Top Five Bike Trails in Canada

Sep 06, 2016

Bridge over a brook on the Confederation Trail in rural Prince Edward Island.  Also known as the Trans Canada Trail.

Biking is a popular way to exercise, see the country, and make friends. A bike, a helmet, and some water are really the basics you will need to start cycling. So, where do you start your journey? Well, since Québec has the #1 bike path in the world (as rated by National Geographic) let’s start there, on the Route Verte. Steep hills, dirt paths, quaint cottages, lakes, and even Hump Back whales can be experienced on this trek which is over 5,000 km in length.

If you want to start a little easier, try the Confederation Trail in PEI. Here, old railway beds were converted into a bike path that covers quite a bit of the island. Enjoy seeing the ocean roll past. Glide through woodlands and watch for wildlife. The trail is a great way to dip your toes into the cycling stream and see if it’s for you.

Do you feel fierce in your cycling abilities? Then have a go at the Viking Trail. Not for the faint of heart, this trail is as rugged as the people it is named after. See harsh coastlines where the elements endlessly batter the shores. Feel the burn as you ride up mountains in Gros Morne National Park. This is the place for experts.

Tunnels, trestle bridges and more await the adventurous bikers at British Columbia’s Myra Canyon. 24 km of mostly-flat terrain, gorgeous views of Okanagan Lake and the canyons- what more could a beginner want?

Finally, for those iron-men, the Cape Breton Cabot Trail is 298 km of endurance tests. Take 3-5 days to ride this one. Moose, waterfalls, and quaint towns are the perfect way to rest after stamina-challenging mountains.

Ocean views, mountains, tunnels, and friendly people await you on the trails and CanadaStays can help you find the perfect vacation rental while you plan your next biking adventure. Whether you would rather rent a Montreal condo or a visit the beautiful island and rent a PEI vacation rental, CanadaStays has to best suit the needs for your family or friends. Browse through tons of vacation rentals on CanadaStays!

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