Apple Pie Trail - Pedal and Paddle w/ bike rental

Designed after the popular cycling adventures in Europe, the Pedal & Paddle Adventure is an Ontario Signature Experience!

This self guided, 40 km ride combines the ease of loading your bike on the Blue Mountain gondola with the beauty of rolling hills surrounded by acres and acres of apple trees. The 1-hour paddle is the perfect rest for your legs as you driftdown the Beaver River in your choice of Stand Up Paddle Board, Kayak, or Canoe. Don't miss out on what might just be your favourite adventure in Ontario this season!

What You'll Do

This adventure is a 40km ride that will take 4 to 7 hours depending on ability & stops along the way.

First head to Activity Central in the Guest Services building at Blue Mountain Resort. Here you'll be given your gondola ticket, Rental bike, plus your self-guided map.

Next, walk just 50 steps over to the Blue Mountain Gondola where the staff will load your bikes on to the racks while you are whisked up Ontario's only open-aired Gondola. ​

Once at the top of Blue Mountain - stop & marvel at the majestic view over the expanse of water known as Georgian Bay (some call it Canada's 6th great lake it's that big!), then cycle 40km through the scenic Beaver Valley orchards on quiet country roads. Stop for a picnic lunch at Blackbird Pie Co., just steps from the launching point for your gentle 1-hour paddle down the winding Beaver River. Return to the Village via the protected Georgian Trail along the shoreline of Georgian Bay.

Meeting Location

Go to Activity Central in the Guest Services building at Blue Mountain Resort - Grand Central Lodge, The Blue Mountains, Ontario L9Y 0P7

What Should I Bring

Hybrid or Mountain Bike (bring your own or rent), Helmet (a must!), Water Bottle, Appropriate layers (check out the forecast), Sunblock, Camera

When To Arrive

Please arrive 15 minutes before your start time.
First head to Activity Central in the Guest Services building at Blue Mountain Resort. Here you'll be given your gondola ticket and map. A lunch voucher will be provided by Free Spirit Tours when you arrive there.

Cancellations & Refunds

There will be no refunds unless the trip is canceled due to weather.

"Good considering the weather "

September 6, 2019 - 

The weather didn’t cooperate so we decided to ride further rather than paddling. Allowing us the defer this part to a later date is excellent customer service. Enjoyable day 😀


"Challenging and worth it!"

August 27, 2019 - 

The bike route there is very hilly and at times you feel like your flying down the hills. The paddle part was super fun and relaxing. The bike route back was flatter and easier than the first part.


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