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The Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee of the Township of Rideau Lakes has put together several cycling routes of the township, to allow you to get out, enjoy a bike ride, and view some of the wonderful heritage we have to offer.

Routes 1 to 9 start from the Old Stone Mill in Delta. Routes 10 to 14 start at either Crosby or Newboro. Distances and road conditions are noted for each route.

These self-guiding tours are provided below as PDF files. Most are on 2 pages, so that they can be printed double-sided on one piece of paper. Print them out and take them along on your journey of discovery:

Tours on your Smartphone

Our cycling tours are available as a free MyTOURS App for any iOS, Android or Windows Phone device. Once downloaded to your device the tours can be used offline.

  • Cycle Route 1 – Delta – Stone House Route (50 km, 50% gravel)
  • Cycle Route 2 – Delta – Charleston – Athens – Plum Hollow Route (55 km, paved)
  • Cycle Route 3 – Delta – Mallorytown – Athens – Plum Hollow Route (90 km, paved)
  • Cycle Route 4 – Delta – Jones Falls – Lyndhurst Route (46 km, paved)
  • Cycle Route 5 – Delta – Lake Eloida – Oak Leaf Route (52 km, paved)
  • Cycle Route 6 – Delta – Rideau Ferry Route (77 km, mixed paved & gravel)
  • Cycle Route 7 – Delta – Eight Lakes Route (97 km, mostly paved)
  • Cycle Route 8 – Delta – Upper Beverley Lake Route (23 or 30 km, mostly gravel)
  • Cycle Route 9 – Delta – Forgotten Ontario Route (76 km, 10% gravel)
  • Cycle Route 10 – Crosby – Glen Tay Route (80 km, paved)
  • Cycle Route 11 – Newboro – Narrows Route (30 km, mixed paved & gravel)
  • Cycle Route 12 – Newboro – Lanark Route (120 km, paved)
  • Cycle Route 13 – Newboro – Parham Route (104 km, paved)
  • Cycle Route 14 – Newboro – Sunbury Route (95 km, paved)

Credits

These cycling routes have been prepared by Doug Bond on behalf of the Township of Rideau Lakes’ Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee. Maps, GPS proofing and document formatting by Ken Watson.

Climate

When is the best time to cycle? Well, anytime from the beginning of May to the end of October. Spring brings an explosion of vegetation and wildlife, summer brings warm sunny days and autumn brings the fall colours. Local cyclists often prefer fall cycling, enjoying the cooler days and the beautiful colours of the leaves.

Month Daytime High Hours of Bright Sunshine Rainfall

  • May
    • Daytime High: 19.0°C (66°F)
    • Hours of Bright Sunshine: 240
    • Rainfall: 75 mm (3.0 in.)
  • June
    • Daytime High: 23.3°C (74°F)
    • Hours of Bright Sunshine: 260
    • Rainfall: 77 mm (3.0 in.)
  • July
    • Daytime High: 26.3°C (80°F)
    • Hours of Bright Sunshine: 290
    • Rainfall: 80 mm (3.1 in.)
  • August
    • Daytime High: 24.7°C (76°F)
    • Hours of Bright Sunshine: 258
    • Rainfall: 94 mm (3.7 in.)
  • September
    • Daytime High: 19.9°C (68°F)
    • Hours of Bright Sunshine: 185
    • Rainfall: 98 mm (3.8 in.)
  • October
    • Daytime High: 13.1°C (56°F)
    • Hours of Bright Sunshine: 150
    • Rainfall: 81 mm (3.2 in.)

Disclaimer

Please note that the Heritage Advisory Committee of the Township of Rideau Lakes has made every effort to ensure that the information provided herein is accurate and is to be used as an information source only. We welcome new information as it becomes available and will consider refining details in future publications. We cannot be liable for any injuries, inconvenience or financial loss that may occur to persons participating in this tour. Please be advised that our walking, driving and bicycling routes are not maintained exclusively by the Township of Rideau Lakes. Accordingly, the Township of Rideau Lakes does not take responsibility for the condition of said route or paths. Please enjoy your travels along our county highways and byways. Please use courtesy and common sense when traveling our Heritage Routes. Please help us preserve our World Heritage and Biodiversity privilege and responsibility.