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1000 Islands Gateway Get-Away

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". You travel alongside the St. Lawrence River and through rural landscapes.

Two Nights in Gananoque

Accommodation is provided on Day 1 and Day 2 of the tour. We stay 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. A third night at Gananoque is an option that can be selected when you register.

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1000 Islands Gateway Get-Away

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. 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.

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)

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Read the VeloHospitality Blog about past tours: 1000 Islands

sunflowers and bikes on Cycle Canada's 1000 Islands Tour

Tour Summary Dates and Fees

  • Saturday, June 18 to Monday June 20, 2022
  • Fall Dates TBA
  • Fees are per person in Canadian funds, double accommodation

Accommodation provided on day one and day two.

Type Fee HST Total
Tour Fee (Summer, 2022) $495.00 $64.35 $559.35
Optional Single Supplement $175.00 $22.75 $197.75
  • Total amount includes Registration Fee ($150.00) and Deposit ($150.00) which are non-refundable (please refer to our cancellation policy)
  • Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

Accommodation & Meals

  • 2 nights indoor accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • Vehicle and/or telephone backup, waterbottle and reflective triangle

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 (least challenge)