Tour Windsor Essex by Bike
Riding your bicycle in winter is a fun, safe and reliable way to travel – and these 5 unique trails from across Windsor and Essex County will help get you up and out the door to explore the region on two wheels. Experience the region in winter and you’re sure to discover intriguing things you never imagined before as you traverse each of our trail rides.
Of course, these tours can be enjoyed in spring and summer – and we hope you do! – but the winter holds a special quiet beauty for those who venture out.
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Five Different Tours from around Windsor Essex
Walkerville to Sandwich, via the Riverfront Trail
Begin your journey in Olde Walkerville, riding through Hiram Walker’s whisky town. Enjoy breathtaking views and dramatic sculptures along the Detroit River. Explore the fascinating history of Olde Sandwich Town, dating back to the 18th century. Return via Windsor’s colourful downtown.
The Ganatchio to Tecumseh Nature Trail
Take a slow roll along Windsor’s waterfront where lake St. Clair flows into the Detroit River. Cycle on the Ganatchio Trail. Learn the history of First Nations’ role and French settlements throughout the town of Tecumseh. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Little River Corridor and discover one of the few hills in the area.
Historic Amherstburg’s Greenways and Gardens
Cruise through the well preserved historic town of Amherstburg. Learn about the War of 1812 and the families that helped develop the town. Pick up the pace as you leave Amherstburg to ride through the countryside and pass by Canada’s first Miracle League Baseball facility. Try to save time to take a closer look at Amherstburg’s riverfront park with its gardens and sculptures and discover the shops and restaurants in the nearby downtown.
Kingsville: Canada’s Southernmost Town
Explore the town that was once known as ‘Canada’s Paradise’. Ride through beautiful parks, along tree lined trails and the working port that hosts the Pelee Island ferry and the Lake Erie fishery. Discover how Kingsville became a magnet for wealthy Americans and was a key to developing rail travel in the 19th century.
Essex County’s Wine Region
Explore five of Essex County’s wineries on this tour through the fertile countryside. Enjoy the beautiful waterfront as you cycle along Lake Erie. Follow the path once used by the early rail lines. Discover the bountiful harvests of fruits, vegetables and flowers produced in the region.
All of our rental bikes were stolen in our recent break-in but we’ll do our best to set you up with a rental bike. Reserve via email, call us at 226.216.5200 or drop in to the Windsor Bike Kitchen to rent a bicycle for a couple of hours or a day. We’re just a short walk from the VIA Rail Station and on the crosstown bus line.