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Cycling Tours 2018

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Cycling Tours Across Ontario 2018


(Also see Cycling Events Across Ontario 2018)

Interested in joining a bike tour? There are lots of options and bike tour operators offering tours around the province. Most of these tours are for smaller sized groups and can include B&B or hotel accommodations, luggage transfer, food and tour guide options.

 

Regional Bike Tours

See the Ontario By Bike Map and Bike Tour Category for localized regional bike tours that include the listings below. The following companies offer tours seasonally. Visit their website or give them a call for more information.

  • Niagara International Wine ToursBike tours and rentals in Niagara on the Lake
  • Zoom Leisure – Bike tours and rentals in Niagara
  • Cycle ON Adventures  – Two and three-day bike tours in Niagara Region
  • OK Cycle & Adventure Tours  - Ontario, as well as international, multi-day cycle tours in Ottawa and Prince Edward County
  • Minii Adventures  – Offering guided mountain bike tours, weekky rides and women mountain bike clinics in and around Collingwood.
  • Niagara Cycling ToursBike tours ranging from 40 to 100km throughout the Niagara Region.
  • Collingwood Cycling ToursCycling tours, custom tours and corporate groups in Collingwood.
  • Long Point Eco-Adventures Mountain biking tours in and around Turkey Point, in Norfolk County
  • Hard Maple Travel Adventure travel by mountain bike in Eastern Ontario
  • Bloomfield Bicycle Company – Bike tours and rentals in Prince Edward County
  • Prince Edward County Wine Tours – Wine and culinary tours in Prince Edward County
  • Tour Cycle – Group and custom bike tours in and around Toronto
  • Bare Bones Cycling Tours – Group tours ranging from one-day Century Rides, to five-day cross-country packages, for both established and expert bikers as well as beginner riders.
  • Escape Bicycle Tours – Guided, fully-supported bicycle tours to urban and rural destinations in the Ottawa, Ottawa Valley, and the Outaouais area
  • Cycledine – A 5hr guided culinary bike tour to 3 different undisclosed Toronto restaurants for a 3 course meal with up to 10 people.
  • Gear It Up – A diverse range of tours including; pioneer villages,  breweries,  wineries, cheeseries, chocolate factories and art galleries in Northumberland and Kawarthas
  • Ontario's South Coast Bicycles and Tours Inc. – Guided, self guided tours along Lake Erie's Waterfront Trail,  Turkey Point and Norfolk's rail trails
  • Pedal Pushers – Private and custom group clinics, tours, coaching also available, Collingwood - Blue Mountains
  • Ride Guides – Guided mountain bike and fat bike tours, skills camps, private and group instruction based in Collingwood ON, but operating at multiple locations through central and southern Ontario.
  • Steve Bauer Bike Tours – Tours offer unique, exclusive, and hands-on guided tours with personal service in Niagara
  • Georgian Bay Cycle Tours – Guided road cycling tours around the Collingwood, Thornbury, Meaford, and surrounding Southern Georgian Bay areas.
  • Born To Ride Bicycle Tours – Guided bicycle tours with set and customized itineraries, across Central Ontario
  • Toronto Bicycle Tours – Bike tours in Toronto
  • Wine Trail Rides- Bike tours around Windsor & Essex County’s wine region
  • Farm Dog Cycles - Bike rentals and tours in beautiful Essex County
  • Yours Outdoors – Bike tours visiting artist studios and the Haliburton Highlands
  • Bike On Tours – Customized self guided touring routes and packages around the province
  • Ottawa Cycling Tours - Bike tours in and around the nation's capital
  • Rentabike Ottawa- Rentals and tours in Ottawa
  • Valley Cycle Tours - Single and multi day tours in and around the Ottawa Valley area. Custom tours available. 
  • Manitoulin Island Cycling Advocates (MICA) - Known as Alvar Treasure Rides, MICA hosts two all-inclusive, 5-day bike tours across Manitoulin Island (June and September) www.manitoulincycling.com
  • Humdinger Bicycle Tours - Humdinger is central Ontario’s first and only bicycle tour company to offer premium, multi-day, fully supported and guided bicycle tours, specializing in Georgian Bay, Muskoka, Haliburton, Huntsville, and Simcoe.
  • Randonnee Tours - Offering an exceptional line of self-guided bicycle tours in Prince Edward County and Niagara Region.
  • Thousand Island Bicycle Co. - An array of both guided and self-guided bike tours in the Thousand Island area, also offering bike rentals (pedal and e-bikes), as well as pick-up and drop-off service in the region.
  • Artspokin Tours - Led by Cycle-Logical Rentals in Port Colborne the ARTSPOKiN Project features weekend bike tours starting summer 2018, allowing tourists to hit local hot spots while riding a moving piece of artwork. 
  • CK Maggs Adventures - Week-long Cycling Tour Experience in historic Elora with visits to West Montrose, Grand Valley, and St. Jacob's. Guided rides, with overnight stays in relaxing glamping style tents.
  • Pedal Toronto - Daily guided bicycle tours in Toronto. Custom tours available.


