I am heading toward Nova Scotia, PEI and possibly sections of the Route Verte in Canada.
I've noticed Warnings posted on the official Route Verte mapping tool that recommend use of hybrid bikes. I will be riding a touring bike (steel road bike with 32-622 700c tires) and I'm wondering if the routes and roads are so rough that I will regret this choice? I will have a loaded bike part of the time, and unloaded when my gear is set up in camp.
I'm hailing from the very flat regions of Florida. Most of my touring has been on road / paved surfaces, but I have faced a few loose trails from time to time. The hardest challenge I found was trying to negotiate up a hill on loose dirt/gravel -- I couldn't get enough traction and with the weight on my bike, my rear tires simply spun out beneath me.
Any suggestions are appreciated regarding the available routes in these areas.