A unique fall or winter adventure! Just minutes from the busy, bustling downtown core of the city you’ll find the Toronto Islands–a five-kilometre oasis of interconnected islands that locals have been escaping to for fun, relaxation and tranquility for over 200 years. The Islands are a popular destination during the spring and summer months, but are largely forgotten by locals and visitors during the fall and winter - a great time to experience the serenity of the Islands in a way that very few locals do! You'll explore the beauty of the islands, the history and attractions, a quaint cottage enclave which is one of the largest car-free communities in North America, and stunning views of the Toronto skyline. Worried about riding in Toronto in the Winter? Don’t believe the rumours. During winter Toronto is anything but the North Pole. In fact, the average day-time temperature is warmer than many think, and paths and roadways are usually snow-free and dry. We provide cycling blankets (ponchos) and gloves to keep you warm. All of this means wintertime is a wonderful time to take our Islands Bike Tour!
I'm a lifelong Torontonian and my love for my city grows deeper with each passing year! It's an exciting time to live here. I founded Toronto Bicycle Tours for those who want a fantastic, fun time while gaining a deeper appreciation for Toronto's people, culture, history and food. For over 6 years my company has been the #1 ranked outdoor activity in Toronto. Come see the city through the eyes of a local on a leisurely ride on and off the beaten path. You'll ride with me or with Genny, Claire, Meandra, Ekow or Rob.
Bicycle, Helmet, Cycling blanket (poncho), Gloves
-> A short ferry ride across the harbour -> Explore the largest car-free community in North America -> Visit historic landmarks such as the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club -> Beautiful scenery: parks, charming cottages, boardwalk, beaches, pier and Lake Ontario -> Intriguing stories about the people and events from the islands’ remarkable history -> Stunning views of the City’s skyline
Please dress appropriately for bike ride. Dress for the weather. Avoid dress shoes or fancy clothing. Don’t forget your sunglasses, sun block and camera! A light knapsack is okay, but keep it as light as possible, take only what you need.
Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the start of your tour. Late participants may not be admitted, and will not receive a refund.
Fall/Winter Island AM Bike Tour