About the Trek

On the eastern fringe of Canada, along Newfoundland’s famed Avalon Peninsula, there exists a remarkable hiking path,  the East Coast Trail. Named “one of the best adventure destinations” by National Geographic in 2012, it continues to grow every year. This long distance footpath is made up of 26 wilderness paths that trace the east coast of Newfoundland intersecting many of the small coastal towns nestled in the surrounding bays. We’re not hiking the 300km and we’re not hiking all 26 paths. But what we are doing is the best of the best. We’ll hike 7 to 8 of the paths while staying in 2 lovely inns/homes, one nestled in the cliffs of Quidi Vidi and the other in the heart of the quiet fishing village of Petty Harbour. From our accommodation, we’ll head out each day to experience the uniqueness of this region. Each path is different – some are strolls through stunted boreal forests and others are more rugged climbs alongside the sea and across “weather-lashed” headlands. Whales and icebergs, lighthouses and waterfalls – we’re going at a great time of the year to see it all.

After 4 days of hiking on the East Coast Trail, we’ll head up to Trinity Bight – “a magical place of history and heritage, of music and merriment, of character and charm.” The twelve communities that make up the Trinity Bight are “gems”,  described by some as the “most historically-significant communities in the province”. From our Inn in Port Rexton, we’ll explore these picturesque outports with the help of the locals. We’ll hike the internationally renowned Skerwink Trail, whale watch in Trinity Bay, visit the small craft brewery in the heart of Port Rexton, and be entertained at night by local talent.

Itinerary

Sunday July 14 to Monday July 22

Sunday July 14 – Fly in to St. John’s, NFLD. Hike a short path to stretch our legs (8.2km).  Overnight in Quidi Vidi

Monday July 15 – Hike (10.5km). Overnight in Quidi Vidi

Tuesday July 16 – Hike (14km). Overnight in Petty Harbour

Wednesday July 17 – Hike (23km). Overnight in Petty Harbour

Thursday July 18 – Hike (12km). Overnight in Petty Harbour

Friday July 19 – Drive to Port Rexton. Special dinner. Overnight in Port Rexton

Saturday July 20 – Hike the Skerwink Trail (5.3km). Explore the communities with a special highlight in the evening.

Sunday July 21 – Whale Watching in Trinity Bay. Tour of the Port Rexton Brewery and special highlight in the evening.

Monday July 22 – Depart to the Airport

Trip Costs

$4,200 CAD + HST.

Price includes: all accommodation, food, transport, guides, and activities

Price excludes: airfare and insurance

December 28, 2018 Non-Refundable Deposit $1,000 CDN

March 31, 2019 Full Payment $1,400 CDN + HST

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