Ontario By Bike Blog
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*Aussi disponible en français* If you are looking to add a little history and culture to your ride day and learn something new along the way, be sure to check out these bilingual French and English cycling itineraries built around Ontario’s Route Champlain Tourism Route, in and near our capital city, Ottawa.
Soyez votre propre explorateur : parcourez à vélo les routes historiques de Champlain le long des rivières Rideau et des Outaouais
Si vous cherchez à ajouter un peu d'histoire et de culture à randonnée à vélo et à apprendre quelque chose de nouveau en cours de route, ne manquez pas de jeter un coup d'œil à ces itinéraires cyclistes bilingues français et anglais construits autour de la Route touristique Champlain de l'Ontario, qui vous transporterons dans notre capitale, Ottawa, et ses environs.
Summer hits Toronto hard, sending Torontonians out into the streets and parks to eat, drink, and be merry, making the most of the season. And there’s usually a bike in there somewhere, too.
If you, like thousands of cyclists all over the world, have discovered the joys of gravel riding, you owe it to yourself to consider a trip to the Haliburton Highlands. From smooth, rolling gravel roads to full-on adventure riding in iconic Algonquin Park, you can find a gravel route here to challenge you and re-ignite your love of cycling.
Celebrate the cycle season within the beautiful regions of Perth County, Stratford and St. Marys! With so many opportunities for exploration both on and off the trails, you’ll need a few days away to soak it all in.
Caledon’s incredible landscape along the Niagara Escarpment, scenic roads, trails and its many attractions, have made it one of the best places to cycle in Southern Ontario. The challenge, and the reward, come from knowing which roads to choose when cycling.
No trip to the 1000 Islands would be complete without a ride on the paved trail alongside the 1000 Islands Parkway which starts just east of Gananoque. With endless options to see and do, setting up base in this picturesque small town will put you in the heart of the 1000 Islands ready for a getaway full of adventures of your choosing.
Bikepacking is a natural next step for those who love both cycling and camping, it truly is human power for the win. Over the past few years, Ontario’s Highlands has emerged as a bikepacker’s paradise. Before you head out, here are some tips for planning your first trip.
Add Cornwall to your vacation list for a cycling experience unlike any other. Enjoy amazing off-road trails right along the mighty St. Lawrence River with easy access to restaurants, shops, attractions and much more.
Rolling from Collingwood to Orillia, the Simcoe County section of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail is set up perfectly for a multi-day ride. Signage was completed in spring of 2022 and you’ll pass through wetlands, beaches, farmland and so much more.
The 2022 Cycling in Ontario/ Le vélo en Ontario Guide is now available! The print and digital magazine is full of ideas and information to inspire you to explore more of Ontario by bike. Enjoy the 2022 Cycling in Ontario Guide available in both English and French. On 56 pages, you will find over 50 day trips and multi day itineraries for all different types of riding.
While the cultures of coffee and cycling have long been intertwined both here at home and around the world, over the last few years Ontario has seen an amazing growth in bicycle themed cafes, or cafes specifically targeting cycling as their market and community of focus.