SIX DAY 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 a loop, returning to the starting point where you can leave your motor vehicle. You get a "ridewithgps.com" electronic file which can be viewed, printed and downloaded for use on your 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 provide information and assistance with all of the reservations that you require for accommodation, bicycle rental and luggage transfer 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.
Eastern Peninsula French Ontario
6 days, 400 kilometers
54 to 78 kilometers (33 to 48 miles) per day.
Average 67 kilometers (42 miles) per day
Mostly flat with a few hills, moderate. Loop route.
Waterfront Trail, Prescott Russell Trail, St. Lawrence Islands and Seaway, peaceful country roads, historic Upper Canada Village, St. Lawrence River and Ottawa River waterfront.
The route is partially on the Waterfront Trail and Prescott Russel Trail but mostly on quiet paved roads through farming areas. The route goes close to the shore of the St. Lawrence River and Ottawa River through several small towns including Morrisburg, Winchester, St. Albert, home of a popular cheese factory, Vankleek Hill and Williamstown.
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 our newest tour area with two cultural traditions, featuring French speaking areas in Eastern Ontario along with the early Loyalist heritage of the St. Lawrence valley. Four nights, Casselman, Rockland, Hawkesbury and Alexandria, are in French speaking Ontario Speak French if you choose but this area is very bilingual.
Enjoy the waterfront routes along the St Lawrence River. You cross islands in the St. Lawrence River passing through areas affected by the creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959 which permits ocean going ships to navigate the Great Lakes.
The popular St Albert Cheese Coop on the route welcomes visitors with eleven gourmet poutines. fresh cheese curds and a Curd Festival in mid August.
The route is accessible for cyclists and motor vehicles crossing the St. Lawrence on the Seaway International Bridge to Cornwall from Massena New York USA. Coming from Quebec, it is about 100 kilometers from Montreal to Cornwall or Hawkesbury. You can take the ferry from Quebec crossing the Ottawa River from Carillon to Pointe Fortune.
FREE "ridewithgps.com" electronic file which can be viewed, printed and downloaded on your computer or gps device. Plan your bike tour with the route information provided, PLACES TO VISIT and ONLINE RESOURCES.
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