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Wondering what could possibly be better than a two-wheeled adventure with pit stops for wine and great eats along the way? Look no further than the Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island Cycle Tourism Map to plan your next visit. If you are looking to pedal your way through the southern peninsula of Ontario, cyclists of all sorts can explore this region via six established cycling routes, all featured on this new map.


Rail Trails In Kawartha Lakes

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The City of Kawartha Lakes, which incorporates Lindsay and the surrounding area, sits at the cross-roads of two major rail trails in Ontario. Travelling east to west across the entire region, the Great Trail, known locally as the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail intersects the Victoria Rail Trail, which runs north to south and offers plenty of trail riding for those looking to take bike trips in the heart of Ontario's cottage country.


2019 Ontario By Bike Rides

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Find out more about our Ontario By Bike Ride destinations and schedule for 2019! New destinations and old classics all with the same great value! These small group weekend tours are self-guided, fully supported and always sell out!

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2019 Cycling In Ontario Guide

Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

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Learn more about and view the presentations from our recent Cycle Tourism Conference held on March 1, 2019. 


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Explore 3,000km+ of extraordinary cycling
along the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and Greenbelt Route.


Halton Region and Greenbelt Areas

Halton Region and the Greenbelt areas have a number superb cycling areas catering to a variety of cyclist types. Road cyclists will love the riding north of the QEW into the Greenbelt and Niagara Escarpment. Stunning views, challenging hill climbs and curvy rural roads. Mountain bikers will dive into the cluster of mountain bike trails available for riders for all abilities. Trail riders can find paths and off-road trails throughout the region, including the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail between Burlington and Oakville. Those interested in the speed of track cycling should also drop inat the Milton Velodrome. 

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  • Established On Road Routes

     Halton Region Loop Routes - 8 on-road cycling routes ranging from 36 to 100km over a variety of terrain, easy to hilly. These routes will take cyclists away from urban areas, along scenic rural and lower traffic volume roads. The loops are recommended for cyclists with road riding experience. Routes include:,

  • Major Off Road Trails, Regional Mountain Biking & BMX Park


    Conservation Halton – Variety of trail systems primarily suitable for mountain biking at the following conservation areas:

    • Kelso – 22km of scenic mountain biking trails over a variety of terrain. Races every Tuesday night.
    • Hilton Falls – 33km of recreational trails, geared to mountain bikes.
    • Mountsberg Conservation Areas – 16km of trails suited to mountain bikes. Areas also host numerous mountain biking events.

    HAFTA - Halton Agreement Forest Trail Association - HAFTA is a non-for-profit association that preserves, protects and promotes mountain bike access and diverse riding opportunities on Halton Region lands. Click for events, trail maps and other mountain biking resources in the area.

    Burlington Hydro Corridors & Waterfront Trail – Two green trails along hydro corridors, off road, paved. Hydro Multi-Use Path, corridor north of QEW.  Centennial Multi-Use Path, hydro corridor south of QEW 

    Milton BMX Track - A 300-400 metre bmx park with several berms and flowing track. The park offers fees for drop-ins and season passes for more frequent riders.

    Bronte Creek Provincial Park – 13km of park roads and trail

  • Cross Regional Cycling Routes

    • Greenbelt Route – More than 475 kilometres of signed cycling adventures await in the beautiful, protected countryside of Ontario’s  Greenbelt. From Niagara to Northumberland, enjoy lush forests, winding rivers, welcoming communities, and family farms as you pedal through some of southern Ontario’s diverse and stunning landscapes.
    • The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail - Following the shorelines of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron and several other major waterways including the St. Lawrence River. This route is mapped with both print and digital assets, as well as being completely signed. The route offers a mixture of paved on and off-road trails covering 2,600km+. The route is an excellent for long distance touring or shorter day trips, connecting to many community access points. The Trail through Halton Region connects to waterfront communities of Oakville, Bronte with some side connecting trails and on road bikeways.
    • HamBur Loop - The HAMBUR Loop is 50km long and takes cyclists through Hamilton & Burlington. Perfect for the recreational cyclist looking for a looped tour with stunning lookouts, waterfront cycling, and unique restaurants. Online resource pending. 
    • The Great Trail (aka Trans Canada Trail) – A portion of this national trail runs through the Halton Region. Use the Trans Canada trail locator to find access points.

  • Milton Velodrome

    Mattamy National Cycling Centre - New in 2015, this state-of-the-art indoor track is the only facility of its kind in Canada and only the second that meets top international standards in the USA and Canada. Built as a Pan Am games venue and used as training facility before and after games. A site to see from outside and in. Bike rentals and certification training for drop-ins as well as high-performance bicycles available for rent (outdoor riding). Other recreational sports facilities also available.

  • Information Sources and Published Maps

    • Halton Map CoverHalton Region Cycling Map. 2014. Region of Halton. Online PDF maps: of Burlington South, Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton North, Milton West, Milton Central, and Oakville South. Print map available upon e-mail request: link HERE.
    • Cycling in Burlington. Map. City of Burlington. 2016. PDF version side 1 and PDF version side 2 available for download. Print versions available at Burlington Visitor Information Centre located at 414 Locust Street, Burlington, Ontario, L7S 1T7. Or Phone: 905.634.5594
    • City of Burlington - Interactive Map (Cycling Network) Find City of Burlington cycling infrastructure with this interactive map.
    • Conservation Halton. Site and trail maps for Conservation Halton parks.Print copies: Conservation Halton park gate houses and Visitor Centres.Burlington Cycling Map
    • Cycle Milton Routes & Map Explore family-friendly routes for cyclists of all ages to enjoy. Each map explores a different Milton neighbourhood, lists distances covered, and highlights amenities featured along the ride.
    • Community Connections Map.Town of Milton. 2015. Comprehensive map of transit, bikeways, trails, and community amenities. Print copies: Available at Town facilities.
    • Cycle, Walk Oakville – Online route mapping site for Oakville's 105km of on and off-road cycling paths.
    • Oakville Cycling Network Map. Online PDFs of current and proposed on-road bike lanes, paved shoulder bikeways, signed bike routes and multi-use trails. 
    • Town of Halton Hills Trails & Map (2015) Explore the town of Halton Hills and the communities of Acton, Georgetown, Glen Williams and more.
    • Ontario Parks. For information on Bronte Creek.

    * Please note there are many additional map guides for the region that may be of interest and useful to cyclists. New maps and guides are available yearly, and information above may change.

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