Have you ever challenged yourself to a century ride? Well now’s your chance! This year, Cycle Simcoe is celebrating their 10 year anniversary and we’ve partnered with them to host a one-day tour of the Simcoe County Loop Trail—a ride that will check the century off your bucket list and immerse you in all the beauty Simcoe County has to offer.
The 160 km Simcoe County Loop Trail is about 80% gravel rail trail with some paved trail and on-road sections. It winds through forests, wetlands, farmlands, and urban areas, offering a multitude of experiences for hikers, cyclists, and runners.
Admire the scenic beauty
The varied terrain and plentiful vistas provide an exceptional outdoor experience. You’ll ride through the Minesing Wetlands Conservation Area, catch glimpses of the Nottawasaga River, and look out over the expanse of Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife sightings and immerse yourself in Simcoe County’s natural wonders.
Experience local communities
As you journey along the trail, you’ll encounter vibrant communities that add charm and character to your experience. Explore the cities of Barrie, Orillia, and Midland, with their bustling shops, trendy restaurants, and historical sites. Pass through several towns, including Coldwater, Waubaushene, and Elmvale to soak in their charm. Don’t miss the opportunity to check out what each community has to offer while taking a break from your ride.
Accessibility and services
The Simcoe County Loop Trail offers multiple access points, allowing you to choose shorter sections or embark on the entire loop. You can join us at Humdinger Bicycle Tours this summer for one of our self-guided and supported three- or five-day tours of the Loop Trail, or join us for the one-day FUNDO on September 9th.
Convenient parking lots, washrooms, picnic areas, and rest stops are available along the trail, ensuring a comfortable experience. Remember to bring water, snacks, and appropriate gear. If you plan to tackle the trail independently, we can help with your bike rental or luggage transfer needs!
Connecting trails and extended adventures
Over the past decade, Cycle Simcoe has been dedicated to improving cycle infrastructure, trail development, and community engagement in Simcoe County. Their achievements have paved the trail for countless cyclists and allowed us to get out and experience the beauty in our own backyards. So grab your bike and join us in celebrating 10 years of Cycle Simcoe with a ride that you’ll remember for years to come!