Oxford County Gravel Grind Getaway
$1100 (25% due upon booking 75% charged 30 days before tour start date)
October 19-21, 2022
Discover Southern Ontario’s hidden gem of gravel riding. Oxford County has it all: wide-open farmland, rolling tree-lined roads and the most courteous motorists we’ve ever met!
On this Midweek Gravel Grind Getaway, we’ll cover it all in spirited style – riding 70-110 km per day at an average speed of 25-29 km/h. Along the way, you’ll be treated to some of the best views of the surrounding landscape and a few tasty treats from local vendors. Our rides start and finish at the renowned Elm Hurst Inn & Spa – where a relaxing massage, a delicious dinner and a luxurious bed will help you recover nicely for the next morning’s ride.
- 25% due upon booking
- 75% charged 30 days before tour start date
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Please confirm your booking by September 19.
Included with the tour is a Gravelocity Cycling Jersey & swag bag. Please select your jersey size below, or take a look at our sizing chart:
Wide Open Gravel for the Taking
Is the sky bigger in Oxford County? It sure seems that way. Many of our gravel rides here roll across sprawling pastoral farmland, where the road ribbons ahead of you for miles, while long stands of trees help buffer the wind.
As the summer progresses, the corn grows taller, then gives way to stunning fall colour as we turn onto forested riverside tracks and rail trails. Amish fruit stands tempt cyclists from the roadside and every village seems to offer up mid-ride treats from a legendary local bakery or cafe.
Our Gravel Grind Getaway sees us gaining elevation as we ride our bikes to Tavistock, only to race downhill all the way back. The next day, we might ride down to Tillsonburg to link up with Canada's Great Trail, savouring fresh-made sandwiches and ice cream that fuel our efforts on the return.
After a few hours of hammering the hills and racing along the riverside, you’ll check into the luxurious and historic Elmhurst Inn & Spa. There, you're free to relax in the shade of the willows, satisfy your appetite with five-star locally-inspired cuisine and curl up in a cozy bed to rest up for the next day's ride.
Where you'll be staying
The historic Elm Hurst Inn & Spa is the finest luxury hotel in Southwestern Ontario. A landmark since 1872, the Inn sits on 30 acres of rolling countryside, offering decadent dining and indulgent spa services. After a day of gravel grinding, cyclists can relax with a massage or just recline on the expansive patio overlooking the creek down below.
Between the spa’s extensive menu of services and the Muskoka chairs that beckon from the shade of the surrounding trees, non-cycling companions will have no trouble passing the time on site until our group returns from the morning ride.
- 3 Days of guided rides on curated routes
- 2 Nights at the Breadalbane Inn
- 2 Breakfasts
- Mid-ride bakery or lunch stops
- First night Team Dinner
- Gravelocity Cycling Jersey (sizing chart)
- Swag bag
You will receive your product(s) on the first day of the tour, and we’ll have spare sizes available on site for a quick and easy exchange if necessary.
You mean we didn’t have you at “spa?” How about exploring the variety of renowned cheese makers for which Oxford County is famous? Wander into Ingersoll and enjoy the food and curio shops on its main street. Drive south through Amish country with farm stands stops along the way. Trace the County’s Underground Railroad history in Otterville, or head north for a swim in the gorge near St. Mary’s.
Stratford is a little more than a half-hour drive away - whether you’re going to the theatre or just going for a stroll. Both Stratford and Oxford County offer self-guided tours featuring chocolatiers, cheesemakers and purveyors of fine soaps, candles, wine and olive oil.
Please Note: Gravelocity’s tours run rain or shine. That said, we reserve the right to alter routes, distances or start times to avoid the worst of what Mother Nature (or the local gravel graders) may throw at us. On the rare occasion that a day’s bike ride is cancelled altogether, we’ll welcome you back on any other day - at any location - to make up for it.