Be adventurous and participate in a cycling or mountain biking adventure. Even in winter, you can try fat biking!
Please note all prices for packages, getaways, room rates and activities are subject to change and may not be available at the time of booking. Come back to our site often for up-to-date packages for specific time periods.
For those who enjoy mountain biking take an extended ride down the abandoned railway bed. The railway line is adjacent to our property and goes on forever, you can even do a 40 km circle tour if you come back along Hwy 60 from the town of Madawaska.
Exclusive log cabins and cottages all with king beds and wood fireplaces, TV with blu-ray player and A/C. Limited number of cabins with fireplace and double Jacuzzi.
Your stay includes:
- FREE Daily Breakfast a’la carte
- FREE Daily Served 3-Course Dinner
- $$ ZERO Corkage Fee. BYOW & BYOB to Save lots more money.
- FREE Daily use of Firewood for Fireplace
- FREE Daily ALGONQUIN PARK Pass. Perfect for hiking on Algonquin Trails.
- FREE WIFI access in Main Lodge.
- FREE Daily use of Kayaks & Canoes.
Cycle & Stay Package, $179 pp/nt double occ.
Dinner & Breakfast Daily. Certified Member of Ontario By Bike Network
Offering a variety of activities, including an assortment of beaches, cycling and hiking trails, golf courses, and a nearby waterpark, there are plenty of things to do for the whole family. Visit our activities page for a full list of things to do.
With the dramatic Niagara Escarpment and the waters of Georgian Bay as a backdrop, Blue Mountain is truly one of the most picturesque locations in Ontario.The Georgian Bay and Blue Mountain area has become Ontario’s favourite four-season playground. Summer is a non-stop celebration here! The area offers a spectacular summer-long selection of sporting and recreational activities, concerts, festivals and special events.
And of course there are more than 40 fabulous shops and restaurants located at The Village at Blue, 10 minutes walk from our resort.Those more inclined towards rest and relaxation may choose to spend a day on our private beach or being treated royally at a spa.
Begin your 40 km journey in the Village and take the scenic gondola (equipped to carry bikes) to the top of the mountain. From there cycle to the very top of the Niagara Escarpment, along quiet country roads, past orchards and vineyards, down into the beautiful Beaver Valley before arriving in the hamlet of Heathcote for a country picnic at Blackbird Pie Co. After lunch enjoy a 1 hour gentle paddle down the Beaver River with Free Spirit Tours and return to the Village via the Georgian Trail along the shores of Georgian Bay.
Includes: gondola ride, information sheet with directions, Apple Pie Trail Certificate that can be redeemed for lunch at Blackbird Pie Co., 1 hour kayak rental and transportation to launch site. Bike rental optional.
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Choose Horseshoe Resort for your next vacation in Ontario and take advantage of these exciting bike adventures. Choose from our onsite trails, or enjoy over 10,000 acres of scenic trails through beautiful Simcoe County. From Cross Country to Road Riding, we have everything you’ll need to be cycling in style.
Also, Horseshoe is pleased to have Andrew Doble return as our Head Technician for 2016. With over 30 years experience fitting and tuning bikes, Andrew can make your next ride, your best ride through Valley Sports Bike Service. Book an appointment with Andrew, our expert fitter please email us.
Bike Trails (onsite) Hours of Operation:
Lift open 10:00am – 5:00pm
A Daily Bike Trail Pass includes access to all maintained onsite bike trails, and unlimited lift access for the entire day for only one low price. For anyone wishing a single ride to the top, you may also choose the single lift option for $5/per person/per ride
Don’t have a bike, but still want to explore?
Horseshoe Resort is proud to be partnered with Norco Bikes and to be able to offer a brand new fleet of Cross Country, Enduro Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes. We also offer guided Mountain Biking adventures through Ride Guides.
Mountain Biking in Voyageur Country
Explore this extensive trail system that is mapped and signed to make for an excellent riding experience. The Voyageur Trails wind through the rolling hills of the Laurentian Mountains, to scenic lakes and impressive lookouts. Trails are a mix of two track roads and gravel trails.
Voyageur Multi Use Trail System
On more than 300 kilometers of trails, exceptional diversity, breathtaking vistas and points of interest that beg exploration are yours to experience.
Cycling on Scenic Highway 630
The route begins at Highway 17 between North Bay and Mattawa near the Western boundary of Samuel De Champlain Provincial Park. A 30 km one way trip brings you to the north end of Algonquin Park at Kiosk access point. Algonquin North Wilderness Outfitters is located at the corner of Highway 17 and Highway 630. Stop in to have a look at the authentic native arts and crafts and pick up the Experience Route 630 interpretive map and guide.
