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Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail is a signed bike route stretching over 2250 miles, connecting 155 communities and First Nations along the Canadian shores of the Great Lake and St. Lawrence River, and on this great tour we’ll cycle the first 350 mile, eastern section of this incredible trail from Montreal  to Toronto traversing charming communities and taking in the breathtaking scenery. About 30% of the trail is off-road bike path, with the remainder being quiet backroads following the remarkable St. Lawrence Seaway and the stunning shoreline of Lake Ontario.


    Per Person Double Occ: $2789  --   Single Occ: $3389

    A deposit of $500 per person is required at time of reservation. You will be invoiced for balance, including any discounts or adjustments, in 2 separate installments. Final balance due 90 days prior to tour.


    Duration:  9 Days / 8 Nights

    Difficulty:    Easy to Moderate

    Total Miles:   335 --  Avg. Daily Miles: 40 - 45 miles

    Meals:  7 Breakfasts; 2 Lunches; 2 Dinners


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    Day 1: Arrive Montreal

    7:00 PM  Tour orienationa at hotel.

    Day 2: Dorval to Cornwall

    Cycling: 50 Miles

    Our tour begins in just west of Montreal cycling along the lovely Soulanges Canal Trail for our first 15+ miles. From there, we’re on quiet riverside roads as we follow the beautiful St. Lawrence River as we make our way to Cornwall and our stop the night.

    Day 3: Cornwall to Prescott

    Cycling: 24 / 40 / 51 Miles

    Today’s ride sure has a lot to offer! We cycle from our hotel and in 5 miles we are reach the Lost Villages Museum. Its name designation comes from the villages “lost” when they were flooded during the creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway, and several buildings from each small town were moved to their current location to preserve their history.  We continue cycling and at mile 19 we reach the Upper Canada Village with more than 40 historic buildings which were moved to this site for preservation, and where period-dressed staff actively portray rural Canadian life in 1866. Riders have the option of spending the full afternoon enjoying Upper Canada Village, or may continue cycling, or a combination of both.

    Day 4: Prescott to Kingston

    Cycling:  48 Miles

    Our day begins with a short shuttle to the Thousand Islands Parkway trailhead to avoid 20 miles on busier roads. From there it’s gorgeous cycling with outstanding views of the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands in every direction. In Gananoque we stop for lunch and treat you to a scenic cruise of the Thousand Islands. After the cruise its back on the bikes for a spectacular ride along Howe’s Island as we make our way to historic Kingston for our night’s stay.

    Day 5:  Kingston to Picton

    Cycling: 43 Miles

    Today’s ride is easy and relaxed as we cycle a nearly straight line from Kingston to picturesque Picton. Once in town spend time exploring this colorful community with its Bird House City, beautiful harbor and charming main street, with wonderful shops and restaurants.

    Day 6: Picton to Cobourg

    Cycling: 35 / 50 / 63 Miles

    Today’s ride ends with in lovely Cobourg with it’s fabulous beach, so we’ve provided 3 milage options to allow for a shorter day of cycling and a leisurely afternoon on the beach, or opt to ride 48 miles or the full 63 miles.  No matter your choice, you’re sure to enjoy the charming town of Cobourg with quaint main streets and beautiful lake views, and our lodging is in the historic King George Inn, which is an old jail converted into a charming and kitschy inn!

    Day 7: Cobourg to Whitby

    Cycling: 43 Miles

    Today is ride & glide day with easy scenic cycling as you coast along the northern shore of Lake Ontario. We drop the kickstands at Darlington Beach for a picnic lunch and relaxing on the beach before continuing on to Oshawa, our stop for the night.

    Day 8: Whitby to Scarborough

    Cycling: 30 Miles

    Our last day of cycling does not disappoint as the gorgeous scenery and outstanding views of Lake Ontario continue as we knockout our last 30 miles taking us to Guild Park. In the evening we’ll enjoy a group dinner social as we celebrate our completion of this incredible tour!

    Day 9:  Departure

    Optional return shuttle to Burlington VT

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