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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Prescott-Russell

Perched upon the Quebec border and the shores of the Ottawa River, a designated Canadian Heritage River, cycling in Prescott-Russell offers a mix of waterfront and hinterland riding. Road cyclists can also ride cycling routes that reach both the Ontario and Quebec-side of the Ottawa River. Several ferry and bridge crossings can make for memorable cycling day trips or multi-day tours.

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Halton Region and Greenbelt Areas

Halton Region and the Greenbelt areas have a number of 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 in at the Milton Velodrome.

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City of Brantford and County of Brant

The City of Brantford and County of Brant have become a premier destination in Ontario for its outdoor activities and pristine natural assets, including its splendid cycling experiences. With over 90km of trail winding next to or near the banks of the Grand and Nith Rivers through the only Carolinian Forest in Canada, the urban and rural areas are frequented by cyclists of all skill levels from near and far.

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Exploring the Niagara Region

Niagara is becoming known for cycling almost as much for wine. An incredible selection of bicycle routes and trails make this a popular destination for cyclists. Whether joining a tour or striking it on your own, there are short or multi-day trips to suit all levels. Meander between wineries through farmland, travel along rivers and lakes, or take advantage of acres devoted to mountain biking featuring the Escarpment.

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Chatham-Kent

With the development of key cross-regional signed routes, such as the (Great Lakes) Waterfront Trail (in both southern and northern sections) and over 200 km of the Trans Canada Trail in Chatham-Kent there is now more connectivity between trails and roads for cyclists across the region. Both trail systems are renowned attractions and are enjoyed by both residents and visitors alike as they offer scenic cycling along lakes and rivers and through picturesque rural landscapes.

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Southwest Ontario – Elgin, Lambton, London, Middlesex & Oxford

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.

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Windsor Essex Pelee Island

Essex County sits on the edge of the Great Lakes in the southern-most region of Canada. Its warm summer temperatures and mostly flat farmland make it an attractive destination for cyclists. Surrounded on three sides by water, Essex County has become one of the premier wine regions in Canada, due to the humid and long grape growing seasons.

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Haldimand & Norfolk

Haldimand and Norfolk Counties offer cyclists numerous appealing on-road cycling routes and off-road trails, whether along the north shore of Lake Erie, following the Grand River or through agricultural communities into quiet countryside. Cyclists can explore towns and cities en route and enjoy a full range of services catering to visitors year round.

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The Greenbelt Route

Enjoy day trips or multi-day touring of world-class cycling along the Greenbelt Route! Explore all or portions of the 475 kilometres of signed cycling adventures that 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.

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Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

Stretching over 3600km, the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail is a route connecting over 151 communities and First Nations along the Canadian shores of the Great Lakes: Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, Lake Erie, Detroit River and Lake St Clair, Lake Huron, Georgian Bay and the North Channel.

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Bruce County – Southwest

Stretching from Point Clark to the southern portions of the Bruce Peninsula, Bruce County - Southwest offers cyclists frequent water views along low traffic volume, flat roads across a region defined by the coastlines of Lake Huron on the west and Georgian Bay in the east, with agricultural lands as one travels inland.

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