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Cycling in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Grab Life by the Handlebars

Feel the wind on your face and the landscapes in your soul. There’s no better way to feel part of your surroundings than to take in the sights on two wheels. You can ride from city to country in no time when you’re cycling in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Classics Road Cycling Routes

Route 1 – Lakes, Rivers and Cafes 60
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Route 1 – Lakes, Rivers and Cafes 60

The manageable distance and diversity of this route make it a Peterborough area favourite. Many local riders use this route for training or casual rides but visitors will appreciate all…

Route 1A – Lakes, Rivers and Cafes 45
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Route 1A – Lakes, Rivers and Cafes 45

This is a classic Peterborough area ride. Although locals use this route as a quick before or after work ride, it makes a great day trip for visitors who wish…

Route 2 – The Cottage Country 100
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Route 2 – The Cottage Country 100

This Is One Of The All-Time Favorite Routes For Local Cyclists. On this route, riders will get a feel for the farming communities east of Peterborough,  as well as the…

Route 2A – The Cottage Country 80
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Route 2A – The Cottage Country 80

A Shorter Version Of The Cottage County 100 route That Stays A Bit Closer To Home. On this route, riders will get a feel for the farming communities east of…

Route 3 – Hills, Views and Pastries 80
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Route 3 – Hills, Views and Pastries 80

The Name Says It All. This route hits all the best views in southern Peterborough County. The rolling hills along the ride offer challenging climbs and rewarding views in every…

Route 3A – Hills, Views and Pastries 65
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Route 3A – Hills, Views and Pastries 65

This Shorter Route Is Good For Riders Who Have A Busy Schedule. If you want more hills, views and pastries check out the full-length version of this route. The rolling…

Parks & Trails

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B.E.L. Rotary Bridgenorth Trail

B.E.L. Rotary Bridgenorth Trail is 2.3 kilometres long, lined with native trees, and boasts a peaceful and tranquil setting amidst the Miller Creek Wetlands. There are benches situated along the Trail to provide scenic and comfortable resting spots as needed.

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Ennismore Heritage Trail

There are 3 loops with a total trail distance of about 4km including boardwalks, a picnic shelter, an osprey platform and interpretive signage. The Trails are located throughout Ennismore Waterfront Park.

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Mill Pond Forest Trails

This short but sweet trail system offers three route options ranging from 200m to 900m in length. With a picnic area and beautiful views of Mill Pond, this is a great spot for a family of all ages.

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Millbrook Valley Trails

The Millbrook Valley Trails are a passive use walking trail starting from Medd’s Mountain Conservation Area and looping around Millbrook through the Oak Ridges Moraine.

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Trent University Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Area

This nature area features 3 loop trails; the Red Trail (1.9 km), the Yellow Trail (2.4 km), and the Blue Trail (2.9 km). Slip on your hiking boots or grab a pair of cross-country skiis for this triple trail treat.

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Mark S. Burnham Trail

Mark S. Burnham Provincial Park features 2.4 kilometers of trail featuring some of the oldest maple, beech, elm and hemlock groves in Ontario. Try out this short hike located in the middle of the Peterborough Drumlin Field to visit more than 3,000 of glacial remnants and stunning fall colours.

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Mathison Conservation Area

This area is made up of 250 acres of scenic forests and wetlands located north of Havelock. It has 1.6 kilometers of multi-use trails for walking, biking, and snowmobiling use and 1.1 kilometers of walking only trails. ATVs are not permitted on this property.

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South Drumlin Loop

This short 3.4 kilometer loop features views of the Trent Canal and a visit to the abandoned rail bridge near Trent University. A great option for all skill levels and visitors to the Trent University campus.

Cycle Friendly Businesses

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Gotta Try This!


Discover the city’s best spots for food and drink like never before. So, whether you come as a pack or just pick up a single seat booking, you’re bound to have a jolly good time bonding over drinks as you pedal around on Peterborough’s most unique bicycle. Where else can you get a workout, great music, dancing and discovery all in one place?

130 King Street
Peterborough, Ontario
Sweet Hills Farm Bunkie
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Gotta Stay Here!

Sweet Hills Farm Bunkie

Reconnect with nature at this very private hill top Farm Bunkie, where you can embrace the spectacular mile long views of the breathtaking rolling hills of Cavan. This one of a kind property includes km’s of private trails to explore and if luck & love are your side you may even spot ‘The Love Tree’.

804 Bland Line
Cavan, Ontario
L0A 1C0

Cycle Routes and Inspiration

Coasting on Air Video
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Coasting on Air Video

It is about climbing and pedalling, but why? The why has to do with the fresh air, the colourful scenery, the joy of being a part of the breeze, coasting…

Cycling Services & Retailers
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Cycling Services & Retailers

Do you have a flat tire, or does your bike need a tune-up? If so, here is a list of businesses that offer bicycle related products and services in the Peterborough…

Kawartha Cycling (Two) Daycation
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Kawartha Cycling (Two) Daycation

A Kawartha Cycling “daycation” is something special that riders can fit into one day… or two.

Kieran Andrews By Insider Kieran Andrews
Pastry Peddler: Sweet and savoury freshness, on two wheels
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Pastry Peddler: Sweet and savoury freshness, on two wheels

Pastry Peddler 17 King St., Millbrook Sitting next to the four corners in charming village of Millbrook, it’s an easy drive to find this café, housed in a graceful historic…

Tim Johnson By Insider Tim Johnson