Touring

Enjoy scenic trips on paved highways along rivers and lakes, pastoral journeys on chip-sealed secondary roads, or country adventures on unpaved trails and woods roads. The province of New Brunswick has a wonderful variety of cycling opportunities for touring and recreation.

TouringphotoThe New Brunswick Trails Council, a non-profit, membership/volunteer organization, is dedicated to the advancement of trails in New Brunswick, and to help local trail sponsors build, maintain, and promote their local trails. Check out their website map of New Brunswick trails: Sentier NB Trail. Cyclists should read the commentary on specific trails as some trails are not suitable for cycling.

There are two National Parks to visit, offering overnight camping. Both parks are on open salt water on New Brunswick’s coasts:

Fundy National Park on the Bay of Fundy has fantastic roadways with challenging hills. Fundy Park’s trails are mostly aimed at mountain biking, but the Black Horse Trail is rated easy.

Kouchibouguac National Park on the Northumberland Strait offers a range of trails to explore with flat, easy terrain. Signs on the park trails show where cycling is permitted. For more information about this area, check out the Kent County Tourism Association website.

Several NB Provincial Parks located throughout the province can be used as base points to explore local cycling opportunities.
N.B. Cycling Laws cover provincial safety requirements and what the Motor Vehicle Act expects of cyclists and motorists while sharing our roads and streets.

When you need to do maintenance, repairs or require professional tune-up for your bike, select a service from the list for a community near you to see Local Bike Shops (LBS). Clubs or LBS registered with Velo N.B. are linked here. Community parks or ski hills that permit cycling are also listed, along with tour outfitters in each community, with contact information.

An Events Calendar is updated regularly if you are interested in an event nearby to watch or partake in ~ an event fee will be required should you decide to race. Check out the links above to specific areas to find out what’s on offer from the recreational cycling clubs.

The Tourism New Brunswick website offers a wealth of information on many other things you can do while in New Brunswick.
Have you done a journey through NB? Contact Us and tell us about it.

Support Velo NB by joining our provincial cycling organization – an events and touring membership is just $30.

HAPPY TOURING!