Cycle Tourism Conference 2023

Cycle Tourism Conference 2023

Don't miss the Cycle Tourism Conference Canada - March 2, 2023! Learn from and join the conversations and discussions with keynote presentations and concurrent sessions from Canadian and international speakers that will feature the latest trends and opportunities relating to one of the fastest growing tourism sectors in Canada, and worldwide: cycle tourism.

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Rolling Into Fall on the Highland Hustle

Rolling Into Fall on the Highland Hustle

Time flies, seasons change, but the ride must go on. Yes, the long warm summer days might be fading to memory, but no need to fret; some of the best cycling opportunities Ontario has to offer are still ahead. Welcome to fall, the rolling hills of Durham and Northumberland counties and the Highland Hustle cycling adventure.

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Be Your Own Explorer: Cycle Champlain’s Historic Routes Along the Rideau and Ottawa Rivers

Be Your Own Explorer: Cycle Champlain’s Historic Routes Along the Rideau and Ottawa Rivers

*Aussi disponible en français* If you are looking to add a little history and culture to your ride day and learn something new along the way, be sure to check out these bilingual French and English cycling itineraries built around Ontario’s Route Champlain Tourism Route, in and near our capital city, Ottawa.

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Soyez votre propre explorateur : parcourez à vélo les routes historiques de Champlain le long des rivières Rideau et des Outaouais

Soyez votre propre explorateur : parcourez à vélo les routes historiques de Champlain le long des rivières Rideau et des Outaouais

Si vous cherchez à ajouter un peu d'histoire et de culture à randonnée à vélo et à apprendre quelque chose de nouveau en cours de route, ne manquez pas de jeter un coup d'œil à ces itinéraires cyclistes bilingues français et anglais construits autour de la Route touristique Champlain de l'Ontario, qui vous transporterons dans notre capitale, Ottawa, et ses environs.

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Discover Art and Toronto Flavours by Bike

Discover Art and Toronto Flavours by Bike

Summer hits Toronto hard, sending Torontonians out into the streets and parks to eat, drink, and be merry, making the most of the season. And there’s usually a bike in there somewhere, too.

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Gravel Riding in the Haliburton Highlands

Gravel Riding in the Haliburton Highlands

If you, like thousands of cyclists all over the world, have discovered the joys of gravel riding, you owe it to yourself to consider a trip to the Haliburton Highlands. From smooth, rolling gravel roads to full-on adventure riding in iconic Algonquin Park, you can find a gravel route here to challenge you and re-ignite your love of cycling.

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Celebrate the Cycling Season in Perth County, Stratford & St. Marys

Celebrate the Cycling Season in Perth County, Stratford & St. Marys

Celebrate the cycle season within the beautiful regions of Perth County, Stratford and St. Marys! With so many opportunities for exploration both on and off the trails, you’ll need a few days away to soak it all in.

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A Local’s Guide to Road and Gravel Cycling in Caledon

A Local’s Guide to Road and Gravel Cycling in Caledon

Caledon’s incredible landscape along the Niagara Escarpment, scenic roads, trails and its many attractions, have made it one of the best places to cycle in Southern Ontario. The challenge, and the reward, come from knowing which roads to choose when cycling.

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Gananoque – Your 1000 Islands Adventure Basecamp

Gananoque – Your 1000 Islands Adventure Basecamp

No trip to the 1000 Islands would be complete without a ride on the paved trail alongside the 1000 Islands Parkway which starts just east of Gananoque. With endless options to see and do, setting up base in this picturesque small town will put you in the heart of the 1000 Islands ready for a getaway full of adventures of your choosing.

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Bikepacking in Ontario? Get Started Here

Bikepacking in Ontario? Get Started Here

Bikepacking is a natural next step for those who love both cycling and camping, it truly is human power for the win. Over the past few years, Ontario’s Highlands has emerged as a bikepacker’s paradise. Before you head out, here are some tips for planning your first trip.

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The Cornwall Riverside Trail: A Remarkable Ride

The Cornwall Riverside Trail: A Remarkable Ride

Add Cornwall to your vacation list for a cycling experience unlike any other. Enjoy amazing off-road trails right along the mighty St. Lawrence River with easy access to restaurants, shops, attractions and much more.

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A Long Weekend in Simcoe County

A Long Weekend in Simcoe County

Rolling from Collingwood to Orillia, the Simcoe County section of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail is set up perfectly for a multi-day ride. Signage was completed in spring of 2022 and you’ll pass through wetlands, beaches, farmland and so much more.

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Guelph & Wellington County

Guelph & Wellington County

Throughout Guelph & Wellington County, cyclists will find extensive well-maintained trails passing through historic and culturally-rich communities. Connections can easily be made to longer cross-regional trail systems including the Guelph to Goderich Trail (G2G) and the Trans Canada Trail (TCT). Find a variety of options for family trail rides along beautiful rivers and farmland, while more experienced road cyclists looking for a challenge will find their fill with the Guelph Cycling Club’s extensive road route library.

