This website contains great map resources for planning a cycling trip through the Niagara Peninsula. In particular, this page has a number of downloadable maps.
From the grape growing and winemaking pioneers of the 1970’s to the rising stars of today, the Ontario wine industry works together to make world class wines that can only come from the soils here in Ontario.
On the south shore of Lake Ontario, the Niagara region has a diverse terroir of sheltered slopes, lakeside vineyards and mixed soils which all provide a world of character in the wines.
Tour the Niagara Wine Route from the saddle of your bike. Niagara’s regional appellations include Niagara-on-the-lake and Niagara’s Escarpment. Over 80 wineries will surely increase your sense of taste, smell and place. Take advantage of guided tours, unique wine tastings and great shopping. See where our quiet roads and your inspiration lead you by following this enchanting route. Come and discover the soul of wine country. For more information on wineries or bed and breakfasts
Once a rail line, the old right of way has been converted to a multi-use recreational path connecting Port Colborne east through Crystal Beach to Fort Erie. The 24 km path is straight and easy with virtually no elevation change. Crystal Beach, and the immediately adjacent town of Ridgeway, are half-way along the route. Home to the internationally-recognized Bay Beach, they boast a micro-brewery, as well as antique shops, galleries, and a number of highly-reviewed restaurants, all within easy walking distance.
From Bridge 1, the trail stretches southwards from St. Catharines to Port Colborne, a distance of 45 km / 28 miles (including George Nicholson Trail). Cycling along the Welland Canal, you will see massive 26,000 ton ships up to 226 metres in length as they glide past grassy banks on their way to climb the Niagara Escarpment.