The Haliburton Highlands are a special place in Ontario. It is a perfect destination for some cycling and sightseeing. W spent a day around Haliburton.
On our second day in the Simcoe area Sara showed us Orillia, the ancient fish weirs, Italian food and another rail to trail.
New Hans blog: Last week we cycled in Simcoe County north of Toronto near Georgian Bay. Here are some photo impressions of our first day touring the countryside and taking in some sights (and food).
We stopped in Peterborough for a visit to its bike paths. Having cobbled together a 45 km tour we were pleased with the outcome.
For the first time in my life, I visited a bike show. Here is an impression of the Montreal Bicycle show with a 90 second clip at the end of the blog
Canada’s passenger VIA trains might be older than your granddad. VIA is stepping into the 21ct Century though and ordered new train cars, to be built by Siemens in California. They will meet a long standing demand to add bike storage to the trains.
Hans and Karen visit Sudbury, Canada and bike to Ramsey Lake and Laurentian U and back.
Sudbury is a city in the near north of Ontario. The distance from Ottawa is around 500 km, similar to the distance Amsterdam – Paris. It is well known for its mining activities. We once spent one night there. Initially the plan was to stay at the campsite at that time, but once we figured out the campsite was sandwiched [Read more…]
Summary During a stay in Kingston, I explored the city’s waterfront and the K&P Trail. A lovely 30 km route that touches on many different aspects of Kingston. It needs a few improvements, such as crossing the VIA Rail tracks on Division Rd and access to the trail right after the overpass and the Sydenham Rd crossing. Wayfinding could be [Read more…]
“It is safe infrastructure that makes people bike, not more uniforms”. Last week we visited Toronto. Karen had meetings and I tagged along for a day and a half. Because we booked the train in time, our tickets were only $100 return each in economy class. On the way in I had to listen to Dora the Explorer on the [Read more…]