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Duration
1 days
Activities
  • 1 day self-guided walking
Accommodation
Meals

Price

$128USD

* All prices subject to applicable taxes

Trip Code: EDH

Overview

Trip highlights


  • Visit Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site
  • Walk a stunning section of the East Coast Trail
  • Step foot on the most eastern point of the continent
  • Discover the iconic saltbox houses at the Cribbies
  • Keep an eye out for whales, puffins, and icebergs
  • Gaze upon the islands of Witless Bay Ecological Rerserve
  • Visit the pretty sea-side village of Petty Harbour - and try their fish and chips!

Can you hike the famously rugged coastline of Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula in just one day? Absolutely. We’re offering you a choice of two iconic sections of the East Coast Trail, bundled with maps, notes, a knowledgeable driver/guide for transfers to and from the trailheads, and dining options. Choose between the famous and historical Cape Spear Path or the coastal track along Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Similar in distance and duration, the first option takes you along the most eastern edge of the continent, with epic views along the coastline all the way to the charming village of Petty Harbour. The second option of Beaches and Tinker’s Point Paths is considered slightly easier, taking you along the edge of a reserve with islands of sea bird colonies dotting the horizon. Absorb the epic views of blue ocean, rocks, field and forest that make up The Cribbies, one of the most photographed spots in Newfoundland. Whichever day hike you choose, keep an eye out for the whales and sea birds patrolling the coast each summer season. Unsure of which one to choose? Spend two days doing them both!

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Itinerary

Our friendly driver will pick you up this morning and make a stop to pick up some lunch items in St. John's before heading south of the city. An early morning pickup is possible today, in order to take advantage of sunrise at Cape Spear, the most easterly point of North America. Be the first on the continent to greet the morning sun!* Otherwise, we'll get you there just before the doors open to the Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, perched on a rugged cliff (around 10:30am daily, or Saturdays to Wednesdays only after September 5th). This oldest surviving lighthouse in the province (1836) and an iconic symbol of Newfoundland and Labrador's mariner history consists of a stone light tower surrounded by the lightkeeper's residence. Explore the lighthouse and Second World War gun emplacements before continuing on this beautiful section of the East Coast Trail. The walk back to Petty Harbour is a beautiful outing with a variety of terrain, hills, long views, boardwalked bog crossings, and two river crossings. Pack your windbreaker and be mindful of your footing - The continent's edge is a windy one! Pretty Petty Harbour awaits, where we recommend stopping at the highly-popular Chafe's Landing for their famous fish & chips! A scheduled pickup from the harbour takes you back to your accommodation in St. John's this evening. *NOTE: At certain times of the year, a sunrise visit means a pickup as early as 4am. Contact us to discuss options and details.

Meals:  Nil


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.
On self guided trips, actual route information provided before departure will be more detailed.


Inclusions

  • Friendly transfer service from St. John's to trailhead and return
  • Stop at a cafe to pickup lunch
  • East Coast Trail Section Map (1 per two hikers)
  • Navigation APP inclusive of detailed route notes and points of interest (available offline while walking)

  • Accommodation and meals
  • Guide while hiking (this is a self-guided tour)
  • Entrance fees and optional activities
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Applicable taxes

Suitability

3


Departure dates

Wednesday to Sunday from June through October

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Total Priceper person from

$128USD

* All prices subject to applicable taxes

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Our Expertise

Everyone who works with us, from our office staff, ground staff and guides is the ‘’real deal’’. Our team is comprised of actual hikers and cyclists who have explored or live in the region in which you will be travelling. Our entire network is highly-specialised in active travel.

Great Value

Quality services at the best price make our adventures great value for money. Having essential items included like National Park fees, charming accommodations, most meals, bikes for cycling trips, maps and support for peace of mind. Our inclusions allow you to better budget for your big adventure.

Innovative Itineraries

We look beyond the horizon to find new and exciting adventures. We’re passionate about shaping the next generation of outdoor travel in Canada, and constantly seek different ways, routes and alternatives to exceed our clients’ dreams.

ECO Friendly

We are committed to responsible travel and true sustainability, formed when the company was established, and in the face of a multitude of threats to the environment, our commitment is stronger than ever. We aim to "leave no trace" in both an environmental and cultural sense.

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