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EPIC East Coast Trans Labrador Adventure

 

east coast trans labrador adventure

 8,400 kms

Epic East Coast and Trans Labrador AdventureOver 18 days in July 2015, I rode 8,400 km with my good travelling buddies Michael Fritz (2014 Suzuki V-Strom DL650) and Jeff Luttmer (2012 Yamaha Super Tenere) on an Epic East Coast Trans Labrador Adventure. We began our journey in Ontario and before we were done we had visited Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia , Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador. We travelled as far east as North America goes. We soaked in the beauty of the Cabot Trail. And, we were one of the last groups to brave the Trans Labrador Highway while over 600 kms of it are still gravel.

The Maritimes offer some of the most spectacular scenery and hospitality that Canada has to offer. While the asphalt is spectacular, the opportunities for an Adventure Rider to go off-road are endless. And there is a range of technical challenge for every skill level of rider. While it would be impossible to narrow down a favourite portion of the trip, Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail does stand out for the majesty of the vistas and the off-road trail options. We had a fantastic stay at the Cornerstone Motel in Cheticamp right at the entrance to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The Motel is motorcycle friendly as it is owned by a couple who are long-time CMC members.

If you are interested in riding Canada’s East Coast, I hope you will find these posts helpful. Feel free to comment and I will do my best to reply within a few days. Or, you can reach out to me via my Contact page with any questions. You’re also invited to follow me or share my posts on Facebook or any of the other social media links at the bottom of each page and post.

 

 

ferry crossing labrador
On Monday morning we awoke to cold but clear conditions. The promise of warming temperatures in the forecast had me paying particular attention to layering; however, in truth that ...
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Newfoundland Adventure Motorcycle Ride
Since I've been working on finishing off my Epic East Coast Trans Lab Adventure series of blog posts this week, I thought would post a video put together by my compadre ...
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Trans Lab Highway rollover
At the end of the last post, Jeff, Mike and I had been making our way towards Happy Valley-Goose Bay after coming across a single vehicle accident on the highway ...
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Suzuki V-Strom Trans Lab Highway
At the end of the last post we were heading up the Trans-Lab highway towards Cartwright. We had been riding in a cold wet drizzle which turned into a ...
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Riding the Trans Labrador Highway, Part I
Saturday, July 18th - Day 15 We got up early on Saturday morning, having been told that we needed to be in the queue by 0700 in order to ...
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hwy432 trail
L'Anse aux Meadows We all woke up feeling refreshed and in a better frame of mind on Friday morning. The chill had left our bones, and the damp had ...
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Newfoundland The Arches
Day 13 - St. Barbe Newfoundland I made it back to the campsite from Corner Brook riding on a bit of an emotional high, and that, I hoped, had ...
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Humber River Near Cornerbrook
I got up around 0700 this morning after another great night’s sleep in the fresh, crisp Newfoundland air. I squirmed out of my sleeping bag and, bladder full, fumbled ...
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Gaff Topsail Newfoundland Trail
And now . . . with great fanfare . . . I can say that I have ridden Gaff Topsail. Certainly a sketchy piece of the T-Rail, riding Gaff ...
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Newfoundland Twillingate Harbour sea
After a great night’s sleep in Dildo Run Provincial Park, we all got up and began the morning ritual of showering, making coffee, packing our kit and heading off ...
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Jeff in Gander Newfoundland Adventure Rider
I awoke to the smell of coffee and Dave saying "I make it but I don't serve it. Find a mug, pour a coffee, breakfast will be ready shortly" ...
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Living With a Local

Living With a Local
I got up early Sunday morning, had a wonderfully hot shower and some breakfast, and then sent a text to Jeff to let him know that I was on ...
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Off The Beaten Path

Off The Beaten Path
Stephenville was an interesting stop along our journey - due to both the physical landscape of the area as well as our first real clash of personalities. Michael and ...
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Coming Home For The First Time
Day 7 Even at 48 years of age I get a childish sense of glee from my equally childish sense of humour. I cannot say the word "swewfie" without ...
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From Cheticamp to The Rock - Day 6
I got up a little later this morning – around 0700 – and took it slow and easy. Several riders from the CMC 011 joined us at the motel ...
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Riding the Cabot Trail
Our first full day of riding on the Cabot Trail was nothing short of spectacular. I am not really going to be able to do the experience any justice ...
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Hello, are we reaching . . . ?
Have I mentioned that wifi is spotty? That in general, the internet service east of Quebec kinda sucks? Ya, well . . . it does. So I have been ...
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Nice Trail You Made There, John Cabot
Well, we arrived in Cheticamp last evening and my motorcycle tires have rolled over the first few kilometers of the Cabot Trail. I have seen only the beginning, yet ...
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Playing In The Mud And Finding Serenity
DAY 3 We awoke to a gorgeous morning, the sun burning off the haze and the air already warming at 0700. After a quick breakfast of bacon and eggs ...
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There May Be Some Rain
DAY 2 The morning started off as well as the evening ended yesterday. A hot shower followed by homemade waffles with fresh strawberries, some orange juice and nice strong ...
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A Bitter Sweet Symphony
Quebec I don”t know if epic adventures always start this way, but it seems that for me the opening couple of hours set the tone for the entire trip ...
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The Epic East Coast and Trans-Lab Highway Adventure
Well, the season is in full swing. By and large mother nature has been cooperative and I have managed to cover almost 9,000 kilometres since the beginning of April ...
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