Cycle or Paddle the Apple Pie Trail this Fall

Driving country roads when the air is crisp and the leaves are changing is a favourite touring activity in⁣ and around Blue Mountain Village but there are other adventurous ways to explore the Apple Pie Trail.⁣ The Blue Mountains is renowned for its cycling routes for all levels from the steep pitches of the Niagara⁣ Escarpment to the 34km rail trail along Georgian Bay to off road trails through our most beautiful⁣ forests. You can bring you own bike and ride the 15km Sticky Bun Loop starting and ending in the quaint⁣ harbour town of Thornbury with some delicious treats at Thornbury Bakery or The Cheese Gallery.⁣ While you’re in town make sure to pop into the Loft Gallery to see which guest artist is painting and plan⁣ lunch at Bruce Wine Bar & Bodega filled with local dishes and picnic lunches curated by Chef Shaun⁣ Edmonstone.

If you’d love to see the countryside by bike and visit Trail Stops off the beaten path but not sure you have the energy for it, we have an e-bike for you! The process is easy, book your preferred time online with Georgian Bay e-Bikes for a 4 hour or 8 hour rental, they’ll provide you with a code to access the e-bikes at Penny’s Apres in Thornbury and you’re on your way! Head out into the Beaver Valley and explore Ontario’s largest apple growing region! Check out the farm market at Farmer’s Pantry, stop for a picnic lunch at Ravenna Country Market and do a tour of some of the most unique cideries in Ontario at Spy Cider & Distillery, Windswept Orchard Cidery, Grey & Gold Cider and Thornbury Craft Co. as your last stop.

 

While you’re enjoying the countryside and feeling very adventurous you can also stop at Free Spirit Tours, leave your bike there and float down the gentle Beaver River for an hour in a kayak through farmer’s fields among wildlife and peacefulness. They even have a Paddle & Wine Tasting experience!

If trail riding is more your style, Blue Mountain Resort offers Guided Bike Tours with a view! Start with an Open-Air Gondola ride to the top of the mountain where they can cruise along gravel trails that overlook Southern Georgian Bay with one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides. Guided Scenic Rides include Gondola access, rental bike and helmet. This activity is great for all levels of cycling ability. Finish up with local cider and Apple Pie’rogies on the Kaytoo pond side patio or decadent Apple & Brie grilled cheese from Cheezed in the Village.

End back at Blue Mountain Village for some well-deserved rest on one of a dozen patios, all with inspiring views, specialty drinks and a wide range of cuisine.

About Apple Pie Trail

The Apple Pie Trail was inspired by South Georgian Bay’s apple-growing history. Today, the trail brings together the many restaurants, ciders, orchards and adventure partners in our community. This culinary adventure trail leads you through dozens of unforgettable experiences in apple country.