Bike & Bicycle Tours
Certainly, there is no better way to study a landscape than meandering at your own pace, vision unimpeded by the glare of a windscreen, free to ride and roll along where ever your heart and impulses carry you. This section presents 3 bike tours, as well as an introduction, to the Niagara Parks Recreation Trail. These tours wend their way along country roads and give insight into different parts of Niagara.
If you would like more information on bicycle and bike riding or other bike tours in Niagara Falls, contact the Niagara Freewheelers Bicycle Touring Club who contributed most of these tours and hold weekly rides. All tours are circle routes so you can pick any convenient place to start and finish, instead of the starting places that are suggested.
Bike & Bicycle Tour no. 1 Niagara-on-the-Lake
This pleasant, flat ride of about 23 kilometres ( 14 miles )takes you along the Niagara Parkway and into the rich fruit lands of Niagara-non-the-lake. The suggested starting place is the parking lot of Fort George.
Head south along the Niagara Parkway recreational trail. At Line 1. turn west. The rest of the route, as shown on Map, is easy to follow except through Virgil. As you enter the town of Virgil heading east along Line 2, take the following streets through the town: -turn left on Andres Street-
-turn right on Cherry Street-
-turn left on Henry Street-
-turn right on Line 1 (Penner Street) -turn right on Four-Mile Creek Road and take a coffee break at Silks Restaurant or the Donut Diner- -After coffee, back-track to Line 1- -turn right on East-West Line and proceed as shown on the map-
This tour can be modified to take in one or more of four wineries that lie within easy reach. The closest is Pilliterri Winery, which lies just to the northeast of Virgil. Reif, Inniskillin, and Marynissen wineries lie slightly to the south of the tour.