Total tour distance: 298 miles
Daily tour distance: 60 miles
Difficulty: 80 / 100
Lake Ontario and Trent Canal - PACKAGE BICYCLE TOUR GUIDE
PICTON - BRIGHTON - GORES LANDING - TWEED - KINGSTON
Rolling hills, moderate to difficult. Loop route.
Waterfront Trail, K&P Trail, Trent Canal, apple orchards, beaches, historic, First Nations, waterfront, wineries, ferry.
Route is on the Waterfront Trail and quiet paved roads close to the shore of Lake Ontario and Rice Lake, through several towns on the Trent Canal and crossing the Bay of Quinte on the Glenora Ferry. We can make reservations for bicycle rentals, luggage transfer and accommodation to meet your needs at an additional charge. Get more information at bicycle ontario.ca
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.
Starting at Picton, you bike through the west side of Prince Edward County, west to Port Hope and north to Rice Lake. Enjoy an easy ride on the Waterfront Trail along Lake Ontario through the old fashioned main streets of delightful heritage towns. Visit Brighton with the Presqu'ile Provincial Park beaches and natural areas. In Port Hope visit the Canadian Firefighters Museum or shop for antiques and collectibles on the unique mid-19th century main street.
Bike through picture perfect rolling farmland with wooded hills to naturally beautiful Rice Lake, the Alderville First Nation community and charming countryside towns. From the Trent Canal town of Campbellford you continue northeast to Tweed on Stoco Lake. The route follows the scenic K&P Trail from Verona to Kingston rejoining the Waterfront Trail for an overnight in the "limestone city" of Kingston. Return by crossing on the Glenora Ferry to visit Lake on the Mountain and several wineries on your way back to Picton.