Cape Breton Island and Cabot Trail

Magnificent panoramic route

Discover the Cabot Trail, a magnificent panoramic route between the sea and the mountains providing an opportunity to connect with nature! The bikeway follows the north shore of Cape Breton Island and climbs up to the plateaus of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. From there, you will travel to Chéticamp, the region’s Acadian heritage centre, and then head, via Bras d’Or Lake and its quiet roads, toward Sydney and its beautiful port, with the option of visiting the Fortress of Louisbourg, the largest reconstructed 18th century French fortified town in North America. Jean Cabot marvelled at the beauty of the region in 1497. Now you can do the same!

Photo credit: Danielle Cyr, Shutterstock

Available in customized package only
Trip length: 8 days / 7 nights
Level of difficulty: 4+
Customized Trips
Prefer to travel with your own group - family, friends or colleagues? Want to carry out a project, discover a destination, take up an athletic challenge or collect funds for a cause you hold dear? The obvious choice is the Customized Formula.

Tell us about your project in terms of preferred dates and desired destination, whether for a day, a week or two weeks. We will help you realize your dream of getting away in good company.

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EN LIBERTÉ Formula also available

General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day

Short route: 494 km • Long route: 590 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Baddeck.
Day 2 - Baddeck, Englishtown (86 km). Ferry to Ingonish.
Day 3 - Ingonish, South Harbour, Pleasant Bay, Chéticamp (121 km).
Day 4 - Chéticamp, Cap Le Moine, Belle Côte, Margaree, Baddeck (88 km).
Day 5 - Baddeck, Bras d’Or, North Sydney, Sydney (84 km).
Day 6 - Free day or looped route via the Fortress of Louisbourg (70 or 96 km).
Day 7 - Sydney, Grand Narrows, Iona, Little Narrows ferry, Baddeck (115 km).
Day 8 - End of the trip.

Elevation Profile

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