7 days
  • 4 days self-guided hiking
  • 6 nights B&B's/Inns
  • 5 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 6 Breakfasts



* All prices subject to applicable taxes

Trip Code: SOG8163


Trip highlights

  • Week-long, load-free hiking along Newfoundland’s epic coast
  • Opportunities to spot whales, icebergs, bald eagles, puffins and moose
  • Discover historical and vibrant fishing villages and communities
  • Step foot on the most easterly point of North America
  • Experience Newfoundland’s famous hospitality

Comprised of 26 wilderness paths along the province’s Avalon Peninsula, the East Coast Trail covers towering cliffs, deep fjords, dense greenery and dramatic sea-stacks, arches and ocean caves. As whale pods patrol an emerald coast, sea birds flutter overhead in the salty fresh breeze, while plump golden bakeapples sprout across windswept barrens. With this stunning coastal beauty enriched by colourful seafaring communities, it’s little wonder Newfoundland captures the imagination. This package lets you sample the very best of these trails while removing all your logistical headaches, lightening your load with friendly transfers and providing comfortable, authentic accommodation too. In under a week, Newfoundland’s nature and culture shine on full display, from popular day hikes along Cape Spear to the less-trafficked wonders at Flamber Head. You’ll meet the story-rich characters that breathe life into the coastal communities, and discover rich culture and cuisine from small villages like Quidi Vidi and Petty Harbour all the way to the capital of St John’s.


Introductory to Moderate

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Pickup at St Johns Airport and transfer to Belle Maison.

Meals:  D

If there’s a single photo of your trip that will stop people in their tracks, it will be the massive sea arch at Berry Head located on the Spurwink Island Path section of the trail. Chunks of the stratified archway continue to fall to the ground below, while the reflecting ocean window is sublime on a summer day. You have the option of hiking the full distance southwards from Aquaforte back to your accommodation or to do an out-and-back hike to the archway from your accommodation. Both options result in similar hiking distances, but the latter (out and back) route avoids the north section, which is a rugged hike through dense forest with few coastal views.

Meals:  B,L,D

Hiking toward Brigus South you can look forward to beautiful high cliff views, Great rock formations at Hare Ears Point, A chance to see turtle Island and if your lucky view visiting finback, humpback, and minke whales as they circle Brigus Bight. You will be picked up and transferred back to your B&B.

Meals:  B,L,D

Starting at the Kingman's Cove Trailhead, you'll embark on a scenic journey, strolling along a lush coastal forest path toward Renews. As you reach the midpoint of your hike, you'll come across the historic Bear Cove Point lighthouse. Along the way, you'll be treated to breathtaking clearings that offer splendid views of the sea-washed rocks. From here, you'll navigate a steep ascent to Bulls Head, where you'll enjoy a magnificent view of Bulls Head Flat. Just before arriving in Renews, the trail will meander through a blackberry heath, and you'll also discover a meticulously preserved 18th-century gun battery nestled at The Mount.

Meals:  B,L,D

Beginning with grassy meadows and mixed woods, today's path crosses numerous brooks in taking you to a fantastic lookout point overlooking The Forge. This monumental cinder block of rock regularly has high waves break over it during rough seas. This is one of many impressive lookout points to be found on the day's hike which also features views of Renews harbour, of a thriving cormorant colony nesting on Renews Island, and of more waves breaking over rocks and sea-washed ledges. Upon your return to Port Kirwan, you'll be provided another home-cooked meal as you reflect on the day's adventure.

Meals:  B,L,D

You will be picked up after breakfast and taken back to St John's - Where you will spend one final night.

Meals:  B

Make your own way to the airport for your flight home.

Meals:  B


  • 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • 5 nights in B&B's/inns at double occupancy with private or semi-private facilities
  • Luggage transfers (1 piece per person)
  • Navigation APP inclusive of detailed route notes and points of interest (available offline while hiking )
  • Set of trail maps (1 per group)
  • Transfers to/from trailheads as indicated in itinerary
  • Use of Garmin emergency communications device (1 per group)
  • $50 donation to the East Coast Trail Association

  • Travel to and from St. John's
  • Items of a personal nature including alcoholic beverages
  • Meals and transfers where not indicated in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Entrance fees and optional activities
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Applicable taxes


Trail Surface


Introductory to Moderate


Introductory to moderate. Daily walks are between 8km and 16km on well marked trails over diverse and often rugged terrain – from relatively flat to short, steep sections. Most of the walk is on trail with some boarded surfaces, exposed tree roots, and likely mud and/or rocks to scramble over. You should pay particular attention to your footwear to ensure that it is suitable to avoid blisters and rolling ankles. This is not a trip for breaking in new hiking boots! Be sure you have tried and tested your boots in wet conditions and over uneven terrain. Route finding will be reasonably straightforward (refer to information regarding self guided adventures) but days are long and weather conditions will be variable. The main areas to concentrate on route finding are arriving and leaving towns and cities, and along rocky shores. The accent is on keeping a steady pace to take in all of the views, with time to stop and take photos. You will need a good level of fitness to participate fully in this adventure. Self-guided walking requires individuals to use problem solving skills, be adaptable and have a keen eye. It is recommended that you are comfortable map reading, referring to route notes and that you have a good sense of direction (or are willing to work on improving this!) Sometimes route finding, losing your way, finding it again and asking the locals for help is all part of the adventure. If you’ve never been on a self-guided trip, after the first couple of days you will get the hang of if as the vast majority of our first time travellers attest. Please be assured that our written material issued to you for route finding is updated regularly and we provide local contact information in the event of any problems. There is a certain level of the unknown that comes with self-guided trips, however with a methodical approach potential problems will be averted. The freedom of a self guided trip is something that, once experienced, is sought time and time again.

Departure dates

Daily from June through October


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Hiking Newfoundland's East Coast Trail with Great Canadian Trails