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Old 06-12-09, 07:17 AM
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Please, advice touring Nova Scotia

Going from Halifax to Sydney early next month.
I consider traffic safety, camping sites, wind direction and easy problem free ride as important..

Should i go from Halifax via Truro - Trenton - Antigonish - Port Hawkesbury..
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is it best to pick the east coast via Lawrencetown - Tangier - Liscomb - Boylston - Port Hawkesbury


And what would be the best and safest way from Port Hawkesbury to Sydney.


Thank for any help.
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I highly recommend the book we found while on our cyclocamping honeymoon of N.S. on our tandem: Gary Conrod's "They cyclist's guide to Canada's ocean playground". It is available through Atlantic Canada Cycling.
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This page has 3 links to information about bike touring in Nova Scotia.

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Thanks a lot!

But there is no time for buying and reading books right now..

And in this links they seem to only discuss Cape Breton and Cabot rail, i feel NS is more than that..

So any help according to my issue is still very welcome.
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Thanks Erick L i followed yuour advice and asked them.
But i do not want to relate to just one surce so if any other have any advices about my routh its welcome..
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When I go from Halifax to Sydney I leave Halifax on Highway 102 (4 lane divided highway) and either go all the way to Truro on the 102 or I take the less busy (adjacent and about 10 km longer) Highway 2 at Enfield or Stewiacke. I have lunch in Truro and head for Port Hawskebury on Highway 104 (it's the shortest way). From Port Hawkesbury I go straight to Sydney on Highway 105. It's the main road but it's not too busy.

It's only a 3 day ride (2 if you put your head down).
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When I go from Halifax to Sydney I leave Halifax on Highway 102 (4 lane divided highway) and either go all the way to Truro on the 102 or I take the less busy (adjacent and about 10 km longer) Highway 2 at Enfield or Stewiacke. I have lunch in Truro and head for Port Hawskebury on Highway 104 (it's the shortest way). From Port Hawkesbury I go straight to Sydney on Highway 105. It's the main road but it's not too busy.

It's only a 3 day ride (2 if you put your head down).
Excellent thank you!!
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Thanks Erick L i followed yuour advice and asked them.
Asked them? Take another look at the site. You can click on a region and see detailed road information written by cyclists.

Atlantic Canada Cycling Suitability Database - Nova Scotia
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