A fully-signed loop around and through the bucolic Dundas Valley following the Greenbelt Route, Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and their signed connector routes. This country tour includes several scenic conservation area stops such as Spencer Gorge with Tews Falls (reservation required), Crooks Hollow, Christie Lake, and the Dundas Valley Conservation Area, and two country markets. While there are a handful of busy roads, this route mostly follows quiet scenic roads and trails. Great for a scenic day ride with a lunch or dinner stop.
“The Dundas Valley Loop is 56km of multi-use trails and on-road cycling that takes riders through urban centres and quiet rural areas. With beautiful scenery and easy to follow signage, this loop ended up being a perfect e-bike adventure, and a great way to explore more of the Hamilton-Burlington area.”
Read more of Jamie Stuckless’ blog “Exploring the Dundas Valley Loop by Bike”
Reservations and Fees: Visitors to Spencer Gorge Conservation Area (includes Tews Falls) must book a reservation in advance from the Hamilton Region Conservation to visit. Click here to check out the reservations.
Terrain: Rolling hills.
Start and End: LaSalle Park, Burlington. 50 North Shore Blvd E, Burlington, ON L7T 4A4
Surface: Combination of natural and paved paths and roads. Suitable for road bikes.
Level: Easy to Intermediate. Some busy roads. Knowledge of and confidence sharing the road with vehicles required.
Family-friendly options–in and out along the Welland Canal trail or the Niagara River Recreation Trail.
Maps: Download RidewithGPS Map and Cue Sheet. The interactive map and detailed cue sheets include a picture of signs you’ll follow.
Share your trips with the #greenbeltroute and #waterfronttrail hashtags.