Top Canadian Biking Trails For The Avid Cyclist


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There is no better way to enjoy the summer than taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of Canada’s spectacular landscape. From coast to coast, there are multiple routes for one to enjoy. All of these trails will make you fall in love with Canada and its breathtaking scenery. As we reach the end of summer and prepare for the arrival of early autumn in a few weeks, check out our top biking trails in Canada.

1) Newfoundland’s Viking Trail: One of Canada’s most scenic drives, The Viking Trail is the largest themed highway in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a challenging 450-km route starting from Deer Lake, along the rugged coast through the ancient Gros Morne National Park and then onto the northern tip of the island. This trail is quite striking with amazing striking views, so bring a camera for some great photos!

2) Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail: This 300 km road is carved into the edge of the jaw-dropping Cape Breton Highlands. Cycle all the way up into the old forests and descend down into the coastline. This route is quite hilly, so some practice prior to your ride would be recommended. With forest and ocean views, this trail is definitely worth the trip.

3) Toronto’s Waterfront Trail: For an attractive ride, explore 1,600 kms of Ontario’s breathtaking waterfront. Whether you are in the mood to cycle for a long cycle or a quick bike ride, this on and off road trail is perfect for all kinds of rides. Extending from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, to Quebec, it is quite the biking trail.


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4) Quebec’s Route Verte: Being Canada’s most bike-friendly province, Quebec contains over 5,000km of connected trails. The Route Verte trail was rated number one by National Geographic in 2010. The pathway can be easily followed as it crosses the province from east to west, running for more than 4,000 kilometers. From the St. Lawrence River to mountain views in the Laurentides, there are various interesting sites to view along the way.