Three people bicycle touring on a scenic backroad during the fall season

Northern Ontario | Red Pine Tours

Top cycling tours and events in Ontario

Three people bicycle touring on a scenic backroad during the fall season

Northern Ontario | Red Pine Tours

Guided bicycle tours along Ontario’s scenic routes create the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a cycling excursion with others.

Across Ontario, you can join guided biking tours organized for cyclists of all levels. You’ll also get insider knowledge on some of the best road, mountain and gravel cycling routes across Ontario.

Whether you’re looking for a half-day tour or an all-inclusive bike trip, there’s so much great terrain to explore across this beautiful province.

Northern Ontario

Red Pine Tours

Connect with other cyclists and explore all that northern Ontario has to offer on two wheels. Red Pine Tours caters to all types of cyclists, organizing custom gravel, mountain bike, bikepacking and road riding trips in the stunning Algoma district. The company specializes in custom packages to amazing destinations such as St. Joseph Island and the Great Lakes Waterfront Cycling Trail, bikepacking in the Algoma Highlands with a unique glamping option at a remote off-grid cabin, mountain biking some of Ontario’s most exciting trails and navigating an endless array of gravel bush roads.
Location: Sault Ste Marie


Velorution is a local bike shop that hosts wildly popular women’s mountain bike rides every week at the Hiawatha Highlands, which features more than 50 kilometres of well-maintained single and double-track that’s a short drive north of downtown. Whatever your skill level, they’ll help you find the perfect trail, including groomed fat bike trails for winter cycling.
Location: Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Cycling Club

The Sault Cycling Club is a non-profit organization run by volunteers who provide guided biking tours of the Hiawatha Highlands and wilderness mountain biking in the Algoma Highlands. They even have kids’ programs so young riders can experience mountain biking and cycling safety in a fun, non-competitive environment.
Location: Sault Ste. Marie

Manitoulin Island Cycling Advocates (MICA)

Manitoulin Island is emerging as a world-renowned cycling destination for its blend of scenic pastoral landscapes, Lake Huron beaches and quaint, friendly atmosphere. Manitoulin Island Cycling Advocates is a big reason for the area’s growing popularity. Along with providing maps and curated cycle tour itineraries, the organization also offers guided, vehicle-supported tours, including the five-day Alvar Cycle Tour with accommodation and the two-day Manitoulin Passage Ride that includes mechanical support and two bagged lunches.
Location: Manitoulin Island

Cycle Canada

Cycle Canada organizes group rides across the country, including a full suite of Ontario cycling events. The company’s epic 59-day Tour du Canada travels 7,640 kilometres west to east across the country, including through the stunning Lake Superior section between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie in Northern Ontario. Or check out Cycle Canada’s Great Spirit Ride, which features five days of laid-back cycling tours along quiet back roads with overnight stays in quaint inns on Manitoulin Island. Ferry transportation to and from Tobermory is provided.
Locations: Various locations across Ontario

Walden Mountain Bike Club

Sudbury’s Walden Mountain Bike Club supports one of the most vibrant mountain bike communities in Ontario and hosts a variety of events on its 15-kilometre trail network just west of the Nickel City.
Location: Sudbury

Shuniah Forty Miner Mountain Bike Event

The Shuniah Forty Miner is a weekend mountain biking event hosted by the Black Sheep Cycling Club on Thunder Bay’s challenging trails at Shuniah Mines.
Location: Thunder Bay

Thunder Grinder Gravel Riding Event

Experience the endless options for rugged backroads exploration at the Thunder Grinder, a one-day gravel riding race with three distance options.
Location: Thunder Bay

Central Ontario

Humdinger Bicycle Tours

Planning a cycling tour on the myriad of backroads in Ontario’s Parry Sound and Muskoka districts can be daunting, topped with the challenge of booking peak-season accommodations in bustling cottage country. Humdinger Bicycle Tours does the organizing for you with its six-day, Georgian Bay-Muskoka guided bike tour. The 400-kilometre route hits the best scenery, including Georgian Bay coast and Muskoka lakes, taking in quiet rural roads with all meals, accommodations and van support provided. They also provide custom tours.
Location: Parry Sound and Muskoka


Backroad rides for gravel riding enthusiasts are organized throughout Central and Southern Ontario. Tours are available for individuals and couples that provide “bikes, bites and beds.” Popular packages include three-day tours of Peterborough County and several outings in the quaint Elora-Fergus area of southwestern Ontario. Gravelocity designs its biking tours based on fitness and skill level, from Skills & Sights (55–75 kilometres per day) to Scenic & Social (65–85 kilometres per day) and Gravel Grinder (70–110 kilometres per day).
Location: Central and Southern Ontario

Escape Bicycle Tours

Cycling opportunities abound in eastern Ontario and Escape Bicycle Tours is your guide to road riding in the National Capital Region. The company offers fun, unique ways to experience Ottawa’s best attractions like Parliament Hill, downtown and waterfront greenspaces on half-day, all-inclusive bike tours that depart every day in the summer months. Bike rentals are also available for self-guided cycling adventures, as well as customized, multi-day cycling tours.
Location: Ottawa

Valley Cycle Tours

Under an hour and a half from Ottawa, Valley Cycle Tours offers expert-led and self-guided excursions along the quiet country backroads and rail trails of the Ottawa Valley's Whitewater Region. Take in the scenery and culture with stops at the local bakeries, shops and wineries. Daily shuttles are available for their signature Ottawa Valley Tour, which covers some extraordinary natural sights, including the Ottawa River rapids.
Location: Beachburg

Southern Ontario

Changing Gears Adventures

Changing Gears Adventures is your expert for exploring the 132-kilometre cycling corridor through rural Southwestern Ontario to the Lake Huron shore at Goderich. The company offers two- to four-day cycling tours for those looking for a relaxed pace, as well as theme-based excursions to experience wildflowers, local foods and even night skies on half-day cycling tours around Guelph and the nearby community of Ariss.  
Location: Guelph

Grand Experiences

Grand Experiences likes to mix it up with cycling and paddling combination trips, featuring scenic rides through the Carolinian forest and easy canoeing or kayaking on the historic Grand River. Grand Experiences offers nine different cycling adventures from self-guided rentals to 2-day all-inclusive packages, great for everyone from couples to families to corporate teams.
Location: 115 Grand River Street North, Paris

Toronto Bicycle Tours

Toronto Bicycle Tours is run by a group of Torontonians who have been providing guided cycling tours of their beloved city since 2008. Led by a local expert guide, these tours are informative, safe and paced for any skill level. Riders can choose the Heart of Downtown Tour, Islands Tour or see-it-all Round the City Tour. Private tours are available and great for families, youth groups and team-building events. Tours include a bicycle, helmet, water and snacks.
Location: Toronto

Niagara Cycling Tours

Whether you’re a fitness lover looking to challenge your endurance on a multi-day excursion or a group of friends looking for a fun weekend activity, the award-winning Niagara Cycling Tours has something for everyone. They offer private cycling tours, tours for students and everyone’s favourite on a sunny Saturday afternoon—the Wine/Biking Tour. All tours are expert-led and cover some of the most beautiful scenery across the Niagara Region.
Location: 45 Front St, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Guided cycling tours are a great way to navigate Ontario’s extensive routes and roads. If you want more cycling adventure, get inspired by these bike tours and mountain biking trails in Ontario.

Plan your next cycling adventure with Ontario by Bike, the ultimate source for all the bicycle-friendly information you’ll need to finalize your trip, including routes and trails, accommodations, attractions and restaurants along the way, cycling events and suggested tours. 

Last updated: May 31, 2024

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