Exciting outdoor adventures!
Looking for an adventure outdoors that is super fun and will keep you healthy and safe? Want to break free of that day to day indoor stay-at-home EVERYTHING! Try one of Toronto's amazing bike trails. Now more then ever, bike riding has become a way to stay healthy, fit and to enjoy our beautiful Toronto weather and scenery while remaining socially distant.
From trails starting as close as Mt. Pleasant and Moore to the Beaches, your options are endless! Don't have a bike? No problem, Bike Share Toronto has numerous pick up and drop off locations all conveniently located throughout City. There's even a location right next to 18 Erskine! To learn more, please visit Bike Share Toronto at https://bikesharetoronto.com/
Check out a few of these trails……you will not be disappointed!!
Beltline Trail and Moore Park Ravine
Length: 9 km
Surround yourself in a mature maple-beech forested boardwalk area that extends from Bayview Avenue to where the brook joins the West Don River in Sunnybrook Park. A stunning path through woods famous for golden autumn colours. It's paw-fect for you and your furry friends with an off-leash dog park near the entrance.
Length 10 km
The unique trail of Crothers Woods offers hiking and mountain-biking trails through the woods and wildflowers. This one is for all the mountain bikers out there (do not attempt these trails with city or road bikes). Being located right by the riverside near the Don River Valley it is an amazing way to feel as if you are right in the heart of a country scene in a movie. The endless 52 hectares covered with woodland, meadows, wetlands, and interesting historical and present day features, this is definitely a good way to see old Toronto.
Moccasin Trail Park
Length 3.7 km
Everyone knows about the iconic rainbow tunnel that you can see from the DVP! This mural, painted in 1971 is a much-loved piece of Toronto art history that was intended to cheer up tired commuters on their ride home from the city. In 2012 the city along with local organizations created a full mural inside the tunnel with bright colours illustrating winter and summer scenes. The trail is also a prime spot for peaceful moments and bird watching.
Sunnyside Bike Trail and Sunnyside Bike Park
Length 3 km
Love to be down by the water? How about views of the beach and beautiful shoreside? A long strip along the lakeshore, bounded by the Gardiner Expressway and rail lines, is an adventure for skateboarders and bike riders of all levels. With 15 outdoor skate parks and 4 bike parks as well as natural hiking trail, at Sunnyside there is an exciting activity for everyone.
Ellis/High Park loop
High park is an epic way to experience Toronto. From the outdoor zoo (currently closed due to Pandemic) to the beautiful views that include April to May's Cherry Blossom season. Although it is a challenging trail with several large hills, the scenery is worth it! The blossoms only come out for a short time making this a 'bucket list experience' in Toronto.
Length 4 km
If you have never taken a ferry, here's your chance! Toronto Islands has a loading dock located at Yonge and Lakehsore. You can either make your way via subway, drive and park at a local lot or do the brave thing and bike all the way from Yonge and Eglinton! The ferry will take you to your choice of either Ward's island, Centre Island or Hanlon's point. Make it a full day adventure and be sure to bring lunch, water and a blanket for a picnic.
Don't have a bike? That's ok ride with Ride Share
Ride Share has multiple locations in Toronto. Rent a bike from anywhere in the City for as long or as short as you like and enjoy exploring all over town. The special app will easily help you identify where stations are located. This is a great way to go for a bike ride without having to own a bike!
If outdoor biking is not for you then try out a virtual biking event.
Virtual Biking Events
TBN, Toronto Bike Network offers virtual bike rides and virtual city walks. These virtual adventures use a Zoom video conference that simulates a real Toronto experience with the help of Google Maps, Street View and other websites.
Virtual YouTube Rides
If you have an indoor bike at home, then visit YouTube to discover all sorts of virtual adventure experience. From Whistler in Vancouver to Maui in Hawaii or from Paris or Rome to Tokyo in Japan, you can travel the world without leaving your house. Stay safe, get fit and have fun all indoors at any time. Choose your own adventure now!
Virtual Video Game Rides
If you like video games and want to try something new, Zwift blends the fun of video games with the intensity of serious training. Level up in the virtual worlds of Zwift with a community that motivates you every minute along the way. Choose from training plans, group rides, races, and more. You'll get fitter and stronger. Discover the world of Zwift today. Visit https://www.zwift.com/ca. There are options for everyone!