Canada’s landscape is so compelling that it forces you to go outdoors and witness the nature of its beauty; as though the whole country aims to lure nature-lovers and adventure enthusiasts to experience what it has to offer. One of the many kinds of adventurers who cannot resist getting their tickets to Canada every year are cyclists. Besides, with so many amazing cycling trails spread across the length and breadth of the country, who can abstain themselves anyway? By Shubhanjana Das
1. Route Verte, Quebec
Considered the best biking trail in Canada, it is almost impossible to hire a bike in Quebec without a mention of Route Verte. This 4,000-km long biking trail takes you from one end of the city to the other, making it a feat unsuitable for beginner cyclists. The trail is a mix of bike paths, secondary roads, and even a highway segment. However, clear signs along the route help guide your way without the possibility of getting lost. The Blueberry Route is a popular section of Route Verte. It is a 256km-long loop, which takes three to four days to complete.
2. Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia
All throughout this 23-km long-stretch which passes through Jasper and Banff, you can’t help but gawk at the beautiful surroundings such as the magnanimous glaciers, turquoise lakes and beautiful wild flowers. However, a couple of tricky hills make this route unwelcoming for novice bikers. The trip takes around three days to complete. Since it is best to avoid biking at nights, you can stop at one of the many hostels along the way to give your legs some much needed rest.
3. Waterfront Trail, Ontario
This pretty trail is hard for cyclists of every kind, simply because the surrounding idyllic beauty is that distracting. The whole route spans (almost) thousand kilometres, which takes 10 days to complete. However, you can cut it short by starting your trip with a Chez Piggy breakfast in Kingston, Ontario, and wind your way towards the Thousand Islands in the east. Along the way, the shores of the crystal blue Lake Ontario accompany.
4. Viking Trail, Newfoundland
Rugged, striking, raw, and absolutely unfiltered best describes the landscape of the Viking Trail in Newfoundland. This 10-day ride takes you through fishing villages and stunning views of icebergs. The trail starts at Deer Lake, passes through the Gros Morne National Park, and continues to the northern tip of Newfoundland to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site.