Couples' Weekend Getaways
The Couples' Weekend Getaway Rides are geared to couples who want a fun weekend adventure. All road-legal motorcycles and trikes are welcome. The riding pace will be fairly relaxed, running mostly on secondary roads, with an emphasis on new experiences and socializing with some newfound friends. Couples may choose to ride two-up or they may each ride their own motorcycles.
For 2022, Canada Rides is pleased to present two options for our couples' weekend getaways. The Couples Weekend getaways are available in June/July/August/September. Click here to be notified when trip dates become available.
Our Niagara-on-the-Lake weekend will cover just under 400km on Day 1, while Day 2 will be 120 km to Dunnville, plus whatever distance back home. The price of the Niagara-on-the-Lake weekend is $50/motorcycle.
Our Elora weekend will start on Friday afternoon as we have more distance to cover. On Day 1, we will cover ~130km from our starting point in Georgetown, Day 2 will be ~250km, and Day 3 is open to as many kilometres as you want to ride. The price of the Elora weekend is $75/motorcycle
All overnights will be in motels or at private locations, no camping.
What is included on the Weekend Getaway:
We organize all routes from beginning to end, so you just show up at our meeting point and ride!
Providing you with tips and hints ahead of time on things to pack, helping you prepare for this epic adventure
Recommending accommodations so all you have to do is call and book a room.
A guide and a sweep for the entire journey to help ensure the group stays together. The guide will know about bypasses and can make decisions on the fly to keep the group moving
Ensuring our routes have sufficient rest stops for gas and food, as well as having alternates arranged
Guides will have tools to do road-side repairs for most common small problems (punctured tires, basic fixes)
Optional real-time communication using headsets (we use Cardo Packtalk DMC, but can talk to Sena and others if you have one)
Trip Itinerary: Niagara-on-the-Lake
Barrie to Niagara-on-the-Lake
Heading north from Canada Rides HQ, we'll take the backroads southwest until we hit River Road, and have a twisty run down to Hornings Mills. Fans of Schitt's Creek will enjoy our next stop, as we'll travel over to the actual Rosebud Motel for a quick photo op before we ride the famous Forks of the Credit Road. We will also have the opportunity to visit the Cheltenham Badlands (https://cvc.ca/discover-our-parks/the-cheltenham-badlands/). A short distance from the badlands is our lunch stop, the Spirit Tree Cidery (https://spirittreecider.com/). After lunch, we'll have just over 200km of leisurely backroad riding to arrive in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Multiple categories of accommodations will be recommended, but we will be meeting up for dinner for more social time.
Niagara-on-the-Lake to Dunnville, then home
We'll ride the length of the scenic Niagara Parkway on Sunday morning, stopping at either Fort George, or the Queenston Heights National Historical site to soak in the history of the War of 1812. From their we'll hug the Niagara River, stopping in Niagara Falls if desired before heading down to Fort Erie, then across to Dunnville for lunch. After lunch, we'll take a route that will cross both the 403 and 401 (just west of the interchange with the 407), giving riders the option to peel off to onto these highways to head home, or continue on to Canada Rides HQ.
Trip Itinerary: Elora
Georgetown to Elora
Leaving mid-afternoon on Friday we'll take a leisurely ride up through Belfountain onto the Forks of the Credit Road. Fans of Schitt's Creek will enjoy our next stop, as we'll travel over to the actual Rosebud Motel for a quick photo op. We will then cross Hockley Valley Road, then head through Grand Valley, following the Grand River to our accommodations in Elora.
Elora to Elora
Day 2 is a full day. After breakfast, we'll head to St. Jacobs, and their famous Farmers Market (https://stjacobsmarket.com/). From there, we'll head up to Creemore for lunch, and a quick stop at the Creemore Brewery, where one can pick up “supplies” if desired. Coming back, we'll ride the scenic River Road, then head back to our accommodations. Back in Elora, we'll walk to the Elora Distilling Company (https://eloradistillingcompany.com/) to sit in their “Royal Room” to sample the wares. From there, we'll head to the Elora Brewing Company (https://www.elorabrewingcompany.ca/) for dinner and cheer, capping our night out with a walk back to the hotel.
Elora to Home
Day 3 is an open day, where you can explore Elora at your leisure. Elora was voted by Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the 12 best small towns in Canada. For those who are still around, we can meet for a final lunch, then say our farewells as we head for home.