For cycling enthusiasts, there’s nowhere better to ride than Mississauga, with its vast web of over 400kms of trails and bike routes. Whether you’re looking for scenic woodland views, waterfront rides or city streets, Sauga has it all. No matter your experience-level, there are plenty of options to cycle the city, year-round.
If you’re looking for a cycling getaway, make sure to hit these highlights.
Start your cycling adventure with a morning cruise on the Burnhamthorpe Loop, the perfect sightseeing trail, taking you through urban and natural settings. Highlights of this route include Riverwood, the beautiful urban nature preserve, as well as the Credit River. Keep in mind that this trail includes both on and off-road cycling, and you’ll share the space with hikers.
Next on the itinerary, take in the city sights. Whether you’re visiting or you’re a local, there’s nothing like seeing the city as a tourist. Downtown Mississauga’s bike lanes take you past the most popular spots including Square One Shopping Centre, Celebration Square and the Living Arts Centre. On Living Arts Drive, which has new protected bike lanes, you’ll find incredible new public art murals. There are also bike racks available for when you’re ready to stop and grab a bite.
If you’re done with sightseeing and looking for something more thrilling, definitely take your mountain bike over to Ellis Leuschner Challenge Park, which is perfect for tackling obstacles and jumps.
Finish off your day by riding down the shoreline of the Mississauga Waterfront Trail, which includes nine waterfront parks (perfect if you’re cycling as a family) as well as a variety of cafes and restaurants. For casual eats with a beautiful view, look no further than Lakefront Promenade Park where you can grab a quick bite while enjoying the water. The park is just a short cycle away from the Port Credit Lighthouse – the perfect sight to end your ride.
Mississauga has so many amazing places to ride, it’s impossible to fit them all into one day. If you’re looking for a longer cycling getaway, check out even more scenic parks trails. Bonus – in Mississauga It Pays to Stay! Book two or more nights at a participating hotel and you’ll receive a $100 VISA prepaid gift card to spend in the city for your next day of riding.
Tips to make your cycling trip fun, easy and safe:
- Download Mississauga’s bike map to see the entire cycling network and check out these safe cycling tips.
- If you need a ride to your cycling destination, bike racks are available on all MiWay and GO buses.
- If you’re partaking in a City event, take advantage of the free bike valet! This service allows you to check your bike easily and securely.
Looking for more cycling routes? Check out Mississauga’s Community Rides program. Be sure to follow Visit Mississauga on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more Mississauga daytrip inspiration.