Autumnal Canadian cycling trail among the best in the world: study

Sep 4 2022, 6:34 pm

The prettiest place to pedal in Canada in the fall has been revealed, and it’s a truly breathtaking bike path to explore.

Adventure tour operator Explore Worldwide did a study looking at 100 popular bike trails to find the most picturesque ones from around the world.

By looking at which bike-friendly paths had the most photos on Instagram per kilometre, they came up with a top 10 list – and there’s one spot in Canada that made the cut.

Nova Scotia’s 298 km-long Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park was 9th overall. Along the trail, you’ll be treated to spectacular Instagram-worthy coastline views.

In the fall, the region puts on a 10-day long Hike the Highlands Festival, too, and the area is flush with autumn leaves.

Here’s a look at the full list of picturesque bike trails around the world:

  1. Blue Ridge Parkway – North Carolina and Virginia, USA
  2. Going-to-the-Sun Road – Montana, USA
  3. Lake Ohrid – Eastern Albania
  4. The Shinanami Kaido – Hiroshima and Ehime Prefecture, Japan
  5. The South Downs Way – Hampshire and Sussex, England
  6. Kinderjijk Cycle Route – South Holland, The Netherlands
  7. Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path – Queensland, Australia
  8. Carretera Austral (CH-7, Southern Way) – Patagonia, Chile
  9. Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail – Cape Breton Highlands, Canada
  10. Crater Lake Loop – Oregon, USA

You can read Explore Worldwide‘s full study on their website to learn more.

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