Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne National Park of Canada was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It is an area of great natural beauty with a rich variety of scenery, wildlife, and recreational activities. Visitors can hike through wild, uninhabited mountains and camp by the sea. Boat tours bring visitors under the towering cliffs of a freshwater fjord carved out by glaciers. Waterfalls, marine inlets, sea stacks, sandy beaches, and colourful nearby fishing villages complete the phenomenal natural and cultural surroundings of Gros Morne National Park of Canada. Visit the Parks Canada Website to find out more about this incredible place!
The Viking Trail
This is the land the Vikings discovered a thousand years ago! The Viking Trail stretches all the way from Newfoundland's west coast to Southern Labrador. It has always been a part of maratime culture - it is the land that was utilized by 16th century Basque whalers and by Sir Wilfred Grenfell, a medical missionary of the early 20th century. The area surrounding The Viking Trail is awe inspiring. This land is home to some of the planet's rarest plants grow, it is a place where wildlife abounds in the forests and rivers and it is a window into the past where 10,000 year old icebergs sail across the horizon. Visit the Viking Trail Website to find out more about the history of The Viking Trail.
Ride more of Newfoundland! Check out the Port-au-Port road race on August 18 - two weeks before the Gros Morne GranFondo. Details about this popular road race, run by Cycle Solutions in Corner Brook, can be found on their Events Calendar. Cycle Solutions also has gear, training information and rider tips, and they'll be supporting us at the Gros Morne GranFondo.