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North of Seven 770
For those seeking the true spirit of adventure, there is a line that makes its way north of Hwy 7 and east towards the mighty Ottawa River. This is a line that snakes its way across the Canadian Shield, following a labyrinth of old logging roads from years past, along meandering rivers and down backcountry ATV trails through the heart of the unsuccessfully settled Ontario North. Throughout the route riders are immersed in Canadian history as they roll past lands that the forests have reclaimed from settlers of old.
Spanning over 750km in distance and best suited for a duration of 5 – 8 days, this is one of the most diverse, adventurous bikepacking routes in Ontario. Camping can be split between provincial park campgrounds, private campgrounds, inns and crown land. There are plenty of food sources along the way with a mix of restaurants, general stores and breweries scattered across the length of the route. Water can be found almost anywhere with a water filter. This route can be easily tackled on a mixed surface gravel bike with 38c tires, 42s are best suited due to the nature of the off-road sections.
This route has been created by Justin Ross, Kieran Andrews and Brayden McGregor.
- Canadian Shield: A rugged, rocky, mountainous region in Canada, the Canadian Shield will provide untold beauty and challenge to all riders.
- Logging Roads: Logging roads will take you into the most remote parts of Ontario. They generally bypass towns and keep you out of civilization.
- Lakeside camping: There will be no shortage of lakes to find a place to pitch your tent, have a swim, and celebrate a good day of riding with friends.
- Calabogie Lake: A beautiful lake surrounded by some pretty daunting hills and unmaintained roads.
The North of Seven 770 was not created by the team at Bikepack Adventures. It being featured on this website is for informational purposes only and to give a full picture of the amazing rides in the region.
For more detailed information on this route, including the latest updates to the route, click the link to visit the RWGPS page