Newfoundland and Labrador are easily Canada’s best-kept mountain-biking secret. With a wide variety of terrain spread across the eclectic province, there’s something for everyone and then some.
The East Coast here offers bragging rights – tell your friends you’re riding the easternmost trail in North America. The North Head Trail begins and ends at the iconic Cape Spear lighthouse, with a mix of easy to moderate terrain. Return, it is approximately 10 kilometres long.
Or head to the west coast of the province for a rip along the Ginger Route in Corner Brook, a part of this amazing trail lovingly carved by volunteers who have served up hours of sweat and dedication over the past few years. The passion for dirt here delivers renowned B.C. flow to Atlantic Canada with an epic money-shot trail over the Bay of Islands via the Curry Climb, which then rewards you with a rollercoaster descent. This route is approximately 3.5 kilometres with easy to moderate singletrack.
When winter takes over, an intricate network of snowmobile and walking trails instantly become a fatbiker’s paradise. Hook up with local riders for memorable adventures in Gros Morne National Park. Some have even adventured deep into the snowy backcountry there for a shot of spectacular Western Brook Pond, the Park’s largest lake amidst the Long Range Mountains.
In short, Newfoundland offers great riding all year ‘round for stoked thrillseekers looking for their next epic shred. Combine amazing singletrack with epic coastal views as well as infamous Maritime hospitality, and you’ve summarized the awesome riding this province has to offer.
Newfoundland and Labrador combine amazing singletrack with epic coastal views and Maritime hospitality.