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Biking Newfoundland: The Viking Trail

8 Days & 7 Nights
  • Pedal along the coast to the northernmost tip of Newfoundland
  • Follow in the footsteps of vikings at the historic L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Spot whales and icebergs from the secluded shores of Quirpon Island
  • Take a boat tour through the stunning Western Brook Pond Fjord
  • Enjoy spectacular views from the summit of Gros Morne Mountain
With your private group of at least four, pedal to the northernmost tip of Newfoundland as you immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the Vikings that landed here over five centuries before Columbus. Listen to the sagas of ancient times as you explore the archaeological site of L’Anse aux Meadows, and experience the grandeur of a fjord on a boat tour through Western Brook Pond. Summit the highest mountain in Gros Morne National Park, and enjoy close-up views of icebergs, whales, and caribou from the shores of Quirpon Island. In the evenings, enjoy cozy stays in quaint fishing villages and dine on fresh, local cuisine.

What To Expect

This trip is rated as Moderate to Strenuous, however, most days have the option of a shorter, or longer ride. On Day 5, the ride to L'Anse aux Meadows is assisted by a van so you may contact the transfer whenever you are finished riding, and they will transfer you the remainder of the route. Please see the daily descriptions for the option lengths of rides each day. There are some steep ascents and descents on wide roads with little traffic. We can upgrade you to an E-Bike if you prefer extra assitance.

Trip Style:

Independent Adventure | Mixture of self guided days to take at your own pace, benefiting from a guide on some days.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Cycling | A classic point to point cycling holiday, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Avid Adventurers

As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveller this holiday would be suitable for is: 5 Years

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Luxury & Unique Stays
  • Coastal & Island
  • National Parks & Trails
  • Mountains
  • Alpine Walking

Inspiration:

  • New
  • Classic

Grade & Terrain

This trip is considered Moderate to Strenuous. Distances vary each day but you can expect a lot of hills, through the wild and exciting terrain. On the longer riding days, enjoy the support of a private van that can pick you up and finish your route with a transfer to shorten any days if you prefer. This trip includes both cycling and a day hike in Gros Morne, however, if you prefer, you can skip this hike as it's a loop hike starting and ending in the same accommodation. This route follows a combination of coastal and rural roads. 

Accommodation Information

One of the highlights of this tour is the high standard of accommodation. You will stay in carefully selected 3* small hotels. Your room will always have an ensuite or private bathroom. A delicious breakfast is also included. 

Group Minimum

You must book with at least four people. 

Single Rooms

If you require single rooms within your party we will always try and accommodate you subject to availability. A single supplement is payable. This trip is not available to solo cyclists as there is a minimum of 4 cyclists needed to book. 

Meals

A hearty breakfast is included each morning. Lunches and dinners are not included so you are free to choose from the surrounding options. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or at nearby restaurants.

Included
  • 7 nights in characterful accommodations (B&Bs, lodges, & cabins)
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Hybrid Bike rental
  • Wesetern Brook Pond Tour
  • Quirpon Boat Tour
  • Luggage transfer between accommodations
  • Detailed pre-departure information pack
  • Turn-by-turn route notes
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Transfers as per the itinerary
Excluded
  • Travel to/from Deer Lake
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks, and drinks
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel Insurance
Extras
  • Accommodations upgrades where applicable
  • Additional nights before, during, or after the trip
  • E-Bike or Road Bike Upgrade

When To Go

This trip is available between July 1st and September 15th. You can start on any date subject to availability. Newfoundland is a popular destination with limited lodging capacity, so it is best to book as far in advance as you are able. The best months to visit are anytime between July and September! 

Baggage Transfer

Baggage transfer is included in the cost of your holiday. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20 kg per person.

Equipment

Our pre-departure information pack has detailed advice on what to bring. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, including rain gear, sunscreen, and appropriate cycling clothing, as the weather can vary greatly. If you have any questions, we would be happy to share our tips and advice.  Please limit your baggage to 1 bag per person of no more than 50 lbs / 20 kg. Your bag will be transported between your inns.

Bike Rental

Hire of a Trek FX2 Hybrid bike, helmet, lock,  waterproof bag, flat repair kit, water bottle cage, and first aid kit are included in the trip cost. Please supply us with your height for your bicycle rental so we can make sure your bike is the perfect fit. E-bikes are also available should you want a little extra assistance to help you along the way. We can also upgrade you to either a Road Bike if you prefer. These are subject to availability and require a supplementary payment.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance that covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Deer Lake and Overnight Day 2 Bike to Gros Morne National Park 25 miles / 41 km Day 3 Bike the Tablelands 24 miles / 38 km Day 4 Hike Gros Morne National Park 9 miles / 14 km Day 5 Bike to Western Brook Pond 36 miles / 58 km Day 6 Bike North to L'Anse aux Meadows 37 miles / 60 km Day 7 Boat Tour and Bike to Quirpon 6 miles / 11 km Day 8 Transfer to Deer Lake and Onward Travel

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