The Greenbelt Route

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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.

Visit for more information and resources to help plan a day trip or overnight cycling tour along one of Ontario’s Trails of Distinction, including:

  • An interactive map
    Free downloadable and printable PDF Maps
  • Regional loops and day trip ideas
  • The Grand Great Lakes to Greenbelt Tour – Explore the beauty and bounty of Ontario’s Greenbelt, vistas and shorelines of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, and the culture and history of towns and cities along the way. This 1000km cycle tour combines the Greenbelt route with the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail.
  • Great Lakes to Greenbelt Route – Showcasing Ontario’s best trails and two signature cycling routes – the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and The Greenbelt Route. Celebrate the Lake Ontario Watershed, from the headwaters in Ontario’s Greenbelt, down river valleys, and along our Great Lakes. There are 9 spectacular cycling loops that range in distance from 30 km to 195 km. Perfect for a day-trip or a last-minute mini-get-away.

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Rolling Into Fall on the Highland Hustle

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  • Chipping Away At The Caledon-Lakeside Ride

Chipping Away At The Caledon-Lakeside Ride

May 26, 2021|

When cycling enthusiast and photographer Martin Lortz learned of the nine cycling loops showcasing the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and the Greenbelt Route, he first thought, that's pretty cool. After a bit more research, a goal for the season solidified, to ride and check all these loops off the list. Discovering that one of the rides could be practically accessed from his front door and with riding season just around the corner, he thought there is no better time than now, and recently got rolling.

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is a charitable grant-making organization working to help keep farmers successful, strengthen local economies, and protect and grow natural features and funded the development of the Greenbelt Route.

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