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Old 07-21-2014, 08:29 PM   #1
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Suggestions for a 1 week road trip from Ottawa?

Hi folks,
I may escape on my own for a one week motorcycle trip. Any great suggestions that would involve as little highway as possible and as many twisties as possible?
I would likely ride a DL1000.
Looking for tranquility so remote areas and riding surrounded by nature and great views would be fantastic!
Cheers!
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:30 PM   #2
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Hi folks,
I may escape on my own for a one week motorcycle trip. Any great suggestions that would involve as little highway as possible and as many twisties as possible?
I would likely ride a DL1000.
Looking for tranquility so remote areas and riding surrounded by nature and great views would be fantastic!
Cheers!
Tail of the dragon. Me and a buddy went 2 weeks ago, it was amazing. Did 3500 km in 6 days, 80 % all country roads. Almost all roads we took were a blast, going down there taking the whole blue ridge parkway, and then coming up taking the 219, it was great.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:52 PM   #3
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Hi Bumbobee,
Thanks for the great suggestion! :-)
Did you guys have to reserve hotel rooms ahead of time or is it fairly easy to play it by ear as you go?
Have you opted for hotels or camping?
Thanks again!
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:32 AM   #4
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Hi folks,
I may escape on my own for a one week motorcycle trip. Any great suggestions that would involve as little highway as possible and as many twisties as possible?
I would likely ride a DL1000.
Looking for tranquility so remote areas and riding surrounded by nature and great views would be fantastic!
Cheers!
If you feel like staying north of the border, some friends and I went on an amazing ride from Ottawa to Manitoulin Island, then headed north to New Liskeard (Timiskaming Shores) and rode the Timiskaming Loop. Beautiful mountainous terrain with a great mixture of twisties, long sweepers, and lake side views that will drop your jaw.
Since you have a week, there is some amazing riding west of Espanola that is not to be missed, including Ontario's version of 'The Dragon', Ontario highway 129 that runs from Thessalon to Chapleau. While nowhere near as renowned as the true Tail of the Dragon, there is a 10 or 15 kilometer stretch of this highway that will leave you planning your next ride out to dance her curves again.
From Chapleau you can head west to Wawa, then down along the eastern shore of Lake Superior. Tons of camping all along these routes, and more off-the -beaten-path trails than you can shake a stick at.
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:14 AM   #5
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You could head into Quebec, north shore of St. Lawrence go up to Manic 5 go across the river on a ferry do the Gaspe loop than tour around Northern New Brunswick and back home on the south side of the St. Lawrence or through USA.
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:49 AM   #6
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You could go around Algonquin Park. Lots of back roads.

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Old 07-26-2014, 10:38 AM   #7
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Lot's of good suggestions here. You could also start with this....

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Old 07-26-2014, 09:04 PM   #8
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Those are all fantastic suggestions!!
Thanks a lot, I now have destinations for my next few road trips!
Cheers! :-)
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:08 AM   #9
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:28 PM   #10
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Nova Scotia...

+1 for this suggestion.

Specifically - ride the Cabot Trail.
Make a nice loop down through Adirondacks, Green Mountains of Vermont, White Mountains of New Hampshire, through the lovely state of Maine and up the coast into New Brunswick and through Nova Scotia to Cape Breton.

Return via the north route along the St Lawrence (either side) and back home with an iron bum and a head full of sights, smells and sounds of faraway lands.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:42 PM   #11
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:27 AM   #12
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A little much for a week..
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:35 AM   #13
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A little much for a week..
It can be done (especially now so much is paved)- see below.

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Old 07-29-2014, 04:43 AM   #14
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It can be done (especially now so much is paved)- see below.

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I know it can be done, but you covered 5500kms in 6 days with one 1700km day. I admire your ability, but that's not necessarily a leisurely weeklong trip.
More pavement now, but still a good trek. Not a lot of twisties but certainly remote and tranquil.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:26 PM   #15
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+1 for this suggestion.

Specifically - ride the Cabot Trail.
Make a nice loop down through Adirondacks, Green Mountains of Vermont, White Mountains of New Hampshire, through the lovely state of Maine and up the coast into New Brunswick and through Nova Scotia to Cape Breton.

Return via the north route along the St Lawrence (either side) and back home with an iron bum and a head full of sights, smells and sounds of faraway lands.
Did it a few years back! We had such a blast riding the Cabot Trail that we did it clockwise and then counter clockwise. Such a beautiful ride! :-)
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