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Spring on the Bruce

Distance from Toronto

3h 30m
About this Trip

The Bruce Peninsula has exploded as a local travel destination over the last ten years and, during the summer, the Peninsula’s population swells with a massive influx of local and international tourists. In the quiet of the spring, as the snow thaws, the temperature warms and the wildflowers emerge, we’ll have the peninsula almost to ourselves. On this two-day adventure we’ll hike along spectacular cliffs and down to the rocky shoreline of Georgian Bay, enjoy a campfire dinner, watch beautiful night skies light up in the Peninsula’s dark sky preserve and bike through peaceful roads and forests.

 
 
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Highlights

+ Rugged escarpment cliffs
+ Turquoise Georgian Bay beaches
+ Delicious campfire dinner
+ Spectacular night skies

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Sample Itinerary

Your trip begins in the evening before our first day of adventure, you'll check into your lodge in the late afternoon where your guide will meet you for a drink and to chat about what to expect over the next few days.

Day 1 - After a hearty breakfast, we head out to the northern part of the Bruce Peninsula to hike some of the most spectacular segments of the Bruce Trail. Making our way out of the forest, we’ll hike along stark escarpment cliffs dropping into the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay. Stopping at the water’s edge for lunch, we’ll enjoy a picnic and hot cup of coffee or tea along the shoreline. After completing our hiking loop, we’ll head into town to explore before heading back to the lodge, putting on an extra layer, and enjoying a fireside culinary experience including bannock cooking and local wines and ciders. After dinner we’ll explore the Bruce Peninsula’s dark sky preserve, watching the sky light up as we reap the benefits of the Peninsula’s strict light pollution policies.

Day 2 - For day two we’ll choose between two different bike adventures. We can head to the center of the Peninsula to explore the world of single track mountain biking. On this adventure we’ll start off with a morning clinic learning how to go up and over obstacles, corner around sharp turns and even navigate rock gardens. After a break for lunch, we’ll head into the forest trails, putting our skills to work as we explore the peninsula’s forests. Alternatively, we can skip the technical riding, head down to the Georgian Bay shoreline and pedal along spectacular dirt roads to a bird observatory where we hope to catch a sight of the Finches migrating northwards. Whichever adventure you choose, we’ll cap off the day with snacks and some delicious local beers and ciders before heading home.

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Dates Available

April: 15 - 18
May: 6 - 9, 21 - 24

Check out our winter and summer trips to explore the Bruce Peninsula in other seasons.

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Trip Length

2 Days & 2 Nights, or
3 Days & 3 Nights

Accommodations

The Orange Bicycle (Tobermory) - Peacefully nestled in the outskirts of Tobermory, The Orange Bicycle Guesthouse and Gardens is an ideally located private getaway featuring comfortable rooms, an inviting atmosphere and mouth-watering home-made breakfasts.

 
What's Included  |  What to Bring
Whats Included

+ Accommodations
+ All meals except for dinner upon arrival and departure
+ Private guide for all excursions
+ Equipment rentals including mountain bikes
+ Applicable park permits and fees

What to Bring

+ A packing list will be provided upon booking

Price

Prices vary depending on group size and activities selected.
For a group of 6 prices start at $770/person

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Additional Information

Spring is a great season to explore the Bruce Peninsula as there are few tourists and the appearance of wildflowers and migrating birds make for a beautiful backdrop. Spring conditions can also be unpredictable, however, and activities may have to be modified based on weather.

Safety Information

All guides leading the Bruce Peninsula Adventure are experienced guides with appropriate first-aid training and certification.

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