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How Fit must I be?

"How fit must I be" is a common question. Our trips are designed to suit fitness levels of typical recreational cyclists. We assume that participants are weekend riders who enjoy regular exercise. Extra training is needed for longer rides and we provide participants with a suggested training schedule. Our rides are designed for good cycling on public roads, although Tour du Canada goes through sections of the country where choice of routes is limited and Tour Arctic includes the unpaved Dempster Highway. Route selection is based on the uniqueness of the scenery or the local culture or both. Generally, our trips are aimed at cyclists who are comfortable with rides of 80 kilometres (50 miles) or more.

Mental Toughness

Much of the toughness that is needed for any physical endeavor is mental, not physical.

Cyclists need the determination to do the distance and the perseverance to ride on when weather conditions are less than ideal.

General Comments About Different Styles of Tours

Across Canada

On our across Canada rides cyclists encounter the full range of cycling conditions. Terrain includes tough hilly sections. There are several days of 160 kms (100 miles.) or more and those days may include steep hilly sections.

Cycle Canada Series.

On our Cycle Canada Series rides terrain is challenging. Daily distances will be shorter in very hilly sections but there are some long riding days. Sections of the route are remote, especially on Tour Arctic but much less so on Tour Atlantic.

 

Wilderness Routes

Tours in remote regions of Canada, typically unpaved roads and tracks. Camping with limited services.

 

Discover Your Routes SerieS (one week tours)

Tours of one week duration are on terrain that is mainly quite gentle. Distances are designed to be easily achievable and you will find many local amenities in towns and villages along the routes. The Simcoe Circle has shorter daily distances with optional loops. Niagara Vineyards has shorter daily distances and most of this tour is on shared paths. Tour Vert and The Laurentides Ride have some more challenging days of hills. The Laurentides Ride is the most challenging of the one week tours and contains sections of unpaved trail to avoid some steep hills.

Summary Detals

Event Daily Average Total Distance Riding Days/Rest Days
Tour du Canada 130 kilometres | 80 miles 7,650 kilometres | 4,725 miles 59 Ride | 11 Rest
Tour TransCanada 125 kilometres | 77 miles 7,500 kilometres | 4,625 miles 60 Ride | 11 Rest
Tour Pacific 106 kilometres | 66 miles 1,385 kilometres | 855 miles 13 Ride | 2 Rest
Tour Arctic 102 kilometres | 63 miles 1945 kilometres |1200 miles
19 Ride | 2 Rest 3 Ferry
Tour Atlantic 110 kilometres | 68 miles 1340 kilometres | 825 miles 12 Ride | 2 Rest
Rocky Mountain 111 kilometres | 68 miles 1110 kilometres | 685 miles 10 Ride | 1 Rest
Haida Gwaii TBA | TBA TBA | TBA TBA | TBA
The Cabot Trail 110 kilometres | 68 miles 775 kilometres | 480 miles 7 Ride | 1 Rest
Icefields Parkway 111 kilometres | 69 miles 890 kilometres | 550 miles 8 Ride | 1 Rest
CycleCanada Century Ride 100 kilometres | 100 miles 100 kilometres | or 60 miles 2 Ride | 0 Rest
The Simcoe Circle
(longer options also available)
52 kilometres | 32 miles 260 kilometres | 160 miles 5 Ride| 0 Rest
The By-Cycle Ride 98 kilometres | 61 miles 495 kilometres | 305 miles 5 Ride| 0 Rest
Voyageur Route 109 kilometres| 67 miles 545 kilometres| 335 miles 5 Ride | 0 Rest
The BiQue Ride 110 kilometres | 68 miles
660 kilometres | 410 miles 6 Ride | 1 Rest
Tour Vert 100 kilometres | 62 miles 500 kilometres | 310 miles 5 Ride | 0 Rest
P'tit Train du Nord 102 kilometres | 63 miles 610 kilometres | 380 miles 6 Ride | 0 Rest
Niagara Vineyards 48 kilometres | 30 miles 240 kilometres| 150 miles 5 Ride | 0 Rest
Erie Shores 102 kilometres | 63 miles 515 kilometres | 320 miles 5 Ride | 0 Rest
Tour du Canada Time Trial 15 kilometres 15 kilometres N/A
Discover Your Routes

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