Our tour to the Niagara Region is the perfect introduction to this lovely corner of Canada. Explore historic landmarks and towns, pedal past traditional red brick farmhouses sheltered by stately maple trees, and trace the course of the fascinating Welland canal. Bask in the warmth of the sun as you wind your way through vineyards and orchards, savour fine wine and superb cuisine, and every night settle into cozy accommodations.

Location

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

Day 1

Port Colborne

Port Colborne, ON, Canada

Day 2+3

Jordan

Jordan, Lincoln, ON, Canada

Day 4+5

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada

Day 6+7+8

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

7 nights lodging
All breakfasts and 1 dinner
Luggage transfers
Use of a high quality performance hybrid or road bike and accessories
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Detailed route instructions and maps
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits

Particulars

EVENT DATES

2019 & 2020
Start any date between May 1 and October 15.
Custom trips also available. Call or email for details.

TOTAL DAYS

8 days / 7 nights with at least 6 days of cycling

ARRIVE / DEPART

Niagara Falls / Niagara-on-the-Lake

ACTIVITY LEVEL

This is an easy tour: average daily distance is 55km/ 35 miles.

TERRAIN

Mainly level

COST

Classic Accommodation*: CAD $,1985
Single Supplement: CAD $520

Luxe Accommodation*: CAD $2,350
Single Supplement: CAD $615

*Price before tax. Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) of 13% must be charged on trips in Ontario, Canada.

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. Due to cancellations and waiting lists, trip availability fluctuates daily. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at info@randonneetours.com or by telephone at 604.730.1247
Getting There Your tour starts in Niagara-on-the-Lake, located at the mouth of the Niagara River. Access is easy by car. The nearest international airports are Lester B. Pearson Airport near Toronto and Buffalo Niagara International Airport near Buffalo. Taxis, limousines, and buses are available for transfers between the airports and the tour start and end.

1

Day 1

Arrive in Niagara Falls, one of the most famous towns in North America. Take time to walk along the river to the brink of the majestic falls that have attracted visitors for over a century.

2

Day 2

Set off along the Niagara River Trail for completely carefree— and car-free—cycling. Cruise past Chippawa and Black Creek, before heading out onto quiet country roads. Pedal past farms to the picturesque village of Ridgeway. You’ll reach Lake Erie at Crystal Beach, a bustling summer resort once known as “Buffalo’s Coney Island.” Today’s destination is Port Colborne, at the entrance to the Welland Canal.
Ride Distance: 58 km, elevation gain 217 m.*

3

Day 3

On a day ride you head out along Lake Erie with many opportunities to stop for a picnic on the beach. Pass cottages and cycle through small villages, then follow the old feeder canal back to the bike path that runs along the Welland Canal and return to Port Colborne. You’ll be amazed by the huge ships making their way slowly through the canal that links Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
Ride Distance: 67 km, elevation gain 164 m.*

4

Day 4

Leave Port Colborne along the canal, then wind your way along the curves of the Welland River into the countryside. Stop to see the Comfort Maple, at 500 years the oldest sugar maple in Canada. Enjoy the hills, lush and green in the summer and blazing red in the fall, do some walking in Short Hills Provincial Park, then glide down the escarpment. Ahead of you is the blue vastness of Lake Ontario and, on a clear day, you can see the CN Tower in Toronto. Arrive at the charming village of Jordan, where you’ll spend two nights.
Ride Distance: 58 km, elevation gain 245 m.*

5

Day 5

Start with a short climb up the Escarpment, wander in to Ball’s Falls, then ride through the vineyards. Visit some of the province’s best wineries and enjoy a bit of winetasting. Be sure to treat yourself to a spectacular lunch at one of the winery restaurants. Follow tiny roads that meander along Lake Ontario and through apple and peach orchards. Then return to Jordan.
Ride Distance: 37 km, elevation gain 253 m.*

6

Day 6

Head for Port Dalhousie, on the shore of Lake Ontario. Browse through the shops and stroll along the harbour. Follow the waterfront trail, then pedal along the Welland Canal bike path. At Lock 3 you can climb up to a viewing stand and almost touch the huge ships that pass by. Ride all the way to Thorold to the Twinned Flight Locks where ships climb up and down the Niagara Escarpment. Then it’s back to wine country and on to Niagara-on-the-Lake, one of the prettiest towns in Canada. This evening take a stroll along the shady streets lined by lovely 19th-century houses, many of them proudly displaying heritage plaques.
Ride Distance: 47 km, elevation gain 114 m.*

7

Day 7

Learn about life in 1812 at Fort George, then cruise along the River trail to tiny Queenston, full of history and atmosphere. Climb the Niagara Escarpment and head out into the countryside to pedal amongst the vineyards or follow the river trail all the way to Niagara Falls, if you like. You’ll return to Niagara-on-the-Lake. This might be the perfect time to take in a play at the world-famous Shaw Festival.
Ride Distance: 56 km, elevation gain 272 m.*

8

Day 8

There’s time to find the ideal souvenir in one of the town’s many shops before you depart for your next adventure.

