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Weekend of Bicycle Fun on

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Brief Description
Package Pricing
Availability Dates
Package Duration
Package Details
Package Participants
Package Suitability
What's Included
Bring it with you
Available options
Term & Conditions
Family bike tourists stop to watch the Manitoulin wildlife

Brief Description:

Self-guided weekend for countryside bicycle tours on Manitoulin Island, Ontario Canada

Package Pricing:

Off-Season:      $ 265 CAD + 13% HST
                        ($60/person/weekend for extra people)

Ferry Season:   $ 345 CAD + 13% HST
                       ($75/person/weekend for extra people)

Prices are for 4 day, 3-night weekend, for up to 5 persons.  For more than 5 people, there is an extra charge for each additional person.

Children under 5 yrs. old are free.

Availability Dates:

This package is available every weekend in the Spring between:

March 15  till June 15 inclusive

and every weekend during the Fall between:

Sept. 15 till Dec. 15 inclusive

subject to prior booking of this and other packages.

This weekend package is not available during Prime Season (June 16 - Sept. 15).  For a week-long adventure during Prime Season, see  Week-long package

Pioneer Museum along the bike routes on Manitoulin

Package Duration:



3 nights, 4 days

Friday noon


Monday 11:00 AM

Good roads and continuous scenery along the bike trails of Manitoulin

Details about the Package:

Manitoulin is famous for its quiet back roads and beautiful scenery.  Enjoy parks, lighthouses, stop for lunch and have a swim under a waterfall.  Observe the birds, deer, and other wildlife along the route.

Routes have been designed and mapped out for all types of riders:  from novice to expert; both on-road and cross-country for the serious adventurer & explorer.

You get accommodations at BBL's waterfront cottage to use as your Manitoulin base.  All routes start from BBL and tour various aspects of Manitoulin countryside.

You get maps with colour photos, recommended tour routes, reference books on Manitoulin, and identified stops along the route for points of interest.

Package Participants:

Minimum 1 person

Maximum 8 persons (due to available sleeping accommodations in the cottage where you will be staying).

Participants should be capable of walking and riding bicycles on asphalt and gravel roads for at least 1 hr. or 5 km.

For novices, some routes are designed for flat, paved roads for a total distance of 6 km. (ie. 1 hr. ride)

Some recommended routes for experienced riders are over 40 km. round trip.  Including stops for sites along the way, this is a full day of hard & fast riding.

Some advanced routes are designed to include mountain biking trails, steep hills, off-road, cross-country, or extended grades in excess of 8%.

Manitoulin lighthouses along the bike routes are popular stops for picnic lunches

Package Suitability:

This package is designed for small groups and families.  The package is ideal for parents with children 8 yrs. old and above.

Different bike routes are designed for all types of riders; from novice, to advanced professional.

Children under 8 years old will usually have to be in bike carrier as they may not have the stamina or interest to do an extended tour.

Click on above map for full-size version.

Map of Manitoulin's Back roads shows Black's Bay Lodge (on South Shore, just West of Providence Bay) is centrally located on the island (1.5  hr. bike ride from the ferry, 2.5 hr. to Little Current, 5 hr. from Meldrum Bay).  For examples of some of the routes, see Manitoulin Bike Routes

What's Included?

  • Lodging for up to 12 persons at BBL's waterfront cottage
  • Self-guided itinerary and recommended activities at BBL and surrounding area for interesting sites & tour routes
  • Reference books on Manitoulin, maps, etc. will be available for use during your stay.

Bring it with you

  • Your bicycle, bike helmet, bike maintenance & repair tools, bike lock, suitable clothing
  • Sturdy shoes with excellent ankle support (open toe, flip flops, sandals, etc. are NOT recommended)
  • Your favorite compass (compasses are available at BBL for your use during the weekend)
  • Food and clothing
  • Sleeping bag or bedding (blankets, sheets, pillowcase), BBL supplies 6 double beds & pillows
  • Sunscreen lotion, personal toiletries, etc.

Available options & customization:

  • Also available as a week-long package (7 nights, 8 days)
  • Local Manitoulin experts in bicycle touring are available for personalized instruction, expert guiding, and assistance in your bicycle tour (subject to availability and prior booking).
  • Add-ons for horseback riding, swimming, boating, hiking, nature trails, animal observing, canoeing, fishing, bird watching, and many others.  See BBL's website for further information on Manitoulin activities.
For more information, E-mail BBL Book your Week-long Bicycle Tour Package

Term & Conditions:

Package requires at least one responsible adult, 25 years or older, in attendance. Children participants must have the prior written permission of their parent or legal guardian. Participation and cottage rental are subject to BBL's approval of your rental application, and your signing of liability waiver & indemnification agreement. Rental deposit of $500 CAD is due with submission of package application, and becomes your Damage Security Deposit. Payment of full package price is due 3 months prior to the start date of the package, or upon acceptance of application; whichever is last to occur. Damage Security Deposit for cottage rental is fully refunded within 2 weeks after end of package (assuming no damage or loss identified by post-package inspection). You are recommended to obtain cancelation insurance, as there is no cancelation nor refund for booked vacation periods.

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