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Cycling Tours 2012


Cycling Tours Across Ontario 2012

(Also see Cycling Events Across Ontario 2012)

Interested in joining a bike tour? There are lots of options and bike tour operators offering tours around the province.  Most of these tours are for smaller sized groups and can include B&B or hotel accommodations, luggage transfer, food and tour guide options.

Regional Bike Tours

See the Welcome Cyclists Map and Bike Tour Category for localized regional bike tours that include the listings below. The following companies offer tours seasonally. Visit their website or give them a call for more information.

Zoom Leisure – Bike tours and rentals in Niagara
2 Wheels 2 Adventure – Group and custom bike tours in Niagara and aroud the province
Niagara International Wine ToursBike tours and rentals in Niagara on the Lake

Long Point Eco-Adventures Mountain biking tours in and around Turkey Point, in Norfolk County
Kingston By Bike!Bike tours in Kingston
Bloomfield Bicycle Company – Bike tours and rentals in Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County Wine Tours – Wine and culinary tours in Prince Edward County
Sandbanks Vacations - Bike tours and rentals in Prince Edward County  
Tour Cycle – Group and custom bike tours in and around Toronto
Toronto Bicycle Tours – Bike tours in Toronto
Wine Trail Rides - Bike tours around Windsor & Essex County’s wine region
Farm Dog Cycles - Bike rentals and tours in beautiful Essex County
Yours Outdoors – Bike tours visiting artist studios and the Haliburton highlands
Scenic Cycle Tours - Short and long bike tours in southern regions of Ontario and Quebec
Bike On Tours – Customized self guided touring routes and packages around the province
Ottawa Cycling Tours - Bike tours in and around the nation's capital 

Cross-Regional Tours By Date


Picton Wine Country Tour – This 2nd annual wine cycle tour offers various routes over two days in spring, May 11-12. A fall tour is also proposed.  www.okcycletours.com

Ottawa-Kennebunkport Tour – This 17th annual tour takes riders from Ottawa to Kennebukport, Main over 5 days. The tour will be offered twice this year: May 31-June 4, August 23-27. Cycle to the Atlantic Ocean!  www.okcycletours.com 


The By-Cycle Ride – Named after Lieutenant-Colonel John By, this ride from Toronto to Ottawa will take place June 26-July 1, arriving in time for Canada Day celebrations. The ride journeys along quiet paths and roads via Cobourg, Belleville, Picton and Kingston.  www.cyclecanada.com

Tour TransCanada – Cyclists ride across Canada in 10 weeks, or in segments. Full tour: June 13-August 24; Vancouver-Toronto segment: June 13-July 29; Toronto-St. John's: July 30-August 24. Accommodation is a mix of indoor stays and camping, with rest stops in major cities. A maximum of 18 cyclists.  www.cyclecanada.com

Tour du Canada – This cross-Canada journey has run annually since 1988. From June 20 to August 31, a maximum of 38 riders will cycle 7,550 km from Vancouver to St. John’s (subject to confirmation of ferry schedule). Are you ready for this ultimate cycling experience? www.tourducanada.com


Oshawa to Montreal: Scenic Lake Ontario Waterfront – This 615 km tour involves 6 days of cycling and camping alongside Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence seaway; day 7 will be spent in Montreal as either a optional day off or a “cycling city tour.” Ride goes through Prince Edward County, Gananoque, Kingston and many other towns and villages. July 7–14, 2012.  http://sceniccycletours.com

Voyageur Route – Travel from Ottawa to Québec City, via Montreal, on this week-long cycling tour July 8-13. Cyclists will follow the Ottawa River towards Montreal, then travel alongside the Richelieu and St. Lawrence Rivers to Quebec City. The route uses sideroads and country lanes. Indoor accommodations.  www.cyclecanada.com

Niagara – Explore the Niagara area with Vélo Québec by bike July 14 to 20. This 7 day tour will take cyclists along the Greater Niagara Circle Route, through wine country, Niagara on the Lake and past Niagara Falls, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. www.explorebybike.com 

