Pearson Int Airport -
|We arrived in Toronto around 14:00 local time, after a 7 hour flight from Frankfurt. The course was set directly to the east. We managed 40 km through an unknown number of traffic lights and tight traffic. After a brief reconnaissance in Scarborough, we found a Best Western hotel.|
|Scarborough - Cobourg 121km|
|Outside the hotel in Scarborough.|
|We rode about 60-70 km total before we came out of Toronto. We found a bike route that goes all the way down to Lake Ontario, and followed it the first part of the day.|
Lunch break at Lake Ontario.
We realized eventually that we would
never reach around, if we should to follow The Lake Wiew Trak. So we moved
over to the nearest main road, to reach
|Cobourg - Kingston 166km|
We early started to discuss whether
we should ride around Lake Ontario in 6 days or not.
After almost 170 km through beautiful
scenery, we arrived in
relatively late. We had planned to
find us a hotel, but found a B & B. After a short price negotiation with
the owner, we decided to stay at The
Secret Garden. The owner agreed to have us as
guests as we ďdidnít look criminal ....,
apart from him," He pointed to the Swede. We made early up that the
couple who ran the B & B was gay. Everything showed signs of it.
We got the most sophisticated
breakfast on the trip.
|Kingston - Oswego 136km|
|We took a ferry from Kingston to the Wolfe Island. We rode across the island, and took the ferry across to United States.|
It does not take more than 10 minutes
by ferry, but we used at least an hour however to pass passport control in
the United States. We did not start serious cycling before for 1 oíclock
so we didnít arrive in
before it got dark.
The Canadian was 72 years old and was
heading from Montreal to Denver! It gives hope for future generations.
|Oswego - Rochester 130km|
From Oswego landscape was a bit more hilly, but the biggest height
difference was not more than about 200 meters. The trip around Lake Ontario
doesnít give the major challenges and you neither get the big overview of
the landscape from you bike in.
Rochester stood in bold on the map, but that it should be a million town, came as a surprise.
|Rochester - Niagara Falls 132km|
|Pause on the way to Niagara Falls..|
|The highlight, quite literally, was Niagara Falls. If you didnít look any other place than at Niagara Falls, it was a natural experience, but Canadians certainly trying to make the surroundings look like the new Las Vegas. Tasteless, if you ask me.|
Finally, we confirmed which way the
water flows between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Niagara Falls flows into
Lake Ontario. The people we asked, the locals did not know or answered
|Niagara Falls - Mississauga 136km|
After fumbling around in Niagara Falls, we found the best bike route out
of the area. The weather was with us the whole trip. We had only 5 minutes
|Bicycle Taxis in Toronto.|
|Successful hunting for Canadian Goose jackets. The jackets are difficult to obtain in Canada. The reason is said to be that Scandinavians are buying them all. Half the day was spent before we had managed to get 4 pieces in the right size.|
|We managed to see the towers, at least from below.|
|Mississauga - Pearson Int Airport 25km|
We cycled to the airport on departure
We arrived in good time and managed a
couple of beers and a hamburger before departure.
|Maybe not the greatest cycling experience we've had, but nice people, good food, good beer, nice weather and good traveling companions, made the trip a highlight.|
|A total of 887 km|