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Rev-Up for a Cabot Trail Motorcycle Tour

A Cabot Trail motorcycle tour is an exhilarating experience, allowing riders to explore the stunning landscapes and breathtaking scenery of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. There’s nothing like cruising the countryside with the smell of the ocean nearby as you ride from spot to spot, searching for hidden gems and meaningful moments. Still, if you’re wondering about some of the nuances associated with such an endeavor, the team at Cabot Shores has some information you may find helpful.

What You’ll See on a Cabot Trail Motorcycle Ride

The Cabot Trail is a roughly 300-kilometer (185-mile) loop that winds its way through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Starting from Cabot Shores, the route takes you along the rugged coastline, through charming old fishing villages, and across majestic mountains. Throughout your ride, mother nature will treat you to awe-inspiring vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, iconic cliffsides, sprawling woodlands, and panoramic overlooks. You’ll also want to watch for beautiful wildlife like moose, eagles, and whales.

The Best Season for a Cabot Trail Motorcycle Tour

The best time for motorcycling on the Cabot Trail is summer and early fall, typically from June to September. The weather is generally mild and conducive to riding during this period. Still, it’s always a good idea to check the weather forecast before your trip, as conditions can change rapidly. 

The Cabot Trail offers a mix of road conditions regardless of season. Some sections have smooth pavement, while others may have minor potholes or uneven surfaces. Be prepared for twists, turns, and occasional steep grades. Exercise caution, especially in areas with sharp curves, and adapt your riding style to the conditions!

Traffic and Safety

Because the Cabot Trail is such a beautiful route, you will likely experience moderate to heavy traffic during peak tourist season. While most drivers are aware of motorcycles, it’s crucial to remain vigilant and ride defensively. Use proper signaling, maintain a safe following distance, and be aware of vehicles around you. Visibility is critical, so wear high-visibility gear and use your motorcycle’s lights.

Services and Amenities 

Despite its rural location, the Cabot Trail still offers many services. Towns like Baddeck, Ingonish, and Chéticamp have gas stations, shops, and excellent restaurants that are ideal stops. However, it’s advisable to plan your stops in advance. Rest stops, vantage points, and attractions are great additions to your itinerary. No matter your agenda, take your time soaking in the stunning scenery, and savor your journey.

Cape Breton Lodging for a Nova Scotia Motorcycle Tour

Phoenix glamping dome at Cabot Shores.

No matter how many times you go, Cabot Trail motorcycle tours never grow old. In addition to riding throughout Cape Breton Island, you’ll undoubtedly find other things to do during your stay. And although riding can be a lot of fun, having a comfortable place to stay with easy access to the trail makes it even better. Thankfully, Cabot Shores offers unrivaled lodging with various accommodations and amenities to suit your tastes. We also have a top-tier restaurant serving delicious meals that are sure to fuel your adventure? So even after you’ve traveled all along the trail, there will still be plenty more waiting for you at Cabot Shores!
To find out more, find the perfect travel package, or book your stay call 866-929-2584 or reach out online today!



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Based on 290 reviews
Seahorselife Shannon (Seahorselife_Canada)
Seahorselife Shannon (Seahorselife_Canada)
October 17, 2023.
My boyfriend and I came here on a whim for lunch while in the area. What a pleasant surprise! Loved the unique atmosphere and amazing, friendly people. Could have very well have been the best salmon I have ever eaten. Everything was cooked to perfection. Fresh and tasty. Hats off to the chef. We also had the mussels... huge portion and delicious. We took a walk about the property, one of a kind cabins/domes to stay in.. most of which, if not all had their own hot tub. Even a sauna by the water. We would definitely highly recommend eating here at the bistro even if you are not staying over night. Everyone is lovely.. they even offered to email us the salmon recipe because we loved it so much. My only suggestion to owners would be to get better signage on the roadway, so visitors can find you easier. We passed the place twice before actually finding it. I think if there were two more signs a little up the rd on either side, more people may be able to come visit this hidden little gem. Thanks so much for a great lunch and top-notch service.
Jasmine Rahmel
Jasmine Rahmel
October 17, 2023.
Loved the location and the amenities. What a unique resort. The upgrade to the chalet was wonderful. Above and beyond.
Malcolm
Malcolm
October 16, 2023.
Stayed at Cabot shores from October 7th-13th was an unforgettable experience. Stayed in a yurt and very spacious and comfortable. The location along the sea was gorgeous and could hop over to the beach whenever. Kayaked two of those days and could see beaver domes while doing so. Would highly try the food as well very accommodating to all dietary requirements. Recommend the chickpea massala very nice meal! Friendly staff and good accommodation. 5/5
Vishnu Vardhana
Vishnu Vardhana
October 15, 2023.
Amazing experience in the yurt and dome. Friendly staff and beautiful views!
Trevor B
Trevor B
September 13, 2023.
Stopped for lunch and ordered the spaghetti bolognese. Very hearty and lots of meat. A nice satisfying meal. One surprise was to see a mandatory 10% gratuity when paying the bill. Who does this for a party of less than 5?

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Based on 51 reviews
Lukas
Lukas
September 21, 2022.
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Very nice people and a place full of joy ! Stayed 2 nights in the „Eagle dome“ which was really comfy and clean!Had really delicous dinner at the main lodge where paul played some music just for us and had nice conversations whith him and the other staffmembers.Also booked the hot tub at our dome for our last night from where we had a great view on the campfire.Lovely place where you see how much effort they put in every detail.
Nicole
Nicole
August 22, 2022.
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Amazing adventure! Lots of fun sleeping underneath the stars!
Ryan
Ryan
August 14, 2022.
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Relaxing
Nigel
Nigel
July 25, 2022.
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Beautiful place and very friendly staff. Perfect location if you’re travelling along the Cabot Trail, I highly recommend checking this place out! Would definitely stay here again. Thanks for a fantastic experience.
Anooj
Anooj
October 25, 2021.
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This was our first time staying in the Eagle Dome and we absolutely fell in love with this beautiful place. Super clean place to stay!
Redwan
Redwan
October 17, 2021.
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Very nice place to spend a couple of nights in the nature! My wife and I enjoyed our stay.It might be a good idea to install a heater in the dome as it can get chilly at night.
Brooke
Brooke
October 1, 2021.
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Beautiful, quaint place to stay! So unique and off grid. We loved staying at the dome!
Madison
Madison
September 9, 2021.
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We had a great stay in the Eagle Dome! We loved watching the sunset and sunrise, and being able to hear the waves from the ocean. Next time we would stay a few more days and prepare a bit better - we weren’t packed for off grid but we made it work. Outhouse was a few steps away, shower and toilet a short walk. We didn’t get the hot tub or use the sauna/other amenities but would certainly consider it next time.

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