Motorbike Around Lake Superior

It’s the greatest of the Great Lakes, the world’s largest freshwater lake by surface area, containing more volume than all the other Great Lakes combined. Stare out at Lake Superior and you’ll see no shore on the horizon. To explore the North Shore, rent a bike for an unforgettable 700km drive along the Trans-Canada to Sault St Marie. With the lake glimmering on your right, pass small towns and cute roadside attractions (the birthplace of Winnie the Pooh, the giant goose outside the town of Wawa), as well as impressive canyons and waterfalls.

Overview

Length of Trip : The Lake Superior Circle Ride is 2,300 km (1450 miles) long. Follow the handy 8-day itinerary on the website www.ridelakesuperior.com

Cost : Budget for hotels, meals and gas.

Best time to go : June to September

Wheelchair friendly : No

Family friendly : No

Where to eat : A full list of restaurants along the route can be found at here.

Official Site : www.ridelakesuperior.com is an excellent resource, with routes, maps, itineraries, repair stops and videos.

Where to Stay : A full list of accommodations is available here. In Thunder Bay, we recommend staying with our trusted partner, Holiday Inn and Suites.

Getting There : You can start at a number of stops along the route. Create your itinerary here.

Note from Robin : Ride safely, take it easy rider. Give the bike salute to passing riders. Keep your eyes peeled for moose and deer.

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