Bicycle Across Algonquin Park Glamping Extravaganza
To celebrate our 20th anniversary (2016), Algonquin Adventure Tours (AAT) put together a totally awesome & limited edition 2 day guided group bicycle glamping tour. Up to 11 noble adventure seekers will spend 2 days travelling from the AAT organic farm in Dwight Village, through the entire Algonquin Park road corridor, to the newly erected east gate totem pole. We will bicycle on-road (78km), canoe (14-15km), hike (2km), and swim (up to you). No special skills are required. But this program will be epic and is only for those who are rather fit. This wilderness adventure party runs only once per season, at the end of September, to commune with the fall colours. Please register early to secure your place.
We meet up at the AAT organic farm in Dwight Village at 8:00am on day 1. That means staying somewhere nearby (we will recommend hostel/hotels) the night before or driving up really early (2.75 hrs from Toronto). We roll out by 8:30am to rendez-vous with your canoe day paddle at 11:30am. The first leg is 37km on the moderately hilly, but naturally gorgeous, two lane highway 60. There is usually a road shoulder and it is 3 feet wide for most of our journey. Lunch from the renowned Henrietta's Bakery will be served, with spectacular views, during your canoe day trip. At 3:30pm, after a healthy snack, the group pedals 19km to our campsite inside one of the park's highway 60 campgrounds. This section has a couple serious hills, but it offer the best fall colours viewing opportunities. Your luggage, glamping tent and 3 course steak & pasta dinner will be waiting for you at our prime campground campsite. After a relaxing evening swim and a soothing hot shower, we will enjoy S'mores and marshmallows by the camp fire.
Day 2 fun begins by 7:30am, with breakfast service of fresh oranges, fresh ground/brewed coffee and blueberry pancakes with pure local organic maple syrup. For anyone still hungry, and those not afraid of the WHO warning, there will be bacon. This is a meal you will tell your grandkids about! The final 22km push, to the eastern boundary gate of Algonquin Park, has some serious climbs and jaw dropping views. We celebrate biking the entire park with a group photo at the Algonquin totem pole. More Henrietta's baked goods will be served in the van, as we dine en route to our final hiking (2km) adventure. The colourful panoramic views will be spectacular. We expect to return to the AAT farm by 4pm.
Price: $399 + 13% tax per person w/6 participant minimum. Vegetarian and no pork is ok. Vegan or gluten free - $30/trip. Camera dry bag (20L) rental - $10/trip. Gratuities are encouraged and not including in prices.
Where: Tours meet at the Algonquin Adventure Tours organic farm, 1023 Cooper Lake Rd., Dwight, Ontario, Canada. A shuttle ($20) or taxi ($40) can be arranged from Huntsville, to pick up anyone who comes up by bus.
When: Only by special request as a private program - Contact us
With limited space and rave reviews, our tours fill up quickly. So please make your reservations early.
Although we have encountered moose, deer, beaver, muskrat, heron, loon, turtle, frog, bear, racoon and fish on our Algonquin Park day trips, as with all wilderness tours, animal encounters are a rather random and rare occurrence. However, a skilled guide definitely increases the chances of a memorable and safe educational adventure. And please note that our multiday canoe safaris offer the best opportunities for successful wildlife observation.
Custom tours are always available for any time and group size - just contact us for more information. Trips are run rain or shine (as long as there is no lightning). Life jackets and bike helmets are provided and MUST be worn at all times.
What to Bring
No smoking, glass bottles, metal cans or bug repellent in an aerosol or pump format (lotion only).