Bike Routes

One of the most scenic drives and bicycle routes in the area follows the Georgian Bay shoreline northeast through the village of Dyers Bay to Cabot Head (the eastern tip of the peninsula) a distance of 10 km. The road is paved for the first two km. then becomes gravel. It is not heavily used so riding is pleasant. After turning east on the Dyers Bay Road, 20 km. south of Tobermory, continue into the village of Dyers Bay and travel northeast on the paved road. Cottages dot the shoreline and roadside for several km. There is hardly a moment when Georgian Bay is more than a stones throw away. Watch for glimpses of the Niagara escarpment high above the trees.

 

There are also several shorter bike routes. Beginning in Little Tub Harbour, go to Highway 6 and turn right, heading north to the T junction. Ahead, glimpses of the bay can be seen. This is known locally as the Gap and is a favourite swimming place. Turn left on the Big Tub Road and follow it past cottages on Tobermory’s other harbour, Big Tub. At the bottom of the steep hill you will get glimpses of the head of the harbour where two shipwrecks lie. Continue around the other side of the harbour until the road ends. Big Tub Lighthouse sits proudly marking the entrance to the harbour. There are lots of storm-strewn boulders to climb, good swimming and usually lots of scuba divers investigating the rocky ledges. A solar powered washroom is close by.

 

Two short routes off Hwy. 6 will take you to Georgian Bay. Dunk’s Bay, a short ride from the highway, has a beautiful sand beach. Little Cove is known for its spectacular boulder beach and is accessible from Little Cove Road.