Friends, Finds, and Fun, the top three reasons people keep coming back to the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure (GWTA). Although freedom and food are high on the list too!
Bring friends or make friends. Find new local wines, hidden treasures, and unique communities. Feel the wind, water, and earth in a new way. Experience the freedom of slowing down, stopping, and trying something new. 99% of our 2018 participants will recommend the GWTA to friends and family. Check out the testimonials below.
GWTA 2019 – Cycle the North, Sault Ste. Marie to Sudbury
Ride with us from July 28th to August 2nd, on the 2019 GWTA as we ride from Sault Ste. Marie along the North Shore of Lake Huron to the city of Sudbury. Read more about the 2019 route, itinerary and terrain.
Join us for 65 -107km (40 – 67 miles) of riding per day. Enjoy the majestic scenery that inspired the Group of Seven from the seat of your bike as you ride between 410 to 450 km (255 miles) from Sault Ste. Marie to Sudbury through 26 communities and three First Nations. There are approximately 54km of gravel roads and paths along the route in total stretched out over the 5-day tour. The longest single continuous stretch of gravel road is roughly 14km long.
July 28: Depart long-term parking for Sault Ste. Marie. Ride to Lake Superior. Gravel Grind: 0km. Overnight in Sault Ste. Marie in hotel accommodations.
July 29: Ride Sault Ste. Marie to Bruce Mines. (73 km) Optional ride to St. Joseph Island (25 to 50 km). Gravel Grind: 10km. Overnight in Bruce Mines.
July 30: Ride Bruce Mines to Blind River. Side-trip to Thessalon. (95 km) Gravel Grind: 19km. Overnight in Blind River.
July 31: Ride Blind River to Espanola. Overnight in Espanola. (109 km) Gravel Grind: 22km.
Aug 1: Ride Espanola to Sudbury. (81 km) Gravel Grind: 3.3km. Overnight in university dorms.
Aug 2: Charter bus to long-term parking from Sudbury.