Ever wish you just showed up somewhere new and instantly had information on the
best cycling route to get to know the town, city or countryside around you.
Grey County Ride Guide – Explore Grey County, Ontario by Bike
Grey County is well know for its spectacular scenery, quiet country roads, welcoming towns and hamlets, the Niagara Escarpment and sparkling waters of Georgian Bay. More visitors to the area are discovering Grey charm and hospitality by touring on two wheels, taking a spin on one of the many on-road routes or trails that are situated all around the County.
This Ride Guide is great sampler tour and is sure to get your wheels spinning to other routes nearby.
Grey County Ride Guide – Thornbury Heathcote Route Overview
Approximate route length: Short route 20km; long route 32km
Approximate ride and tour time: 2 hours to 4 hours, depending on route chosen and including stops enroute
Experience level: Using quiet country roads and roads with paved shoulders where possible. this route is suitable for cyclists with experience riding on roads, as the route is on roads with shared traffic.
Route highlights: Towns of Thornbury and Clarksburg; Village of Heathcote; agricultural farmlands, orchards and farmgate sales; Escarpment and Georgian Bay views; Griersville and Old Mill Road (long route only); Beaver River and paddling experiences; Clendenan Conservation Area; art galleries, bakeries and more.
Route Map and Grey County Ride Guide now available.
Enjoy this new route and self-guided tour in Grey County.
Dowloadable PDF with turn by turn directions and more information:
– 20km Short Loop – HERE
– 32km Long Loop – HERE
Additional Grey County Routes available at: www.visitgrey.ca/cycling
Routes available on Ridewithgps, download app to use while cycling. Links included on PDF.
A few of the sites enroute: Old Mail Road – Blackbird Pie Company, Heathcote – Beaver Bridge, Clarksburg
Visiting Grey County? Turn it into a weekend or fun bike getaway anytime.
To view cycling maps, more cycling information and bicycle-friendly business listings in Grey County visit:
Grey County Great Places to Cycle
Get a preview of your Grey County cycling experience and view the 2014 cycling video HERE
Follow the links below to book for any or all of the following Ontario By Bike getaway options:
Click HERE to view Ontario By Bike certified bicycle-friendly Grey County accommodation options, and other places to eat visit and sleep.
View all Grey County cycling routes and view cycling map, plan additional activities for your visit at www.visitgrey.ca
Book a tour or ride with Georgian Bay Cycle Tours, Ride On Bikes, or Pedal Pushers. Bike rentals available at Bikeface Cycling in Owen Sound, Ride On Bikes in Meaford, and Blue Mountain Resort.
Plan your visit at Blue Mountain Village
Route launch event was held June 29, 2014. Thank you to our partners at Grey Tourism, Blue Mountain Village and PedalFest.
If you require more information contact:
Ontario By Bike (416)827-2774 or 1-866-701-2774 or info (at) ontariobybike.ca
For additional visitor information visit: Grey County Tourism
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