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“What a ride if you're on a bike!!”
Review of Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail
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US$904.93*
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Cape Breton Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to the spectacular scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands.
Reviewed February 28, 2017

First time visiting this beautiful part of the world. Heard about this trail from someone else on a bike and said it's a must do. So we did it. First off its 120 miles of the most stunningly beautiful coast line and roads you will see. Gas up first before hitting the trail, we didn't see many gas stations but we really weren't looking for them either. So many stops along the way, coastline is breathtaking! The shops and villages and small towns so quaint, so friendly, so much to do here you could spend a week or more. We did the trail in a day just for the view. So much is available, hiking, trails, camping, fishing, all kinds of side trips off the main trail. Plan it before you go, you can go crazy if you don't. So much fun and truly is a beautiful place on earth.

4  Thank Sue P
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Reviewed February 23, 2017

There's not a lot to say about the Cabot Trail that hasn't already been said! Great drive with lots of hills and twists and turns to keep it interesting. There are some great campsites on the way, lots of restaurants, craft shops, artisan workshops, etc. Spectacular views to be found and lots of great hiking and outdoor activities.

1  Thank Keith C
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

I grew up in Nova Scotia. That being said, every time we had visitors' we did the tourist things. As I kid I wasn't impressed. It wasn't until I moved away and come home to visit that I truly appreciate all the beauty Nova Scotia has to offer. The Cabot Trail is beautiful anytime, but the fall is my favorite. The leaves are changing and vibrant with color, the smell of the salt water in the air and whales off the coast.

You can't come to Nova Scotia and not do the trail.

5  Thank so_bold
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Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Long scenic stretches of the local area. Passes through forest and coast. If you're in the area it's a great little drive with many interesting local shops and eateries

3  Thank Nathan M
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Reviewed January 16, 2017

For more than 4 decades I am a "summer settler" of Cape Breton Island and cannot count how many times I have shared this magnificent itinerary with friends from around the world. There are so many "lookout points", short side trips to see water falls, that no matter what the season, nature is endlessly variable and no two trips are alike.
Its unspoiled natural beauty is timeless.

5  Thank angelikaweller1
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