The Great Waterfront Trail Adventure (GWTA) is a popular annual 6-day cycling holiday showcasing a different section of the 2600 km Great Lakes Waterfront Trail every year.
The 2018 GWTA will be a classic Ontario ride from Ajax to the Quebec border. Join us as we ride a total of 525 km over 6 days along the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail from Ajax on Lake Ontario, to the Quebec border on the shores of the St.Lawrence River. The distance between the campsites each day will be 73-110km. You will have time to explore some of the finest cycling in Ontario as we head east along the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail. Along the way take time off your bike to explore historic Kingston, kayak the Thousand Islands region, shop, taste the craft beers, Prince Edward County wines and foods and dip your feet in the waters of Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River.
If you would like a shorter ride on any day, there will be shuttle buses at designated locations along the way to carry you and your bike to our overnight location.
Day One: July 29 – Ajax to Cobourg, 99km (61mi.)
Day Two: July 30 – Cobourg to Picton, 102km (63mi.)
Day Three: July 31 – Picton to Kingston, 91 km (57mi) and Wolfe Island.
Day Four: August 1 – Kingston to Brockville, 83km (52mi)
Day Five: August 2 – Brockville to Cornwall, 110km (68mi) – overnight at the NAV Centre
Day Six: August 3 – Cornwall to Quebec border, 50km (25mi) – bus back to Ajax
Terrain: Combination of country roads and off-road multi-use trails.
Daily Distances: 40 to 110 km
Support: Daily luggage transportation, mechanical assistance, shuttles from designated rest stops.