Experience Ontario’s Lake Country – Orillia and area’s four season playground in Simcoe County! Come and visit Ontario’s Lake Country for some fantastic paddling opportunities, boating along our scenic waterways, cycling opportunities for everyone and plethora of other great recreation activities and accommodation packages to discover.
Home to some fantastic cycling routes including waterfront and rail trails, scenic or challenging road routes to thrill seeking mountain biking. Ontario’s Lake Country has become a cycling mecca with some great stay and cycle packages that incorporate the Cycle Simcoe routes found throughout the region. We welcome families, couples, friends and groups to discover these routes and enjoy multiple days on various cycling routes in the area. Bring your bike or look to one of our local businesses to help you with renting, fixing or purchasing the right bike for your needs. We invite you to come and travel our routes, trails and roads.
Make Ontario’s Lake Country your next getaway destination for fun and adventurous outdoor activities.
Enjoy a fun-filled yet relaxing getaway at one of Ontario’s premier lakeside resorts in the heart of the world famous Muskoka – Georgian Bay lake district. Located in a quiet sheltered cove on the northern shores of Gloucester Pool, part of the historic Trent Severn Waterway, the resort encompasses over 700 meters (2000 feet) of pristine shoreline and over 100 acres of property. The views are breathtaking, and it is difficult to believe that the greater Toronto area is only a short 90 minute drive.
For those wanting to do some biking, we offer complimentary mountain bikes to our guests. Our wooded hiking trails, although a bit rugged, are perfect for those avid mountain bikers. For those who prefer road cycling, there are hundreds of kilometers of paved cottage country roads in our area that are just perfect for biking. Many bike enthusiasts bring their own bikes which enables them to take longer trips during the day. The kitchen will even pack you a picnic lunch.
The resort features:
- Accommodation in a lake view room or suite
- Delicious meals
- Use of lodge’s recreation facilities including an outdoor swimming pool & whirlpool spa, sandy beach & lake swimming, waterpark featuring a 25’ water trampoline, water slide & climbing pyramid
- Canoes, pedal boats, stand-up paddle boards, mountain bikes, 100 acres of wooded hiking trails, tennis, basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard, fishing, and games room
- Summertime water-skiing & tubing, and evening entertainment
- Outboard boat & jet ski rentals
- Daily maid service
- Auto parking & baggage handling
- Nearby (extra charge) there is a full service spa, championship golf courses, horseback riding, picturesque lakeside villages with shopping, historic attractions, live summer theatre, boat cruises, and more!
Severn Lodge also has several cottages & suites with kitchens where guests can do their own cooking.
Severn Lodge has been family owned and operated for nearly a century, and is dedicated to providing the highest standards of hospitality, comfort, and personal service.
Call 1-844-877-6112 for details or visit our website at www.severnlodge.com
Experience the stunning nature, awe inspiring art, fascinating history, fine folk, and warm hospitality of Haliburton County. Yours Outdoors experience packages offer a rich variety of experiential, informative, active, and entertaining activities led by professional guides and involving local experts, naturalists, artisans, and personalities.
Pedal Your Arts: Tour du Village
Discover the world of art in Haliburton Village in a way like no other. This 10-12 km guided bicycle tour explores around Head Lake starting at the Rails End Gallery to a variety of studios and visual attractions including the Haliburton Sclpture Forest, and Haliburton School of the Arts. With lunch at the Haliburton Highlands Museum. Anyone who can ride a bike can do this easy to moderate tour. This is a full but relaxed day punctuated by good company, delightful arisans, and outstanding food.
Dog Days of Summer
Ready for something different? Does your dog love to pull? Would you like to get in shape with your dog bikejoring, scootering (kickbiking) or doing Canicross (running with your dog)? All these sports involve you doing the activity with the assistance of your dog. One to three dogs are commonly used. You provide power pedalling, kicking or running, and the dog adds additional power by running and pulling. The two of you are connected by a length of rope. Many breeds of dog participate in these sports. The only prerequisite is a desire to run down a trail and pull, which is innate in many dogs.
Pedal Your Arts: The Rolling Hills of Harburn
The Rolling Hills of Harburn cycle tour will take you on a breathtaking (literally!) adventure along delightful back roads through “jaw dropping” scenery. You will make regular stops to visit local art studios and talk to the artist and watch demonstrations. Original works of art will be on display for show or sale. We’ll also take some time to explore natural and cultural features along the way. And there will be an amazing lunch prepared by one our great local chefs, not to mention a stop at Ontario’s only maple syrup winery. This 60 km tours is for experienced cyclists.
