 288 km
The Bay of Fundy is one of the seven wonders of the world. It hosts the highest tides on earth, the rarest whales, semi precious minerals and dinosaur fossils. A unique coastal phenomenon, catching the low tide at Hope Well Rocks will be our goal today. The tides reach 16 m (56 ft) in the bay. A drive to the bottom of the world famous Magnetic Hill in Moncton, NB will leave you mystified, a full first day no doubt.
Day 3 — Amherst NS to Digby NS — 272 miles / 435 km
A steady diet of country inns, small bed and breakfasts, seaside cabins make our day today. The breathtaking countryside is spectacular as we cruise along on two wheels. There won’t be any place else you would rather be. Digby, NS is our stop for the night. A town famous for its scallop fishing. Hmmmm wonder what’s on the menu for dinner this evening.
Day 4 — Digby NS to Lunenburg NS — 217 miles / 349 km
We continue on today travelling south hugging the coastline all the way. A taste of Nova Scotia around every turn. Fishing villages and small seafood cafes line the roadsides. Our stop for the evening is in the old port town of Lunenburg. With its narrow streets, unique architecture and the home to Nova Scotias’ sailing embassador “The Blue Nose II”. A walk on the boardwalk to visit the many gift shops and maybe ice cream to top off the incredible day.
Day 5 — Lunenburg NS to Halifax NS — 111 miles / 179 km
After breakfast on the dock overlooking the waterfront, we start out for another amazing leg of our tour. Today we follow the coast line to a world famous lighthouse. Peggy’s Point Lighthouse is one of Nova Scotia’s well known lighthouses and maybe the most photographed in Canada. Located in the quaint fishing village of Peggy’s cove along the north shore. After spending some time watching for whales and exploring around the rocks, along with lots of photos we are then off to Halifax to spend the night.
Day 6 — Halifax NS to Port Hawkesbury NS — 191 miles / 308 km
Before heading out this morning, a walk along the Halifax Waterfront is a must. Maybe a fabled donair for lunch after all it is the official food for Halifax. A city filled with an interesting history, a gateway into Canada for over one million immigrants. We head out to our destination of Port Hawksbury, a town located on the south western end of Cape Breton Island, on the north shore of the strait of Canso. It boasts a unique blend of both economic, cultural and lifestyle opportunities to those living in the area.
Day 7 — Port Hawksbury NS to North Shore NS — 159 miles / 256 km
The Cabot Trail is considered on the worldest most scenic destinations with stunning ocean vistas, old growth forests, prehistoric rocks scarred by glaciers and the mysterious Cape Breton highlands. Lobster is a speciality in many restaurants along the Cabot Trail. These next three days will reward you with possibility the most scenic ride you will ever experience. This 186 mile route was future in USA Todays’ ten best reader’s choice for best motorcycle trip 2014. Need we say more!
Day 8 — Noth Shore NS — 0 miles / 0 km
Today is a relax day were your options to take in many of the attractions that the Cabot Trail has to offer.
Day 9 — North Shore NS to Murry River PEI — 188 miles / 303 km
The spectacular coastal view, highland scenery and warm celtic acadian hospitality continue on this day 9. Experiencing these last 3 days will instill memories of the Cabot Trail you can share with others for years to come. Count how many times you said “WOW” to yourself.
Day 10 — Murry River PEI to Charlottetown PEI — 147 miles / 236 km
After crossing the north Umberland Strait on a 75 minute ferry ride it is easy to fall into Prince Edward Islands’ easy relaxed pace and see some of the most stunning beaches you will ever see, and of the islands signature red soil. We continue our journey on the “Points East Coastal Drive”. This drive takes you past 34 beaches, 6 lighthouses, 24 harbours, more than 100 restaurants, 12 provincial parks, 6 scenic heritage roads and a National Park. Wow will we be busy.
Day 11 — Charlottetown PEI to Summerside PEI — 73 miles / 118 km
Charlottetown is home to a network of walking trials, waterside boardwalks, craft and speciality shops. As we head to the most north shore, our stops include Prince Edward Island National Park, Cavendish and Anne of Green Gables house and Davenby beach. This north cape coastal drive takes us through an area rich with ocean fresh delicacies – how about fresh fried oysters for lunch. Our day ends in Summerside, PEI. Another incredible day.
Day 12 — Summerside PEI — 164 miles / 260 km
A relaxing day with a loop to the northwest shore and the take in the attractions of Summerside has to offer.
Day 13 — Summerside PEI to St. John NB — 234 miles / 376 km
The final day of our tour takes us across the longest bridge crossing in the world. The Confederation bridge spans 12.9 km across the north Umberland Strait connecting PEI with the mainland. It is a spectacle in itself. We take a swing by Shediac to view the worldest largest lobster monument. Shediac is recognized the world over as the Lobster Capital of the World. We then wind our way back to our starting point of St. John, NB.
Day 14 — St. John NB — 0 miles / 0 km
Before we jump on the plane to head home we will have time to share some of the memories and favorites, say our goodbyes until we met again on another RIDINWITHHSTYLE TOUR.