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Route 3 | Hills, Views & Pastries - 80Km

route
77.9 km

Distance

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3.5 hours

Average time

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15%

Unpaved

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8/10

Difficulty

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846 m

Total Ascent

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316 m

Highest Point

Peterborough & the Kawarthas has long been a favourite destination for cyclists of all types…especially road cyclists.

The combination of rolling drumlin hills, scenic lake vistas and winding rural roads make for challenging and diverse riding opportunities. They can be used for training just as easily as they can be used for a casual ride with friends and family.

This route hits all the best views in southern Peterborough County. The rolling hills along the ride offer challenging climbs and rewarding views in every direction. Freshly made pastries are a tasty way to recharge and are accessible at several locations along this ride. From Peterborough, this route heads south to Bailieboro giving riders spectacular views of Rice Lake along the way. From Bailieboro riders will encounter plenty of rolling hills and views along the way to Millbrook, which is another great place to stop for a nibble. Ride up the infamous Prison Hill heading out of Millbrook and on to more illustrious views as the route continues through Ida Hill and back to Peterborough.

Why we Love this Route:

    • Challenging uphill climbs
    • Breathtaking scenic views
    • Great coffee and pastry shops along the way

      Highlights & Photos OPS:

        • Scenic views of Rice Lake from County Rd #2. KM25 – KM28
        • Scenic views north from Sayer Line. KM51
        • Scenic views south from Sharpe Line. KM61

          Worth Stopping for:

            • Doo Doo’s Bakery in Bailieboro – Enjoy the award-winning butter tarts. KM31
            • Zimart Rice Lake Gallery – A collection of sculptures that have been handcrafted by artists from Zimbabwe
            • Pastry Peddler in Millbrook – The fantastic snacks in this cycling themed bistro is not to be missed! KM42
            • The Canadian Canoe Museum – Learn the history and culture of canoes and kayaks with over 100 on display. KM75
            • Wrap up your ride at Silver Bean Café in Peterborough. – Approx. KM0 and KM78

              Places to Stay:

                  Places to Eat:

                    • The Pin – 302 King St, Peterborough
                    • Monaghan Cafe – 1017 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough
                    • Ricky’s All Day Grill – 898 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough
                    • The Pastry Peddler – 36 King St E, Millbrook
                    • Brown Eyed Susan’s – Hwy 28, Bailieboro
                    • Berc’s Steakhouse – 186 Lansdowne St E, Peterborough
                    • The village of Thai – 241 George St N, Peterborough
                    • Riley’s Olde Towne Pub – 253 George St N, Peterborough

                      Take the Road Less Traveled