Bustling communities and scenic countryside meet in York Region. Pay a visit to an agricultural fair or stroll through the historic downtowns of Schomberg, Newmarket, or Stouffville. Take a break from the Greenbelt Route and experience the rich cultural diversity of retail and dining opportunities in these communities. With over 60 museums and galleries, and more than 125 performing arts festivals and events, York Region is a treasure to behold.




The City of Hamilton is home to more than 100 incredible waterfalls and cascades.  Many of these marvels of nature are just steps from the Greenbelt Route, as it winds through the Niagara Escarpment.  Pedalling from Hamilton, you’ll experience scenic vistas from the top of the escarpment, lakes, Carolinian forests, and a vibrant community that is renewing its relationship with a natural environment that really sets this community apart.



Photo-Posing-Vinyard-Bike-2014-08-07-VQ-Grand-Tour-Niagara-097.jpgWind your way up onto the Beamsville Bench, a narrow plateau sloping gradually from the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment northwards to the bottom of the crescent-shaped Lake Iroquois Shore Bluff. This appellation reaps the benefits of continuous air circulation that moderates temperature and creates a unique set of conditions that provide a natural complexity to the grapes that are grown here.

Award-winning wineries are eager to share their distinctive personalities and products with you. Take in a vineyard concert, tour the wine cellars, and sample inspired food and wine pairings at one of more than seventy VQA wineries in Niagara, 14 of which are right on the Greenbelt Route.




Fall in love with Halton Region as you cycle along the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment and onto the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine.  Soak in the rich history, as the Greenbelt Route carries you through the beautiful Town of Halton Hills, renowned for its rolling terrain.  There is plenty to see and do as you drop into the charming communities of Acton and Georgetown.  Be sure to pay a visit to the historic lime kilns in the community of Limehouse too.




Looking to bring the little ones along on your next bike tour?  How about getting your parents or grandparents to join you for a leisurely family ride?  Then look no further than this family friendly section of the Greenbelt Route.  Here you will meander along the Caledon Trailway as it travels 30 kilometres along a multi-use path built on an historic rail bed.  Instead of trains, you will be sharing this part of the route with walkers, joggers, and the occasional trotting horseback rider!




Northumberland is located on the eastern edge of the Greenbelt, halfway between the bustling city of Toronto and history-rich Kingston.  Spend some time along historic King Street in Cobourg before you set off to ascend through acres of rolling pastures and wooded trails of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Friendly locals from Alderville and Roseneath have tonnes to offer, or simply drape your legs off the docks of Rice Lake for a refresh before setting out for Port Hope, another lovely town and your gateway to the west.




As you pedal across the working landscape of Durham Region, pay a visit to some of the many farm stops or farmers’ markets along the way to taste the local flavour of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, honey, and much more.  From Lake Simcoe to Lake Ontario, Durham is an agricultural powerhouse.


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