Cross-Regional Tours By Date

January-April

  • Sweet Ride Fat Bike Tour – Between January and March, weather permitting, enjoy a guided fat bike adventure filled with wonder and fun followed by the reward of a delicious coffee or tea and an apple cinnamon bun from Heavenly Cafe along the Apple Pie Trail.

May

  • Ok_ToursPicton Wine Country Cycle Tour – This 11th annual wine cycle tour offers various routes over Mother's Day weekend in spring, May 12-14, 2017 www.okcycletours.com
  • Muskoka Lakes Tour – On May 22th-24th, cycle a picturesque and rolling route from Orillia to Port Carling on a 3-day fully supported tour. Ride along the shores of Lake Muskoka, Lake Joseph, Lake Rosseau, and Sparrow Lake. Experience cottage country culture.
  • Niagara Wine Region Cycling 8 Days - Starting every Sunday from May 1st, this self-guided, supported tour is the perfect introduction to this lovely corner of Canada. Explore historic landmarks and towns, pedal past traditional red brick farmhouses sheltered by stately maple trees, and trace the course of the fascinating Welland canal. (Also available on 5 days)
  • Prince Edward County Cycling (6 Days) - Starting from May 1st, this self-guided, supported tour takes in the quiet country roads dotted with vineyards and wineies with overnights in charming locales and and offers an insider's guide on how to enjoy "The County's" secrets.

June

  • Website Graphic resizedOntario By Bike Ride - Toronto Trails and Ravines   - June 2-3, join Ontario By Bike on a weekend-long small group tour in Toronto. This self-guided, supported tour is a 2 day / 1 night looped route and features some of the best off-road cycling trails and paths in Canada's largest city.
  • Manitoulin Passage Ride – On June 2-3, 2018, ride on Manitoulin Island on this fully-supported tour with great food, good music, camaraderie, long lasting friendships and free ferry for all registered participants and your cycle (not your car). Friday June 1 through to Monday June 4.
  • Muskoka Lakes Tour – On June 3rd-5th, cycle a picturesque and rolling route from Orillia to Port Carling on a 3-day fully supported tour. Ride along the shores of Lake Muskoka, Lake Joseph, Lake Rosseau, and Sparrow Lake. Experience cottage country culture.
  • Pedal, Pints, and Pubs – On June 10-12, enjoy 3 days and 2 nights on a tour designed for a novice/intermediate rider. More beer, less biking amongst the spectacularly beautiful, Haliburton Highlands, a haven for recreation, artists, artisans, and, yes, craft beer.
  • Ottawa-Kennebunkport Tour  – This 21st annual tour takes riders from Ottawa to Kennebukport, Maine over 5 days Tour "A" runs fromJune 1st-5th , while Tour "B" runs from July 11th to July 15th. Cycle to the Atlantic Ocean! www.okcycletours.com
  • The Great Spirit Ride – On June 17-22, enjoy 5 days of riding, 5 nights accommodation and 2 ferry rides on a memorable cycling trip through Manitoulin Island, the largest island in the world surrounded by fresh water.www.cyclecanada.com
  • Alvar Treasure Rides - Happening in the last two weeks in June, this 5-day all-inclusive cycling tour on Manitoulin Island explores one of the most sought after cycling destinations in Ontario. Lakeside cottage overnight stays. Two tour distance variations are available. Short cycling adventure 298km, 55-70km/day, long cycling adventure 432km, 70-100km/day. www.manitoulincycling.com
  • #CanadaRidesG2G – This is a 4 Day, 3 Night Cycling & Camping Trip held June 29th - July 2nd. It's a 'Challenge Tour' with some long days of riding and some sections less groomed making for a fun (& tough) ride. It will be an epic weekend of less than 50 people riding in rural Ontario enjoying local community stops.
  • The Petite Adventure - Desjardins – This 3 day, 2 night self guided camping tour features an original route in French-speaking Ontario, through the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, located about an hour from Montréal and Ottawa.

