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A Biking Adventure: Deer Lake to St Anthony, Newfoundland

A biking adventure on the Viking Trail from Deer Lake to St Anthony, Newfoundland is for those of you who have an adventurous spirit and don't mind some hard, even challenging cycling. The 600 km trip up Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula is a fantastic bike ride. The route primarily follows the rocky, barren coast through a series of sparsely populated but picturesque fishing villages with names like Sally’s Cove, Cow Head and Brig Bay. The bike…

Connemara, Ireland: Why its Well Worth a Visit

There's a lot to see and explore in Connemara Ireland - a region of western Ireland that is most definitely worth a visit. You could easily spend a week touring by car, bike or on foot. This post includes some affiliate links. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of these links, I may receive a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. Connemara, Ireland Connemara is the name that…

Biking in The Shuswap Area of British Columbia

Biking in the Shuswap area of south central British Columbia is a great way to spend time outdoors. The biggest difficulty lies in choosing which trail to bike. That's because the Shuswap area boasts over 675 kilometres of biking trails. They range from the all-day epic 40 kilometre Larch Hills Traverse to mellow hour-long trails in some of the local parks. Biking the Sunnybrae - Canoe Point Road I chose to do a 36 kilometre…

Biking Salt Spring Island in British Columbia

Biking Salt Spring Island is a great way to experience the largest of the Gulf Islands. Go in spring or fall if you can. Once the tourists show up in summer you have to fight harder for space on the narrow, winding roads. In spring especially, the traffic is light and often you'll have the road to yourself. There are two loops bike rides that are particularly good on Salt Spring Island. They could both…

A Bogota Bike Tour – A Fun Way to See the City

A Bogota bike tour is the best way to discover the capital of Colombia. Join a bilingual guide for a bike tour that shows off the real Bogotá that most tourists never see.  John and I did a five hour Bogota bike tour a few days into our Colombia visit. I had heard that Bogota was particularly well set up for bikes - with literally hundreds of kilometres of mixed use bike paths. I'd also…

Don't Ride Into A Cow

Sheep River Valley Biking in Kananaskis Country

Cycling the Sheep River Valley in Kananaskis Country is an easy day trip from Calgary and a great biking adventure. It's only a 45 minute drive to the town of Turner Valley south of Calgary, the starting point for an exceptionally scenic bike ride through to Sheep River Falls. The bike ride can be done from late April - depending on the year - until the snow flies. In the spring the time to do it…

5 Great Bike Rides in Newfoundland, PEI and Nova Scotia

To help you with your summer plans I've put together a list of five great bike rides - in  Newfoundland, PEI and Nova Scotia. Cycle them in a summer or do them over a couple of years. All the bike rides offer beautiful coastal scenery with a dash of friendly Maritime hospitality. Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula This is a seven day, 534 kilometre (332 mile) bike ride that starts in Deer Lake and ends in St.…

You'll Be Wowed By The Sunsets At Long Beach Lodge Tofino

25 Things to Do on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is a mere 90 minute ferry ride from Vancouver or a 25 minute hopper flight away. The 460 km by 80 km island offers an incredibly diverse array of activities - but there are a lot of people who don't make it past the Victoria area. I've spent a lot of time exploring a huge swath of the island, especially by bike and kayak. I think you'll find some travel inspiration with these…

10 Great Things to Do in Washington’s San Juan Islands

Here are 10 great things to do in Washington's San Juan Islands. The San Juan Islands are America's answer to Canada's Gulf Islands. What you'll find is an archipelago of 172 islands on the Pacific coast, north and west of Seattle and just south of the Canadian border. The really good news is that they lie in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and receive half the rainfall of Seattle. In fact, they boast that the…

Where to Stay if you Bike the Kettle Valley Railway

Last year I had planned to bike the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) from Brookmere to Midway, a distance of 331 kms (199 miles). I spent quite a bit of time working on the logistics of the trip especially the accommodation as my husband and I were trying to avoid camping. The thought of lugging a tent, sleeping bag and cooking utensils wasn't what I had in my mind though it's done by plenty of people.…

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