Trains from Toronto take approximately 1h45. Private transfer to your first hotel provided from Belleville.
Day 1: Arrival Day
Bloomfield is a lovely village to begin your trip. Have dinner at your inn, or in one of the many restaurants in town. Stroll the shops and begin to feel the tempo of the County.
Day 2: Bloomfield
Your first day will be a leisurely loop to Lake of the Mountain Provincial Park, with stops at a local cheese maker and at Waupoos Estate Winery for lunch, where summer concerts are common. Dine at the acclaimed Agrarian Bistro Restaurant and perhaps take in a silent movie at the Baxter Art Gallery.
Cycling distance: 50 km; 285 m gain 72 km; 400 m gain
Day 3: Milford
From Bloomfield, make your way deep into the county, with more winery stops (Long Dog is a favourite) or take time to cycle to Sandbanks Provincial Park, with its sand dunes and stunning beaches. Dine at Milford’s Bistro for dinner and then enjoy the comforts of a charming inn.
Cycling distance: 44 km; 135 m gain or 77 km; 250 m gain
Day 4: Wellington
Today’s ride takes you past Sandbanks Provincial Park and East and West Lakes. These are some of the best roads in the county to cycle, and there are lovely restaurants to choose from along the way. Stay at the luxurious Drake Devonshire, the county’s newest sensation located directly on West Lake.
Cycling distance: 40 km; 100 m gain
Day 5: Wellington
Want to stretch your legs today? Ride out to Rednersville Road, a beautiful winding country road along the Bay of Quinte. Visit Norman Hardie vineyards, a short ride from Wellington. Finish your trip with a meal at the in-house restaurant at the Drake. If you have the fortune of staying on a Tuesday, it’s open mic night, an opportunity to croon with the locals.
Cycling distance: 40 km; 150 m gain or 62 km; 300 m gain
Day 6: Departure Day
Depart (we will provide a shuttle to the train station after breakfast).
In the Press:
"Cross Montauk, NY, with California’s Napa Valley circa 1970, and you get Prince Edward County, a tiny wine-producing region that’s becoming a haven for creative types. It’s within a four-hour drive from either Montreal or Toronto and just welcomed the lakeside Drake Devonshire, a high-design spinoff of the edgy Drake Hotel in Toronto’s Queen West. Stop at some of the 40-plus area wineries for affordable tastings of Burgundy-style Pinot Noirs (Norman Hardie and Hubbs Creek are favorites); take a detour to Sandbanks Provincial Park, a gorgeous white-sand beach with sweeping dunes. On lucky nights, you’ll even catch a glimpse of the northern lights."
- Nikki Ekstein - Travel & Leisure Best Places to Travel in 2015