July

  • Signature Georgian Bay-Muskoka Tour – July 8-13, Cycle from Parry Sound, Georgian Bay to Muskoka Lakes District and back to Georgian Bay through Port Severn, Midland, and Collingwood. Enjoy the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield, the sweet water sea that is Georgian Bay, and the tranquil lakes and forests of Muskoka. Discover ghost roads, First Nation’s history, and experience cottage country culture.
  • The BiQue Ride – Explore Toronto to Montreal on the 23rd annual BiQue Ride (BiQue is pronounced - Bike). 6 days cycling / 7 nights accommodationwww.cyclecanada.com
  • Georgian Bay - Explore Ontario with Vélo Québec Voyages "free as the air" formula. Now offering three tour dates of July 2-9, August 13-20 and September 10-17, these tours showcase all southern Georgian Bay has to offer and somethign for everyone, including the Blue Mountains, agriculture, history, wine. www.explorebybike.com
  • Niagara - Explore with Ontario with Vélo Québec Voyages "free as the air" formula. From July 8-14, enjoy the relatively easy route that showcases all Niagara has to offer and somethign for everyone, including agritourism, architecture, history, wine and of course the Falls. www.explorebybike.com 
  • Pedal, Pints, and Pubs – On July 22nd-24th, enjoy 3 days and 2 nights on a tour designed for a novice/intermediate rider. More beer, less biking amongst the spectacularly beautiful, Haliburton Highlands, a haven for recreation, artists, artisans, and, yes, craft beer.
  • Thousand Islands - Enjoy water everywhere and a constant Lake Ontario view between Picton and Cornwall from July 16-22 from Vélo Québec Voyages. Ride your own bike, stay in 3-star hotels and set your own schedule along this gorgeous ride. www.explorebybike.com
  • Website Graphic resizedOntario By Bike Ride - Uxbridge Kawarthas Rail Trail - July 28-29, join Ontario By Bike on a weekend-long small group tour along a 100km+ rail trail network through the heart of the Kawarthas. This self-guided, supported tour is a 2 day / 1 night linear route from Uxbridge to Peterborough (or on to Lakefield).
  • The Natural Path - 2 day Cycling & Voyageur Experience - July 28-29, sign up for this 2-day guided adventure cycling the Trans Canada Trail & Paddling down the Grand River with stops at organic farms, local artist studios and craft breweries.

