*NEW* Backroads Across Ontario - PACKAGE CYCLING TOUR
Self Guided. Complete Route Guide. Easy To Follow Information.
Route Map And Turn By Turn Directions.
- Includes a detailed route map, turn by turn directions, topography and information on accommodation, attractions, events, camping, restaurants, bike shops and bicycle rentals. The route is linear - eastbound and westbound from Windsor or Sarnia through Ottawa to Montreal depending on your choice. You will get a "ridewithgps.com" electronic file which can be viewed, printed and downloaded for use on your computer or gps device.
- Get a full colour printed copy in a weatherproof envelope mailed to you if you choose, in addition to the electronic file .
- We can make all of the reservations that you require for accommodation and travel insurance at an additional charge. The cost of the reserved services is additional. This includes a door to door route, the "ridewithgps.com" electronic file and a full colour printed copy mailed to you.
Backroads Across Ontario
WINDSOR - MONTREAL
13 days, 1192 kilometers - 60 to 115 kilometers per day.
Average 92 kilometers (57 miles) per day
SARNIA - MONTREAL
12 days, 1067 kilometers - 60 to 115 kilometers per day.
Average 89 kilometers (55 miles) per day
Easy to increase or decrease the daily distance as desired.
For a shorter ride choose sections of the route or ride out and back on parts of the route for one day or longer.
Flat to moderately rolling. Linear route.
Leave big cities behind and enjoy this wonderful scenic traffic free route through the countryside of the central part of southern Ontario. Attractions on the route include the St. Clair River, Thames River, Stratford and it's festival theatres, St. Jacobs and Elora in Waterloo Region's Mennonite country, Ontario's last remaining covered bridge, the Trans Canada Trail through Lindsay and Peterborough, Campbellford on the Trent Canal with Westben music venue, the lakes of Ontario Highlands, beautiful parkways of Ottawa, Ottawa River, bilingual French speaking towns, the Waterfront Trail and Quebec's Route Verte along the St. Lawrence River to the centre of Montreal. Based on a charity cycling tour route which we helped to develop, the route is now available to anyone.
The route uses cycling paths or bicycle friendly roads with paved shoulders or where motor vehicle traffic is light so drivers can easily leave space around you. Cycling paths in Windsor and Ottawa, the Elora Cataract Trailway, Trans Canada Trail and Waterfront Trail are a part of the route. Ontario law requires all drivers of motor vehicles to maintain a minimum distance of one meter, where practical, when passing cyclists on highways.
The route connects with Via Rail in Windsor and Montreal. International or out of province cyclists can arrive at the starting point with a short transfer using the international airports in Windsor, Ottawa or Montreal and Detroit when the border is open.
Select "Full Reservation Service" to get reservations for accommodation, bicycle rentals and travel insurance as required. Luggage transfer is not available for this tour.
You will have information on accommodation, camping, bike shops , restaurants, grocery stores along the route and can make any reservations that you require. "Ride With GPS" uses Google base maps showing the location of many businesses.
Go to Destinations to learn more about the places on this tour guide - where to go, what to see and where to stay.