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Walking tours along the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia


Cape Breton Island has inspired musicians, artists, and inventors since it was first settled by Europeans centuries ago. You are likely to feel similarly inspired, as you follow these spectacular trails along coastlines, through valleys, and to viewpoints with the ability to make you breathe deeply and appreciate the magnitude of the beauty in such special places. You will walk to a delightful waterfall outside Baddeck, where Alexander Graham Bell chose to settle because of its simple natural beauty, and will visit the museum to learn about Bell’s astonishing discoveries. 

You will then follow the coast to Cape Breton Highlands National Park, to enjoy the best trails of this profoundly stirring area, where coastal hills meet the sea on both East and West coasts. Then it is on to Mabou, a quiet village that at first glance belies the abundance of musical talent enjoyed there. You can visit the only single malt distillery outside Scotland, before a fantastic hike on your last day, along the path cut into the side of the coastal hills at Sight Point. This is a full week of Cape Breton magic, but we guarantee you will leave wanting more!

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TRIP DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
ITINERARY
TRIP TYPE
Walking Tours
SEASON

May to October

DIFFICULTY
Moderate
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
12
GUIDE INFORMATION

Experienced and professional your guides will share their knowledge of the area with you.

Caring guides make our adventures truly extraordinary. They possess not only the skills necessary to coordinate the many details of each trip, but, above all else, a genuine desire to care for your comfort and enjoyment. On most guided adventures, you can expect a team of one local guide and one who has travelled from our main office, with a minimum ratio of one guide to six guests.

On self-guided trips, a local guide will provide you with revelant maps and route notes.

 

RESTRICTIONS

Walking/hiking up to 6 hours per day over moderate terrain.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Not Applicable
TRANSPORTATION

Trips originate and end in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Start: Halifax, The Lord Nelson Hotel, 09:00, day one, for 3½ hours transfer to Baddeck. Please contact us to arrange pickup from other Halifax locations, or Halifax Airport at 09:45. To skip the long transfer, consider a one-way flight to Sydney, and a one hour taxi to Baddeck.

Finish: Halifax, The Lord Nelson Hotel, 19:00, day six.

Self-drive tours require you to arrange your own car rentals or bring your own vehicle. Car rental recommendations are available.

WEATHER

Summer temperatures range from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius.

REGION
Nova Scotia
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

On guided tours luggage handling, vehicle and guide support, maps and notes, transfers from/to Halifax.

SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots, rain gear, warm jacket, shorts and other comfortable clothing, hat, gloves.

SUGGESTED ITEMS

Camera, binoculars, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Five nights accommodations are at various country inns and bed & breakfasts along the way.

MEALS & DINING

MEALS & DINING

Most meals are included and include 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners.

On the self-guided and self-drive tours only the breakfasts are included.

6 day tour, available June - October
$2995.00 / per person - CAD
Guided tours. 2019 dates: Jun 15-20; Jun 29-Jul 4; Jul 13-18; Aug 10-15; Sep 7-12; Oct 12-17(fall foliage). Based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $655.

$2595.00 / per person - CAD
Self-guided tours. Based on double occupancy.

$1495.00 / per person - CAD
Self-drive tour. Based on double occupancy.
PAYMENT INFORMATION
Pricing does not include:

A 30% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 30 days before trip commencement.
CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
Cancellations received in writing at least 60 days in advance of start date will receive a 50% refund of any deposit paid. Cancellations received between 60 and 30 days ahead will forfeit deposit. Cancellations within 30 days require full payment of the tour cost

6 day tour, available June - October

Day 1

Introductions - Uisge Bhan Falls (4km) and Alexander Graham Bell Museum

Meet in downtown Halifax at 09:00, or the airport at about 09:45, for a 3 ½ hour transfer to Baddeck. If you prefer to avoid the drive from Halifax, you can fly one-way into Sydney, then taxi one hour to Baddeck. After lunch you will visit Uisge Bahn Falls. Gaelic for “white water”, and pronounced “Ish-ka Ban”, this one-hour walk leads you through a quiet hardwood forest to a misty 50 foot waterfall. Afterwards, transfer to Baddeck to visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. DL (Meal inclusions shown for guided trips only)
Silver Dart Lodge, Baddeck. 

Day 2

Cape Smokey, Mt. Franey (6km) and/or Middle Head (3.8km)

Today's hikes take you into Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Your first hike today is to the top of Mt. Franey from which, on a clear day, the view of Ingonish and the Atlantic are spectacular! Middle Head is a pleasant walk out a rocky headland with amazing views of Cape Smokey and Ingonish Island. A late afternoon transfer takes you to Dingwall and your coastal resort overlooking a four-mile beach. BLD
Keltic Lodge, or Castle Rock Country Inn, Ingonish Beach

Day 3

Mica Hill (8km) and White Point (2 to 6km)

Wind through the Acadian forest - a mixture of spruce, birch, hemlock, maple, oak, pine, ash and beech trees, as it climbs to a windswept plateau. The 360 degree views of the Aspy fault, coastal villages far below, and the mountains along the most northern tip of Cape Breton, are breathtaking. The pinnacle is also home to remarkable outcrops of quartz and mica. After a picnic lunch, explore the gorgeous coastline of White Point, and reflect on the unknown sailor whose grave is in this beautiful place. BLD
Markland Inn, Dingwall. 

Day 4

Fishing Cove (12km) and Skyline Trail (9km)

Today’s hikes are some of the finest of the Cape Breton Highlands. One descends to an idyllic cove with beach, waterfall, and meadow, far removed from anything but its own natural beauty. The other takes you along boardwalks and trails to an expansive vista, from where we often see whales, moose, and eagles, not to mention cyclists conquering the climbs of the Cabot Trail far below. Finish in the Acadian town of Cheticamp. BL 
Maison Fiset, or
Pilot Whale Chalets, Cheticamp.

Day 5

Acadian Trail (8.5km) or Salmon Pools Trail (9km), followed by transfer to Mabou

Today's hike takes you high above the Chéticamp River for panoramic views of the Acadian coastline, the Chéticamp River valley and the park's highland interior. The trail honors the pioneers of Chéticamp who settled here more than 300 years ago. After hiking, you will transfer one hour to the musical hotbed of Mabou, where the delights include the Rankin Family’s Red Shoe Pub. Traditional musical entertainment is a nightly occurrence here, but first, we will dine at the only single malt whisky distillery outside Scotland. BD
Duncreigan Country Inn, Mabou; or Glenora Inn & Distillery, Glenville.

Day 6

Sight Point (up to 16km)

Just wait ‘til you see this hike! Cut into the edge of a hill that tumbles all the way to the sea, the path along Sight Point has been known to leave hikers giddy with excitement, and maybe vertigo. This is the part of Nova Scotia that most reminds us of its namesake: Scotland. You may even see some sheep illustrating the area’s heritage. In any case, you will be amazed at the expansive sea views as you explore this trail – a good morning of hiking before transferring back to Halifax by day’s end. BL 

Day 7

Sight Point (up to 16km)

Just wait ‘til you see this hike! Cut into the edge of a hill that tumbles all the way to the sea, the path along Sight Point has been known to leave hikers giddy with excitement, and maybe vertigo. This is the part of Nova Scotia that most reminds us of its namesake: Scotland. You may even see some sheep illustrating the area’s heritage. In any case, you will be amazed at the expansive sea views as you explore this trail – a good morning of hiking before transferring back to Halifax by day’s end. BL