Summer is quickly approaching, and Torontonians couldn’t be more stoked for biking season! After the long, harsh winter, cyclists want to make the most of the good weather and get their bike on. But let’s face it - in order to have the optimal bike rides you need be well-versed in where to go.
If you’re an avid cyclist that’s keen on having beautiful bike rides in the city this season, you’re in luck because today’s blog is all about the best bike trails in Toronto!
If you’re looking for the quintessential Toronto biking experience, there’s no better ride to do than the Waterfront Trails! This scenic bike ride is made up of trails that are divided into three sections: Etobicoke West, Toronto Central, and Scarborough.
This lengthy bike path begins at Royal York and follows Lakeshore Boulevard for 2 kilometres to Park Lawn. Once at Park Lawn, many cyclists opt to continue past the Humber Bay Arch and explore what downtown Toronto has to offer.
The Toronto Central portion of the trail is a mostly off-road, asphalt biking area that takes riders through Sunnyside Park, Woodbine Beach, and Balmy Beach. You’ll also get a great view of the city when riding through the Queen’s Quay section of the trail.
The Waterfront Trails taper off with a hilly ride through Scarborough. This trail is a mishmash of on-road sections and off-road paths. If you make it this far, you’ll definitely be getting a good leg workout in!
Don Valley Trails
Don’t miss out on everything that the Don Valley Trails have to offer this summer! This bike path is very appealing to cyclists because it has numerous entry points that are far away from any traffic. It also contains plenty of greenery as it stretches about 10 km through a variety of parks.
The main bike path on this trail runs alongside the Don River, and it is suitable for all levels of riders!
The Scarborough Bluffs trail is a great place to go if you want to be in a secluded area with a stunning view of the waterfront of east Toronto. You’ll eventually hit Scarborough Bluffs if you continue along the Waterfront Trails.
This trail is almost 15 kilometres long and 65 metres above the shoreline of Lake Ontario, which makes it an excellent place for a photo-op as well as a bike ride!
Tommy Thompson Park
This bike path is popular among cyclists because it is mostly paved and completely free of cars! It also has magnificent views of the city skyline.
Tommy Thompson Park stretches over 5 km of land, and its trail is accessible from Leslie St. Did we mention you can see over 300 species of birds at Tommy Thompson Park? Pretty cool stuff!
No matter which of these trails you decide to hit up this season, you won’t be disappointed. If you have the opportunity to explore them all, even better!
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