GWTA 2020 Route and Itinerary Overview- Simcoe, the Bruce Peninsula, Grey and Bruce Counties

Ride with us from Friday August 7th to Thursday August 13th for the 2020 Great Waterfront Trail Adventure cycle tour and awareness ride from the Blue Mountains to the Bruce Peninsula and Tobermory to the Point Clark National Historic Site. It’s a celebration of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail’s 25th anniversary and contribution to regenerating and protecting our Great Lakes.

  • Join us for 64-100km (40 – 62 miles) of riding per day, for a total of 318-517km (198-321 miles).
  • Chase the pristine blue waters of Georgian Bay, and the stark white bluffs and cobbled beaches of the Bruce Peninsula.
  • Follow the sunset shores of Lake Huron, visit the Sauble and Saugeen rivers and some of the best soft sand beaches Ontario has to offer.
  • Choose your Adventure: For the first time, we’ll base the tour in one community for two nights and offer a number of optional excursions: Hike Lion’s Head, Cycle to Tobermory for a glass-bottom boat tour or visit to Flower Pot Island, or hop the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry for a day of cycling on Manitoulin Island.

Day One: Friday, August 7 – Simcoe Day and opening night reception at Blue Mountain Village. 50 to 70 km loop.

Day Two: Saturday, August 8 – Blue Mountain Village to Owen Sound. 75 km

Day Three: Sunday, August 9 – Owen Sound to Lions Head. 90 km

Day Four: Monday, August 10 – Choose your adventure–Cycle Manitoulin, Hike Lions Head, Ride to Tobermory (60 to 75 km)

Day Five: Tuesday, August 11 – Lions Head to Southampton. 82 km

Day Six: Wednesday, August 12 – Southampton to Point Clark. Overnight and celebration dinner in Kincardine. 80-100 km

Day Seven: Thursday, August 13 – Travel Day. Depart Kincardine in the morning for long-term parking in Blue Mountain.

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

Support: Daily luggage transportation, mechanical assistance, shuttles from designated rest stops.

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