Peterborough County Tour – Tempo

$875.00

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Oct. 22-24, 2021

With plenty of paths that pass by forests, fields, and rivers, this is rail trail heaven. But Peterborough County also offers up great gravel rollers that will have you hooting with delight – and fall colours that will leave you awestruck. This Tempo Tour will roll at an average speed of 25-29 km/h, covering distances of 65-100 km per day. We’ll roll out around 10 a.m. for a shorter ride on the first day, with earlier start times and longer distances on the next two days.

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:

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Gravelocity Couples Tour

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Join a Gravelocity Couples Tour and add a little romance to your passion for gravel riding. After all, there’s nothing better than sharing something you love with someone you love. Of course, if that someone is a sibling or a friend, that’s fine too - as long as the two of you don’t mind sharing a bed! Priced for two cyclists only. 

Legendary Trail Among Cyclists

Canada’s Great Trail runs from one end of Peterborough County to the other, but it’s only one link in the network of bicycle paths and tracks that make this area legendary among cyclists of all abilities. From Lakefield, we’ll ride west across the southern Kawartha lakes as far as Lindsay, before cruising along rail trails through the city of Peterborough and back up the Trent-Severn Waterway. Head south, and we’ll roll up and down hills that make riders squeal with glee. With an intentional “wrong turn,” we’ll visit the mill and pond in the village of Lang for the perfect Instagram post, then take a riverside gravel road back to avoid the hills. For bolder riders, it’s a roller-filled trek to Havelock for delicious sandwiches on freshly-baked bread. After the ride, we’ll refuel on a patio in Lakefield or Peterborough, before we fall into bed at the Village Inn.


Where you'll be staying

Sitting in the heart of the quaint village of Lakefield, the Village Inn is a charming country inn just a stone’s throw from the historic Trent-Severn Waterway. Lakefield itself is a village in transition. Within a short walk of the Inn, you’ll find everything from old-school diners and bakeries to chic coffee houses and brew-pubs. Accommodations at the Inn are simple, yet modern - and with only 32 rooms, it’s definitely cozy. An evening here will almost certainly include a beer on the patio at the Canoe and Paddle and a stroll or recovery ride down to Lock 26. If you’re not keen to retire when they roll up the streets, then Peterborough is only a 15-minute drive away, with plenty of great restaurants and pubs.

What's Included

  • Guided rides on great routes
  • Cozy boutique accommodation at select inns
  • Breakfasts
  • Mid-ride bakery or lunch stops
  • Team Dinner on first night of the tour
  • Gravelocity Cycling Jersey (1 per person) (sizing chart)
  • Swag bag (1 per person)
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For Non-Cyclists

Non-cyclists will love Peterborough County’s main street. Every shop seems to have its own unique identity. Right across from the hotel is a combination bakery/bookstore/knit shop. (“My three favourite things,” exclaimed one cyclist’s wife.”) There’s a gourmet grocery store and another shop simply called “Stuff.” The surrounding area offers the same sort of curios offerings: boutique lavender and candle shops, chocolatiers, glassworks - even a potbelly pig sanctuary!

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.

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