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1000 Islands Mini-Tour

Next Dates: Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2, 2020

Join us On our 1000 Islands Bicycle Tour

1000 Islands is a 3-day supported bicycle tour with 2 nights indoors at Gananoque, the central town on the Canadian side of this freshwater archipelago in the St. Lawrence River. The name for the town has indigenous roots and the etymology we like is "Garden of the Great Spirit". It captures the scenery and the local culture.

We travel quiet rural roads and paths in this historic vacation district. The region includes the Frontenac Arch Biosphere. Biospheres are designated by the UNESCO as "learning places for sustainable development".

Two Nights in Gananoque

We stay two nights in a riverside inn in Gananoque, a town with deep loyalist roots from an era when those loyal to the British crown migrated north from the new American republic. In Gananoque there is a broad selection of places for dinner including a riverside patio where we stay.

We'll Visit Kingston, Brockville and the Rideau Canal

Two loop rides take us to Kingston and to a lovely lock on the Rideau Canal system. Kingston offers a wide choice of places for lunch. At the lock we have a catered picnic lunch. A third day ride follows the 1000 Islands Parkway bike path to Brockville and back. Both Brockville and Rockport, a village on the parkway, have choices for lunch stops.

Gentle Terrain

Terrain on this tour is flat to gently rolling. You travel alongside the St. Lawrence River and through rural landscapes. Riders assemble in Gananoque for an 11:00 a.m. start on the first tour date. Accommodation is provided on Day 1 and Day 2 of the tour. A third night at Gananoque is an option that can be selected when you register.


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1000 Islands Mini-Tour

Join us for three days of riding alongside Ontario's 1000 Islands Region. We'll limit group size to 10 riders and we will practise social distancing during this ride.

Distances and Rating

  • Day 1 — 56 km (35 mi) (Paved Roads)
  • Day 2 — 105 km (65 mi) (Paved Trail, small road sections in two towns)*
  • Day 3 — 70 km (43 mi) (Paved Roads)

*This is an out and back and can be shortened to a total of as little as 40km for a shorter day and longer leisurely lunch

  • Total Distance — 215 km (133 mi)

For our Mini-tours check-in on day one will be after our ride, and check-out on day 3 will be before our ride. If you require additional nights you can request this on the registration form.

Challenge Level: One out of four Cogs (medium challenge)

Here are photos from our July tours:


Tour Summary Dates and Fees

  • Tour 2 - Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2, 2020
  • Tour 3 - Wednesday, September 16 to September 18, 2020
  • Fees are per person in Canadian funds, double accommodation

Tour 2 - accommodation provided on the nights of Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1. Checkout is August 2

Tour 3 - accommodation provided on the nights of Wednesday September 16 and Thursday September 17. Checkout is Friday, September 18

If you require an additional night you will be able to request this on the registration form.

Type Fee HST Total
Tour Fee $495.00 $64.35 $559.35
Optional Single Supplement $175.00 $22.75 $197.75