Apple Pie Trail - Pedal and Paddle w/o 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 plus your self-guided map. A lunch voucher will be provided by Free Spirit Tours when you arrive there

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 plus your self-guided map.

Cancellations & Refunds

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

"Great day trip"

September 6, 2019 - 

Had a great day overall. The paddle was very relaxing, trails beautiful, food delicious.


"Great day "

September 2, 2019 - 

From the lift attendant who sent my phone up with the next gondola to the bakery staff who made sure we knew the safest way back, we had great service on this day. One challenging hill and some rolling roads mean the bike is not for everyone but the paddle is an easy scenic route. Lunch includes a sandwich on homemade bread, a drink and a treat!


"Amazing"

September 1, 2019 - 

Great experience and great service


"Incredible experience"

August 5, 2019 - 

The scenery along this trial is so beautiful that you forget about the couple of grueling hills. The river was like glass, an easy 1 hour paddle, which offered a nice break in middle of the ride, along with the terrific lunch. Well organized, and well worth the money.


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