The Highland Hustle

Whitby, Ontario, CA

Route Overview

Waterfront Regeneration Trust

Routes along the waterfront for all your cycling needs

121 mi.
4,491 ft.

It's bakeries or bust on this fully-signed 169-194km tour where you'll experience some of the best highs and lows of the Greenbelt Route and the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail.

This recommended 2 day tour takes you through the pastoral green hills of Durham and Northumberland and along the bright water of the north shore of Lake Ontario. You'll visit 4 locally famous (read: "don't-miss") farmer's markets and bakeries, scenic overlooks, beaches and historic locales, including a still-operating historic mill and blacksmith. The tour includes an optional spur to Cobourg with its incredible beach. On the way you'll pass Betty's an award-winning bakery famous for its many tarts.

This is one of 9 cycling itineraries showcasing Ontario’s best trails and two signature cycling routes–the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and The Greenbelt Route. Celebrate the Lake Ontario watershed and cycling while supporting rural communities and local businesses,

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