GWTA 2022 Route and Itinerary Overview- South Georgian Bay and Simcoe County.

Ride with us from Sunday, August 7th to Friday, August 12th for the 2022 Great Waterfront Trail Adventure cycle tour and awareness ride featuring a circular route from the Blue Mountains along the coastline of South Georgian Bay to the shores of Lake Simcoe in Simcoe County. It’s a celebration of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail’s latest expansion into Simcoe County and Muskoka. Join us for 55 – 109km  of riding per day, for a total of  460km.

  • Visit unique waterfront communities along the coastline  of South Georgian Bay and Simcoe County.
  • Overnight in the unique communities of Blue Mountain, Midland, Orillia and Wasaga Beach
  • Experience the buzzed about Simcoe Cycling Loop.
  • Choose your Adventure: For the second year we’ll base the tour in one community for two nights where you can explore the history of Midland, enjoy a cruise from the historic town of Penetanguishene or cycle the Thunder Beach Loop .

Day One: Sunday, August 7 – Grey County Day and GWTA registration/packet pick up at the Blue Mountain Inn,  Blue Mountain Village. Ride the Apple Pie Trail (40km), enjoy Blue Mountain Village  or the Town of Collingwood.

Day Two: Monday, August 8 – Blue Mountain Village to Midland – 86 km.

Day Three: Tuesday, August 9- Choose your adventure – cycle the Thunder Beach Loop (100km) or take a cruise from Penetanguishene/discover Ontario’s history at Sainte Marie among the Hurons.

Day Four: Wednesday, August 10 – Midland to Orillia with optional  Big Chute Cycling Loop  – 53.5km ( without loop) or 109km ( with loop)

Day FiveThursday, August 11 – Orillia to Wasaga Beach – 90km.

Day Six: Friday, August 12 – Wasaga Beach to Blue Mountain Village – 34km.

Terrain & Route Overview: Combination of country roads and off-road multi-use trails including some hilly terrain.

Support: Daily luggage transportation, mechanical assistance.

The GWTA 2022 is possible thanks to the generous support and help of our partners:

A big thank you to our event partners: CAA South Central Ontario, the Greenbelt Foundation, Grey County, Simcoe County, Visit Grey Bruce Simcoe-RTO 7,  Town of Blue Mountain, Town of Wasaga Beach, Town of Collingwood, Tiny Township, Town of Midland, City of Orillia and Ontario Parks.

The expansion of the Trail into the counties of Grey and Simcoe was supported by waterfront communities, the Ontario Government through the Ministry of Heritage Sport Tourism Culture Industries and Visit Grey Bruce Simcoe-RTO 7.

Visit Communities in Simcoe, Grey and Bruce Counties


The Blue Mountains



Wasaga Beach


Balm Beach









Wasaga Beach

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