Great Places to Cycle

When it comes to exploring Ontario why not consider doing so by bike. Cycling will take you through some of the most scenic spots in the province. Let two wheels and pedalling get you to new places and help open your eyes to stops along the way that you might otherwise miss. Whether you are interested in meandering recreational trails, rugged mountain biking terrain or paved road riding, there are trail and route types suitable for any kind of rider. Many rides are easily accessible, either close to urban areas or near quaint, hospitable country towns. Grab your bike … Ontario awaits.

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Hamilton and Greenbelt Areas

Hamilton is a cycling-friendly community offering a vast selection of scenic bicycle routes and trails that combine off-road, multi-use paths and on-street dedicated bike lanes, with varying terrain, hills and degrees of difficulty.

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Frontenac County

Enjoy cycling on a variety of trails or country roads as they meander past breathtaking vistas, pristine freshwater lakes, vast tracts of lush green forests and spectacular rock formations. Explore the Rideau lakes and historic canals, Land O' Lakes, picturesque villages and as many as 1000 Islands. Cycle the Arch, the UNESCO recognized Frontenac Arch Biosphere.

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Kawarthas Northumberland

The Kawartha Lakes. Peterborough & the Kawarthas and Northumberland County have an attractive array of on-road cycling routes that can take cyclists from vibrant waterfront communities to more rural and naturalized settings, lakes and cottage country. Stop to explore small towns and cities en route and enjoy a full range of services catering to visitors year round. Beyond which, a mix of forest and rail trails beckon, offering off-road cycling adventures to recreational riders and mountain bikers.

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Simcoe County

Whether you are an avid road cyclist, recreational rail trail fan or adventurous mountain biker, Simcoe County has a large variety of cycling routes and activities to fill first time visits and countless return trips. Centrally located an hour north of Toronto, once you are in Simcoe County many quiet roadways connect smaller communities and larger centers.

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Grey County

  Grey County offers cyclists a chance to experience spectacular views and scenery combined with a variety of communities, small towns, and unique businesses well acquainted with welcoming visitors of all types, including those on bike. Enjoy a peaceful ride through flat waterfront trails along Georgian Bay or challenge your legs with off-road trails or steep roads up the Niagara Escarpment.

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York Region & Greenbelt Areas

York Region has a number trails suitable for cyclists across the region. On road cycle touring and training routes are popular and attracting growing number of urban cyclists looking for quiet and more scenic paved routes. Additional attractions including mountain biking trails and Canada’s first indoor bike park and quaint villages.

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Peel Region & Greenbelt Areas

Peel Region and Greenbelt areas (including Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon) have a number excellent cycling destinations and off road bicycle trails attracting a variety of cyclists.

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Durham Region and Greenbelt Areas

Durham Region has a number excellent on-road regional and cross-regional trail systems and routes. Road cyclists are a common site along the scenic and quiet country roads, some with more challenging hills and others flatter following agricultural farmland in and out of pretty hamlets. Butter tart stops, country corner stores, bistro dinning and city eateries are some of the tastes available.

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Toronto and Greater Toronto Area

Cycling in and around Toronto is a fun and fast way to visit unique neighbourhoods, attractions and enjoy nature in the city. Visitors to Toronto will be pleasantly surprised by its large bikeway network with 563km mix of bicycle lanes, off-road trails and signed routes, the relatively flat and grid like layout of the city makes getting around by bike easy.

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Perth County, St Marys & Stratford

The County of Perth and the two independent municipalities of Stratford and St. Marys within its census division are a quaint agricultural area in southwest Ontario where cyclist can find scenic countryside routes passing through farmlands and along the Avon River as well as idyllic and charming communities filled with local culture and small businesses that warmly welcome visitors.

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Waterloo Region

Finding quiet rural roads for cycling in Waterloo Region is never a challenge. While exploring endless kilometres of rolling hills or flatter landscapes, cyclists will experience rural rides dotted with charming villages, meandering rivers, as well as a rich cultural heritage of past and present. Head north of Kitchener-Waterloo to the Township of Woolwich, which has 13 on-road cycling routes or head south and explore six neighbourhood cycling routes that can be found around Cambridge, offering recreational cyclists shorter loops in and out of the city.

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Huron County

Tucked in-between the shores of Lake Huron in the west and surrounded by rural countryside, the vibrant agricultural area of Huron County offers a large variety of landscapes and small town communities perfectly suited to be explored by bike. Discover over 100km of scenic coastline, numerous heritage sites and a lush countryside with farms and fields, all connected by an extensive route network.

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