Signature Cycling Adventure: Pedal Paddle along the Apple Pie Trail
Complete the loop in 5-6 hours, with 2 or 3 short uphill climbs. Begin your journey in the Village and take the scenic gondola to the top of the Blue Mountain. From there, it is 3-4 hours (40km) of scenic cycling through beautiful countryside and 1.5 hours of gentle paddling on the Beaver River, pleasantly interrupted by a country lunch in Heathcote at Blackbird Pie Company. Blackbird is a local’s favourite, serving delicious sandwiches, apple pies, and the area’s best butter tart. After lunch, you can coast down to Georgian Trail, tucked away in the Cedar trees lining the road along the shores of Georgian Bay. The 1+ hour ride back to Blue Mountain is an easy ride with a short uphill at the end. 50 shops and restaurants wait, including a dozen patios and an ice cream store! Visit the Apple Pie Trail for more details (seasonal offering only during Gondola operating months June-October).