Great Lakes Tour

Summary

Great Lakes Tour explores two of the Great Lakes, Erie and Ontario. This fully-supported touring-pace 15-day ride averages 85 miles per day and crosses through 3 states and Ontario, Canada. The 1094 mile route begins and ends in Niagara Fall, NY.  This amazing figure 8 tour of Great Lakes Erie and Ontario features riding into the great city centers of Cleveland, Toronto, and Kingston, fabulous vista views of both lakes and 4 scenic ferry rides. It also includes riding past Niagara Falls, Cleveland Brown Stadium, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and many more attractions. Lock your cleats in for the ride of your life.

Around Lake Erie

This tour begins, ends and includes a rest day by one of the world’s magnificent natural wonders - Niagara Falls. First we circumnavigate Lake Erie by riding in Canada along the Welland Canal to Port Colborne, where you may see a huge ”laker” bound eastward towards Lake Ontario or bound westward on Lake Erie for points as far west as Lake Superior. Heading west, we ride into the town of Port Dover on our way to Simcoe. This tour has two one hundred mile days, one of which finds us riding into Leamington, Ontario, the home of Heinz Ketchup. The following day we ”rest” aboard the Pelee Island ferry as it takes us on a scenic cruise across Lake Erie to Sandusky Ohio. As the ferry arrives in Sandusky, you can catch a lakeside view of one of the best rollercoaster parks in USA, Cedar Point, which may be the place you choose to end your day. As the adventure continues, we head east toward Cleveland, where the route follows along the waterfront with opportunities to see Cleveland Brown Stadium and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before heading on to Mentor, Ohio. Continuing on past small marinas, we ride towards Erie PA and then the city of Dunkirk, NY. We complete the Lake Erie journey by riding into Buffalo, NY before crossing back into Canada for a ride along the scenic Niagara River as we head back to Niagara Falls for a well deserved rest day.

Around Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario is the focus of the second leg of the tour as the adventure continues through small towns and farmland east to Rochester, NY, known as “The Flower City” and “Imaging Center”. Further east the terrain becomes more undulating as you head to the port city of Oswego, one of the final stops of “The Underground Railroad”. Continuing north toward the St. Lawrence Seaway and Cape Vincent, NY, you will board a ferry for a short ride to Wolfe Island, mid-point in the seaway. After a short ride across the island past wind farms, you’ll board another ferry, bound for the historic riverfront city of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Leaving Kingston, we roll through farmland and quaint towns, enjoying another ferry ride on the Glenora Ferry on the scenic and historic Loyalist Highway as we head west to Cobourg, Ontario, on our second hundred mile day. The bustling city of Toronto is our next destination where we stay in the center of the city. Leaving Toronto on our last day, we ride along a beautiful waterfront trail and watch the city fade into the distance. We leave Lake Ontario and head west to Niagara Falls as we pass by scenic orchards and vineyards. What a thrill it is as you realize another goal. You have just completed riding around 2 of the Great Lakes!

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Register online for the ride of a lifetime. Make your commitment today. Then start your training and get ready for a bicycle ride you will never forget. Remember once you arrive at the ride start city, let America by Bicycle take care of all the details. You just ride your bike everyday and explore America. Get ready for real cycling adventure. Plan your cycling calendar now and don't miss the training window. America by Bicycle offers this tour every other year.  Join us in 2019!

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Trip Details

START / FINISH
Niagara Falls, NY

DAYS
15

DATES
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ITINERARY / MILEAGE
Day 0
Niagara Falls, NY  0

Day 1
Simcoe, Ontario  93

Day 2
St. Thomas, Ontario  71

Day 3
Leamington, Ontario  102

Day 4 - Ferry Ride
Sandusky, OH  14

Day 5
Mentor, OH  78

Day 6
Erie, PA  81

Day 7
Dunkirk, NY  47

Day 8
Niagara Falls, NY  70

Day 9 - Rest Day
Niagara Falls, NY  0

Day 10
Rochester, NY  96

Day 11
Oswego, NY  77

Day 12
Kingston, Ontario  82

Day 13
Cobourg, Ontario  105

Day 14
Toronto, Ontario  85

Day 15
Niagara Falls, NY  93

TOTAL MILEAGE
1094

DAILY MILEAGE
78+ per day average

MEALS
Breakfast and dinner included for all days except for 1 rest day. Lunch is not included.

2017 PRICES
$3550 (Triple)
$4300 (Double)
$5050 (Single)

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