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Niagara Wines and Waterfront Trail by Bike

A great adventure to and beyond iconic Niagara Falls, taking you through rural roads and pathways to explore some of the most renowned wineries in Canada, including unique ice-wine estates. On our journey, we will cycle on scenic sections of the Waterfront Trail and venture through the canal system, which forms a key section of the St. Lawrence Seaway by connecting two of North America's Great Lakes. The Niagara region is also home to Fort George and Fort Erie where Canada's bloodiest battle took place more than 200 years ago. From Burlington to Niagara, the package includes luggage transfers, accommodation, and bicycle rental so all you need to do is enjoy the ride, scenery, and an abundance of delicious wine and food for which the region is so well-known.


7 breakfasts
7 nights in a combination of inns, B&Bs and hotels, generally with private facilities on double occupancy
Information pack including route notes maps (1 set per room)
GPX tracks and voice navigation technology for GPS devices or smartphones
Luggage transfers (1 piece per person)
21-speed hybrid bicycle rental, including 2 panniers, bike lock, basic repair kit, and bicycle insurance
Emergency hotline
C$50 per person donation to the Trans Canada Trail
Cycle along the shore of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie
Taste world-class wines of Niagara-on-the-lake
Visit Historical Fort Erie and Fort George
Watch large ships navigate historic Welland Canal and the old lock system
Explore the most scenic sections of the Waterfront Trail and the Friendship Trail
Get up close to thundering Niagara Falls
Tour Provider Great Canadian Trails
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $1,990
Start Location
Burlington, Canada
End Location
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
2 to 8
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
23 Sep 201830 Sep 2018AvailableAUD $1,990
24 Sep 201801 Oct 2018AvailableAUD $1,990
30 Sep 201807 Oct 2018AvailableAUD $1,990
01 Oct 201808 Oct 2018AvailableAUD $1,990
19 May 201926 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
20 May 201927 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
26 May 201902 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
27 May 201903 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
02 Jun 201909 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
03 Jun 201910 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
09 Jun 201916 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
10 Jun 201917 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
16 Jun 201923 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
17 Jun 201924 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
23 Jun 201930 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
24 Jun 201901 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
30 Jun 201907 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
01 Jul 201908 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
07 Jul 201914 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
08 Jul 201915 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
14 Jul 201921 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
15 Jul 201922 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
21 Jul 201928 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
22 Jul 201929 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
28 Jul 201904 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
29 Jul 201905 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
04 Aug 201911 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
05 Aug 201912 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
11 Aug 201918 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
12 Aug 201919 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
18 Aug 201925 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
19 Aug 201926 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
25 Aug 201901 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
26 Aug 201902 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
01 Sep 201908 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
02 Sep 201909 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
08 Sep 201915 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
09 Sep 201916 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
15 Sep 201922 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
16 Sep 201923 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
22 Sep 201929 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
23 Sep 201930 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
29 Sep 201906 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
30 Sep 201907 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
06 Oct 201913 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
07 Oct 201914 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
13 Oct 201920 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
14 Oct 201921 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
20 Oct 201927 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
21 Oct 201928 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
27 Oct 201903 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
28 Oct 201904 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $1,990
Day 1
Make your way to your hotel in Burlington. You can reach Burlington by train or bus from Toronto.
Day 2
Our first day of cycling will be a fantastic introduction to the diversity that awaits you on this cycling adventure. From the scenic lake shore paths, to the Niagara escarpment and ending your day with awarded wine estate tasting tours. We start our day by cycling on the Waterfront Trail system which is a local pride, connecting 68 communities and more than 405 parks over 1400km. For most of the morning, you will follow the trail and be passing numerous little beaches that make perfect spots for short breaks. It is shortly after reaching Grimbsy that you will climb the Niagara Escarpment, the climb is steep but very short. The Niagara escarpment enjoys a unique micro climate, which combined with fertile soils forms Ontario's prime fruit growing area. You will be passing fields with many varieties of fruit trees and just before lunch you will have the chance to visit two wineries: The Fielding Estate and the charming Hidden Bench. After a gourmet lunch you will enter the wine country of Jordan and will have the opportunity to visit some award winning estates where you can enjoy some tastings. On your way down to Jordan you will come across the Ball's Falls conservation area where you can take a short walk through this beautiful UNESCO World Biosphere Park. Upon arrival in Jordan you can settle in your room, your luggage will already be in your room. You can then explore the Jordan village and visit the Cave Spring Cellar and little unique boutiques.
Day 3
This morning after a hearty breakfast, you will be heading north until you reach Lake Ontario. Today, you will mostly follow The Waterfront Trail, cycling on a mixture of residential and rural roads and on cycle paths with surfaces of hard-packed crushed stone dust. Our route will pass through Port Dalhousie's harbour where you can take a ride on the famous Lakeside original Park Carousel. The carousel was carved between 1898 and 1905 and is proudly operated and maintained by the Friends of the Carousel, it is one of nine antique hand carved carousel left in Canada and you can still ride it for a nickel! After passing through the harbour, you will join the pathway, which offers breathtaking views overlooking the harbour. A few kilometers before you get into Niagara-on-the-lake which will be home for the next two nights, you will come across a few wineries including the Konzelmann Estate, Hinterbrook Estate Winery and Strewn Winery. Hinterbrook Estate also has Oliv Tapas Bar where you can sample olive oils and balsamic vinegars.
Day 4
Today will surely be a memorable culinary experience! Our route will take you to the best estates and to some of the best restaurants on the Niagara Peninsula.
Day 5
As you exit Niagara-on-the-lake you will have the possibility to visit four wineries including the internationally known Inniskillin and the unique House of Icewines, where Debby will share secret recipes and make you taste her exclusive slushies. You then continue on the Niagara River Recreation Trail following Niagara River, this river is the connecting channel between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Once again you will climb the Niagara Escarpment, but this time trough a lovely paved path in the lush forest. Your destination today is the iconic Niagara Falls, which is composed of three falls; the Horsesh Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Niagara Falls are recognized as a natural wonder and while they are not the tallest in Canada it is the combination of both the volume and height that makes them so impressive. The falls have attracted daredevils from all over the world and many stunts have been tried over Niagara Falls including descending the falls in a barrel and tightrope walking across the falls.
Day 6
You will be cycling along the shores of Lake Erie, the shallowest of the Great Lakes until lunch. If your trip takes place early in the season, you may still see some ice cover on the lake. We invite you to take a break at Old Fort Erie where Canada's bloodiest Battlefield took place in 1812. Depending on the time of year, you may experience the sights and sounds of the fort under siege or witness musket demonstrations. After lunch we will continue on the friendship trail for 16 kilometres, all the way to Port Colborne. Much of the trail is located on an abandoned rail line and if time permits you will be able to take a swim at Crystal Beach.
Day 7
Our last day of cycling is a short one, with plenty of time to explore the Welland Canal, which forms a key section of the St. Lawrence Seaway by connecting Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. A series of locks lines the way, where you can watch both cargo and passenger ships be raised and lowered - When the ships are "climbing the escarpment" in the "Flight Locks" (Locks 4, 5, 6 in Thorold), they are being raised 42.5 metres! Arrive at your final destination near the canal, on the quiet outskirts of St Catharines.
Day 8
After breakfast you make your way to the train or bus station.