Examples of Rail-Trail tours around the world, bringing economic benefits to the region

Guided and self-guided cycling tours on rail trails are becoming increasing popular across Canada and around the world, bringing economic benefits with them.  They provide cyclists with an environmentally friendly way to explore the world at their own pace. They allow cyclists to navigate quaint villages and rural countryside, with guides or with detailed route descriptions and maps to assist with navigation. All accommodation details are taken care of by tour companies. After a day of cycling, cyclists will find their luggage has been transferred their next accommodation, typically charming two, three or four star hotels, inns, or mountain huts that embrace the local flavour and style. Modern bicycles or electric bikes are supplied as needed.

In Canada, tour companies offer cycling tours on trails such as the Kettle Valley Trail (KVR), in central southern British Columbia. which traverses some of Canada’s warmest climates through spectacular mountain and valley scenery; Le P’tit Train du Nord, a 200km-long rail trail that explores the gorgeous lakes, forests and communities of the Laurentians in Quebec; and the Confederation Trail, a 273km rail trail that runs from one end of Prince Edward Island to the other and passes through lush Anne of Green Gables country and PEI’s historic sites.