Popular run with local riders often combined with the 357 and the 224 to create a return loops. Heading East the route offers great coastal scenery, good pavement, decent speed limits and interesting places to stop. A hidden gem of a restaurant Il Porto would be my recommendation for lunch but Henleys Pub is also popular in Sheet Harbour.
Close to the city this route has some spectacular views of the beach and some good curves with decent pavement for most of the run. Check out kite surfers and surfing rentals if you feel the need for a hypothermic fix
This route includes the aptly named hamlet of Sweets Corner. Lots of nice curves and you can make a loop of it by taking the 215 back up from Newport Corner to Brooklyn.
This one is a bit of a mixed bag - something for everyone. Beginning on the Gaspereau River Rd its a nice cruise. If you can manage not to get lost, head up Deep Hollow Rd, which features some super tight hairpins, albeit without the best road surface. Cutting through the quaint towns around Wolfvill (a beautiful town itself) heading up the 358 will lead to some twisties and up the hill to a spectacular lookoff with amazing views of the Minas Basin and surrounding country.
On my map/logbook this is rightly described as the BEST ROAD EVER, BY FAR. If you like tight, fast twisties with beautiful scenery and minimal traffic, well, of course you do, and this is THE place for it. That being said, the eastern part of the 332 towards Lunenburg has some pretty sketchy/bumpy/broken pavement. It's best avoided. If you're in the area, head to Bridgewater and then go down the 322 to the ferry and back up. You're gonna want to do this one at least twice anyways.
Hwy 212 is great for a good afternoon blast. Some nice corners near the airport give way to a good mix of straights and sweepers. Moving on to the 357 at Elderbank tightens things up slightly and there are some nice views as you follow the Musquodoboit River. Just be sure to keep within the speed limit as there's a Cop Shop in Musquodoboit Harbour.
Purcell's Cove Rd often has a lot of traffic but it's worth the beautiful ocean views. Getting onto the Herring Cove Rd really opens up as you get towards Ketch Harbour, and was recently repaved. Continuing clockwise (counter-clockwise is just as good) takes you inland for some more twisties.
Relaxing cruising route
Coastline, twisties, something for every bike lover
Country roads including the section local bikers call The Little Cabot Trail
Secondary roads around the south shore and valley
Winding, secondary roads. Very pretty, some mountain sections, some coastline
Secondary Roads, nice ride
Some secondary, some highway. Lovely scenery
Beautiful ride, all secondary roads and gorgeous scenery!
A good twisty ride along the Atlantic coastline. Good roads, and lots of scenery. A must if youre in the area.
Great rural roads but make sure you confirm the weather for Brier Island before going because depending on the winds it can get quite cool or foggy out on the islands. Its worth the drive though when its nice, both islands have very old fishing villages on them. Brier Island has a nice little restaurant/takeout that opens after May long weekend so we usually save our appetites for there fish and chips. Also, if you dont mind riding on a dirt road for 5 minutes there is a nice lighthouse at the end of the road on Brier island. You will have to take 2 ferries to get to Brier Island, each one costs $5 going to the islands, there is no charge to come back.
lots of nice places to stop and have a break along the way whether it is in Chester or Kentville.
A nice trip across most of the Island. Very nice to do in late August when all the crops are being harvested, but be cautious of slow moving farm equipment.
nice short trip from Truro
Myers Grant / Waverly run is a good 4-5 hour run (with rest / coffee stops) and offers a great ride with minimal traffic.