Join Date: May 2011
Location: up north
Bikes: 2016 Specialized SL4 Comp, 2011 Salsa Casserole
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Northeast New Brunswick
My wife and I have booked a campsite in Val-Comeau, New Brunswick for next week, it is just below Tracadie Sheila. We've done the Maritimes before (other than NF) and have felt that we were bypassing a special place in New Brunswick, so we acted on a hunch and decided to do a week in the campground and then a 4-5 day trip through the Gaspe and back to the Adirondack region of New York, where we live. We're really just exploring with the thoughts that we will eventually make it to the north side of the St. Lawrence, Labrador and Newfoundland. Retirement is just a year or 2 away, so adventure awaits.
My questions have to do with bicycling in that region. Its been hard to find info on line. Should I take my road bike or my steel ride with 32 mm. tires? I'm leaning towards the bike with fatter tires. Are there any special routes you'd recommend? I'm up for 20- 50 mile rides each morning. I'd be ok with driving a little and then riding if it meant doing some of Quebec, or even going south through the NB coast. Just looking for any suggestions before we pack up. I like to ride hard for exercise, but when on vacation, I'm real tempted to stop for a pastry or beautiful photo, or short hike. I'd just like to get out for 2-3 hours each morning be it for fun or exercise.
Thanks so much for any suggestions.