3 Great Cycling Routes In Ontario + Exclusive E-Cycling Adventure
With hundreds of kilometres of scenic roads, numerous cycling paths and plenty of great places to eat and stay along the way, Ontario is an amazing destination for a cycling adventure.
Here are the three great cycling routes to get you started riding in Ontario.
Plus Landsby has an exclusive 5-day e-cycling trip to Manitoulin Island that is perfect for friends or couples looking for an immersive experience. You’ll cycle through gorgeous scenery on amazing e-bikes and have the opportunity to engage with First Nations communities on the island.
The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail stretches for 3,600 km, over several routes between Sault Ste. Marie in the west and the Quebec border in the east. The trail includes more than 400 km of offroad cycling and it connects 42 provincial parks, four UNESCO Biospheres and 155 communities, villages and First Nations.
Any section of this amazing trail is worthy of your attention, but we especially love the Massey to Espanola route with travels 32 km from Chutes Provincial Park in Massey to Clear Lake Beach in Espanola.
Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail
The Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail is a 32 km trail that connects the two cities via an abandoned railway. Officially opened in 1996, the trail is the first fully developed, entirely off-road interurban trail in Canada. It runs from the east end of Brantford, through Jerseyville, to the west side of Hamilton passing through rolling farmland and into the scenic Dundas Valley.
Cyclists looking to extend their journey can start in Hamilton and continue through Brantford onto the Gordon Glaves Memorial Pathway and then continue to Paris via the SC Johnson Trail.
Elora Cataract Trailway
The Elora Cataract Trailway is a 47 km trail set along a former Canadian Pacific railway line that links two major watersheds, the Grand River and the Credit River. The trails passes through some gorgeous scenery: the rolling countryside east of Elora, the historic community of Fergus, Belwood Lake and the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park.
The trail passes through several small towns and villages that make for excellent stops along the way.
Looking for a more epic cycling trip?
Consider joining our exclusive, 5-day immersive e-cycling tour on Manitoulin Island. We have three departure dates available. The package includes meals, accommodations, e-bike rentals and some really amazing experiences along the route. All you have to do is show up and enjoy!