Why do we require an application?

Our application process is in response to two of the most common questions our Riders have prior to booking a trip with us:

1) Am I skilled/fit enough to participate in this Ride?
2) Will the other people on my Ride be skilled/fit enough?

Ensuring that you - and the other Riders on your Ride - are a good fit for the Ride selected is of paramount importance to us. We want to help you pick the Ride that's perfect for you, and ensure that everyone booked on a Ride is on the right Ride for them. That's why we want to know a bit more about you - your mountain biking history, where you ride, how often, etc... - before we take your money.

We review every application and if, based on your responses, we think you're a good fit, we'll approve your application and you'll receive a link to place a deposit. If we think you might not be a good fit (either too skilled or not skilled enough for the Ride you chose), then we'll give you a call to discuss your preferences in greater detail.

Please note: our application process isn't about excluding anyone, or making anyone feel like they're not 'good enough' to participate in one of our Rides. It's about ensuring that you end up on the right Ride for you, with people of similar skill, fitness and riding preferences. In the end this ends up being a much better experience for everyone.

Learn the basics of mountain biking in the unique Carolinian forest of Southern Ontario.

Leave the city and find your groove on miles of fun, flowy singletrack winding through stunning Carolinian forest near Turkey Point, Norfolk County. You'll ride beginner trails through the vineyard on One for the Vine, and then head over to check out Saudwinder, the Burn, and Dizzy Lizzy. All while being guided by your friendly local guide (and 2-time national & 5-time provincial mountain bike champion), Paul Meiklejohn.

 

Enjoy fine-dining at Burning Kiln Winery followed by a campfire and a glamping experience like no other in the wilderness pods!

 

Who says adventure can't be done in style!

IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?

Are you new to the sport of mountain biking and looking for a way to break in? This excellent beginner ride is led by a professional and knowledgeable guide, Paul, who will make your introduction to mountain biking feel like a breeze! Bike rentals are available for $50/day if you have yet to purchase your first mountain bike!

  • MTB SKILL RATING

    1/9

    Level 1/Newbie

    ·      You've never ridden a mountain bike before.

    Click here for more information on our skill and fitness ratings

    Level 1/Newbie

    ·      You've never ridden a mountain bike before.

    Click here for more information on our skill and fitness ratings

  • Price CAD | USD | EUR

    $600 CAD
  • FITNESS RATING

    3/9

    Level 3

    • You are capable of riding 1-2 hours a day at a relaxed pace with several breaks.
    • You can handle one or two easy climbs of up to 150 vertical metres (330 ft.) total.
    • You exercise on average 1-2 hours per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 3

    • You are capable of riding 1-2 hours a day at a relaxed pace with several breaks.
    • You can handle one or two easy climbs of up to 150 vertical metres (330 ft.) total.
    • You exercise on average 1-2 hours per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • DURATION

    2 days
  • DATES

    May-OctoberSEE ALL DATES
  • CULTURE LEVEL

    Familiar

    Level Familiar

    • On our Familiar trips, Riders from Western countries/cultures will generally experience familiar languages and cultures, and experiences that are generally familiar.
    • While the riding and activities themselves may be quite adventurous and/or challenge you, you'll still find the overall environment quite familiar if you come from a 'developed' country.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Adventurous' and 'Out There' Rides.

    Level Familiar

    • On our Familiar trips, Riders from Western countries/cultures will generally experience familiar languages and cultures, and experiences that are generally familiar.
    • While the riding and activities themselves may be quite adventurous and/or challenge you, you'll still find the overall environment quite familiar if you come from a 'developed' country.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Adventurous' and 'Out There' Rides.

Day 1 : DAY 1 : RIDE DAY! PLEASE CHECK IN THE NIGHT BEFORE TO YOUR WILDERNESS POD FOR A RELAXING SLEEP BEFORE YOUR ADVENTURE! PRE-RIDE NIGHT INCLUDES MEET & GREET WITH YOUR GUIDE PAUL, A HOMETOWN BREW & DINNER AT LONG POINT ECO-ADVENTURES AT 6:30PM.

7:00am - Breakfast begins in the Marshview Pavilion
9:00am - Meet your guide, Paul, at the Water Tower
9:30am - Ride time! Head out on the trails, starting out with Roller Coaster, for a speedy start to your ride!
11:30am - Lunch at Sandbar on the Beach
1:00pm - Continue riding through the gorgeous trails in Turkey Point Provincial Park; head in on Big Mike over to Ear Shot to experience the great flow of the trails here.
2:00pm - Ride concludes back at Long Point Eco-Adventures
Time to shower, relax
5:00pm - Tour Experience at Burning Kiln Winery
6:00pm - Dinner at Burning Kiln Winery
8:30pm - Communal campfire
9:30pm - Observatory Session (weather permitting)

Day 2 : Quick Ride & Check-Out

7:00am - Breakfast begins in the Marshview Pavilion
9:30am - Check out of your room before your ride this morning.
10:00am - Meet your guide, Paul, at the Water tower for a ride that'll tie together all the skills you learned yesterday!
11:30am - Return to Long Point Eco-Adventures, time to shower
12:00pm - Grab a boxed lunch before you head home!
You are welcome to hang around on site after check out! We have other optional activities available such as ziplining!
  • 2 nights in Wilderness Pods
  • All meals - 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • All guided rides
  • Bike rentals available if needed

Below you will find a comprehensive list of information about this Ride and destination.

We’ve Got You Covered +

GETTING THERE AND BACK +

Getting The Most Out of Your Trip +

BIKE AND GEAR INFO AND PACKING LIST +

Destination information +

Important Stuff +

Name Bio

Paul Meiklejohn
Paul has been racing bicycles for most of his life. He began racing 20" BMX bicycles in 1982 and has never looked back. Paul is a 5-time Ontario Provincial Champion in downhill mountain biking and has also been successful in cross-country...
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Please note that the following data represents a typical itinerary, and unfortunately there is no such thing as a typical itinerary. Weather issues, road closures, changes to the itinerary to accommodate requests, and other issues may affect the itinerary, so the data below represents an 'average' itinerary, and may differ when you actually show up to ride your bike! Our guides make every effort to stick to the itinerary as posted, though :)

Day Hours of Riding Distance ridden Elevation gained Elevation lost Highest elevation
1 4 hours
2 1.5 hours
Totals 5.5 hours m
NOTE: There are no scheduled departures at the moment, but custom group departures are available for groups of 2 or more. If you are interested in a custom departure, contact us at payden@lpfun.ca or 5195869300.
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