*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.

Classic

Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Ontario, Canada
Chestnut Inn, Niagara Falls

This circa 1800 colonial home overlooks the scenic Niagara River Gorge. Spacious rooms have fireplaces and a deck. Relax in the elegant living room with fireplace and library, garden sunroom, and large front terrace.


Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Ontario, Canada
Talwood Manor B&B, Port Colborne

Built in 1915, this charming inn boasts spacious sitting room with fireplace, screened veranda, and pleasant gardens. Breakfast is very good here
and they love cyclists!


Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Ontario, Canada
Jordan House, Jordan

Jordan House is a contemporary and stylish hotel located in the charming village of Jordan. All rooms have queen beds, comfortable linens, flat screen tvs, AC and operable windows. Jordan is one of the treasures of the Niagara with vineyards nearby.


Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Ontario, Canada
Oban Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake

This boutique hotel is nestled serenely in Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, overlooking Lake Ontario and the golf course, an historic landmark since 1824. Elegance and lush gardens, outdoor hot spring and swimming pool plus a rich tradition of culinary excellence await you.


Luxe

Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Ontario, Canada
Chestnut Inn, Niagara Falls

This circa 1800 colonial home overlooks the scenic Niagara River Gorge. Spacious rooms have fireplaces and a deck. Relax in the elegant living room with fireplace and library, garden sunroom, and large front terrace.


Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Ontario, Canada
Talwood Manor B&B, Port Colborne

Built in 1915, this charming inn boasts spacious sitting room with fireplace, screened veranda, and pleasant gardens. Breakfast is very good here
and they love cyclists!


Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Ontario, Canada
Inn on the Twenty, Jordan

This is a charming, 24-room inn, featuring suites with fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs and a full service Spa. The excellent restaurant here, Dine on the Twenty features regional cuisine.


Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Ontario, Canada
Pillar and Post, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Voted the best hotel in Ontario by Condé Nast Traveler and Ontario's only 5-star country inn. Each room has been individually designed and furnished. Guests can also visit the spa or two excellent restaurants.


Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Ontario, Canada
Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Ontario, Canada
Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Ontario, Canada
Trips starting at
US $1,985

Tour Reviews

April 12, 2019

“We choose your company because we could pick the departure date and the location fit our needs. I was happy with the overall experience. This was my first bike trip and didn’t know how I would handle the daily riding and how it would fit in with the non riding part of a vacation it all went well.”

April 12, 2019

“The area managers were great! We needed some changes on our bikes and they could not be more accommodating. We had great service from everyone. Very friendly and willing to help us. The accommodations were great.”

April 12, 2019

“Had a wonderful time – thanks! I’m looking forward to Tuscany in September” and “the trip exceeded my expectations.”

February 27, 2019

“I was suprised by the beautiful and different vistas I experienced each day. Incredible roadways; reminded me of quality of French back roads. The restaurant Inn on the Twenty in Jordan was incredible. Hard to believe such a sleepy village has such a high-end establishment.”

February 27, 2019

“The Ontario landscape was delightful. The Ontario weather was perfect. The Canadian people were marvelous. All in all this was one of my BEST self-guided tours. Thanks much.”

February 27, 2019

“We returned on Sunday and wanted you to know that we had an amazing trip! The accommodations were fantastic, the scenery was breathtaking, Steve (our coordinator) was great, and the biking was superb. It was one of the best vacations ever. We can’t wait for our next trip!!! The pre-tour material was overall very informative and any questions that the material didn’t answer were answered promptly by Randonnee. The accommodations in Niagara Falls, Port Colborne and Jordan were fabulous. We would stay at any one of those places again.The service provided by your office and the area manager was very good and speedy. The overall experience was excellent. This was one of the best vacations ever. We’ll definitely travel with Randonnee again. Thanks for great time.”

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