Newfoundland Hiking Tour – 10 Days
July 13, 2018 – Guaranteed Departure! Double: $4,795, Single: $5,595 If booking your own airfare reduce price by $600. Put your camera to the test as we take a small group to tramp over “The Rock,” where wilderness grows as deep as the creases…
July 13, 2018 – Guaranteed Departure!
Double: $4,795, Single: $5,595
If booking your own airfare reduce price by $600.
Put your camera to the test as we take a small group to tramp over “The Rock,” where wilderness grows as deep as the creases on fishermen’s faces. It’s time to get off the beaten path and explore the nooks and crannies of Newfoundland’s craggy shores along windswept trails!
Visit The Arches Provincial Park and the Torrent River Salmon Interpretation Centre, then get close to nature on the 3km John Hogan Trail. The boardwalk skirts Torrent River so watch for migrating salmon and a gorgeous waterfall! Pretty Port au Choix peninsula is the trailhead for a 7km coastal walk along the Dorset and Point Riche Trails with panoramic ocean views from Crow Head Lookout. Stairs help you climb the limestone cliffs, and the gravel path is fringed by tuckamore.
Canada’s youngest province is home to North America’s oldest settlement, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. Vikings stepped off longboats here over 1,000 years ago, leaving behind evidence of daily life. At Norstead Viking Village, a living history museum with a replica Viking ship, climb the fabulous lookout trail. Then pick up partridgeberry jam at Dark Tickle!
A sure highlight of the tour is the 5km Skerwink coastal loop that offers more scenery per linear foot than any other trail in Newfoundland! And it was recently rated a top hike by Travel & Leisure magazine because of its icebergs, seabirds, whales (in season), and sea stacks. This Hiking Tour is for those who appreciate salty air in their lungs, and the east coast’s best underfoot!
Walk on the wild side
Untamed and ruggedly beautiful, Gros Morne spoils outdoor enthusiasts! From the Gulf of St. Lawrence Lowlands to the Long Range Mountains, “The Great Sombre” offers unmatched beauty. Boreal forest, bogs, arctic landscapes, waterfalls, cliffs, and glacial fjords cram inside the park.
Traverse unusual geography beside blue water that buries shipwrecks and scuttles icebergs down its coast. A guided hike through the ancient Tablelands takes us through a unique bouldered landscape. Bronze peridotite and green serpentine rock from deep within the earth (thrust to the surface thanks to tectonics), makes this flat-topped barren massif an odd beauty and a geological blueprint of the earth.
At Western Brook Pond, we’ll follow a boardwalk trail and see the majesty of this landlocked fjord carved by glaciers. Billion-year-old cliffs and 2,000-foot-high waterfalls are the rewards. Look for the colony of cliff-nesting gulls as well as salmon, trout, and arctic char.
Return airfare from Toronto, deluxe motorcoach transportation, 9 nights accommodation, 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners, all highlights listed, a DeNureTours Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.
Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and include HST.
• Gros Morne National Park
• Western Brook Pond Cruise
• Theatre Newfoundland
• The Arches Provincial Park
• Torrent River Salmon Interpretation Centre
• Port au Choix Historic Site
• L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
• Norstead Viking Village
• Newfoundland Insectarium
• Prime Berth Twillingate Fishery & Heritage Centre
• Dungeon Provincial Park
• Cape Bonavista Lighthouse
• Ryan Premises National Historic Site
• Petty Harbour
• Cape Spear
• Guided tour of St. John’s
• Bay Bulls whale watching cruise
• Witless Bay Ecological Reserve
• Tablelands – 4km (Easy)
• Western Brook Pond Trail – 6km (Easy)
• John Hogan Trail – 3km (Easy)
• Dorset & Point Riche Trail – 7km (Easy-Moderate)
• Long Point Lighthouse to Sleep Cove 6.5km (Moderate)
• Skerwink Trail – 5.3 km (Moderate-Difficult)
• St. John’s (3 hiking options)
What to Bring
• Comfortable footwear with a good grip (hiking boots are recommended)
• Waterproof jacket and waterproof over-trousers
• Warm clothing, such as a fleece
• Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed (hat and gloves are recommended)
• Small backpack
• Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
• High-energy snacks
• Walking poles are particularly useful for descents
• Insect repellent, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
Rocky Harbour: Ocean View Motel (1 night)
Cow Head: Shallow Bay Motel (1 night)
Plum Point: Plum Point Motel (2 nights)
Gander: Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites (1 night)
Clarenville: Clarenville Inn (2 nights)
St. John’s: Delta Hotel (2 nights)
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Newfoundland Hiking Tour – 10 Days
Day 6: Prime Berth, Long Point, The Coves
Then hike in the salty east coast afternoon air from Long Point Lighthouse to Nanny’s Cove and Sleepy Cove.