Newfoundland & Labrador

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  1. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    Below is the link to our local Newfoundland & Labrador adventure riding web forum. It should be of good use to anyone planning a trip to the 'The Rock' or 'The Big Land'.

    This is the link to our 'Ride The Rock' Travel Information Section. Be sure to check out the 'Must See Coastal Routes' and the other useful sticky posts at the top of the forum.

    Newfoundland & Labrador Travel Information
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  2. Exurban

    Exurban Been here awhile

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    Thanks. Newfoundland is on my short list of trips to do. I did Nova Scotia several years ago and regretted not making the jump over then.
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  3. GSbiker

    GSbiker new and un-improved

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    Great link. Wish it was available a few years ago when I rode to Labrador and Newfoundland. Maybe I better do it again. :lol3
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  4. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Ex-Gov

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    Thanks, that's the kind of thing that really should be in here :thumb
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  5. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    Here's a copy and paste of my 'Must Ride Coastal Roads' post from our local site, since this type of information seems to be the most popular type for many adventure riders who visit our island...



    For those visiting our fair island of Newfoundland, be sure to plan as much 'coastal road' riding as you can. That's where all the truly spectacular riding routes are. The main highway (TCH or Route 1) runs almost entirely inland, and can be somewhat boring, in comparison to the island's coastal routes. The TCH is a good way to link the coastal routes suggested below, however.

    Here's some suggested routes which will not fail to dazzle...


    Western Newfoundland

    -Deer Lake to Trout River (Route 430 and 431)
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    -Deer Lake to Lanse Aux Meadows (Route 430)
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    -Port Au Port Peninsula Loop (Route 460 and 463)
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    Central Newfoundland

    -Lewisporte to Wesleyville to Gambo (Routes 340, 331, 330 and 320)
    -Bishop's Falls to Leading Tickles (Route 350)
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    Eastern Newfoundland

    -Goobies to Fortune (Route 210 and 213 and 220)
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    -Port Blandford to Bonavista to Clarenville (Route 233 and 235 and 230)
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    -Southwest Arm (Route 204)
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    -Whitbourne to Old Perlican to Mahers (Route 80 and Route 70)
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    -The Irish Loop (St. John's to St. John's Route 10 and Route 90)
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    -'The Cape Shore' Placentia to Colinet to Holyrood (Route 100, 92, 90)
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    -Lockston to New Bonaventure (Route 239)
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    Note: Not riding at night, can decrease your chances of hitting a moose by a factor of about 10. Moose/Vehicle collisions are a fairly serious problem in our province. Being aware of the problem is the best way to prevent a collison with one of these very large and unpredictable beasts.

    Origins of the term 'Newfie'

    Click here for my photos in Google Earth

    Click here for the 'Road Distance Database'.

    Click here for a basic route map and basic distance information.

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    Click Here For The Explore Newfoundland & Labrador Information Website
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  6. S/W

    S/W Long timer

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    I spent a couple of weeks in Newfoundland in August , and had a great time. Rode my Silverwing up. The people are more friendly then the advertising brags, and the scenery spectacular.
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