The BiQue Ride – This week-long cycle trip takes riders from Toronto to Montreal along the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Riders experience the rich local histories, gain insight into key environmental issues of the area and participate in Canada's bicultural way of life. Gentle pace, indoor stays. This 2012 edition will be the 18th annual staging of this tour, which rolls July 22-28.  www.cyclecanada.com

Thousand Islands – Join this 7-day bicycle tour on July 22 to 28, riding from Picton to Cornwall along the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail. Taking a more relaxed pace, daily ride lengths range from 35 km to 67 km, with one rest day. Vélo Québec. www.explorebybike.com

Around Lake Ontario – This 8-day circle tour will offer daily scenes of beautiful Lake Ontario. Riders will average 100 km per day, with the tour starting/ending in Bowmanville. The ride will pass through Toronto, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Prince Edward County, and many historic villages and hamlets. Ferry crossings at Kingston and Wolfe Island. July 29–August 5, 2012.  http://sceniccycletours.com


Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes – Vélo Québec Tour spans 7 days/6 nights, August 11 to 17, 2012. Explore the Rideau lakes and heritage canal along with Prince Edward County and 1000 Islands using tried-and-true routes from Vélo Québec's Grand Tour 2011. www.explorebybike.com

Kingston to the Capitol Circle Tour – This 200 km supported tour consists of 7 days of cycling, and camping along the route. Starting in Kingston, riders will travel through small villages such as Smiths Falls and Merrickville en route to Ottawa; the return includes a crossing on the Oka ferry, and following Lake Ontario westward past the 1000 Islands. August 12–18, 2012.  http://sceniccycletours.com

Niagara Vineyards – This one-week tour during August 19-24 begins in Hamilton and "wines" its way through the Niagara Peninsula to finish in Niagara Falls. Meandering through agricultural areas, exploring some Canada's finest wineries. Spectacular views and gentle terrain – the route does climb the Niagara escarpment but the sections are mostly on canal paths.  www.cyclecanada.com

Mennonites & Limestone - Waterloo and Elora - This 2-day ride from August 27-28 will transport you to another time, riding through farm fields, stone houses, and horse-drawn buggies around St Jacobs, Elora, and Fergus. www.2wheels2adventure.com 


Twenty Valley - South Coast Grand Loop - This three-day cycling getaway from September 10-11 combines luxurious Bed & Breakfast accommodation, hearty food, and scenic countryside cycling along twisty, and undulating rural roads in areas of Niagara and Haldimand. www.2wheels2adventure.com

Mennonites & Limestone - Waterloo and Elora - This 2-day ride from September 10-11 will transport you to another time, riding through farm fields, stone houses, and horse-drawn buggies around St Jacobs, Elora, and Fergus. www.2wheels2adventure.com

Two Rivers - Three Cultures – For 7 days and 6 nights from September 23-29, this guided and fully supported tour passes through historical, cultural, and geographic attractions between Kingston and Ottawa and back. www.2wheels2adventure.com

Summers End Ottawa Bicycle Club Tour – Classic Century ride (100 miles) or metric alternative (100 km) routes available for 2-day tour from Ottawa to Cornwall and return. Overnight accommodations at NAVCAN Centre. 70 persons in 2011. Dates have yet to be posted for 2012 tour.  www.ottawabicycleclub.ca

Quinte/Prince Edward County Ottawa Bicycle Club Tour - Based out of Milford, Prince Edward County, this tour was designed for club members, featuring a variety of routes and 2 nights at a B&B. Dates have yet to be posted for 2012 tour.  www.ottawabicycleclub.ca


Two Rivers - Three Cultures – For 7 days and 6 nights from October 11-17, this guided and fully supported tour passes through historical, cultural, and geographic attractions between Kingston and Ottawa and back. www.2wheels2adventure.com


Have we missed a cycling tour?

With so many options, we just may have.
Please let us know and we will add to the list.
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