Interested in bike packing and bike touring? Pull together a private group of 6-10 people for a fun introductory trip.  Experience being self-supported, but with support when you need it. Learn about necessary equipment, nutrition & hydration, and cycling with gear with experienced trip leaders. Route is the scenic 160km Simcoe Loop Trail with about 80% gravel and paved bike paths and a few on-road sections. Try self-supported cycle touring!

 

Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Total Distance: 160 km
Trip Style: Private groups for 2021
Cost: $899 CDN per person + HST ($902.87 CDN)
based on minimum group of 6; p
rice includes booking fee
Single Supplement: $125+ HST ($141.25)
Trip Leader: Alec Diebel (professional guide, wilderness first aid responder)
Trip Departure: Orillia, ON

Skill/Fitness Level:  Good fitness and intermediate cycling skills required
Suitable for novice campers and no bike packing experience required 

Terrain: 80% gravel and bike path with some road sections
Bike: A bike suitable for gravel riding is required
Date: Sept 10-12
Other dates possible on request

Included

  • 2 nights accommodation - 1 night camping, 1 night hotel
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 1 dinner
  • Cycling guide/bike packing leader
  • Vehicle support
  • Gear list and pre-trip introductory talk with Q&A
  • Humdinger cycling jersey

Not included

  • Bike
  • Cycle touring gear (eg panniers or seat post bag)
  • Camping gear
  • Dinner on day 2
  • Transportation to route departure point
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guides

Rentals available

  • Gravel bikes (limited availability)
  • Camping and cycle touring gear

Day 1

Orillia to Midland

Start out in Orillia with help from the guides to get your gear packed, and then hop on the Simcoe Loop Trail towards Midland. Pass through Coldwater, and then along the shores of Georgian Bay. The route includes forests, wetlands, and waterfront. Camping tonight, with guides to help you get set up. Enjoy a delicious professionally-prepared camp dinner and learn camp cooking tips.

Included: Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 50 km

Day 2

Midland to Barrie

Camp breakfast and tips on fueling and hydration for today's longer ride.  The ride is mostly gravel, through the villages of Perkinsfield, Wyevale, Elmvale, Phelpston, Anten Mills, and then into the city of Barrie. An excellent mix of pastoral farmland, forests, and cityscapes. A hotel stay tonight. You are on your own for dinner, and will have time to explore Barrie's beautiful Lake Simcoe waterfront.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance: 75 km

Day 3

Barrie to Orillia

A shorter day to finish off. We will ride from Barrie to Orillia on the Oro-Medonte rail trail, and lots of natural beauty. We pass through Shanty Bay, Oro Station, Hawkestone, and finally to the Lake Couchiching waterfront. To end, we will celebrate the completion of the Simcoe Loop Trail with lunch in Orillia's charming and historic downtown.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance: 35 km

 Notes: A bike suitable for gravel riding is required for this trip. Routes are subject to change without notice based on local conditions and guide judgement. Trip will run with as few as 6 guests. Provincial COVID-19 protocols in place. Full refund if Humdinger cancels trip due to COVID-19 restrictions, or transfer to different dates. 

All multi-day tours are booked through our booking partner and licensed TICO agent : OK Cycle and Adventure Tours
666 Kirkwood Avenue - Suite B102, Ottawa, ON K1Z5X9 Toll-free 1-888-621-6818 or Local 613-702-5350
TICO Ontario Registration #50022848