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Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada

Two visitors travel along the Cabot Trail on their bicycles

Cycling

Cycle part or all of the Cabot Trail which, according to Lonely Planet, is one of the world's top ten cycling destinations.

A cyclist stops for a rest at the Veteran's Monument Cycling along the Cabot Trail, one of the world's top ten cycling destinations.
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Several tour companies offer supported rides and rentals.  See www.novascotia.com, www.northerncapebreton.com, www.cbisland.com and www.cabottrail.travel.

Park trails suitable for cycling are: Freshwater Lake, Clyburn ValleyBranch Pond Look-off and Salmon Pools.

Also suitable for cycling are all secondary and campground roads. Please use caution on gravel roads and trails, especially after heavy rains.

In an effort to enhance the cycling experience at Cape Breton Highlands National Park, we are beginning to designate bike lanes as work proceeds on upgrading the Cabot Trail.  Road inclines are marked in steeper areas and bike stands have been installed at several locations.

Please remember that Nova Scotia law requires cyclists of all ages to wear a helmet (on and off-road) and states that cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists.