Best ways to explore Toronto – bike trails

Showing the boardwalk and the Martin Goodman bike trail, ©Bobolink/Flickr

Showing the boardwalk and the Martin Goodman bike trail, ©Bobolink/Flickr

Refreshing and recreational: these are the two main advantages of cycling. You have the opportunity to explore Toronto city on two wheels as there are several bike trails and a well organized bicycle infrastructure. There are some many things to see and time is so little. Hop on a bike and start discovering the beautiful city of Toronto.

You can purchase different maps which will help you reach the desired destinations. Check out the following bike trail suggestions which wiggle all across Toronto. Visit Toronto Island on a bike, take the Martin Goodman Trail or one of the many others. Hop on your bike or rent one and see this wonderful city from a different perspective.

Cycling across Toronto Islands

Are you looking for a family field trip or a romantic getaway? Cycle through Toronto Islands and have some fun in the sun. Take your picnic basket with you, find a grassy park or head towards the beach or you can also visit Centerville Amusement Park. The island is only a ferry boat ride away. You can take the bike with you for free but if it makes it easier for you just rent one right on the island. You can choose from adult bikes, youth bikes, quads or tandem bikes.

Toronto Island, ©Doughtone/Flickr

Toronto Island, ©Doughtone/Flickr

The Martin Goodman Trail

Admire the amazing view of the Ontario Lake as you cycle across the Martin Goodman trail. This bike trail runs all over Toronto and along the trip you can visit the Sunnyside Pavilion, Molson Amphitheatre, Sugar Bench and Cherry Beach. Don’t forget to visit and take a look at the beautiful plants towards Ashbridges Bay.

Showing the boardwalk and the Martin Goodman bike trail, ©Bobolink/Flickr

Showing the boardwalk and the Martin Goodman bike trail, ©Bobolink/Flickr

Urban park – Leslie Street Spit

Tommy Thompson Park, also known as Leslie Street Spit is a lovely paved park and also an important bird area which gives home to more than 300 kinds of bird species. The rocky coastline of this area is also ideal for picnics. Take your camera and binoculars with you and observe the birds in their natural habitat.

Leslie Street Spit, ©ocad123/Flickr

Leslie Street Spit, ©ocad123/Flickr

Off the beaten path – Don Valley

If you are looking for more adventure try the bike trails of Don Valley where the paths are unpaved, populated by lots of admirable flora and fauna. Have brunch at Evergreen Brick works and if you are there you might as well want to visit Todmorden Mills, Cabbagetown and Riverdale Farm.

Don Valley Parkway shield, ©Doughtone/Flickr

Don Valley Parkway shield, ©Doughtone/Flickr

Heart of Toronto – Beltline

Kay Gardner Beltline Park is shaded by majestic trees and dotted with bridges. Join the mass of walkers, skaters and bikers at Beltline and cross its trails which are connected to Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Moor Park Ravine and Evergreen Brickworks. If you are up for a hike there are several opportunities for it. You can have a rest in the shades of one of the large trees and refresh near the waters of the park.

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