Cycling Signature Routes
Explore the stunning roads, and routes of South Georgian Bay
Georgian Trail to Meaford
Part of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail
Length: 34 km (each way)
Start: 3 Birch Street, Collingwood or
Craigleith Depot – 113 Lakeshore Rd.
From Collingwood to Meaford, the trail runs near Highway 26 West with numerous access points along the way. If you are looking for the most scenic waterfront trail in the area, the Georgian Trail has it. Running along the south shore of beautiful Georgian Bay, the Georgian Trail has ample opportunity to stop, rest and swim during the summer months.
Length: 85 km
Start: Fisher Fields Park, Collingwood
Known for its challenging climbs and scenic landscape, the Badjeros Loop was designed for the advanced rider looking to test their abilities. The start is flat until you cross County Road 91, after which you have a series of rolling climbs to the top with a great view over Georgian Bay and then a steep drop into Creemore, a very pretty town with great cafes, restaurants and galleries. Riders then pass through the quaint town of Dunedin before taking the long and challenging climb up to Maple Valley and Highway 124. Enjoy the view of Mennonite country, riding through Mennonite farms and churches, before you head down Pretty River Valley Road and back to Collingwood.
Tour Rider Weekend Day 1
Apple Pie Trail Peddle
Length: 40 km
Start: Blue Mountain Village
Cycle 40km through the scenic Beaver Valley orchards, trails and country roads. The first 3km is a bit challenging but will all be forgotten when you’re riding down the escarpment. Return to Blue Mountain Village via the Georgian Trail along the shoreline of Georgian Bay.
Tour Rider Weekend Day 2
Old Mail Road
Length: 32 km (or 20 km shorter loop)
Start: Thornbury town center
Challenge yourself on this loop with hill climbs and descents as you transport back into another time through welcoming communities filled with tasty food stops, galleries and opportunities to further explore the Beaver River. This route features quiet back roads, farmers markets, orchards, peddle and paddle excursions and small town history, like the Old Mail Road. This used to be the primary route for travellers via slow moving stage coaches in the bygone era of the 1800’s.
Note to Riders: Some paved and unpaved roads. Caution on Grey Rd 7, Grey Rd 13 and roads through Clarksburg and Thornbury, limited paved shoulders, high speed traffic. Some steep hills to climb and descend, take shorter loop to avoid more challenging. Old Mail Road unpaved with some loose gravel, but very scenic, historic and quiet.
Outdoor Repair Stations
These stands, built locally, can be found at major trailheads
and high traffic cycling areas throughout South Georgian Bay
7 Beaches Loop
Length: 60 km
Start: Wasaga Beach RecPlex 1724 Mosley Street
Starting in Wasaga Beach and carrying on to Historic Balm Beach, this relatively flat route travels up the shore of Georgian Bay, passing beach after beach. During your trip take a swim in the clear blue waters of South Georgian Bay at any point along the way.
Iron Bridge Route
Length: 35 km
Start: Wasaga Beach RecPlex – 1724 Mosley Street
This route will provide you with a relatively flat ride except the small valley where Iron Bridge is located. This route crosses the Nottawasaga River in three separate places. Cross the iron bridge, tour the valley and ride along the shore line through Wasaga Beach Areas 1 and 2.
Wasaga Dunes Loop
Length: 14 km
Start: Town Hall Parking lot – 30 Lewis Street
This bike route contains a large system of beautiful parabolic sand dunes with a canopy of mature oak and pine. This bicycle loop follows 12km of roads in the Town of Wasaga Beach, using paved shoulders and designated bicycle lanes.
An Ode to Creemore Turas Mor
Start: Creemore, ON
Test ride the Creemore Springs Turas Mor event route! A truely, unique bike tour – Creemore Springs Turas Mor event takes place in the Village of Creemore. Inspired by vintage rides of Europe, Taurus Mor – meaning ‘Great Journey’ in Gaelic – is a cycling journey on gravel and non-gravel roads through the challenging, yet beautiful, rolling hills of Creemore in the heart of Clearview Township. For seasonal riders to first-timers, there’s something for everyone! Creemore Springs offers three distances to choose from: 20k, 40k, & 60k. Registration includes a fabulous day of cycling, local food & drink at designated rest stops along each route, a fun apres back at the Brewery which includes a hearty post-ride lunch & live music, a gift from Creemore & small town hospitality from start to finish.