Elora, Ontario audio tour: Historical Bicycle Tour

Historical Bicycle Tour

Cycling Tour

120 mins

About the Tour

Come experience the sights, sounds, and history of Elora as we cycle along the Elora Gorge, Elora's historic downtown core, and a myriad of bicycle paths along the Grand River. Look and listen as we discover how the Gorge was created, it's troubled past, and why so many wish to visit it to this day. Learn about Elora's industrious past, from it's toy making to its farm implements, and how they've transformed through the years to now accommodate the tourism industry 1000s visit throughout the summer.

You'll need your own bicycle, smartphone and headphones for this tour. This tour can be done in a group or individually.

Bike's can also be rented from Elora Rapids. Go to EloraRapids.com for details on how to reserve a bicycle in advance. Furthermore, because Elora Rapids is only open seasonally you can also email us at [email protected] to make sure we are open.

We acknowledge with gratitude the work of Stephen Thorning and Kenneth Hewitt, a local historian and naturalist whose passion for Elora produced most of the information we will share with you today.

Tour Producer


Andrew Adams

I live in Elora, Ontario with my wife and two children and couldn't think of a better place to watch our family grow.

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The tour commences at 78 James Street in downtown Elora, Ontario.

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Places to stop along the way

Elora Gorge & Victoria Park, Historic Downtown Elora, Wellington County Museum & Archives, Elora's Trestle Bridge

Best time of day

Anytime during daylight hours when conditions are safe to bike.


Participants must possess proficient bicycle riding abilities on mixed terrain while following the rules of the road as cars, pedestrians, and other bicyclists will be present.


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