40K Toronto, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL)
We checked in at the Bikechain table at Union Station, received the train tickets and a map of the cycling routes on the Niagara Region. For CAD $31 one-way you bring your bike with you, no need to dissamble anything or remove anything; exactly, just like that: your bike.
1:00 pm. We arrived at the Niagara Falls train station which is just minutes away from the busy/popular Falls. We headed North bound to cute Niagara-on-the-Lake and from the station we rode up the Niagara Recreational Parkway. It took us about 40 minutes to arrive to NOTL. After settling in our hotel we went to ride around the wineyards and were back on time for a Shaw theatre play. My friends and I would liked to ride longer.
Picture: Union Station, Toronto
Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) wineyards
40K Niagara-on-the-lake, Welland Canal, Niagara Falls
We had to be at the station at 1:30 pm to catch the 2:15 train taking us back to Toronto. We felt a bit rushed and longed for more time. From NOTL we headed to the Welland Canal starting at the St.Catharines area. The Welland Canal is superb. At the nearly end of our ride a friend got a flat and he had no spare tubes. A convenience store helper called a cab for him and we continued our ride to the station.
Pic: train station Niagara Falls
Putting the bikes back in the train