Royal City Mill Run

This looped, multi-day itinerary starts in the city of Guelph the 'Royal City', and connects with several local and regional cycling routes.

About the Route

Moderate to Advanced | Unsigned | Paved and Unpaved Roads, Unpaved Trail

Heading east out of Guelph, this route quickly reveals the lush agricultural lands that lie on that city's boundaries. The first day's ride features rural landscapes with unique attractions between Guelph and an area known as 'Leathertown' and the area surrounding the communities of Acton and Georgetown.

The second day follows the meandering Credit River north and explores smaller communities within the town of Caledon; an area with a rich history linked to the region's rivers and milling past. This day features beautiful attractions, quaint communities and stunning views that are a welcome reward for challenging hilly areas.

The third day of riding takes cyclists south following the flow of the protected headwaters connecting communities featuring more of the areas beautiful mills and milling heritage before connecting back into the city of Guelph. The route ends in Guelph, an excellent destination to extend one's visit by a day or two to take in the wonderful trails, attractions and culinary experiences the city offers.


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 route is suitable for cyclists with experience and comfort in riding on roads with vehicle traffic and incorporates roads with low-traffic and low-speeds, bike lanes and paved shoulders whenever possible. Exercise caution as conditions warrant, take spare bicycle parts, extra water, and other refreshments as needed and ride safe. The itinerary provides general distances and suggests towns where accommodations can be found, 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, 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