Ride The Canadian Maritimes – 11 Days

Ride The Canadian Maritimes – 11 Days

Start your adventure in Halifax, soak in the maritime culture, and explore the historic Citadel. The city is a mix of modern vibes and rich history.

Head to the charming Peggy’s Cove, famous for its iconic lighthouse and picturesque coastal scenery. The rocky shoreline is a sight to behold.

Embark on the South Shore journey, with a highlight being the UNESCO-listed town of Lunenburg. The well-preserved 18th-century architecture and vibrant colours make it a gem.

Ride along Nova Scotia’s beautiful coastline, enjoying the sea breeze. Cross over into New Brunswick, where you’ll encounter diverse landscapes and welcoming communities.

Experience the incredible tides of the Bay of Fundy and explore the Hopewell Rocks. The dynamic landscapes and unique rock formations are a true marvel.

Indulge in a lobster on the Shediac Lobster Cruise. Shediac, known as the “Lobster Capital of the World.” Cross the Confederation Bridge to reach Prince Edward Island.

Discover the charm of Anne of Green Gables in Cavendish, relax on the sandy shores of Cavendish Beach, and explore the beauty of P.E.I. National Park.

Cross back into Nova Scotia and make your way to Cape Breton Island. The Cabot Trail offers some of the most breathtaking scenic views in Canada, with winding roads and coastal panoramas.

Complete your journey by riding back to Halifax, reflecting on the incredible landscapes and memories you’ve gathered along the way.




Day 01: Arrival Halifax

Do your best to arrive as early as possible. Perhaps even the day before so you will be rested and adjusted to any time change. Check-in to the hotel. Our local operator’s crew members will be available to assist. We’ll take care of rental motorcycles after you are settled, or the following morning. This evening, we’ll have a meet-and-greet gathering at 5:00 pm including a welcome dinner, orientation and briefing at The Lower Deck.

Accommodation: Hotel Halifax (Dinner included)

Day 02 Halifax Tour and The Citadel

After breakfast, we pick up any remaining rental bikes. Following that, we partake in a city tour of Halifax guided by our friend from TayMac Tours. 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 centre 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, the ‘Tall Ship Silva’ dinner cruise of Halifax Harbour. 

Accommodation: Hotel Halifax (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Day 03 Peggy’s Cove, the South Shore and Lunenburg (Ride Day: 282 km / 175 miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. 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, a small narrow inlet, a scenic lighthouse, and the unfortunate crash 8 km offshore of Swissair Flight 111 on Sep 02, 1998, after departing from New York’s JFK Airport.

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 colourful 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 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.

Accommodation: Hotel Halifax (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Day 04 Nova Scotia Shoreline and New Brunswick (1 ferry crossing) (Ride Day: 398 km / 246 miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. Full tank and empty bladder. Departing Halifax inland, our ride today travels out past the local riders’ favourite ‘Fall River Tim Hortons’, and our route 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 onboard the ferry.

Accommodation: Château Saint John Hotel and Suites (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Day 05 Bay of Fundy, Hopewell Rocks and Moncton (Ride Day: 218 km / 135 Miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. 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 and photo-op stops along the way, and a snack and refreshment 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 to our hotel. Dinner tonight is at the Pump House Brewpub and Restaurant.

Accommodation: Rodd Hotel (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Day 06 Shediac Lobster Cruise and Confederation Bridge (Ride day: 167 km / 104 miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. 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.

Accommodation: Rodd Royalty (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 07 Anne of Green Gables, Cavendish Beach, Thunder Cove Beach and P.E.I. National Park (Ride day: 174 km / 108 miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. 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 P.E.I. 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.

Accommodation: Rodd Royalty (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Day 08 Cape Breton Island (1 ferry crossing) (Ride day: 350 km / 217 miles)

Kickstands up at 08:00 am. 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. 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.

Accommodation: Cabot Trail Motel (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Day 09: The Cabot Trail (Ride day: 298 km / 184 miles)

Kickstands up at 08:00 am. 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 for a picnic lunch and a stroll along the majestic Skyline trail. We’ll 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.

Accommodation: Cabot Trail Motel (Breakfast and Picnic Lunch included)

Day 10 Cape Breton Island to Halifax Airport (Ride day: 430 km / 267 miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. 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. We’ll park our rental bikes at the hotel where they will be picked up by our rental partner. Tonight, you are invited to a farewell dinner at Shooters Bar and Grill where we can relax, laugh, and reminisce about our ride together.

Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn, Halifax Airport (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Day 11: Depart for Home of Wherever Your Next Adventure Takes You…

You’re pretty much on your own today, but our local operator, Freedom Biker Tours’ crew will be hanging around to help and say goodbye.

Please note that we reserve the right to remain adaptable to unforeseen circumstances and weather conditions that may arise while on tour; the daily schedule may be adjusted accordingly. The client’s tour remains paramount; we will ensure the tour meets your fullest expectations. 

Tour Dates:

TourDate fromDate toBooking deadline
Ride The Maritimes1-Aug-2431-Aug-241-Jul-24

Prices (CAD) Canadian Dollars

2 people / 1 vehicle / 1 shared room: From $8,375.00 per person

2 people / 2 vehicles / 1 shared room: From $8,755.00 per person

1 person / 1 vehicle / 1 single room: From $10,715.00 per person

1 person / 1 vehicle / 1 shared room: From $8,755.00 per person

Inclusions and exclusions

INCLUDEDMotorcycle Rentals
10 nights Accommodation
20 Meals
Park Fees
Attraction Fees
Excursion Fees
Ferry Fees
Support Vehicle with water, snacks, first aid kit and luggage
All Meal Taxes and Gratuities
All Taxes Except Tour Sales Tax.
Tour Sales Tax
Anything not listed in “INCLUDED” above

The above information should be taken as a guide only as things can change. If you have any questions, please contact us.