Places to Cycle: Road Riding


The Haliburton Highlands is a great place for road riding. We have an extensive road network, low traffic volume, beautiful scenery and great destinations! Some things to note about road riding in the Highlands:

  • All routes are on shared roadways, except the rail trails, which are shared with ATV’s, walkers and sometimes horses.
  • Paved shoulders are present on some county roads and highways but may be inconsistent.
  • Roads not included on these routes may still be suitable for cycling. Surfaces may be paved, rough paved or hard-packed dirt/gravel.
  • Higher traffic volumes are likely at peak periods on Highways 35 and 118, and on County Roads 21 and 503 in particular. Summer peak periods include Friday afternoon/evening, Sunday afternoon, and weekdays before and after the workday. Expect more traffic in and around Minden and Haliburton Villages.
  • The Haliburton Highlands are hilly; most routes (with the exception of the rail trails) have varying amounts and degrees of hills.


View map showing routes

Pick up a paper copy of the Haliburton Highlands Cycling Map at tourist information centres, public libraries and various other locations across the county.