Halton offers many on and off-road cycling options for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Whether you are looking for a leisurely ride along the Lake Ontario waterfront, a visit through a historic downtown or challenging escarpment routes, there are many ways to get outdoors, stay active and enjoy the region.
Cycling enthusiasts can use the indoor track at Milton’s velodrome, the Mattamy National Cycling Centre (external link). This world-class facility is host to professional cycling competitions year-round. For more competitive cyclists, consider taking part in our annual Epic Tour (external link), GTA’s GranFondo, which is one of Canada’s largest cycling events.
The region has fun and challenging mountain biking for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Plan a trip to one of the many trails at Kelso, Hilton Falls or Mountsberg, or sign up for lessons at the Kelso Mountain Bike School through Conservation Halton (external link).
Interactive map and routes
Our updated map now features bike-friendly, certified Ontario By Bike (external link) destinations that cater to the specific needs of cyclists, and includes eight routes ranging from 36 to 100 km in length.
Ontario By Bike
Ontario By Bike Network (external link) certified businesses take the extra step to provide specialized services and amenities for cyclists. See the map below for cycling-friendly services along our routes, including:
- bike storage facilities
- healthy food options
- access to washrooms, water and rest areas
- other services for cyclists
Park at Andrews' Scenic Acres Farm and Winery, then ride through rural Halton Hills to the Village of Limehouse, where limestone was quarried and burned in limekilns from the 1840s. Take a break at the Limehouse Conservation Area or hike on the Bruce Trail. Ride back along No. 15 Sideroad, the most popular cycling road in Halton.
- Total distance – 60 km
- Total climb – 356 m
Begin your journey in the hamlet of Glen Williams in Georgetown. Ride into Acton, the historical home of the tanning industry in Ontario and Canada’s largest leather store, the Hide House. When you return to Glen Williams, visit the Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre which houses studios of more than 30 accomplished visual artists.
- Total distance – 37 km
- Total climb – 272 m
Tour de Trafalgar
Park or take the GO Train to the Oakville GO Station. Head up through the heart of the former Trafalgar Township. Cycle west across Lower Base Line, recognized as one of the finest cycling roads in the region. At the end of your ride, enjoy dining and shopping in downtown Oakville.
- Total distance – 40 km
- Total climb – 192 m
Begin at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre (Milton Velodrome) and enjoy the memorable scenery as you travel along a mix of urban and rural roads. Cycling along Walkers Line brings you close to the impressive rock face of the Niagara Escarpment. Enjoy a panoramic view on Sixth Line looking south towards Kelso Conservation Area’s Glen Eden ski area.
- Total distance – 50 km
- Total climb – 338 m
Start in the hamlet of Campbellville, home to Mennonite furniture shops, antiques and dining, and stop by the Crawford Lake Conservation Area’s Iroquoian village. The rare meromictic lake, with its surrounding boardwalk, is surrounded by forest. The 15th century Iroquoian Village has been reconstructed on its original site and includes longhouses where visitors can learn about the area’s rich Indigenous history. This route offers roads infrequently used by cars.
- Total distance – 45 km
- Total climb – 213 m
Park at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre (Milton Velodrome) and then head over to Bell School Line and down into rural Burlington. Enjoy breathtaking views of farms and the Niagara Escarpment along Walkers Line. Wind your way into the Village of Kilbride, home to a general store which has operated in the village since 1866.
- Total distance – 36 km
- Total Climb – 273 m
Begin your journey at Waterworks Park by Lake Ontario in Oakville. Travel along Halton's waterfront through Burlington. Enjoy the climb up the Niagara Escarpment into the beautiful Victorian Village of Waterdown. Head back to Oakville through the rural country roads of First Line and Lower Base Line, both favourites of cyclists in the area.
- Total distance – 70 km
- Total climb – 434 m
Start your century ride at the GO commuter parking lot at Trafalgar Road and Highway 407. Enjoy popular vistas with a mix of forests, farms, quaint villages, fresh country air, and remote rural roads. You’ll touch on every municipality in Halton Region on this ambitious route.
- Total distance – 100 km
- Total climb – 544 m
2021 Halton Cycling Summit
On December 8, 2021 the Halton Small Business Centre hosted its virtual Halton Cycling Summit, bringing together cycling stakeholders from across the region to share knowledge and encourage further development of cycling and cycling tourism in Halton.
Great Lakes Waterfront Trail
The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail connects 140 communities and First Nations along the Canadian shores of the Great Lakes region. Enjoy a quick cycle or plan for a long-distance adventure through Halton’s communities of Burlington and Oakville along the Lake Ontario shoreline:
Take the GO Train to the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail
The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail’s “Trail to GO (external link)” connects commuters and recreational cyclists to 13 train and bus stations between Durham and Niagara, including GO Stations at Burlington, Appleby and Bronte in Halton.