Around Lake Ontario Epic Bike Tour

Around Lake Ontario Epic Bike Tour

12 Day Epic Tour

Tour Information

Date: 07/08/25 - 07/19/25
Meet: Rochester, NY
Time: 2:00pm
Tour Price: $4490
Single Upgrade: $1400

Lake Ontario is about 200 miles long and 50 miles wide, with shores lined by rural farmland. Its banks are also home to one of Canada’s most fascinating cities – Toronto, and one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls – Niagara Falls. If you like to cycle a lot of mostly flat miles, staying in comfortable, but not fancy, hotels around one of North America's Greatest Lakes, then this is the tour for you!





564 miles around Lake Ontario through upstate New York and Ontario, Canada. Average 51 miles per day with one rest day. Mostly flat and gently rolling terrain on paved roads and bike paths. Moderate terrain. Leisurely terrain with an e-bike.

11 nights lodging, all breakfasts, dinners, & snacks on riding days, 1 picnic lunch, van support, luggage transfer, GPS files, trained guides, and airport shuttle at the end of the tour.

$195 for a Cannondale hybrid or Adventure road bicycle. $350 for an electric-assist e-bike.




Fly or take the train in and out of Rochester, NY. Then take a taxi to our starting hotel. Or drive and leave your car at the WomanTours office and we will take you to the starting hotel. The tour ends at the WomanTours office. Then we will provide you with an airport transfer, arriving by 1:30pm.


How do I sign up?

You can Register / Sign-up for a Tour online. . You'll need a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card or a check for the deposit. If you sign up within 30 days of the start of the tour, we require payment in full. Then, we’ll send you a tour confirmation packet with many more details about your trip, including travel arrangements, a packing list, and an optional training schedule. Most of our tours fill completely and have waiting lists, so don’t wait too long before deciding to join us!

How do I know if I can do it?

If you can ride 5 miles on your bicycle today, then you can do our tours marked as leisurely. If you can ride 10 miles on rolling terrain, then you can do our moderate tours. If you can ride at least 20 miles on rolling terrain, then you can train to be able to tackle our advanced tours. Remember that our support vehicle is always available to pick you up if you get tired. That’s what we’re there for.

If you're still concerned about being able to do it, then consider renting an e-bike. These electric-assist bicycles flatten out the hills and increase your speed. They make more challenging tours available to more cyclists.

Can I bring my own bike?

About half of our guests bring their own bicycles. Cross-country cyclists must ride their own bikes. Upon signing up for a tour, you will receive information for packing, shipping and flying with your bike.

"I was in awe of the organization, the route, and the people."

Sarah C. Farmington, ME

Tour Details

DAY 1: We meet in Rochester, NY, home to worldwide WomanTours headquarters. We’ll start our tour at 2:00pm with an orientation, followed by a bike prep and then dinner together. If you arrive early, feel free to stop by our office. We always love visitors! 0 miles.

DAYS 2-11: We’ll run this tour as we do our cross-country and epic tours. We start early with a light breakfast provided by the hotel. Then we’ll pack our bike bags with snacks of raisins, nuts, energy bars and peanut butter sandwiches. We’ll make sure we have an extra layer of clothing and perhaps a rain jacket with us. We leave on our own, usually between 7-8am and cycle at our own pace.

We’ll ride out of the hotel on a short paved bike trail and then we’re quickly at the shores of Lake Ontario. The landscape becomes gently rolling and flat farmland full of apple orchards and cow pastures.

About every twenty miles, we’ll meet our SAG vehicle. It holds water, snacks, tire repair tools and a first aid kit. Even if you don’t need anything, you can stop to chat and talk about the wonderful tailwind or the panoramic view. If you’re too tired to bike anymore, you can take a ride in the SAG vehicle to our hotel for the night. The SAG makes sure everyone is in safely at the end of the day.

Lunch is on your own during the day if you want something heartier than the snacks out of our SAG vehicle. We encourage you to stop and get a taste of the local fare and catch a bit of gossip. Once at our hotel, you’ll find your luggage, (delivered earlier by the WomanTours van and trailer), and can check in to your room.

Most of our hotels are chain hotels or simple, family-run places, and most of us will be in double occupancy rooms. We rotate roommates every night, unless you’ve requested a specific roommate or to upgrade to a single room. There will be time to shower before dinner and perhaps take a dip in a hotel hot tub.

If anyone has experienced bike problems during the day, our guides will use the time before dinner to fix it. Then we eat dinner together, served buffet-style outside. Our traveling chef creates hearty and healthy dishes from our trailer kitchen. While she will accommodate guests with specific allergies and provide a nonmeat protein source for vegetarians, she cannot always adhere to everyone’s likes and dislikes. We ask that you be flexible. If you require a vegan or gluten-free diet, there will be a $50 surcharge.

After dinner, our guide will hold a map meeting to discuss the highlights of the day and to go over the details of the next day’s route.

We’ll have one layover day on this tour in Toronto, Canada to give our bodies a chance to recover. We’ll also have time to explore this fascinating city, which proudly proclaims itself to be the most diverse and safest in the world. 51 miles average per day.

DAY 12: We end our tour with a short ride back on the Erie Canalway Trail into Rochester, NY. With any luck, the prominent west wind will provide us with a wonderful tailwind back to our offices. After enjoying a final picnic lunch and saying your good-byes, WomanTours will provide a complimentary shuttle to the airport by 1:30pm. 25 miles.


  • Womantours Hdq.
  • Erie Canalway Trail
  • Niagara Falls State Park
  • Waterfront Trail on the Canadian shores of the lake
  • Toronto attractions: Chinatown, CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Harbourfront Centre, Distillery District

REGISTRATION DETAILS: To sign up for this tour, we require a nonrefundable deposit of $300. The balance of the tour price is due 75 days prior to the tour and is nonrefundable.

DISCOUNTS: Save an additional 2% if you pay by check.

TRIP INSURANCE: We strongly recommend insurance, and will provide you with a source for insurance upon receiving your tour deposit.


Around Lake Ontario Itinerary

Date Location Miles
Jul 8, 2025 Rochester, NY 0
Jul 9, 2025 Oswego, NY 64
Jul 10, 2025 Sackets Harbor, NY 51
Jul 11, 2025 Kingston, ON 36
Jul 12, 2025 Trenton, ON 79
Jul 13, 2025 Bowmanville, ON 75
Jul 14, 2025 Toronto, ONT 58
Jul 15, 2025 Toronto, ON 0
Jul 16, 2025 Burlington, ON 40
Jul 17, 2025 Niagara Falls, NY 60
Jul 18, 2025 Brockport, NY 70
Jul 19, 2025 Rochester, NY 25