Bicycling Ontario's Niagara Wine Country (TourzPlus™)
Fall in love with the prettiest town in Canada. Cycle a bike path to a lovely park overlooking the greatest waterfall in North America. Ride quiet roads as you tour one of the world's top wine regions. Indulge in Ontario's finest cuisine and distinctive lodgings.
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Day 1: Fort Erie & Niagara Falls
Highlights: Bike fitting, transfer to Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, wine reception and welcome dinner
Meet at 10:00AM in Buffalo for a group transfer across the Niagara River to Fort Erie, Ontario. Cycle the Niagara River Recreation Trail as it follows the Niagara River from its source, Lake Erie, to Victoria Park overlooking spectacular Niagara Falls. It is a unique experience to ride a bike to this powerful natural landmark. Transfer to the quiet village of Jordan, named by Toronto Life as one of the prettiest villages in wine country. Enjoy a private wine reception before dining al fresco on the patio of the Inn's renowned restaurant. (20 miles)
Day 2: Wine Country & the Niagara Escarpment
Highlights: Niagara Escarpment, winery visits
This morning's bicycle ride begins atop the Niagara Escarpment, named a World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations for its rare and diverse ecosystem. This landform plays a significant role in the microclimates of the Niagara Peninsula, making Canada's largest grape-growing region uniquely suited to producing fine wine. Visit several wineries located "on the bench" to taste, have lunch, and learn more about winemaking. Tonight, dinner is at one of Canada's top restaurants. (25 - 28 miles)
Day 3: Wine Making and the Welland Canal
Begin the day with a lovely ride through picturesque farmland. Enjoy an in-depth tour of our favorite family-run winery where you will learn the interesting details of how their wine is made and have the opportunity to sample several varieties before lunch on the patio. Cycle a bike path that parallels an important waterway where ships traveling between Lakes Ontario and Erie pass through a series of locks. Tonight, dine with the group in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the prettiest town in Canada. (17- 45 miles)
Day 4: Icewine and Niagara-on-the-Lake
Highlights: Wonderful bike ride, enjoy the slew of things that Niagara-on-the-Lake offers
Bicycle along shaded lanes lined with classic homes as you wind out of town into the miles of vineyards and orchards that blanket the region. This afternoon, you will have time to pursue personal interests from the myriad of options in Niagara-on-the-Lake such as a scenic cruise up the Niagara River or a thrilling jet boat ride. The internationally acclaimed Shaw Festival offers daily productions and the downtown area is full of interesting shops and restaurants offering endless choices for lunch and dinner, both of which are on your own today. (20 miles)
Day 5: The Niagara River Recreation Trail
Highlights: Cycle a paved path, a fabulous final dinner
Follow this paved path as it winds south out of town following the Niagara River. The unusual green color of the water in the Niagara River in this section below the Falls is noticeably different than it is above the Falls due to the tons of minerals scraped off the rocks as the water passes over the Falls. Visit the Botanical Gardens. Our dinner restaurant's chef/owner is recognized the only regional chef to earn the prestigious 4-Star Rating from Toronto Life Restaurant Guide. (25 - 31 miles)
Day 6: Wineries of Distinction
Highlights: Lake Ontario
This morning's ride leads along the shores of Lake Ontario as you ride past lovely homes toward the countryside where houses soon give way to orchards and vineyards. Visit a highly-rated family producer whose wines are an outstanding example of the diversity and quality of wines other than Icewine that are being produced in the Niagara region. Visit town for lunch and some last minute shopping before we transfer you back to Buffalo and arrive at 4:00PM. (16 miles )
HighlightsNiagra-on-the-Lake, Fruit orchards, Inniskillin Winery, Wonderful accommodations, Niagra Falls
IncludesUse of a quality 24-27 speed bicycle; 5 nights accommodation; all meals except 1 dinner and 2 lunches; winery tour & tasting; transfer to the tour start and back to Buffalo
Begin/End10:00 AM Buffalo, NY/ 4:00PM Buffalo
Arrive/DepartBuffalo Niagara Int'l Airport (BUF) / Buffalo Int'l Airport
Total Distance123- 160 miles
Daily Distance25 - 35 miles
Rating101-201 A mix of level and gently rolling terrain. Cycling routes follow bike paths and lightly traveled country roads.
TermsTerms & Conditions
Dates Price Single Supplement Notes Jun 21-26, 2015 $2695 $795 Book it Jun 28-Jul 3, 2015 $2695 $795 Book it Sep 6-11, 2015 $2695 $795 Book it Sep 13-18, 2015 $2695 $795 Book it
* We are happy to match solo travelers who would like to share a room with someone of the same gender. If no match exists, due to hotel pricing, we will charge 50% of the single supplement rate. This fee will be collected at the time of the final payment. If a roommate assignment is available this fee will be refunded at the conclusion of the tour.
Beautiful area; we had no clue. Excellent accommodations, well organized, beautiful countryside, easy cycling. The guides were wonderful --cheery, professional and knowledgeable.Anita & Tony F.