With relatively flat agricultural land, picturesque lakefronts and meandering rivers, as well as quaint country towns, Southwest Ontario offers cyclists experiences of all kinds. Road riding in Southwest Ontario is second to none, with rural roads criss-crossing through farmlands with opportunities to stop at agri-tourism businesses, interesting heritage sites, artists’ studios, and communities while cycling these quiet country roads and enjoying a spectacularly scenic landscape.
Cyclists looking for an urban cycling experience can explore the bike paths and bike lanes in the cities of London or Sarnia. Wind your way along the over 40km of off-road paved trails that hug the shores of the Thames River in London or the off-road paved trails along the St. Clair River in Lambton County.
With a growing collection of rail trails and off-road sections of the Trans Canada Trail, as well as boasting multiple mountain biking facilities including Boler Mountain, The Pines and Wildwood Conservation Area, Southwest Ontario is also an attractive destination for downhill and cross-country trail riding.
The opening of the Lake Erie portion of the Great Lakes Waterfront Traill in 2013 has linked the region to the existing Lake Ontario portion and offers cyclists a signed route with stops at the communities along the northern shore of Lake Erie.