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Cabot Trail in 4 Days 2017 Info & Poster

By popular demand, the VCB Cabot Trail in 4 Days is back for a 6th Edition.

THE CABOT TRAIL:  Named one of the TOP 10 Cycling destinations in the World by Lonely Planet in 2010, and since toured by thousands of cyclists from around the world, the Cabot Trail is a “MUST” on the bucket list of every cyclist.  300 km of paved roads, from softly rolling terrain to steep climbs winding its way through the quiet Margaree Valley on the first day, then following along the shores of the Gulf of St.Lawrence, the scenic Highlands National Park to end along the scenic Atlantic coast of Cape Breton Island.  Cabot Trail in 4 Days is a fully supported tour where everyone cycles at their own pace and style.  No pressure.  

ITINERARY:  Clockwise direction leaving the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s Bay on Saturday August 5th to Tuesday August 8th.  Day 1, To Margaree Harbour, 85km. Day 2,  to Pleasant Bay, 70km. Day 3, to Ingonish, 71km and Day 4, to Gaelic College, 71km.  There will be optional side tours suggested to shorten or lengthen the day’s ride.

DETAILS:  We provide: 3 nights’ hotel/motel accommodation, luggage transportation, bike mechanic assistance, support vehicle at your service should you need a lift or other assistance, healthy meals Saturday evening to Tuesday morning, Park fees, and snack food enroute.  Children 16 - 18 years, must be accompanied by an adult.

PREPARATION:  Cycling the Cabot Trail requires a moderate level of fitness. Bicycles must be in good working order.

COST:  $565. /pers. double accommodation

REGISTRATION:  before June 1, 2017, $50.  (deductible from total cost); between June 1 and July 10, 2017 - $75.  ($50. deductible from total cost).   No registration accepted after July 10, 2017
Final payment (cost - $50.) is due before July 10th.  For final payment using paypal, go to this link:  CT4D FINAL PAYMENT - DOUBLE REGISGRATION.

“First Come, First Serve!”  The payment of your Registration fee will confirm a spot to the first 40 registered participants on the Tour.  A “Waiting List” will be kept to fill vacancies if any.  Those on the “Waiting List” who will not be called to replace a cancellation will be reimbursed 100%.  

CANCELLATION FEES:  $0.00 before June 1st, $35. from June 1st to July 10th.  Note:  Cancellation after July 10 will not be refunded.

IMPORTANT:  Because the organizers must meet certain conditions attached to the Group Rates, (i.e. important non-refundable deposit 60 days in advance - Jun 5th) the organizers reserve the right to cancel the Tour and reimburse all fees collected if the number of registrations has not reached 20 by June 2nd, 2017. 


REGISTRATION:  Fill in the form below and submit, registration is not complete until your deposit is received by Velo Cape Breton

Comments from a past participant of the tour:  Shelley's article.

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