A 4-day cycle along Lake Erie shorelines.

This four-day journey, which begins and ends in St. Thomas, takes you along quiet rural roads and a waterfront trail, down Lake Erie’s northern shoreline and through communities with rich maritime heritage and vast agricultural lands.When taking a break, cyclists can cool off on 40 km of sandy Lake Erie beaches, explore 1900’s railway history and discover exquisite local cuisine. There’s no shortage of culinary offerings, from gourmet restaurants to fresh fish on a lakeside patio.

This route is suitable for cyclists with experience and comfort riding on roads, although you can expect low traffic at low speeds. Bike lanes and paved shoulders are found on some roads. There is one road connector that is not paved, however, it has been deemed as the safest route. Cyclists should bring extra water and snacks for longer legs through rural villages. Parking is available at accommodations or at the open lot at the Elgin County Railway Museum.

  • Total Distance: 184 km
  • Suggested Ride and Touring Itinerary: 4 days, 3 nights (extended suggestions available).
  • Daily Ride Distance Average: 46 km
  • Experience Level: Moderate to experienced.
  • Route Surface: Primarily paved roads and small segments of paved trails.
  • Route Map

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Please take a moment prior to your visit to confirm that the places you plan to enjoy will be operating when you arrive. The partner listings in our Things To Do section are a great resource to find operator websites and phone numbers.