There’s no better form of exercise than to have an enjoyable bike ride on a beautiful day in the city. Toronto has many bike paths for you to explore and get your cycling game on point. This time of year is perfect for getting out and hitting the trails as it’s started to warm up, but you won’t be drenched in sweat 5 minutes into your ride.
Regardless of where you are located in the GTA, there are certain trails every biker should try out at least once. Even if you’re not a dedicated cyclist, why not go on a bike ride to enjoy the beautiful views our city has to offer?
Toronto Central Waterfront Trail
The Toronto Central trail is one of the most popular choices to bike for many Torontonians. Bikers have their own asphalt path, while pedestrians take a stroll along the board walk. If you’re interested in taking a quick break, relax on Sunny Side Beach or grab a bite at Sunny Side Pavilion . This trail continues all the way to the Harbour Front along Queen’s Quay, but it is currently under construction. There are alternative detour routes at the moment for bikers who would like to continue their trip to Woodbine Beach.
The Toronto Island is a short ferry ride from the city. The bike path on the island is a beautiful trail to explore. Ride around the island and enjoy the breathtaking Toronto skyline. Avoid this trail during the weekends because the tourists may get in your way, but during the week there’s enough room to get around.
If you enjoy nature rides, High park is the perfect place to go. It’s one of the biggest parks in the city with off trail roads, paved walkways and a wooden board walk to explore this beautiful area.
Tommy Thompson Park
This bike path offers spectacular views of the city skyline. You can access this trail from Leslie St. The park covers almost 5km of land and is the habit for over 300 species of birds. The path is only open on weekends.
Don Valley Trails
The Don Valley trail is mostly made off road paths and dusty trails. The trail is about 10 km long and goes through a variety of parks to explore. The Waterfront path connects to this trail from the lakeside.
Which trails will you be cycling on this summer?
Post adapted from: https://www.narcity.com/ca/on/toronto/lifestyle/10-amazing-bike-paths-you-must-ride-in-toronto