Ontario is filled with great motorcycle routes. We’re blessed with an abundance of wide-open spaces, pristine scenery, and excellent roads. If there is one place to ride a motorcycle in this world, it is in Ontario. We have thousands of miles of nearly deserted back roads taking you along the Great Lakes, wilderness, and farmland.
Our Grey Bruce Superloop motorcycle ride took us 800km over 3 days. This is one of our favourite parts of Ontario and a place that Dave and I have spent a lot of time.
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As new M1 riders, we have to legally be off our bikes a half hour before the sun sets so our days were spent at a steady pace not pushing it too hard.
Riding a motorbike can be exhausting. With 500 ccs of power and other traffic to watch out for, our minds were mentally exhausted and our bodies felt the stress of gripping the handlebars for hours on end.
For a first ride, we wouldn’t recommend doing this entire route in 3 days, but for established riders, it would be no problem.
If you are new, we recommend a shorter loop or a portion of this one.
There are many places to see in the Grey Bruce area, and you can cut your ride down to a comfortable pace with fewer stops to enjoy the ride.
These are the stops we made on our motorcycle tour of Ontario’s premier route.
Click here for the interactive map of our motorcycle route through Southern Ontario.
Here are all the things we did in Bruce County during our ride.
Things to do in Bruce County
Bruce County, has one of the best motorcycle routes in Ontario that we drove taking us o a three-day scenic ride along Lake Huron’s Bruce Peninsula.
The historic lighthouse in Kincardine and it was a fascinating tour.
Dating back to 1880, the Kincardine Lighthouse is now maintained by the yacht club.
A group of volunteers makes sure that it is in tip-top shape and in good working condition.
A tour for a couple of bucks gives you access to the marine museum showcasing several historical artifacts and lets you climb to top of the lighthouse and the rooms leading up. E
verything is arranged as it would have been when the lighthouse keepers manned the building.
Wiarton is famous for Wiarton Willie, Canada’s answer to America’s groundhog day mascot, Punxsutawney Phil.
We didn’t want to miss seeing Willie so we took a detour to Wiarton to see if we could catch a glimpse of our famous groundhog.
The sun was shining and the air was warm so Willie was burrowed deep into the dirt.
We all know Willie doesn’t like seeing his shadow!
We were told, he likes his life underground. Even if you don’t see Willie, Wiarton is worth visiting as the bay is beautiful and it’s a pleasant town.
Sauble Beach is one of Ontario’s premier beaches.
This 11km long beach is second only to Wasaga Beach as the longest freshwater beach in the world!
It was a little early in the season for beach-going on our ride, but it is still a beautiful ride along the coast. And that’s what we were here to do anyway…ride.
Our next stop took us into Grey County where we stopped to enjoy the view from the Women’s Institute Lookout.
This is an area where women used to meet in the 1800s and turn of the 20th century to discuss problems and challenges.
It reminded us of the women’s circle we visited in Kenya where women gather on Sundays to talk about empowerment and women’s rights.
They work together to send girls to school, support one another, and figure out ways to fundraise for one another.
I imagine they are going through what women in Canada went through back then.
One of the highlights of our trip was visting Inglis Falls.
It’s one of eight waterfalls in Grey County and motorcyclists can come to this area and focus on a waterfall tour.
It’s perfect for two-wheelers as you can park in the parking lot and it’s only a short walk to view the picturesque water.
Grey and Bruce Counties are located on the Niagara Escarpment, so there are plenty of waterfalls to explore.
You don’t have to leave the province to see beautiful waterfalls, they are right here in our own backyard.
Check out another great road trip at our Guide to the North Coast 500
Where to Eat
Hoity Toity Cellars
When riding a motorbike, never ever drink alcohol.
But, that doesn’t mean you can’t stop to meet the locals at Hoity Toity Cellars. Owner Gary is a character and a half.
He’s filled with stories about growing up on the farm near Hanover and is passionate about his wine, but more importantly his cider.
We didn’t do any tastings while there, but we did get a tour of his facility and brought home some cider for our enjoyment when not riding.
Solas on Sauble Beach – Patio
This eatery caters to bikers and there is even a bikes only parking area.
People can sit out on the patio in the summer, enjoy a coffee or deep-fried Mars Bar while keeping an eye on their bikes. It’s a fun beach stop.
Coffin Ridge Winery is a great stop on your route offering beautiful views of the valley filled with rows of grapevines.
Once again, we didn’t do any wine tasting, but we did enjoy an incredible vintner’s plate of meats, cheeses, and olives followed by homemade apple pie fresh from the apple pie trail.
It’s a relaxing and picturesque place to unwind as you sit on the patio while goats graze in a nearby field.
Harley’s Pub and Perk
Not far from the town of Hanover, many a biker stops at Harley’s Pub and perk in Neustadt.
Take our word for it, their award-winning butter tarts are to die for.
Where to Stay in Lion’s Head Ontario
We made our way on to Taylor Made B&B owned by the energetic and enthusiastic Barb and Dave.
It’s a comfortable B&B with breakfasts to die for.
They served a European breakfast with all the fixin’s of local cheese, meats and produce. I couldn’t stop eating.
Where to Stay in Walkerton Ontario
The Best Western in Walkerton is a well-maintained hotel with all the bells and whistles.
There’s a swimming pool and our room had an inviting corner jacuzzi. It’s modern, chic and had very comfortable beds.
It’s an excellent choice for the mid-range hotel market.
We were very impressed with the room and the facilities and the breakfasts were hearty and fresh.
Tips for Ontario Motorcycle Touring
We suggest planning your route smarter and wiser than us and give yourself ample time to make it home with some rest stops along the way.
Don’t make the same mistakes we did. Don’t bite off more than you can chew and really take your time to plan.
Riding a motorcycle takes a lot of concentration and you want to be able to enjoy the ride and not ride while fatigued.
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