Throughout Wellington County, cyclists will find well-maintained trails passing through our historic communities and agriculturally rich rural areas. 

Connections can easily be made to the Trans Canada Trail and the Guelph to Goderich Trail. There are many options for scenic family rides.


  • Kissing Bridge Trail (Guelph to Goderich Trail/Trans Canada Trail) – This 45km multi-use stone dust trail forms part of both the Guelph to Goderich (G2G) rail trail and the Trans Canada Trail (TCT). The trail begins in Guelph city limits and travels 7km through Wellington County before reaching Waterloo Region, and continuing on to the West Montrose Covered Bridge (the namesake “Kissing Bridge”) and further on to Goderich. In addition to the West Montrose covered bridge, the trailway offers a number of attractions including picturesque farms, towns, villages and the beautiful rural landscape.
    • Click HERE for PDF map of the entire trail created in partnership between Wellington County, Waterloo Region and community stewardship groups.
  • Elora Cataract Trail (Trans Canada Trail) – At approximately 47km in length, this stone dust trailway stretches from Elora to the community of Cataract and the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park in Caledon, passing through picturesque countryside and the communities of Fergus, Belwood and Belwood Lake, Hillsburgh and Erin.
  • Cottontail Road Trail (Trans Canada Trail) – This 16km route closes a gap in the Trans Canada Trail connecting the Elora Cataract Trail in Elora south to the Kissing Bridge Trail on a mix of on road paved shoulders, off-road trails, and signed roadways through rural farmlands. 
  • White’s Junction Trail – This 7km cinder/soil/naturally-surfaced trail follows a former CN railway line that runs north from Palmerston to south of Harriston in the Town of Minto. On the trail you will find a rare area of prairie grass and two old trestle bridges.
  • Trestle Bridge Trail – This 3.5km stone dust trail connects Elora and Fergus to the south of the Elora Cataract Trail, and crosses a historic trestle bridge over the Grand River.
  • West Luther Trail – From north of Arthur follow the 11km unpaved trail east from Eliza Street and Wellington on an old railway bed. It is part of the Upper Grand Trailway, that continues all the way to Waldemar, in Dufferin County.

Cycling Events

  • Tour de Guelph – A cycling event in support of Guelph General Hospital and local Rotary projects through the Rotary Clubs of Guelph South and Guelph Trillium. Its intent is to build and support community well-being within Guelph-Wellington.
  • Bikes and Blues Festival: Grand River Bike Rides + Live Music Celebration – A music festival to celebrate water, cycling and community in the Upper Grand River. Join for a ride, just the music, or both!
  • Pedal for Portage –A family-friendly event, perfect for cyclists of all skill levels, from novice riders to seasoned pros. Explore Elora while raising awareness and funds for Portage Ontario, a not for profit organization that helps youth living with substance use disorder and mental health issues overcome their dependencies. Pedal for Portage website.


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