Great Lakes Circle Tour – 11 Days

The Great Lakes Circle Tour heads north into Canada, travelling around the five Great Lakes: Michigan, Erie, Ontario, Superior and Huron. Plus, you’ll have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of checking out the infamous Niagara Falls. The 2,500-mile nine-day tour will start with a ride to Wisconsin, then Minnesota, where you’ll cross the border into Canada. You will experience the curves, turns, and views of riding near the historic lakes. As you head back into the U.S., you will ride to New York, stopping at the historical Niagara Falls, then travelling from the East Coast back to the Midwest to complete the circle. A tour full of spectacular views, scenery & fun attractions.




Day 01: Departure – Arrival Chicago, IL

Tomorrow, we will welcome you to Chicago! Once all tour participants have arrived, we will gather for a welcome reception and refreshments, introducing everyone. The evening’s program will focus on getting to know each other. Feel free to join us at a local bar nearby if you’re not too tired after the journey.

Day 02: Chicago – Eau Claire, WI  (Riding day 1: 489 km/304 miles)

Tomorrow, we will kick off our 3,900 km (2,440 miles) journey as everyone gets ready on their bikes. Chicago will disappear behind us as we venture into beautiful Wisconsin. Our destination for the evening is Eau Claire, where we will spend our first night together.

Day 03: Eau Claire – Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (Riding day 2: 533 km/249 miles)

On the following day, we will cross the border into Canada, heading north and passing through Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. A pit stop in Duluth will offer our first views of the stunning Lake Superior. Enjoy the scenic ride on Hwy 61 along Lake Superior before crossing the Canadian border and reaching Thunder Bay, known for its long ski jump slopes.

Day 04: Thunder Bay – Wawa, Ontario, Canada  (Riding day 3: 477 km/296 miles)

We will continue our magical ride on Hwy 17 along Lake Superior, passing by Pukaskwa National Park before reaching Wawa, which is located close to the lake and Lake Superior Park.

Day 05: Wawa – Sudbury, Ontario, Canada  (Riding day 4: 532 km/339 miles)

Our journey south along the eastern shores of Lake Superior will continue, taking us deep into Lake Superior Provincial Park. Lunch at the historic Sault Ste. A scenic trek along the US and Canada borders will follow the Marie Canal. The day will end in Greater Sudbury, the largest city in Northern Ontario, where we’ll mingle with locals in a historic mining town eatery.

Day 06: Sudbury – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  (Riding day 5: 484 km/301 miles)

Continuing our spectacular ride on Canada’s Hwy 148, we’ll enjoy views along Lake Nipissing before reaching Canada’s capital, Ottawa. The evening will be spent exploring this fascinating city.

Day 07: Ottawa – Victor, NY  (Riding day 6: 409 km/254 miles)

The next day, we’ll leave Canada and head south on US grounds. Our route will take us to Alexandra Bay, along the beautiful Lake Ontario. The day will conclude in Victor, where we will spend the evening.

Day 08: Victor – Niagara Falls – Hamburg, NY  (Riding day 7: 234 km/145 miles)

Tomorrow will be a spectacular day for the history books. We will ride to the legendary Niagara Falls, visiting Niagara Falls National Park with breathtaking views and scenery. After absorbing the beauty of Niagara Falls, we’ll head to Hamburg, named after its German counterpart, for the night.

Day 09: Hamburg – Fremont, OH  (Riding day 8: 425 km/264 miles)

On the following day, we’ll ride along another Great Lake: Lake Erie. Covering over 400 km/250 miles along this beautiful lake, we’ll stop in Cleveland before reaching our destination, Fremont.

Day 10: Fremont – Chicago, IL  (Riding day 8: 425 km/264 miles)

Every great adventure has an end, and so does ours. On this day, we will have our last riding day as we return to Chicago. We’ll return our bikes and switch to normal gear towards Lake Michigan. The day will be covered with a farewell dinner as we celebrate our Great Lakes ride.

Day 11: Departure – Chicago – Travel Home

This is the final day, we will bid farewell to the Great Lakes & Canada adventures and head home. The group will travel by shuttle to the airport.

Please note that we reserve the right to remain adaptable to unforeseen circumstances and weather conditions that may arise while on tour; the daily schedule may be adjusted accordingly. The client’s tour remains paramount; we will ensure the tour meets your fullest expectations.

Tour dates:

TourDate fromDate toBooking deadline
Great Lakes Circle Tour18-Jul-2428-Jul-2418-Jun-24
Great Lakes Circle Tour28-Jul-247-Aug-2428-Jun-24
Great Lakes Circle Tour17-Jul-2527-Jul-2517-Jun-25
Great Lakes Circle Tour27-Jul-256-Aug-2527-Jun-25
Great Lakes Circle Tour16-Jul-2626-Jul-2616-Jun-26
Great Lakes Circle Tour26-Jul-265-Aug-2626-Jun-26

Prices (USD)

2 people / 1 bike / 1 shared room: From $4,495.00 per person

2 people / 2 bikes / 1 shared room: From $5,495.00 per person

1 person / 1 bike / 1 single room: From $6,745.00 per person

1 person / 1 bike / 1 shared room: From $5,495.00 per person

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Inclusions and Exclusions.

INCLUDEDMotorcycle/Car rental with unlimited mileage
1st choice vehicle model class
Shared rooms in biker-friendly hotels
Continental breakfast at most hotels
National Park Entrance fees
Welcome meeting
Multi-lingual Tour leader
Transport to rental company
Support van
State min. SLI insurance
Loss damage Waiver
Half-shell helmet
Tour route descriptions
Pictures from the tour
Optional attractions
Vehicle model guarantee
Security deposit for LDW
Food and beverages
LDW Zero & insurance upgrades
Anything not listed in “INCLUDED” above

The above information should be taken as a guide only as things can change. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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