The Greenbelt Route

From Niagara to Northumberland, enjoy lush forests, winding rivers, welcoming communities, and family farms as you pedal through some of southern Ontario’s diverse and stunning landscapes.

About the Route

Moderate to Advanced | Signed | Paved Roads

The 475 km Greenbelt Route connects cyclists to Ontario's beautiful, protected countryside from Northumberland to Niagara and will take six or more days to ride end to end. The Greenbelt Route uses country roads (primarily) and rail trails, with a variety riding experiences. The Caledon Trailway is a meandering, family-friendly section, while the Oak Ridge Moraine and the Niagara Escarpment including some challenging climbs as you explore in Ontario’s Protected Greenbelt. To complete the entire Greenbelt Route in six or so days, the distance between suggested overnights ranges from 50 -105km, but it can be done over a longer period, or broken up into day or week end trips.


Jump on your bike and come explore the Greenbelt's beautiful, protected countryside. Choose from a selection of curated local cycling itineraries along the signed 475 km Greenbelt Route and explore Ontario's protected Greenbelt.
  Cycling Itineraries

Tourism Info

This itinerary provides general distances and suggests towns where accommodations can be found, and we encourage you to select your own preferred points of interest on our curated, interactive map. We encourage you to take the time to explore 27 communities, shop, taste the wines and local foods, and learn about the history of Ontario's protected Greenbelt.

Tourism Partners

Waterfront Regeneration Trust Ontario Cuilinary Tourism Alliance Transportation Options

Greenbelt Municipalities

Twenty three local area municipalities and seven regions own the Greenbelt Route, and will manage it going forward. These municipalities made significant contributions to the creation and implementation of the route.

Town of Aurora Township of Alnwick Haldimand City of Burlington Town of Caledon Town of Cobourg Durham Region Town of Grimsby Town of Halton Hills Halton Region City of Hamilton Township of King Town of Milton Town of Newmarket Northumberland County Town of Niagara-on-theLake Niagara Parks Niagara Region City of Oshawa Region of Peel Municipality of Port Hope Township of Scugog City of St. Catharines Township of Uxbridge Town of Whitby Town of Whitchurch-Stoufville York Region