The Chris Robinson Travel Show
Saturday April 10, 2010 
10:00 – 11:00 am EST
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Freewheeling Adventures in beautiful Nova Scotia

Cycling JerseysThis week Freewheeling Adventures reveals the breath taking beauty of Nova Scotia; a land and people truly shaped by the sea. Leaders in active holidays since 1987 – Freewheeling Adventures offers cycling and multi-sport holidays for all ages and abilities. There’s nobody better to guide you to the hidden coastal treasures along Canada’s ocean playground.

Nova Scotia HarbourRenowned for the highest tides in the world, home to award-winning vineyards, and boasting over 700 festivals annually, Nova Scotia is a place of remarkable natural beauty, thriving culture and outdoor adventure. Enjoy sea-kayaking near Peggy’s Cove fishing village, go on a whale watching trip in the Bay of Fundy, or cycle the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island. From seaside inns and towering lighthouses to lobster boils on the beach – your escape to Nova Scotia will be a memorable adventure.

Cycling highSince 1987 Freewheeling Adventures has been providing active holidays for individuals and small groups, including bicycle tours, sea-kayak paddling trips, or multisport adventures. You can choose guided, self-guided, self-supported or you can make special requests; their service is exceptionally flexible, accommodating and reliable.

Whatever your reasons: fitness benefits, exploration opportunities, the chance for adventure, spending quality time with family and friends, or eating well with a good appetite and a clear conscience - you make the world a better place by choosing to be an active traveller.

Cycling reposeFreewheeling Adventures make it easy for your next holiday to be an active one by providing quality equipment, delicious meals, knowledgeable guides and accommodation. Find Freewheeling Adventures online at to learn more about the places and people you can discover.

Cycling supportYou can expect healthy, delicious meals, and inns of exceptional charm and comfort. Many routes are suitable for all abilities, thanks to attentive guides, small groups, and the joy of van support. While you ride your bike, paddle your kayak, do yoga, or walk the beaches, Freewheeling follow you with a support vehicle containing varied picnics, spare equipment, and trained guides who want you to enjoy your vacation as much as is possible. They will show you the secrets, introduce you to colourful personalities, and give you outstanding value.

Tune in Saturday to win Porter Airlines flights to Halifax from Toronto City Airport, and a choice of six day Freewheeling Adventures in Nova Scotia for two.

Cycling by the seaChoose either a “Nova Scotia: South Shore Secrets” Tour - a relatively easy cycling tour with sea kayak and hike options. This hugs the coast on the Lighthouse Route. Or a “Nova Scotia: The Cabot Trail” Tour - a six-day, challenging cycling adventure on a paved 200-mile loop. One of the world’s greatest rides, the route is along the most dramatic coastline in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia - lobster trapsFor your chance to win, phone into the show at 416-872-1010, 1-877-518-5151 or *TALK on your cell, or send your question any time this week by entering the contest here online by clicking on the Yellow "Enter Contest" button.

South Shore Secrets Tour

South Shore Secrets TourThe best part of Nova Scotia's Lighthouse Route is that it so frequently follows the water’s edge; quiet roads skirt white-sand beaches where coastal treasures await. This landscape is perfect for a gentle bike ride. Friendly people, fishing villages, secluded anchorages, boat builders, antique shops and cozy cafes adorn fantastic rides along obscure coastal stretches. You can dine on lobster, swim in the ocean, feel the sand between your toes and appreciate the cooling sea breeze in your hair. The highlights are numerous; from the UNESCO heritage township of Lunenburg to a remote beach with curious seals, this is a perfect introduction to Nova Scotia’s charms. You will know why so many visitors return again and again.

The Cabot Trail Tour

Nova Scotia Cabot TrailThis is among the world’s greatest rides; one that all touring cyclists should have on their “must-ride” list! The beautiful coast, the most dramatic in Nova Scotia, meets the breathtaking highlands allowing you appreciate both to the fullest. You will explore the valley of the Margaree River, and on some days, expand your rides onto beautiful wooded trails, all while staying at inns famous for their individuality and charm. Many find the highlight a ride through beech woods to salmon pools, where you can swim below clear waterfalls. The cycling includes some very challenging sections but our support van is always standing by. Combining such awe-inspiring scenery, out-of–the-way charm, unusual inns, and exceptional cuisine makes this loop ride an exquisite experience you simply must have!

Photos courtesy of Freewheeling Adventures and Nova Scotia Tourism