ALVAR Cycle TOUR Adventure

Proceeds go to the Manitoulin Island Cycling Advocates (not-for-profit organization) to support cycling amenities, programs and development in local communities.

Enjoy majestic views on Manitoulin including glimpses of over 100 sparkling inland lakes while riding along serene and pastoral country roads.

Alvar Cycle Tour Adventure 

  • 5 days fun riding, 4 nights stay
  • 4 dates to choose from
  • Discover Manitoulin, the world's largest fresh water island 

E-Bike rentals available.

Please call for availability. 

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2024 Dates



June 10 - 14 | 308km week, 60-80km per day

June 17 - 21 | 308km week, 60-80km per day 



September 2 - 6 | 308km week, 60-80km per day 

September 9 - 13 | 308km week, 60-80km per day 


Alvar Cycle Adventure on Manitoulin Island

(308km, 60 –80km per day) 

Discover the world’s largest fresh water Island. Take in the majestic views over Georgian Bay, the famous North Channel, the vast expanse of Lake Huron with glimpses of some of the 108 sparkling inland lakes, while riding along the silent, serene pastoral country roads. On Manitoulin, we move at a leisurely pace, locals call it "Island Time”.  Come and see for yourself why Manitoulin is one of the best loved cycle destinations in Ontario and nationwide. Your ever present tour guide tells you the stories letting you emerge deeply into the fascinating marine, geological and agricultural history. We will show you the natural Alvar formations, First Nations art and culture, art galleries, many museums, one-of-a-kind Mom and Pop shops, and locally produced food and drink. 


Your guide is close-by in a car every day, all day. He can carry your personal items so you can ride pannier free. The tour includes a visit to the famous Bridal Veil Falls, and a visit to an Alpaca farm located on an original old settlers homestead.




 Book the ferry from Tobermory to South Baymouth on Sunday and stay a night in South Baymouth.

 ← Or book the Monday early ferry leaving Tobermory at 8:50am. The Tour starts at 11am Monday morning. 

→ Departing South Baymouth Friday 3:50pm





308 km week (60 - 80km per day)


Day 1, 68 km: Welcome and start of your cycle vacation riding along the safe cycle infrastructure of paved shoulders to lunch on the lake in Manitowaning besides the old ferry and Mill. Visiting High Falls and Ten Mile Point’s spectacular view of Georgian Bay, the views visible all the way into the North Channel and the La Cloche mountains.  Next stop is Sheguaidah’s old town site and fish ladders, then onto Little Current, the only Island town with land access over the century old swing bridge.  


Day 2, 61 km: After touring Little Current we ride south on Hwy 6 to Sheguiandah and stop at the museum with displays from the earliest settlers as well as artifacts from the oldest indigenous settlement. From here the ride heads west on quieter municipal roads with a lunch stop at Lake Manitou. Riding close to  the shores of lake Manitou brings us to Mindemoya to your lake side Cottage or best in class B&B  accommodations for the next 3 nights. 


Day 3, 73 km: A visit to the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, experience an Alpaca farm-tour, see famous Bridal Veil Falls with the sculptures found in town and the splendid view of the North Channel. Rolling along will bring you back to your accommodation near Mindemoya.    


Day 4, 60 km: After a stop at the impressive war memorials, we will hear details about Manitoulin's Alvar formations, visit both the Perivale and Mutchmor Gallery, and overlook the largest sand beach and boardwalk in Providence Bay, returning back to your accommodation.


Day 5, 40 km: On the final day we will stop at a stream rehabilitation site and return to the Ferry dock.


or call 705 968 1755 for more information

2024 prices


Double Occupancy at lake side Cottages

$1650.00 + HST = $1864.50 p.p.

 Single Occupancy at the Cottages

$1950.00 + HST = $2203.50


Double Occupancy at the gorgeous B&B 

 $1725.00 + HST = $1949.25

Single Occupancy at the gorgeous B&B

$ 2000.00 + HST = $2260.00



  • 5 Days, 4 nights stay in a hotel & lakeside Cottage or beautiful B&B
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners (Alcohol excluded)
  • 5 Daily road side snacks
  • Luggage shuttle
  • Mechanical support
  • Manitoulin lsland & La Cloche Mountains Cycling Routes & Road Map
  • Museum Fees
  • 15% Meal gratuity
  • Insurance
  • Guide in a support vehicle who is with you at all times, telling stories, pointing out attractions and providing assistance to make your trip safe and special



We'll greet you at the South Baymouth ferry terminal and shuttle your 1 piece, well-marked luggage to your accommodations. You'll be provided with a daily itinerary, Manitoulin Island Cycling Route and Road map and we'll make sure you get to where you need to be (please be sure to bring at least one inner-tube and a tire with you that fit your bicycle). We'll also transport your luggage to the Ferry terminal in South Baymouth for your departure.


Experience Level


Manitoulin has gentle rolling hills and minimal elevation on most routes chosen for these particular packages. Our tours have been designed for your road riding comfort.


E- Bike rentals available through MICA

Please call 705 968 1755 for availability.


Payment Details


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