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TCFA
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PostPosted: 15:36 - 25 Feb 2019    Post subject: Touring in Canada Reply with quote

Has anybody done a trip in Canada, and have any advice, tips, cool stories etc? Advice on shipping a bike over and back also greatly appreciated

I'm hoping to go touring there for 4 weeks in July / August 2020. I've heard that there is now a RORO service to transport the bike to Halifax on a vehicle transporter rather than freighting more traditionally.

I might consider dropping into the USA for a bit if anyone has advice on border crossings / visas for the USA and whether it would be a ballache with a UK bike.

Looking forward to your tips and stories
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garth
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PostPosted: 10:13 - 26 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I shipped RORO to Halifax in June last year.

It's expensive, for only four weeks consider renting. It's going to cost you near on 2000 all in to get the bike there and back, insurance is a pain too.

Never had any issues on the road, didn't get stopped once, and that was with an antisocial big single on a loud pipe.

I then went into America and shipped back from LA.

Canada is great. Everyone is really friendly.
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doggone
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PostPosted: 10:41 - 26 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of years ago Richy Vida did a big US tour starting in Canada, they flew the bikes over in a crate and I think it wasn't as much as you'd expect - he'd give you advice.
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PostPosted: 11:00 - 26 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.bikechatforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=271504&highlight=

Unfortunately all the images in that thread are broken. Sad

There's this thread as well:

https://www.bikechatforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=323167&highlight=
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TCFA
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PostPosted: 22:57 - 26 Feb 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks. trips look ace. so far looks like flying it to toronto might be cheapest and most efficient.
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PostPosted: 10:51 - 28 Oct 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would also recommend renting a bike instead of shipping yours. It is very expensive - especially for only 4 weeks.

I'm also looking for a bike trip in Canada and the US and we are going to rent bikes in Canada, bike, cross the border and bike in the US and drop them off again in Canada. This seems to be the cheapest way, at least that's what I found.
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