Total tour distance: 170 miles
Daily tour distance: 44 miles
Difficulty: 40 / 100
Historic Ports of Lake Erie - PACKAGE BICYCLE TOUR GUIDE
LONDON, WOODSTOCK, PORT DOVER, PORT BURWELL
Gentle terrain (flat to rolling). Loop route.
Beaches, historic, waterfront, natural areas, camping, winery.
Route is on bicycle friendly quiet paved roads and improved gravel rail trail. We can make reservations for luggage transfer, bicycle rentals and accommodation to meet your needs at an additional charge. Get more information on the web 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.
Bicycle the most scenic section of the Lake Erie Waterfront Trail from Port Dover to Port Stanley looping east from London and south from Woodstock. Includes London, Ingersoll, Woodstock, Waterford, Simcoe, Port Dover, Port Rowan, Port Stanley and St. Thomas.
The route begins on the Thames River bike paths of London which is has several summer festivals crossing beautiful farmland to Ontario’s dairy capital of Woodstock. Stop to see two roadside attractions: Holstein cow Springbank Snow Countess in Woodstock. and Jumbo the elephant in St. Thomas. The ride includes the rail trail from Scotland through Simcoe to Port Dover and follows close to the Lake Erie shore.
Port Dover is a tourist centre with summer theatre and restaurants with fresh Lake Erie perch and pickerel. On any Friday the thirteenth you will find yourself a part of as unique celebration with hundreds of recreational motorcyclists from near and far.
For a longer ride the route can easily be combined with the Theatre to Theatre route.