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Route & Itinerary Day 4

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST  9th

Port Stanley to Port Dover 110 km

Start: Port Stanley

Breakfast : Port Stanley Arena, 332 Carlow Rd, Port Stanley, ON N5L 1B6

Time: 6:30am to 8am 

Today's ride contains a few hills (sorry!) - For hotel guests in particular the route out of Port Stanley is quite challenging. If you would prefer to avoid this hill we are offering a "scoot ahead shuttle" this morning which will move you ahead to just beyond Port Bruce       (Copenhagen General Store) for a shorter days ride. The CAA flat bed truck and the GWTA passenger shuttles will meet hotel guests in the beach parking lot beside the Port Stanley Beach Hotel at 6:45am for a ride up to breakfast at the Arena. The scoot ahead shuttle will leave the arena after breakfast  once the bikes have been loaded at approximately 8:45am. Riders will scoot ahead to Copenhagen which cuts off approximately 22km.

Port Bruce: 20km & washrooms

Take a short detour down the hill to visit the beautiful beach at Port Bruce Provincial Park. Washrooms are available at the parking lot adjacent to the beach. It's 500m back up the hill to rejoin the Waterfront Trail!

Port Burwell: 40km 

Marine Museum

Address: 20 Pitt St, Port Burwell, ON N0J 1T0

Water and washrooms are available at the Marine Museum, located across the street from the historic lighthouse which was built in 1840 to safely guide ships to harbour. Climb the Lighthouse tower free of charge courtesy of the generosity of Elgin Tourism. There is modest fee of $3.00 to tour the museum - there are discounts for groups so team up!

 
Ojibwa Submarine  
 
Address:2, 8 Howard St, Port Burwell, ON N0J 1T0
 
The Ojibwa submarine has it's home in Port Burwell, in the municipality of Bayham; this summer it celebrate 5 years of opening its hatches for tours. Participants are asked to sign up ahead of time for tours that will be offered before noon by calling 519-633-7641. You will need to have closed toe shoes with rubber bottoms to enter the submarine. The support vehicle will drop off your shoes so you don't need to ride with them, please ensure your shoe bag is in the support car before riding.
 
Hungry? Port Burwell has plenty of restaurant options to choose from. Choices range from pub food to delicious ice creams.
 

Port Rowan - 76km & Shuttle Point 1:00pm & 2:30pm

Boathouse Restaurant address:13 Front Rd, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0

Port Rowan is stunning with a beautiful little harbour and a charming small town mainstreet with a couple of restaurants and the famous Twins Ice cream parlor. We highly recommend that you take a break here - it's a wonderful place for lunch. The GWTA shuttles will be located in the harbour parking lot by the Boathouse Restaurant for those that want to end their day here (or just scoot ahead to the winery) shuttles leave from the parking lot by The Boathouse Restaurant  at 1pm and 2:30pm

Buring Kiln Winery and Long Point Eco Adventure - 90km & Shuttle Point 1:30pm and 3:00pm

For those of you that are staying at Long Point Eco Adventures this is the end of your riding for today - check in to your accomodation and enjoy all the facilities on offer.

Shuttles will leave from the Burning Kiln Winery at 1:30pm and 3:00pm

Burning Kiln Winery is not only a winery but a dining destination. In 2017 Davids restaurant will be operating a gourmet food truck on site.  For those of you that wish to purchase wine our support trucks will be on hand to transport wine purchases to tonight's campground in Port Dover.

Long Point Eco Adventure - are offering GWTA riders a  zip lining experience. You will need to pre book your ziplining adventure directly with Long Point Eco Adventure - the tour takes 2.5 hours and the cost is $95 +H.S.T . Tours are available at 2pm and 3pm - we recommend booking the 3pm slot - you can prebook here: We will shuttle you & your bike into Port Dover once your zip lining adventure is over at 5:30pm. NOTE: YOU WILL NEED CLOSED TOE SHOES TO PARTICIPATE IN ZIPLINING - PLEASE RIDE IN CLOSED TOE SHOES, CARRY CLOSED TOE SHOES OR PUT YOUR SHOES IN THE SUPPORT VEHICLE AT BREAKFAST.

Port Dover - 110km

Please note that the campground will not be open until 2pm.

Welcome to the beautiful town of Port Dover.

Port Dover is a great little beach town. Relax on the beautiful sandy beach or take the opportunity to enjoy some Stand Up Paddle Boarding with South Coast Water Sports. The town has a variety of dining options, why not try the Lake Erie Perch from the Erie Beach Hotel or a cocktail watching the sunset on the deck of the Beach House? For fine dining try the renowned David's restaurant , Largo Trattoria or Schofields;reservations are recommended as Thursday night is theatre night. Alternatively there are many beach side concessions and pizza joints in town.

 

Overnight - Port Dover Arena

809 St George St, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0

 

Today's Beaches

Port Bruce Provincial Park (not directly on the route) https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/420

Port Bruce – the Pier (not currently a Swim Guide Beach)

Port Burwell Provincial Park (not directly on the route) https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/421

Port Burwell Main Beach https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/2529

Long Point Provincial Park-Old Park Beach, Port Rowan (not directly on the route but a great side trip for people ending their ride at the Burning Kiln.  https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/6468

Turkey Point Provincial Park, (not directly on the route) https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/425

Port Dover Beach- (not currently a Swim Guide Beach)

 

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