Peterborough & the Kawarthas Classics Road Cycling Routes
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
CITY OF PETERBOROUGH
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CITY OF PETERBOROUGH
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
Craft Beer Café with simple yet delicious food, craft-brewed beer, fine wine and exceptional coffee.128 Hunter St. E.
Welcome to your community cycling hub, in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.293 George St N.
Family owned and operated cottage resort on Rice Lake featuring Regional Cuisine & Fine Wine, Onsite Spa, Family Activities, Cottage Accommodations1045 Settlers Line
Harold Town Conservation Area offers approximately 10 kilometers of multi-use recreational trails that provide scenic views from the top of the Meade Creek Drumlin.2611 Old Norwood Rd
Otonabee-South Monaghan, Ontario
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
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
The Silver Bean Cafe is your waterfront cottage in the city. Lunch, lattes, desserts, and ice cream by the riverside.100 King St.
Cycle Routes and Inspiration
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…
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…
A Kawartha Cycling “daycation” is something special that riders can fit into one day… or two.
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…
Use these routes for training, or for a casual ride with friends and family.
Peterborough and the Kawarthas is a cyclist’s playground—for both road and mountain bike riders—about an hour and a half drive from Toronto.
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Grab Life by the Handlebars – Experience Cycling in Peterborough & the Kawarthas
Join Kevin Forget as he explores Peterborough & the Kawarthas by bike.