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South Eastern Ontario

South Eastern Ontario

South Eastern Ontario has a wide range of bicycle routes that take cyclists across the region through vibrant communities, alongside scenic waterways and to quiet rural and naturalized settings. Explore from Quinte West, Belleville and Prince Edward County, continue eastward via Kingston and Gananoque, the 1000 Islands and the Waterfront Trail, Brockville, the St. Lawrence Seaway to Cornwall and the Quebec border.

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Northwest Ontario

Northwest Ontario

 Cyclists in Northwest Ontario will find themselves immersed in a rugged and untouched environment, with many great trails and road routes to discover. Tear down the hills and mountainsides of the Canadian Shield, perfectly suited for mountain biking in the summer and fat biking in the wintertime. Head out on your road bike for long stretches of country roads through beautiful landscapes and small communities. A perfect destination for an off the beaten track cycling adventure.

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Northeast Ontario

Northeast Ontario

From the paved pathways through the city of North Bay and along its waterfront, to the quieter rural roads and trails that wind through dense forests, wetlands and the Canadian Shield; the region offers cyclists an array of experiences that are suitable for all styles and skill levels. The region features two designated Canadian Heritage Rivers; the Mattawa and French rivers, as well as the Ottawa River and Lake Nipissing.

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Algoma Country – North Central

Algoma Country – North Central

Cycling in North Central Ontario presents fantastic day trips and training options for road cyclists travelling through welcoming communities, beautiful forested areas and past sparkling waterways. Recreational cyclists will be thrilled with the shorter distance and urban cycling opportunities along established trails and quieter roads with plenty to do and see along the way. Long distance cyclists will find an epic overnight touring route stretching across the region, perfect for a bucket-list cycling experience.

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Manitoulin Island & LaCloche Foothills

Manitoulin Island & LaCloche Foothills

Manitoulin Island & the LaCloche Foothills are attractive destinations for both recreational and touring cyclists. On the island, quiet roadways take cyclists past scenic vistas, 108 inland lakes and lush forested areas allowing cyclists to experience unique attractions enroute and connect with the area's rich cultural heritage and First Nations communities.

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Muskoka and Algonquin

Muskoka and Algonquin

Cyclists visiting Muskoka and Algonquin Provincial Park will enjoy a destination with a remarkably diverse range of cycling experiences. From trails to mountain biking to the fantastic road riding across the region, cycling in Muskoka and Algonquin connect the spectacularly scenic landscapes of dense mixed forests rich with wildlife, picturesque lakes and meandering rivers and rocky Canadian Shield outcrops.

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Parry Sound & Almaguin Highlands

Parry Sound & Almaguin Highlands

From excellent trails and mountain biking to fantastic road riding, cyclists in the Parry Sound District will enjoy the spectacularly scenic landscapes through lush boreal forests with frequent glimpses of picturesque lakes, meandering rivers, the rocky Canadian Shield and the UNESCO designated Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve. Road riding in the Parry Sound District offers quieter roads criss-crossing through the rural landscape with opportunities to stop at quaint general stores, interesting cultural heritage sites, and welcoming communities along the way.

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North – Hastings, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington

North – Hastings, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington

Stretching from the southern border of Algonquin Park to the northern shore of Lake Ontario, the counties of Hastings, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington offer a wide variety of road cycling experiences and number excellent regional and cross-regional trail systems and routes. The region's on-road cycling network and suggested routes incorporate a mix of landscapes from the flatter Lake Ontario basin north to the rugged Canadian Shield in the heart of Ontario's Highlands.

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Ottawa Valley

Ottawa Valley

The Ottawa Valley has a number of rivers and valleys interconnected throughout Ontario's Highlands. Criss-crossing the Ottawa River, Bonnechere and Madawaska Rivers, and skirting many lakes, the area has a number of mapped road riding routes. These routes include many options for stops at interesting heritage sites, artists' studios, swimming areas and communities while cycling quiet country roads and enjoying spectacularly scenic forested and often hilly landscape.

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Lanark County

Lanark County

Cycling in Lanark County is a popular cycling spot. An increasing number of cyclists are finding their way to the County for longer road rides, short touring loops, trail riding, special cycling events and tours. A number of mapped bicycle routes provide cyclists with the option of following quiet country roads, off-road trails, or the Rideau Canal heritage waterway.

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Haliburton Highlands

Haliburton Highlands

Explore the breathtaking scenery of the Haliburton Highlands through a network of on and off-road cycling routes. With over 600 lakes, numerous rivers, and the rolling hills of the Canadian Shield, there is ample topography and scenery to enjoy. Cyclists can also explore the area's flourishing artist studios and charming villages.

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