Best Motorcycle Rides in Canada

With its miles and miles of highway, through many different types of terrain, Canada is full of scenic, exciting roads that are great for a rider looking for adventure and a beautiful roadside view. Whether you like steep and twisty mountain roads or long, calm highways through flat grasslands, Canada has a vista for you, with plenty of great towns and cities to stop off in for a bite to eat. Motorcyclists are loved and welcomed in Canada, with many venues along the road build just for you and your bike. Here are ten of the best motorcycle rides in Canada!

Motorcycle in Canada

Westport Loop – Starting off in Ontario and looping back around, this road is famous for its wildlife and for its rural feel. Most of the route twists through thick woodland areas. While most of the road is well taken care of, there are some patches that are a little rough.

Frank Miller Drive – This scenic byway has some of the best roads in Canada, and takes you not only through hills and valleys, but also along Lake Muskoka and some of the country’s finest rivers. The countryside is dotted with picturesque little houses and you will feel as though you’ve been transported back in time.

Southwood Route – Southwood is best known for the road itself, not for what’s on either side. If you are looking for an exciting ride and don’t mind that there isn’t too much too look at on the roadside, Southwood is a great route.

The Old Island Highway – This route should be called “Watch for Deer Highway,” because there are herds everywhere during the entire year. The road itself meanders past farms, skirting a few small towns, and is a fairly leisurely ride.

Rosseau 632 – This highway takes you along not only some rural communities that are stocked with beautiful houses, but also along some of Canada’s most beautiful lakes. This ride is especially beautiful in fall, as the leaves start turn red and orange.

Qu’appelle Valley Run – One of the best roads in Canada, the Qu’appelle Valley Run swoops you down into the valley, and down to a few more exciting rides, once you’re through the straight portion.

The Canadian Rockies – If you are a fan of mountain rides, there is none better than the Canadian Rockies. Not only is the road just twisty enough, there is also the promise of wildlife and beautiful mountain views.

Duffy Lake Route – Starting off on Howe’s fjord, this road is famous for its roadside scenery, giving you glimpses of both lush countryside and clear blue lakes.

Great Day’s Run – Taking you along the Bay of Fundy, there are great views of the water and the Canadian countryside. This road is a little rough at times, so be careful.

The Loyalist Parkway – Following the river for most of this ride, the Loyalist Parkway has great views of classic Canada, with lush forests and fields, that are spectacularly green in the summer.

Top Three Motorcycle Rides in the US

There’s some special about traversing the country by motorcycle. Unlike a car, plane, or train, riding a motorcycle across the United States evokes a feeling of being completely free. Whether you are looking for a great weekend ride or planning you cross-country adventure, there are some rides you just don’t want to miss.

There are plenty of great places to ride in the US, but if you are looking for the very best that North America has to offer to you and your motorcycle, look no further. These are the top three motorcycle rides in the US, ranked by the scenery and the road itself.

Best Motorcycle Roads in the USA

3.      Needles Highway in Black Hills, South Dakota – This highway has, by far, the best scenery in the United States. Names for the needle-like mountains that surround the road like an ancient stone wall, the highway has plenty of great vistas. The forests that are sprinkled among the needles is green and lush, and plays home to hundreds of animals, many of whom can be seen from the road. Right from your bike, you can see bison, deer, antelope, and even the occasional wolf. No need to worry—they know the dangers of the road and will give you your space. Besides the wildlife and the majestic granite needles, the road itself has two granite tunnels, created by dynamite, to take your right through the belly of the mountains.

 

2.      Tail of the Dragon in Deal’s Gap, North Carolina – This road is the self-proclaimed best motorcycle road, and for good reason. It touts eleven miles of curves, ridges, and valleys that make for one of the most exciting rides in the States. Plus, it’s got a cool name. The Tail of the Dragon takes you along a national park, and the deep, North Carolina woods creep up close to the road, making it a refreshing, as well as exhilarating ride. If you are looking for a little more intrigue, you can always check out the “Tree of Shame;” a collection of bike parts from those who were not equipped to handle the twists of the road, hung on a tree.


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The Twisted Sisters in Texas – It is difficult to pick just one ride in the US to hold the title of best motorcycle ride, but if you have ever ridden all 131 miles of this wicked highway, you know why it’s the best of the best. Though most of Texas is comprised straight roads across flat plains, the Twisted Sisters twist along rivers, through mountains, and give riders a great view of authentic cowboy-esque cattle ranches. The rivers are stocked with plenty of delicious fish if you want to skip the roadhouse. You might even spot an alligator while you’re picking up your dinner! The real draw of this road, however, is the meandering, twisty nature of the asphalt and the all-American views.

Top US Motorcycle Routes – Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

If a motorcycle route that winds through the Rocky Mountains in Colorado is your idea of a wonderful trip, you may want to strongly consider the scenic bends that take you through the Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Winter Park, and Granby. This stretch along US highways 34 and 40 offer amazing views off mountain roads and brings you through several small city roads as well. Part of this 200 mile stretch takes you through the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and provides beautiful photo ops all throughout.

rocky mountain national park on a motorcycle

This route, which takes approximately six hours of ride time, can easily stretch into a whole day’s trip. It takes you up 6,500 feet through the rocky hills, offering both climbs and descents at about a 20% slope. These breathtaking views make the Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park motorcycle route one of the most scenic, beautiful stretches of US highway roads.

This curvy route takes you through several small tourist towns, including Estes Park, that offer diners to eat and great places to gas up when on the way. Motorcyclists should be prepared with cash for the national park’s $10 entrance fee, which is charged per bike. The fee is worth it for the spectacular views of the mountains that you can enjoy through the park stretch of the route.


This US motorcycle route is definitely a great day-long trip that can provide for amazing photographs and a wonderful tour of Colorado’s most breathtaking display of nature!