About Us

Humdinger Bicycle Tours is central Ontario’s premier purveyor of supported and guided cycling tours, and the first to offer these services in Ontario’s cottage country.  Humdinger provides extraordinary cycling tours that challenge body and mind, and, more importantly, are just plain fun. We strive to offer tours for a range of cycling abilities and a range of desired support/guiding. Our signature tour is geared at intermediate to advanced cyclists, and is a 6 day/5 night, 400 km exploration of Georgian Bay and Muskoka.  We offer a challenging 5-Day Hills of Huntsville and Haliburton Tour, which is self-guided but includes vehicle support to ensure your day goes smoothly.  We offer two 3 day/2 night tours for novices called Pedals, Pints, and Pubs, one in Haliburton and one in Collingwood/Blue Mountains. We offer luggage transfer, vehicle support and custom guiding in central Ontario that allows hassle- and worry-free riding. As well, we are always developing new tours and events, so join our newsletter list to hear about these are they are launched.

In small groups, you will cycle alongside waterways, forests, and rugged Canadian Shield. Rolling hills and the occasional challenging climb keep things interesting for the experts, and mostly low traffic routes improve safety for everyone. Our bike routes are carefully crafted to balance quality riding with the well being of riders. We are very concerned with your complete holiday experience, and our tours include stops at interesting sights, fantastic local food, and boutique accommodations. Humdinger Bicycle Tours operates out of the “don’t blink or you’ll miss it” village of Rugby, in the township of Oro-Medonte, in the historic County of Simcoe.  We are cycling enthusiasts who value an exceptional holiday experience. Our outstanding guides provide on-route support, provide minor repairs and maintenance, transport your luggage, and convey their knowledge of the area’s rich history and culture. We believe that central Ontario’s cottage country offers some of the most exceptional, undiscovered cycling routes of anywhere in the world, and we want to share them with you.

 

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Message from our Founder

Sara pleased and relieved to have made it to the summit of Mont Ventoux, France

Hello! Thank you for visiting the Humdinger Bicycle Tours website.  I come to the bicycle touring industry via a winding route with many peaks and valleys.  I trained and worked as a physiotherapist for many years before returning to school, completing a PhD, and becoming a research scientist. In my research life, I work to understand how thinking and moving interact to help or hinder each other, and how thinking and moving interact with motivation when we learn new skills or perfect existing ones.  My research (some of which you can read here) also includes understanding how we set and, more importantly, attain personally-meaningful goals.

I am also an outdoor enthusiast and traveller, and whenever possible, I combine the two. My preferred holidays incorporate skiing, hiking, canoeing or other adventures with great food and learning about the area. Of course, it is tough to beat cycling!  I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to explore many beautiful places in the world. I am a life-long resident of Simcoe County, and have spent all of my summers on gorgeous Georgian Bay. Central Ontario is spectacular and has fantastic cycling routes that can be enjoyed by cyclists of all levels.  Please join us for an extraordinary, Humdinger of a bike tour. Cheers! Sara