Beaver Valley Explorer Thornbury, Meaford and Markdale

Durham, Ontario

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Beginning in the southern reaches of the Georgian Triangle, this ride climbs up to the top of the Niagara Escarpment, travels to the rushing waters of Eugenia Falls and descends into the Beaver Valley. Riding north along the valley through the villages of Kimberly and Heathcote, the first leg joins the recreational trail in Thornbury and follows it along the shoreline of Georgian Bay to the village of Meaford. The second leg has many difficult climbs that are always followed by thrilling downhills. It starts with a climb and then follows the escarpment’s upper rim, then descends back into the heart of the valley. Passing through the city of Markdale, this stretch is completed by following the Old Durham Rd back into the Saugeen Valley. Surface: Asphalt roads. Recommended Bicycles: Touring/Hybrid/Mountain.
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by John Lynes (Ulysses Travel Guides)

Beginning in the southern reaches of the Georgian Triangle, this ride climbs up to the top of the Niagara Escarpment, travels to the rushing waters of Eugenia Falls and descends into the Beaver Valley. Riding north along the valley through the villages of Kimberly and Heathcote, the first leg joins the recreational trail in Thornbury and follows it along the shoreline of Georgian Bay to the village of Meaford. The second leg has many difficult climbs that are always followed by thrilling downhills.

It starts with a climb and then follows the escarpment’s upper rim, then descends back into the heart of the valley. Passing through the city of Markdale, this stretch is completed by following the Old Durham Rd back into the Saugeen Valley. Surface: Asphalt roads. Recommended Bicycles: Touring/Hybrid/Mountain.

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Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Durham
Distance: 111.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Mid-May to October
Driving Directions: Directions to Beaver Valley Explorer: Thornbury, Meaford and Markdale

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