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post #1 of 12 Old 03-03-2013, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Newfoundland 2 day tour...Help

Hello All,
I must admit...I`m a Brand New `Strommer`...just bought a new 2012. Can`t wait for Spring.
Planning an East Coast trip. Want to go to NFLD but only have a few days to spare. Any suggestions? My brother will be on a street bike, so we have to stay on the tarmac. With only a few days I wonder if it's worth going all around to St. Johns, or just visit a few small towns on the coast.
Any comments would be appreciated! THX

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-03-2013, 09:25 AM
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just go across to the west coast and cruise around corner brook area, go up to Gros morne park for a day run. that highway is nice, if you only have a few days you are not going to get all the way up to St. Anthony or any where near there, unless you can get a few extra days for the driving around. beautiful scenery. have a good trip.

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only 2 days ?

Unless you have about 2 weeks don't even bother. You need about a day each way for the ferries. But it's such and an awesome place that I spent 12 days there two years ago and saw a good portion of the west shore only. This year I'm returning with more time.

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Nova Scotia is a bit closer..you will still only be able to see a small portion. How about a tour of North Superior?

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2 weeks would be awesome

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Unless you have about 2 weeks don't even bother. You need about a day each way for the ferries. But it's such and an awesome place that I spent 12 days there two years ago and saw a good portion of the west shore only. This year I'm returning with more time.
Oh how Id love a few weeks to do it! And I know exactly what you mean. A few years ago my wife and I did 12 days (by car ) and it wasn't enough time. So, this time on bikes....there's just never enough time!
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Re: CollingsBob.......North Superior would be great. Lot's of rugged country if you want to get off the beaten path. If not, the highway tour is quite beautiful as well.
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If you only have a few days, I would take the ferry to Port aux Basques and do the west coast. Gros Morne/Cornerbrook area is incredible.
Heading all the way to St John's with a tight schedule, could make for a hectic trip.
Pack like you are riding in October, as the weather can be very unpredictable.
Whatever you choose to do, it sounds like you have a good trip ahead of you.

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Just after arriving in port abesque there is a hwy 470 to the east that is just a thrill to ride and about 80 km long a must do in my books then head up to stephenville heading along the west coast and out to tip of the island kind of southwest from there is a small short road that takes you to scenic lookout another must see and you have not covered a lot of territory and will get a real sense of the island and the people aregreat

Sometimes making a wrong turn just makes the ride that much better ,,, go an extra mile it`s not so crowded there!
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Short NFLD trip

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Just after arriving in port abesque there is a hwy 470 to the east that is just a thrill to ride and about 80 km long a must do in my books then head up to stephenville heading along the west coast and out to tip of the island kind of southwest from there is a small short road that takes you to scenic lookout another must see and you have not covered a lot of territory and will get a real sense of the island and the people aregreat
THanks for the ideas....Are all these roads paved?? My travel partner is on a crotch rocket!!
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Hwy 470: is paved, typical rural 2 lane rd. A nice sidetrip

Hwy 1: From Port Aux Basques to Deer Lake is paved, main highway

Hwy 430: from Deer Lake to Gros Morne and beyond is all paved.

Being able to take some dirt roads would open up some more adventures, but the scenery that is available from the paved roads is awesome.
With only 2 days, just staying on the West coast should keep you busy.

I spent 10 days last summer exploring Nfld.....could have spend 10 more !
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