August

  • The Natural Path - 2 day Cycling & Voyageur Experience - August 11-12, sign up for this 2-day guided adventure cycling the Trans Canada Trail & Paddling down the Grand River with stops at organic farms, local artist studios and craft breweries.
  • Signature Georgian Bay-Muskoka Tour – August 12-17, Cycle from Parry Sound, Georgian Bay to Muskoka Lakes District and back to Georgian Bay through Port Severn, Midland, and Collingwood. Enjoy the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield, the sweet water sea that is Georgian Bay, and the tranquil lakes and forests of Muskoka. Discover ghost roads, First Nation’s history, and experience cottage country culture.
  • Great Waterfront Trail Adventure - National Park to National Urban Park - Ride the 10th annual Great Waterfront Trail Adventure and help celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, cycling from Point Pelee to the Rouge National Urban Park! 530 km, 2 Great Lakes, 24 communities, 2 National Parks. A supported cycling holiday includes so much more than biking. Two Great Lakes, beaches, wineries, history, camping (hotels option available). For more details, and to register click here.
  • Niagara Vineyards – This one-week tour between August 25-30, 2018, begins in Hamilton and "wines" its way through the Niagara Peninsula to finish in Niagara Falls. Spectacular views and gentle terrain – the route does climb the Niagara escarpment but follows canal paths.www.cyclecanada.com
  • Pedal, Pints, and Pubs – On August 26-28, enjoy 3 days and 2 nights on a tour designed for a novice/intermediate rider. More beer, less biking amongst the spectacularly beautiful, Haliburton Highlands, a haven for recreation, artists, artisans, and, yes, craft beer.
  • Erie Shores – A week-long tour between August 27 - September 1. The ride is a loop that starts and ends in Windsor and travels the shores of Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair, as well as the Thames and Detroit Rivers.www.cyclecanada.com

September

  • Website Graphic resizedOntario By Bike Ride - Essex Windsor Loop - September 1-3, join Ontario By Bike on this epic long weekend and small group tour in Ontario's southernmost region and through one of Ontario's popular wine regions. This self-guided, supported tour is a 3 day / 2 night looped route incorporating the portions of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, Chrysler Greenway rail trail and the Trans Canada Trail.
  • Simcoe Circle  – A 5-day tour from September 2-4, begins and ends in Bradford and loops around Lake Simcoe. www.cyclecanada.com
  • The Natural Path - 2 day Cycling & Voyageur Experience - September 8-9, sign up for this 2-day guided adventure cycling the Trans Canada Trail & Paddling down the Grand River with stops at organic farms, local artist studios and craft breweries.
  • Muskoka Lakes Tour – On September 9th-11th, cycle a picturesque and rolling route from Orillia to Port Carling on a 3-day fully supported tour. Ride along the shores of Lake Muskoka, Lake Joseph, Lake Rosseau, and Sparrow Lake. Experience cottage country culture.
  • Niagara Pathways - A women's only 4 day and 3 night tour along off-road paved Niagara Circle Route, starting in Niagara Falls, New York. September 7-10th. Also July dates. www.womantours.com
  • Alvar Treasure Rides - Manitoulin Island - Happening in the first week of September. join this 4-day all-inclusive cycling tour on Manitoulin Island September 5th-9th and explore one of the most sought after cycling destinations in Ontario. Two tour distance variations are available 280km or 463km. www.manitoulincycling.com
  • Pedal, Pints, and Pubs – On September 21-23, enjoy 3 days and 2 nights on a tour designed for a novice/intermediate rider. More beer, less biking amongst the spectacularly beautiful, Haliburton Highlands, a haven for recreation, artists, artisans, and, yes, craft beer.
  • Website Graphic resizedOntario By Bike Ride - Niagara Circle Route South - September 22-23, join Ontario By Bike on our last weekend-long small group tour of 2018, showcasing some of the lesser known trails of Niagara. This self-guided, supported tour is a 2 day / 1 night looped route featuring the southern portions of the famous Greater Niagara Circle Route.
  • The Natural Path - 2 day Cycling & Voyageur Experience - September 29-30, sign up for this 2-day guided adventure cycling the Trans Canada Trail & Paddling down the Grand River with stops at organic farms, local artist studios and craft breweries.

October


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