6 days/5 nights



Start any date between May 1 and October 31


Moderate


Classic:
CAD$1250pp
Single Supplement: CAD$325

 

Luxe:
CAD$1550 pp
Single Supplement: CAD$375


Trips in Canada are subject to 5% GST (Goods & Services Taxes federal tax).



  • 5 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Luggage transfers
  • Use of a high quality performance hybrid or road bike and accessories
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  • Detailed route instructions and map
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  • Area manager available on call throughout the tour
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Your tour starts in the town of Wellington, about 200 km (120 miles) east of Toronto. You can instead start from Belleville if you wish. Trains take approx 1h45 to Belleville. Your transfer from Belleville train station to Wellington is included if you choose not to cycle on 'arrival day' and takes 20 minutes (if you wish to cycle from the train station, this is an option).

 

If travelling by car, it is possible to leave your car in Wellington, where you will be able to pick it up at the end of your cycling trip.

 

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Randonnée Tours

Canada

Prince Edward County Cycling 6 days

Travel & Leisure recently described Prince Edward County as one of the top places to travel to in the world in their annual list: ‘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.” From Toronto, the county is an easy train ride away. With over 40 vineyards (including Norman Hardie; Hubbs Creek; Grange; The Old Third wineries), and now a dozen breweries, many with tasting rooms, this bucolic land of orchards, vineyards, stunning beaches (Sandbanks Provincial Park is unique in all of Canada), is a mecca for cycling (and eating). Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie spent time cycling here in 2017. We have crafted an itinerary that takes in the quiet country roads with overnights in charming locales and provide an insider's guide on how to enjoy it's secrets.




Getting Here:

Trains from Toronto take approximately 1h45. Private transfer to your first hotel provided from Belleville.


Day 1: Arrival Day

Wellington is a lakeside village that is a short cycle away from many of the finest wineries in the County. You have the option of transfering to Wellington or, should you wish to cycle from Belleville's train station to Wellington, we provide this option, cycling a route along newly paved road via Rednersville and Hillier. Wellington boasts superb restaurants and is a welcoming village to start your trip. Cycling Distance: 50 km

Day 2: Wellington
Ride a loop along vineyard studded Closson Road, admiring the restored barns from the 1800's and tasting wines that are garnering the County acclaim. Visit the Old Third, Grange, Sandbanks and Norman Hardie wineries to name some.
Cycling distance: 36 km or 43 km

Day 3: Milford
From Wellington, make your way first to Bloomfield, with its eclectic shops and cafes, then along West Lake and through Sandbanks Provincial Park, with its sand dunes and stunning beaches. Arrive to Millers House B&B and enjoy the hospitality and ambience of this charming inn.
Cycling distance: 42 km


Day 4: Picton
From Milford, ride out to Fifth Town Artisan Cheese shop to taste and visit. An add-on option explores Point Traverse and the Prince Edward Point Wildlife Area. In Picton, visit the town and settle into your inn, steps from fabulous restaurants and home to a few craft breweries with tasting rooms. Our favourite: Prince Eddy's (full disclosure - owned by my nephew, Aaron). Say we sent you and a flight is on us.
Cycling distance: 40 km; with a 39 km add-on option


Day 5: Picton
Ride a fabulous loop out to Waupoos, with tasting opportunities at the County Cider Co. and at Waupoos Winery. Lunch will be a highlight at the Lake of the Mountain Resort, with a dreamy setting. Back in Picton, choose from a list of recommended restaurants and savour your time in the County.
Cycling distance: 40 km; add-on option of 23 km

Day 6: Departure Day

Depart (we will provide a shuttle to the train station - or back to Wellington - your choice, 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


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