Nick & Tim's Messages
Sent you an email Diane, our problems with wild animals never got more scary than racoons stealing our chocolate fudge. Just follow all the precautions and the only bears you'll see will be uninterested or scared.
All these people starting in Spring makes me very jealous! Oh well, I have the memories. No worries about the sharing, its what its all about. Have sent you the sheet.
Nicole, have sent you an email. When we did it, we were on mostly trail from Ottawa onwards. But things change. You might want to try the TCT people for more info. It was hard trail, but some of the most interesting.
hmmmm.... some really comfy shoes and a spare year? Thats quite a mission. I would have to say that on foot some sections would be less than ideal - long and relatively uninteresting. We did meet a guy walking across this year. He'd been going for 3 months and was at the start of the KVR - had been held up by snowcovered passes. Message again with an email and we'll email you some suggestions if you like. Otherwise, enjoy!
Hi Patti. The Trail through Alberta was spectacular through Kananaskis country and Spray Lakes to Bannf. I hope this will be the future route of the trail. Thanks to the TCT society and Albert Trailnet for your hardwork.
Thanks guys, its a great trail, lets hope they get the support they need to finish it. Would love to have something similar in every country, that would be paradise.
The trail is wicked - so much better than on road experiences. Most people we met that crossed on road saw no bears or animals. And the ones we did see were a highlight for us... just be sensible and its fine. Use a planetranger page and let us know when you go!
Thanks for the offer Matt. If you do let us know how you go - we would love to hear of other peoples experiences on the trail. Enjoy it if you go, you should!
Thanks, hope you enjoy yours next year. We started on the 1st of June in Victoria. We spent about 2/3 of the kilometres and 3/4 of the time on trail (is slower but much nicer). We had awesome weather - only heavy rain 4 days, the rest we were nearly always dry. Cool in the mountains - hot on the prairies, Ontario and Quebec, and cooler at the end in the maritimes. Drop us a message if you have more questions. Enjoy your trip!
Wow that would be an amazing effort! There are many parts of the trail that are wheel chair accessible, and I'm sure you would really enjoy. But there are also many parts of the trail that I can't imagine getting a wheelchair through. Locked gates you would have to be able to lift across, or steep rutted fire trails, deep gravel, or even hiking trail. I'll email you to give you some more specifics. Enjoy your trip!
In terms of kilometres it was about 2/3 on trail, the rest on road. The trail parts were the highlights - the roads you put your head down and ride and not see or do so much. Get out there!
The trail is designed to be used by all kinds, so generally it is easy biking in terms of technicality, but don't expect it to be flat in BC! There are a few spots that could be considered technical, but they are in general quite short and can be bypassed. The guidebooks describe the trail fairly well - so I suggest you buy them, which also helps suppport the trail. The Newfoundland trail is beautiful, but the surface is horrible - and some people will find it near impossible to ride, so it may be considered technical. Email us if you have more questions. Anyway, enjoy if you do it, its an amazing journey!
Thanks for your comments, we'll send you an email about the costs!
Thanks Pipstar! You enjoy Syders, don't get sunburnt.
Hey Sarah, we hope the same of you too!
Hey Stan, we're honoured to be in the club. O-Australia, sounds like the beginning of a new national anthem!
Hi Levina, it certainly was a good trip, you should definitely do it in 2006 or earlier if you can! We'll send you an email about your questions.
Hi Anna-Marie, another trail walker! Unfortunately Craig didn't leave his address, but Craig if you see this - send us a message again and we'll hook you guys up.
Hey Mike! We'll send you an email, but in brief we liked BC the best, Quebec and the maritimes coming in second. But its all good!
Gday Chantal. Horse could be tough - a lot of the trail through Ontairo is the side of the highway - not fun on a horse, maybe not legal either. But there would be some good stretches in Alberta and BC that you would enjoy, or PEI or NFL. Get hold of the BC guidebook and have a read. Good luck!
Hi Cory, we've sent you out some info we compiled, I hope it helps. Get out there and see Canada, you will have great adventures. Just make sure you will get on with your mates - it can be tough for that long!
Hi Devon, we tried to email but the address you gave doesn't exits or gets rejected. Get in touch again if you like.
Hi B.Jae... We used mountain bikes, and would recommend them. Tires - two rear each across, front the whole way. A good seat is a must - you have no idea how sore your arse can get! Do different - don't think so... it was awesome the way it was, and our gear amount and weight was great. We've sent you a basic tips sheet, but any questions, get back to us. Do it, you will see so much, and love it. Take care!
Hi Anne... Theres some terrain that you wouldn't make it on, and some gaps you wouldn't fit through (we lifted our bikes around a bit too), but the majority would be fine I think. The next adventure, maybe canoe the whole darling river - from Queensland to SA? Could be fun! Life is for living!
Hi Ronni, No problem, we will help where we can, we love to support the trail. Sent you some info, and respond if you have more questions. Canada is going to be busy with walkers and cyclists!