E-bike the Rail Trail
Looking for an incredible new way to explore the Haliburton County Rail Trail? This full day tour takes you silently and effortlessly on electric powered bicycles. Our knowledgeable, local guides will lead you to historical scenic viewpoints such as the High Trestle Bridge on Kendricks Creek. Surrounded by the beauty of native plants, wildlife, wetlands and wooded forests you’ll venture your way to a fully prepared picnic lunch at the 460 acres of mixed natural woodlands known as Snowden Park. Your guides will be Don Schlosser and Nicole Manary.
Wye Marsh offers the opportunity to discover the secrets of a wetland with the assistance of our dynamic naturalist staff. Look for life in thewater during a guided canoe adventure or dip net from accessible boardwalks. You can enjoy the grace of the magnificent Trumpeter Swans,
25km of biking/hiking trails await you at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre.
Trails are open 9:00 am to 4:30 pm daily. Last admittance to bike trails is at 3:00 pm
Enjoy all the sights and wildlife of the Marsh. Our trails are diverse whether you are up for a leisurely hike/bike or a more strenuous workout.
Wye Marsh, which is a designated Important Bird Area as well as a National/Provincial Wildlife Area is teeming with wildlife and plant diversity. Hike our scenic trails or take in views from our floating boardwalk and observation tower.
Hardwood Ski and Bike has over 80 km of beautiful, rolling trails through hardwood and pine forests for mountain biking. In addition to the 34 km of rolling double track trails, there is an additional 50 km of challenging single track trails that intertwine with the ski trail network creating endless possibilities of courses and obstacles.
With learning in mind, Hardwood Ski and Bike wants to make mountain biking accessible to anyone from 4 – 70 years of age. There are trails for every level and ability and lesson & programs in place for everyone from beginners to elite athletes. Kids can enjoy the Radical Riders program or Camp Hardwood while adults can enjoy a Ride Better Clinic, Women’s Clinics, or Gear Up program.
With biking and non-biking activities at the resort, the whole family can have an awesome day outdoors at our facility. Included in the facility pass is the opportunity to play beach volleyball, disc golf, and utilize the trails for orienteering, hiking, walking and trail running. With our café serving healthy, delicious meals and snacks, a service shop for all your rental, tune-up and repair needs, as well as a retail shop equipped with riding gear galore, we promise you’ll have an amazing, full-service experience at Hardwood Ski and Bike.
Hardwood Ski and Bike has over 40 km of beautiful, rolling trails through hardwood and pine forests for cross-country skiing. The trail network consists of 8 different loops ranging from 3 km to 22 km. There is a trail for every level of ability, from beginner to elite racer on terrain that ranges from gently rolling to challenging.
Hardwood grooms all of the trails for both Classic and Skate skiing, using the new, state of the art grooming equipment. This equipment allows us to groom in all snow conditions, no matter what. Voted 6 years in a row by Get Out There Magazine as the best cross-country ski facility in eastern Ontario.
With learning in mind, Hardwood Ski and Bike wants to make cross-country skiing accessible to anyone from 3 – 70 years of age. There are many programs in place from either helping beginners feel comfortable on their skis to training elite athletes on improving their techniques. Kids can enjoy the NordiKids or Fast Trax program while adults can enjoy a Ski Better clinic, Ski 4 Life program, or even a private lesson.
Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat biking are all offered at the resort; therefore, the whole family can enjoy the outdoor winter playground. With a café serving healthy, delicious meals and snacks, a service shop for your entire rental, waxing and repair needs, as well as a retail shop equipped with cross country ski gear galore, we promise you’ll have an amazing, full-service experience at Hardwood Ski and Bike.
Our most popular summer package is back!
Experience the Unlimited Adventures package from $149/night*
This fun-filled overnight package includes four Horseshoe Adventure Play Passes with every night you stay ($116 value).
Slopeside Adventure Play Passes give you access to:
Climb high in the sky on our 40ft outdoor climbing all, great for all ages!
Take a ride to the top of the hill on our brand new high-speed chairlift. While at the top enjoy scenic views and small nature trails
Kids can soar while they experience the euro bungy. These mini trampolines provide endless fun
Many different options available for all skill levels, don’t forget your camera for the beautiful views
Enjoy cross-country, downhill and road biking right here at Horseshoe Resort
Make it a family challenge while you take on our stunning mini putt course.
A brand new inflatable obstacle course is coming to Horseshoe. Situated at the base of the hill
Kids can run and play while they experience the Horseshoe Maze!
Add on a 2068ft Zipline Ride for only $19 at time of purchase! Save $5!
Nightly Accommodation in a Horseshoe Room
4 Adventure Play Passes