West of Toronto Gravel Routes

The following routes are mainly gravel cycling routes exploring what I’ll call the Western Greater Toronto Area including Hamilton, Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge, and Wellington.

The routes are all designed as day trips generally in the area of 80-120km.

Hillsburgh to the Luther Marsh


Inspired by A. Grant on Ride with GPS

My Ride Report – Exploring Gravel – Hillsburgh to the Luther Marsh – May 2021

This ride is a relatively flat, 86km loop, starting in Hillsburgh, west along the Elora Cataract Trailway to the Grand River, north to the Luther Marsh, and back along mainly gravel roads.

West Montrose Covered Bridge to Elora


Inspired by Ed on Ride with GPS

My Ride Report – Exploring Gravel – West Montrose Covered Bridge to Elora – June 2021

My favourite gravel ride of the year so far happened in early June 2021. The route started just outside of Guelph, followed parts of the Guelph to Goderich Rail Trail, with the highlights being the West Montrose Covered Bridge and the historic village of Elora.

Cambridge Loop


Inspired by Ron M on Ride with GPS

My Ride Report – Exploring Gravel – Cambridge Loop – May 2021

The Cambridge Loop was discovered on Ride with GPS while searching for route options in the KWC area. The route was created by Ron M, who has also built lots of other routes I want to explore via Ontario Gravel Week.

Disclaimer – All opinions expressed on this blog are my own and are based on my experiences researching and riding various gravel and bikepacking routes. These routes are unsupported, unmaintained, and unsanctioned. Anyone attempting these routes should do their own due diligence to ensure the route files are current, that they’re not crossing private property and that the route and conditions are within their own abilities. Everyone’s riding abilities are different and extreme caution should be used when attempting any new routes as route conditions are constantly changing. I also do not guarantee that the information I’ve shared is up to date. You are responsible for your own safety, and I accept no responsibility for any injuries or property damage that may occur if you decide to attempt these adventures on your own.