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  1. alon

    alon ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I'm trying to plan a multi-day off-road trip from Bancroft to north bay along sections of the TCAT and I've been thinking to head over to manitoulin from north bay and then come home via the ferry into tobermory and then back to Toronto. The problem is that I'm not aware of any routes back to Toronto through the Bruce peninsula that avoid pavement. Can anyone suggest anything; trails / rail beds, dirt, etc (gnarly and easy going are both good and better than stabbing it) back toward Collingwood / Creemore and once there, I know trails and unmaintained roads back to the GTA.

    Thanks in advance
  2. a.burwell

    a.burwell Limited User

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    There isn't much coming through from Tobermory to Wiarton. Once you get out of Tobermory you can zigzag across hwy 6 and work your way down to Wiarton. Alot of the roads dead end, check a road map before hand. Forty hills rd going into Lions Head is a great curve gravel ride.
  3. toddszr600

    toddszr600 ODSC-ADV Member

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    After you leave Tobermory jst stick as close to the east side of the peninsula as you can, some good gravel or quiet tar/chip over there. If you have the time the run out to Cabot Had light house is nice(tar/chip), from Dyers bay d, south on E rd to Forty hills(short but fun) fter Loins head lip over to the 6th , just straight but gravel the had east toward the water again Not sure if you can get around Hope bay yet or not, but keep that way(purple valley rd?) until you get squished into Wiarton. Its a lot f wandering but keeps you off 6.

    After that lots of good options across Collingwood, Beaver valley,towards Creemore.

    Todd
  4. DualSport

    DualSport Ride Organizer

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    Do you have a Garmin GPS, if so, what Model? I've been logging unpaved roads and compiling them into a transparent overlay map in Garmin format - it may help you.

    OR - if you'd like an experienced guide I'm available for hire if you buy the beer :) Multi-day off-road rides that avoid mud and bottomless water crossing are my speciality.

    Bob
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2015
  5. alon

    alon ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Thanks guys. Bob, I use a Garmin Montana and I've got the standard street mapping plus the Ontario Backroads V5.0 (latest) on it as well. If you want to meet up to ride together, that would be great (we don't mind mud and some water but fear bottomless water pits) :) - where would you want to meet up, in tobermory after we ferry over?
  6. alon

    alon ODSC-OFTR Member

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    And yes Todd thanks, I've got many good terra nova / Collingwood / Creemore tracks - places that I frequently ride...
  7. caleb

    caleb Limited User

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    Hi Bob,

    My sister-in-law has a cottage up in dyer's bay, I'd be interested in taking a look at your gps data if you wouldn't mind pm'ing me.

    Thanks,
    Caleb
  8. DualSport

    DualSport Ride Organizer

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    I don't have any GPS data for the entire Bruce Peninsula - other than my tracklog on the way to the Tobermory ferry.

    I've always assumed there's only the gravel public roads up there - any off-road stuff would be on private property.

    Sorry.
    Bob
  9. caleb

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    Gotcha, thanks.

    caleb