Published on June 2nd, 2014 | by Natalie Finnemore

Cycling Trip Review: The Greenbelt Route

Biking through forests, gliding through valleys, rolling up and down hills is all part of the Greenbelt Route experience for one CAA cycling enthusiast.

“It’s truly fantastic. I really enjoyed the whole experience,” exclaims Vicky Perez, Map & Research Specialist with CAA South Central Ontario’s Road Trips Department. “From horses farms in Halton Region to bison farms in the Durham Region, the amount of wildlife I saw on my route never ceased to amaze me.”

Perez was part of a specially-selected group of about 20 experienced and not-so-avid cyclists to test the newly-developed Greenbelt Route. The aptly-named Greenbelt Route gives everyone the opportunity to experience Ontario’s picturesque forests and green spaces.

The purpose of this group was to test the entire trail over a five-day period, and provide feedback to community representatives and the Waterfront Regeneration Trust to help improve the safety and ease of use of the trail. In 2015, new signage will mark a designated route.

CAA SCO was the official workshop partner for the weeklong ride in May, and provided support with the CAA Bike Assist program to help cyclists repair their bikes along the route.

The 470 km route runs from the Niagara Region all the way north into Alderville (just north of Cobourg). Check out some great photos from the ride below:

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