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Manitoulin Island

GEORGIAN BAY CYCLING ROUTE, (GBCyR) CORE A



Take #6 south off the Trans Canada Highway. Beyond Espanola enjoy the training hills through the beautiful La Cloche Mountains. Take time to walk the docks in Little Current and enjoy the many boats on the North Channel. Heading south on #6, no paved shoulders yet from Little Current to Ten Mile Point (13km), but you can look forward to visiting the historic village of Sheguiandah. It offers a wonderful museum with archeological artifacts and Batman's Mill.

Continue on #6, or choose GBCyR Core B (see below), climb a 2 km hill to a lookout with an unsurpassed view of the North Channel, Georgian Bay and the La Cloche Mountains. Continue south on wide paved shoulders to Manitowaning, the oldest white settlement on the Island. Here you can visit the great local museum, see the old Norisle Ferry down by the Old Mill and catch a bite to eat. Back on #6, ride south all the way to the ferry dock in South Baymouth.


1 Anchor Inn, 22 Hawberry Motel

16 Willowdance Wellness Centre,

17 Batman’s Cottages & Campground

2 The Jar

25 Lightfoot Bikes

10 Kicking Mule Ranch, 20 Wayside Motel, 19 Loco Beanz,

13 Garden's Gate Restaurant.

ESPANOLA TO SOUTH BAYMOUTH GBCyR Core B GBCyR Core A route E route F

Paved/hardtop, 88km, 5.5 hrs., road bike or hybrid


Sheguiandah to South Baymouth ferry dock. In Sheguiandah turn right onto Indian Mountain Rd., to the Bidwell Rd. Continue west to the Green Bay Park and follow the Bidwell Rd. to the Rockville Rd. Turn left and enjoy the many glimpses of Lake Manitou.

Turn left onto the wide paved shoulders of #551 into Mindemoya, where you turn right onto #542 west. Continue west to the intersection of #542/551. Head south on #551 and ride to Providence Bay.

Take #551 through the little summer resort village and turn left onto Government Rd. This quiet road will bring you into Tehkummah. Riding to the right onto the 10th Sd. Rd. south will bring you all the way to #6, & following it south, you will find yourself in South Baymouth at the ferry.


15 Red Lodge

18 Island Spring Cottages

9 Maja's organic foods

14 Auberge Inn

12 On the Bay B&B