Photo: Great Canadian Trails
Day 1 Arrive St. John’s
On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met and transferred to your charming B&B in the centre of town. The rest of the day is yours to discover lively St. John’s.
Day 2 St. John’s to Quidi Vidi to Southern Avalon (approx. 9 to 12 km)
Head north of the city on the East Coast Trail to picturesque Quidi Vidi, an enchanting fishing village. We recommend a hike up to the top of Bawdens Highland and back for spectacular views over the village. Walk from Quidi Vidi to St. John’s, and then meet your driver to transfer to the south of the Avalon Peninsula.
Day 3 Spurwink Island Path (transfer + approx. 16 km)
Today, choose to do an out-and-back hike from your guesthouse to the massive sea arch at Berry Head – the real highlight of the East Coast Trail – or opt to hike the full distance from your guesthouse north to Aquaforte. Both options result in similar hiking distances, but the out-and-back route is less rugged and offers more coastal views.
Day 4 La Manche Provincial Park to Brigus South (transfer + approx. 16 km)
This morning, you’ll be transferred to La Manche Provincial Park to explore the area and see its iconic suspension bridge. Enjoy lovely coastal viewpoints as you walk south along Flamber Head Path, one of the more challenging and rugged sections of the East Coast Trail. Your hike ends at the lovely harbour community of Brigus South, where you’ll be picked up and transferred to your accommodation in Port Kirwan.
Day 5 Cape Spear to Petty Harbour to St. John’s (transfer + approx. 11.5 km)
After breakfast, your driver will take you to your final section of the Trail. Your hike begins at the most easterly point of North America, Cape Spear. Check out the lighthouse and hit the Trail to Petty Harbour, enjoying the dramatic coastal views. Meet your driver in Petty Harbour where you’ll be transferred to St. John’s for one last night.
Day 6 St. John’s
Services end after breakfast.
Photo: Petty Harbour – Great Canadian Trails