Ontario By Bike Ride – June 2024

This ride is now over.

The detailed itinerary for this ride is available below for download. Enjoy great trail ride with a self-guided ride experience.

Trent Severn Trail Tour

When: Anytime. It’s a self-guided itinerary.
Duration: 2 days, 1 night
Ontario By Bike Ride Hosted: Saturday, June 22 to Sunday, June 23 – 2024

Total Distance: 121km

The Ride: This two-day tour is nearly all on rail trails with only limited residential street riding in Campbellford, Peterborough and Lindsay. Explore the rolling hills of Northumberland County (along a flat rail trail) and the rural expanse of the southern Kawarthas along with an overnight in the city of Peterborough. Enjoy superb cycling on the Trans Canada Trail (including the Lang-Hastings & Kawartha rail rails) and the Victoria Rail Trail along a route that intersects 5 of the historic Trent Severn Waterway lock systems, includes 6 major river crossings and the scenic views atop Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge in Campbellford and Doube’s Trestle Bridge just outside of Omemee. This ride follows a linear route, and includes return transportation for you and your bike.

Experience Level and Ride Guide: Easy to moderate. This route is almost entirely on off-road unpaved multi-use trails, with limited on-road connections. Suitable for hybrid and mountain bikes, as well as cross or gravel bikes, or road bikes with wider tires.

View Digital Routes:
Day 1 – ridewithgps.com/routes/47198947
Day 2 – ridewithgps.com/routes/45599891
* Above links provide free navigation, when using RidewithGPS app

Photos from 2024 - Trent Severn Trail Tour

Day 1: Campbellford to Peterborough – 56km

Set off from Campbellford with a spin through Ferris Provincial Park, crossing the epic Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge, which spans the Trent River. Connecting to Northumberland’s portion of the  Trans Canada Trail just west of town, enjoy a relaxing and picturesque pedal on this off-road trail to the town of Hastings perched on the Trent River (further upstream) and the 2nd Trent Severn Waterway crossing of the day. Cross the river and connect to the Lang-Hastings portion of the trail, with another 30km stretch of uninterrupted rail trail. Ride past working farms and rural landscapes that make this region one of the more popular for trail and road cycling. Take in a visit at the Lang Pioneer Village Museum before finishing the last stretch into Peterborough on waterfront paths and residential streets that cross the Trent Severn Waterway and the Otonabee River. With any luck the new location of the Canadian Canoe Museum will be open, situated on our route on Little Lake. Head to the final destination for the day, and overnight accommodations in Peterborough.

Day 2: Peterborough to Lindsay or Fenelon Falls – 63km

Enjoy excellent bike infrastructure through Peterborough before connecting to trails leading west out of the city through pretty Jackson Park. A quick return to rural riding along the Kawarthas Trans Canada Trail is a great reminder you’re still in cottage country. Enjoy a leisurely ride as it cuts through a variety of scenery on a fairly flat and straight line ride. Stop and marvel the views from the scenic sky high Doube’s Trestle Bridge near the riverside hamlet of Omemee. Pedal west into Lindsay, exploring the downtown, Lock 33 of the Trent-Severn Waterway, and cool down with an ice cream at Kawartha Dairy’s Barn! Enjoy the final 23km to Fenelon Falls, leaving the Trans Canada Trail in Lindsay heading north on the recently resurfaced Victoria Rail Trail as part of the Toronto/Algonquin route you can enjoy a pedal through the scenic Ken Reid Conservation Area and rural scenery before arriving in town. Enjoy a refreshment on a waterside patio or a swim at the beach before returning to ride start in Campbellford.

Additional Visitor Information:

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

Getting To/From Start:

Campbellford is located approximately 2 1/2 hours from downtown Toronto, 1 1/2 hours from Kingston, 3 hours from Ottawa. Campbellford is located appoximately 30 minutes north from Brighton/Hwy.401.

This is a one-way linear route – you will need to arrange your own transportation back to start location. Options include dropping off a vehicle at either end; have someone pick you up; take a taxi; rent a bus for passengers / van for bikes; ride to/from start and finish; ride and return to same start location daily; take GO Transit to Peterborough, ride and return to same start location.


Consider an overnight option at one of Ontario By Bike’s certified bicycle friendly accommodations in the Kawarthas Northumberland Region here.

For More Information Contact:

Ontario By Bike
Phone: 416-827-2772 / 1-866-701-2774
Email: booking (at) ontariobybike.ca

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