St. Lawrence and Rideau Canal - PACKAGE CYCLING TOUR
Do This Ride Yourself With A Complete Route Guide.
Easy To Follow Route Map And Turn By Turn Directions.
You get a ridewithgps.com file which can be viewed, printed and downloaded for use on your gps device. Includes a detailed route map, turn by turn directions, topography and information on attractions, events, camping, restaurants, bike shops and bicycle rentals. The route is a loop which returns to the starting point where you can leave your motor vehicle. We make the reservations that you require for accommodation, bicycle rental, luggage transfers and travel insurance however the cost of these services is additional. Also a full colour printed copy in a weatherproof envelope can be mailed to you.
St. Lawrence and Rideau Canal
5 days, 291 kilometers - 51 to 68 kilometers per day.
Average 58 kilometers (36 miles) per day
Flat to rolling with some hills, moderate. Loop route.
Waterfront Trail, Rideau Canal, historic, river valley, summer theater, waterfront.
Route on Waterfront Trail and quiet paved roads close to the shore of the St. Lawrence River through several towns on the Rideau Canal including Brockville, Prescott, Kemptville, Smiths Falls and Westport.
The route uses bicycle friendly roads with paved shoulders or where motor vehicle traffic is light so drivers can easily leave space around you. Ontario law requires all drivers of motor vehicles to maintain a minimum distance of one meter, where practical, when passing cyclists on highways.
Go to Destinations to learn more about the places in this tour guide - where to go, what to see and where to stay.
This is one of the popular areas for bicycling in Ontario with scenic quiet roads and charming towns. Gananoque has a lively waterfront featuring island boat cruises, theatre at the Thousand Islands Playhouse and the Festival of The Islands in August.
Enjoy the scenic Thousand Islands Parkway bikeway and Waterfront Trail between Gananoque and Brockville. Brockville's Riverfest offers many days of concerts and entertainment starting the last week of June but there are also lots of regular attractions at this historic city on the St Lawrence River including the farmers market, historic railway tunnel, Theater Brockville, the Brockville Museum and Fulford House 1900's Edwardian mansion.
Follow quiet historic routes north to Kemptville leading to the wonderful old stone buildings and Blockhouse Museum in the historic Rideau Canal towns of Merrickville, Smiths Falls and Westport.