Ontario's Highlands

White LakeYou will be surprised at how challenging this route can be.  Rolling hills, lakes, and wetlands describe the landscape, but there are very few flat stretches to be found. When you are not coasting down one hill, you are traveling up another. This route offers frequent changes in terrain and never lets you go very long without testing your conditioning.  You’ll get a great workout on this ride.

Upper Ottawa ValleyThe Ottawa Valley is famed for its stunning outdoors and its hospitality. Surrounded by woodlands, over 900 pristine lakes, four major river systems and neighbouring the majestic Algonquin Park, the Ottawa Valley stretches for 220 km east-west along the TransCanada Highway.

ShorelineLong before we ever considered trekking in this region, the United Empire Loyalists walked this beautiful countryside. Farmland, apple orchards, and vineyards now dominate this route as you glimpse our past through a number of historical sights. Nearly half of the distance of this route follows the shoreline of Lake Ontario along the Loyalist Parkway. You may need two days for this loop because there is so much to see.  This ride takes you through the communities of Napanee, Adolphustown, Conway, Sandhurst and Bath.

SheffieldYou could call this the transition route. The land surrounding the village of Tamworth is dotted with working farms, wetlands and limestone outcroppings. As you travel north the landscape changes rapidly, giving way to spectacular views of granite and evergreens that dominate the southern edge of the Canadian Shield. This ride takes you through the communities of Tamworth, Erinsville, Arden and Kaladar.

Salmon RiverThis route offers nearly equal distances north, east, south, and west. There are many opportunities to stop for refreshments at a village store or at one of the points where you cross the Salmon River. This is a favourite route for cycling enthusiasts because it offers a combination of some paved shoulder and quiet back roads. This ride takes you through the communities of Napanee, Newburgh, Croydon, Roblin and Selby. 

Ottawa Valley SouthOttawa Valley South, between Kingston and Ottawa, boasts a mix of outdoor adventure and quaint historic villages. The county is known for its historic stone architecture and local produce such as our award winning garlic and delicious maple syrup. Shops and eateries offer a cosmopolitan mix of arts, crafts and cuisine. Musicians, artists, and writers are drawn to the county’s scenic wilderness. There is always a pure, cool lake nearby, so take the boat out, go for a swim or simply relax and take in the scenery, or navigate the Rideau System

OdessaThe Odessa route is an inviting morning or afternoon excursion where you travel almost equal distances in all four directions past great views and a glimpse into our past. You will notice many landmarks and settlements of the United Empire Loyalists, and there's time to stop and learn more about the history of this region. This ride takes you through the communities of Odessa, Violet, Millhaven and Amherstview.

Hastings Trail in FallBancroft and northern Hastings County offer fresh air, clean cool waters and an all-encompassing natural beauty. Just pull up a chair and enjoy. The pace is a little slower, the smiles a little wider and the silences are never uncomfortable.

Newburgh RouteThe perfect way to spend a morning or afternoon, this 30 km route takes you through the beautiful village of Newburgh. Offering rolling hills and long flat stretches, you can challenge your endurance or make this ride a leisurely excursion. There are many places to stop along the way to enjoy the wide-open spaces and still be back in time for lunch or dinner. This loop takes you through the communities of Newburgh, Napanee and Camden East.

Napanee RiverThis is a great route, offering picturesque views of the Napanee River and the Bay of Quinte.  You could complete this loop it in an hour or take three hours and enjoy the river's edge and rolling hills. There’s a lot to see and enjoy.

Tour de Bonnechere ValleyThe County Trails in Lennox and Addington include nearly 600 kilometers of looping routes where you never retrace your path, yet are end where you began. While you explore the trails you experience the history, natural beauty, and serenity of the heart of the Land O' Lakes tourist region.

Hay BayMost of this route is along the shore of Hay Bay and the Bay of Quinte. This loop takes you past farmland, cottages and campgrounds that overlook some of the best Walleye fishing waters you’ll find anywhere.  It's not the fishing that will impress you however; it’s the breathtaking blend of rural settings that overlook the beautiful waterways that make this route so memorable.

Head Lake TrailThe wind is whipping through your hair as you glide down a groomed cycling tail. The adrenalin starts pumping as you push yourself to the limit to conquer the next hill. There’s a joy and freedom to be experienced in the Highlands of Haliburton.

Flinton RoadThis route may be best suited for hybrid or mountain biking as it offers a combination of hard surface and dirt road. The northern and western portions of this route are on the Bridgewater Road while the southern and eastern portions are on the Old Flinton Road.  Take your time and be sure to bring your camera because the scenery is fantastic along this loop.

Marmora TrailTake a long look at this picture. Imagine yourself sitting on the dock. A loon flies overhead calling to its mate, you feel a fresh breeze, a fish jumps with a loud splash. No question about it, you are in Comfort Country.

CamdenThe 63 km Camden Route surrounds the Camden Lake Wildlife Management Area and provides picturesque farmland, charming villages, and natural beauty, making this loop a memorable experience. The rolling hills and long flat stretches found along this ride are appealing to almost all cycling enthusiasts.  This route takes you through the communities of Camden East, Odessa, Wilton, Yarker, Colebrook, Moscow, Enterprise and Centreville.

Buckshot LakeThis is the most challenging of our routes. Taking you through the ups and downs of the Canadian Shield, this route travels through the famous Bon Echo Provincial Park.  Beauty surrounds you while you meander for kilometer after kilometer past wetlands, lakes, and rugged wilderness.  Tell your friends about stops along the way like Cloyne, Vennacher Junction, Myers Cave and Plevna.

AmherstviewTake your time and enjoy the breathtaking waterfront vistas and the beauty of the homes in Amherstview. Be sure to stop at Fairfield Park to skip some stones on Lake Ontario or visit Fairfield House and learn about the history of this United Empire Loyalist homestead. The Amherstview route offers many activities along the way, so it will take longer than the distance would suggest.