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Great Lakes Ride

Summary

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This amazing 15 day tour around two of the Great Lakes, Erie and Ontario, features fabulous vista views of both lakes, 4 scenic ferry rides, as well as, cycling past the Niagara Falls.

Recreational, Road bike
15 days
1760 km / 1094 mi
$ 4,300.-
  • This is a Ride/Event, a tour with 15-40 participants.
  • Experienced cycling guides, luggage transport and support van.
  • Snacks, drinks and fresh fruit during the day.
  • One non-cycling day.
  • Good motels and hotels.
  • Breakfast and dinner included for all days except for 1 rest day. Lunch is not included.
  • It is also possible to do sections of this tour, contact us for more information and price.
  • High discount when booking a triple room.

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Details

Type
Recreational, Road bike
Duration
15 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
100-120 km / 62-75 mi
Total distance
1760 km / 1094 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Basic hotel, half board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Not included
Dates
11 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
Start
Niagara Falls (13.00)
Finish
Niagara Falls (17.00)
Airport at start
Buffalo Niagara Int. Airport (BUF)
Airport at finish
Buffalo Niagara Int. Airport (BUF)

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 4,300.-
Single supplement
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
$ 750.-

Itinerary

This tour begins, ends and includes a rest day by one of the world’s magnificent natural wonders - Niagara Falls. First you circumnavigate Lake Erie by riding in Canada along the Welland Canal to Port Colborne. Heading west, you ride into the town of Port Dover on your way to Simcoe. This tour has two one hundred mile days, one of which finds you riding into Leamington, Ontario, the home of Heinz Ketchup.
The following day you ”rest” aboard the Pelee Island ferry as it takes you on a scenic cruise across Lake Erie to Sandusky Ohio. As the adventure continues, you head east toward Cleveland, where the route follows along the waterfront with opportunities to see Cleveland Brown Stadium and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before heading on to Mentor, Ohio.
Continuing on past small marinas, you ride towards Erie PA and then the city of Dunkirk, NY. You complete the Lake Erie journey by riding into Buffalo, NY before crossing back into Canada for a ride along the scenic Niagara River as you head back to Niagara Falls for a well deserved rest day.

Lake Ontario is the focus of the second leg of the tour as the adventure continues through small towns and farmland east to Rochester, NY, known as “The Flower City” and “Imaging Center”.
Further east the terrain becomes more undulating as you head to the port city of Oswego, one of the final stops of “The Underground Railroad”. Continuing north toward the St. Lawrence Seaway and Cape Vincent, NY, you will board a ferry for a short ride to Wolfe Island, mid-point in the seaway.
After a short ride across the island past wind farms, you’ll board another ferry, bound for the historic riverfront city of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Leaving Kingston, you roll through farmland and quaint towns, enjoying another ferry ride on the Glenora Ferry on the scenic and historic Loyalist Highway as you head west to Cobourg, Ontario, on your second hundred mile day.
The bustling city of Toronto is your next destination where you stay in the center of the city. Leaving Toronto on your last day, you ride along a beautiful waterfront trail and watch the city fade into the distance. You leave Lake Ontario and head west to Niagara Falls as you pass by scenic orchards and vineyards. What a thrill it is as you realize another goal. You have just completed riding around 2 of the Great Lakes!

Map & Routes

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Bicycle

You ride this tour on your own bicycle.
  • You will receive more information about how to fly your bicycle to the U.S. after the booking of your tour.
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