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GWTA 2021 Route and Itinerary Overview- Blue to the Bruce!
Simcoe, Grey and Bruce and Manitoulin
Ride with us from Friday, August 6th to Wednesday, August 11th for the 2021 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 +1 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).
- Visit 26 communities along Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.
- 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 where you can enjoy a Hike in Lion’s Head or Cycle to Tobermory .
Day One: Friday, August 6 – Simcoe Day and GWTA registration/ packet pick up at the Blue Mountain Inn, Blue Mountain Village. Ride Cycle Simcoe’s 70 km loop. To accommodate physical distancing we will have two registration sessions, each session will have two registration desks. 9:30am – 11am and 3pm – 5pm
Day Two: Saturday, August 7 – Blue Mountain Village to Owen Sound. 75 km
Day Three: Sunday, August 8 – Owen Sound to Lion’s Head. 90 km
Day Four: Monday, August 9 – Choose your adventure–Hike Lion’s Head, Ride to Tobermory (60 to 75 km)
Day Five: Tuesday, August 10 – Lion’s Head to Southampton. 82 km
Day Six: Wednesday, August 11 – Southampton to Point Clark, 70 km – return to Blue Mountain Village.
Terrain & Route Overview: Combination of country roads and off-road multi-use trails including some hilly terrain. A short section of gravel on Day two (17 km)
Support: Daily luggage transportation, mechanical assistance.
The GWTA 2021 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, Bruce County, Simcoe County, Visit Grey Bruce Simcoe-RTO 7, Creemore Springs Brewery, Town of Clearwater, Town of Blue Mountain, Meaford, Tom Thompson Trail Association, Owen Sound, Georgian Bluffs, South Bruce Peninsula, Northern Bruce Peninsula, Saugeen Shores, Kincardine, Kincardine Trails Association, Huron Kinloss, Grey Sauble Conservation, Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority, and Ontario Parks.
The expansion of the Trail into the counties of Bruce, Grey and Simcoe was supported by 26 waterfront communities, the Ontario Government through the Ministry of Heritage Sport Tourism Culture Industries and Visit Grey Bruce Simcoe-RTO 7.