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Ontario By Bike Ride - June 2021

Niagara Circle Route South | Ontario By Bike

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There is simply no better way to discover the beautiful province
of Ontario than on two wheels.

Join us on a two day fully supported group ride that includes hotel accommodation, route guides, lunches, breakfast and ride support to explore the best of Ontario by bike.

Just bring your bike and ride

 

Niagara Circle Route South

A two day weekend tour and primarily off-road ride along the Greater Niagara Circle Route. Discover the quieter side of Niagara and Niagara south, with this spectacular trail ride along the Niagara River Recreational Trail, the Friendship Trail and the Welland Canal Parkway Trail. Fully paved with only 24km of the 127km on roads, as well as flat easy riding conditions will make for a wonderful weekend getaway and cycling experience. Including a unique ferry jaunt over the Welland Canal, this looped route is well suited for all types of cyclists.

When: Saturday, June 19 to Sunday, June 20, 2021 (2 Days/1 Night)


Ride Includes:

1 night hotel accommodation; 1 breakfast; 2 lunches; luggage transfer; van support; snack and water stops; group social; detailed route maps; booking fee.

Price and Booking:

Double $269 pp + HST ($303.97)

*Single $329 + HST ($371.77), Triple $249 pp + HST ($281.37), Quad $229 pp + HST ($258.77)
**$20 discount for child/youth 16 years and under

Important Health and Safety Notice

To ensure a safe and comfortable ride experience, we have updated our health & safety measures as well as our cancellation policy.
Please make sure to review and understand our terms and conditions at the time of booking.

* Terms and conditions are subject to change based on local and provincial health and safety requirements.

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With our TICO licensed partner: OK Cycle & Adventure Tours.
Click above or Phone: (613) 702-5350 / Email: judy@okcycletours.com


The Ride:

Total Distance: 127km

Experience Level and Ride Guide: Easy to moderate. Off-road paved trails system, level road crossings, with on-road riding limited to 24km of quiet country roads, connecting from the Welland Canal to the Niagara River Recreation Trail in Chippewa. Combined with limited elevation changes, the flat terrain makes this ride suitable for hybrid bikes, mountain bikes, and road bikes. 

View Route: RidewithGPS

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Photo Credits: Vicky Laurens, Martin Reis and Ontario By Bike

Day 1: Thorold to Fort Erie - 69km

Start Time and Location: Thorold, ON, full details to be sent to riders in advance.

Starting in Thorold, just over 1.5 hours from downtown Toronto, and close to St Catharines, hop on the nearby trail to enjoy the first 10km heading south following the Welland Canal. Enjoying a leisurely pace following what is also known as the H2O Highway you may be lucky to ride alongside giant freighters connecting between the Great Lakes. At Port Robinson, a charming little ferry that services only cyclists and hikers, will transfer you to the east side of canal. An easy countryside and quiet road ride following the Welland River to where it turbulently tumbles into the Niagara River in the small community of Chippewa will round out the morning, before a lunch picnic. The afternoon will take you south along the Niagara River Recreational Trail, a pleasant and peaceful ride to Fort Erie. The path winds under the impressive Peace Bridge and international border crossing, with views across the river and Lake Erie to Buffalo, New York. Let a visit to the Old Fort turn back time, with an opportunity to learn more about this strategic location and National Heritage Site, before arriving at our accommodation for the night, The Clarion Hotel Fort Erie.

Day 2: Fort Erie to Thorold - 58km

The morning ride will be a mellow 24km between Fort Erie and Port Colborne, cruising along The Friendship Trail, a lovely rail trail that follows the shores of Lake Erie. With trail side stop options at famed Erie beaches, including Crystal Beach and Sherkston, or quieter more secluded spots, cooling down with a dip in the lake is definitely an option. Pulling into Port Colborne for lunch, take time to explore the historic shopping district, promenade, and Lock 8, find out more about the town's rich maritime heritage. After lunch, the route will follow the Welland Canal north, through the town of Welland and ending back at Thorold after a great day's ride and weekend getaway.

End Time: Sunday, June 20, at approximately 4 pm or at your own pace.


Getting To/From Start:

Transportation options also include GO Transit with trains on weekends in June running between Toronto and Burlington. Transfer to GO bus service to St Catharines Fairview Mall (limit 2 bikes per bus). Ride south to Thorold, approximately 9km. Consult GO Transit schedules and regional cycling map to plan routes and times.

Arriving Early / Staying Late:

Consider an overnight option in Thorold at certified bicycle friendly accommodations:
The Inn at Lock Seven or Robinsong Bed & Breakfast or Morning Star Bed & Breakfast
Or stay at other nearby Ontario By Bike Network accommodations in Niagara all listed HERE.

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Photo Credits: Vicky Laurens, Martin Reis and Ontario By Bike

Additional Visitor Information:

Use below to find out more about ride area and plan an extra day or two to see more.

For more information contact:
Ontario By Bike
Phone: 416-827-2772 / 1-866-701-2774
Email: info (at) ontariobybike.ca


For booking inquiries, please contact:
 
OK Cycle & Adventure Tours
Booking Contact: Judy Piel
Phone: (613) 702-5350
Email: judy@okcycletours.com
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