The Rolling Barrage is returning to Newfoundland in 2023 since its first inaugural ride in 2017, we thought it might be cool to write a little about some of the great places to ride in Newfoundland. While the Rolling Barrage routes for August 2023 are already set, below are some fantastic motorcycle routes in Newfoundland one should consider.

If you are a rider in Newfoundland and want to join a great ride with a not-for-profit organization, consider coming with us on the Rolling Barrage this August 2023. Our ride is coast to coast and raises funds for programs that help combat PTSD and other mental health challenges for military veterans and first responders. Information and links on the Rolling Barrage are at the end of this blog.

Newfoundland, the easternmost province of Canada, is a hidden gem for motorcycle enthusiasts seeking thrilling adventures and breathtaking landscapes. Nestled in the Atlantic Ocean, this rugged island offers an abundance of winding roads, pristine coastlines, majestic mountains, and charming fishing villages. We’ll delve into the unique experiences and wonders that await motorcyclists in Newfoundland, making it an irresistible destination for riders from around the world.

Embracing the Trans-Canada Highway

Embarking on a motorcycle journey in Newfoundland often begins with the iconic Trans-Canada Highway. This vast stretch of road allows you to traverse the island from east to west, revealing ever-changing scenery. As you ride along this route, be prepared for awe-inspiring vistas, with rugged cliffs on one side and the vast Atlantic Ocean on the other. The twists and turns of the highway will keep you engaged, while the vastness of the landscape will leave you feeling humbled.

The Viking Trail – Unraveling History and Natural Splendor

For history buffs and nature lovers alike, the Viking Trail offers an unforgettable experience. Following the ancient path of Leif Erikson, this route takes you through stunning national parks, charming coastal communities, and archeological sites. Marvel at the towering fjords of Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and lose yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Western Brook Pond. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region as you explore the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the only authenticated Viking settlement in North America.

The Bonavista Peninsula

Venturing along the scenic Bonavista Peninsula is a must for motorcyclists seeking twisty roads and postcard-worthy vistas. As you navigate the winding coastal roads, you’ll encounter charming fishing villages, lighthouses perched on rugged cliffs, and the famous puffin colonies at Elliston. Make a stop at Cape Bonavista, where you can marvel at the captivating views and perhaps glimpse majestic icebergs during the spring and early summer months.

The Irish Loop –  A Scenic Coastal Adventure

For a taste of the Irish influence in Newfoundland, the Irish Loop is the perfect route to explore. This picturesque coastal drive showcases the province’s stunning seascapes, lush greenery, and charming rural communities. Ride through quaint fishing outports, visit the historic Cape Race Lighthouse, and take in the natural beauty of Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to thousands of seabirds and Atlantic puffins. Don’t forget to savor fresh seafood along the way, a true culinary delight.

Hospitality and Warmth

One of the standout aspects of motorcycling in Newfoundland is the genuine warmth and hospitality of the locals. Newfoundlanders are renowned for their friendliness and willingness to help, making your journey more enjoyable. Engage in conversations, seek recommendations, and embrace the unique culture of Newfoundland.

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