Easy scenic cycling can be expected on this trip
Pedaling along the picturesque Great Lakes of Canada - a cycling adventure like no other
Cycle from inn to inn and traverse lovely neighborhoods along the way
Embark on a cycling tour that takes you through some of Canada's most picturesque landscapes

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

9 days
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$2,761 USD

The Great Lakes cycling tour from Montreal to Toronto is a breathtaking journey which will take you on some of the most scenic routes in North America. Over 9 days, you'll cycle over 320-miles, passing through charming small towns, rolling hills, and crystal-clear lakes. You'll pedal along the picturesque Lake Ontario waterfront and quiet backroads. With delicious local cuisine and comfortable accommodations along the way, this tour is an unforgettable way to explore the beauty of the Great Lakes region.

  • Category
    Trail Riding
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    9 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    320 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    39.8 miles
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  • Where does the tour start and finish?

    The tour starts in Montreal and finishes in Scarborough, Ontario.

    Montreal is serviced by Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) while the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) is close to Scarborough. Another option is Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

    At the end of the tour, returning to Montreal is possible using Via Rail Canada.

    Alternatively, a roundtrip shuttle is available from Burlington, Vermont USA for an additional fee. Please contact us for more details.

  • How long is the tour and how many days of cycling?

    The tour is 9 days long with 7 days of cycling

  • Are there luggage limits?

    Yes, cargo space on the vans is very limited therefore luggage limit is 2 bags per guest.

  • What should be packed for the tour?

    Pack light: Most locations are small cities and towns. For the most part, attire will be very casual, so you can leave the tux and tiara at home! There will be access to laundry facilities at or near many hotels.

    Climate: May-June-Sept-Oct, can have cool days and evenings. Bring a warm sweater or light jacket. You may want a long-sleeved cycling jersey and pants. During July & Aug. days can be hot and humid. Make sure you are cycling in cool fabrics, however a light sweater may still be desired at night.

    Special Items: Hat, sunscreen, bathing suit, towel, bug spray, rain gear, rain poncho for your bike.

  • Can I bring my own bike?

    For sure! However, please note that for each guest on a tour 1 space is allocated for 1 standard bike. A standard bike does not exceed 74" in total length, tip-to-tip, and tires width must not exceed 2".  You MUST inform us in advance if your bike is oversized! Any personal bike that exceeds limits must be approved prior to the tour and is subject to additional handling fees.

    If you will bring your own bike on your tour, you'll need to bring your own gear as well. We recommend bringing a rear trunk to carry stuff like hat, sunscreen, rain gear, etc. You'll also need to bring 2 tubes that fit your tires.

    A road or hybrid bike is recommended for this tour.

  • What does the SAG Van provide?

    The SAG (support and gear) Van always has cold water and snacks. There is also first aid kits, tools, bike pump available for your use.

  • What if I can't ride all the miles on any given day?

    Everyone is always welcome to skip a few miles by riding in the SAG van. Use the SAG van to take a break if you are tired, or hot. The van follows along the tour so you'll still see all the highlights, and you can ride as much or as little as you like!

  • Do you shuttle the luggage?

    Yes, luggage is shuttled to your hotel each day.

  • Will you help if I have a bike problem?

    Absolutely! We'll do our best to help you work out any mechanical bike issue. If we can't get your issue resolved we'll get your personal bike to the nearest bike shop.

     If you are using our rentals, we'll swap out your bike if there is a mechanical issue.

  • Are shuttles available?

    Yes, shuttles are available with an additional fee from Burlington,Vermont USA to Montreal, Canada (approximately 3hrs). Return shuttles from Scarborough, Canada to Burlington is also available (approximately 6hrs).

    If interested, please let us know.