48 Km in Niagara, starts at the Brock monument and goes to St. Catharines and to Jordon.
Journey through Niagara Region’s fruit belt from Grimsby to Niagara-on-the-lake. In Lincoln, ride along the Escarpment ledge and stop at a scenic vineyard or a well-stocked fruit stand along the way. In downtown St. Catharines, relax on a patio, pick up some lunch or visit a bike shop. Enjoy a combination of urban and agricultural landscapes as you make your way to historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, regarded as Canada’s prettiest small town. The total distance of the Greenbelt Route is 475 km.
From the grape growing and winemaking pioneers of the 1970’s to the rising stars of today, the Ontario wine industry works together to make world class wines that can only come from the soils here in Ontario.
On the south shore of Lake Ontario, the Niagara region has a diverse terroir of sheltered slopes, lakeside vineyards and mixed soils which all provide a world of character in the wines.
Tour the Niagara Wine Route from the saddle of your bike. Niagara’s regional appellations include Niagara-on-the-lake and Niagara’s Escarpment. Over 80 wineries will surely increase your sense of taste, smell and place. Take advantage of guided tours, unique wine tastings and great shopping. See where our quiet roads and your inspiration lead you by following this enchanting route. Come and discover the soul of wine country. For more information on wineries
From Bridge 1, the route stretches southwards from St. Catharines to Port Colborne, a distance of 45 km / 28 miles (including George Nicholson Trail). Cycling along the Welland Canal, you will see massive 26,000 ton ships up to 226 metres in length as they glide past grassy banks on their way to climb the Niagara Escarpment.
Once a rail line, the old right of way has been converted to a multi-use recreational path connecting Port Colborne with Fort Erie some 30 kilometres to the east. The 24 km path is straight and easy with virtually no elevation change.