Discover the region on two wheels

Blue Mountain Village is nestled between the charming communities of Collingwood and Thornbury at the base Blue Mountain and the Niagara Escarpment UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Its shops and restaurants are located in Ontario’s largest pedestrian Village, just steps from a wide variety of trails for hybrid, mountain and road biking. At the centre of the Village is the open-air gondola that is equipped to carry bikes and can whisk your group up to the top of Blue Mountain, giving you access to trails leading back down the escarpment and road biking overlooking Georgian Bay.

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). 

Recreational Trail Riding

Ideal for all ages, trails are hard-packed to accommodate both hybrid and road bikes. The Georgian Trail is a 32km tightly packed gravel trail that runs from Collingwood to Meaford near Highway 26. It has numerous access points along the way, including: Northwinds Beach, Craigleith Provincial Park (Day pass required), Blue Mountain Beach and snack bar, Peasmarsh Beach, Thornbury Harbour, Bayview Park and Meaford Harbour. Much of the trail passes along the south shore of Georgian Bay with ample opportunity to rest and swim during the summer months. Maps can be downloaded here, or found at Tourism offices in Collingwood and the Visitor Information Centre in the Village. Blue Mountain Resort also offers bike rentals and 1 hour guided tours along the top of the Niagara Escarpment.

Mountain Biking

Blue Mountain Resort is Ontario’s largest mountain bike centre. The Resort offers guided mountain biking, including downhill biking trails, which are accessible by open-air gondola. Find tours, trail maps, camps and clinic pricing by clicking here.

Road Biking

Ideal for all ages, hybrid & road bikes. Blue Mountain Village is in the center of a road biking mecca that includes the Centurion Cycling 25, 50 and 100 kilometer routes. The Blue Mountain gondola provides access to the picturesque Beaver Valley where riders can enjoy cycling and culinary delights along the Apple Pie Trail. Options are endless on a road bike. More information on trail routes can be found through Ontario by Bike, and Visit South Georgian Bay.