Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma district continues to make the grade when it comes to the best highway tours for motorcycle enthusiasts, that according to NorthernOntario.Travel
The popular website that focuses on recreational opportunities and events for the entire region, lists three routes in Algoma as the top in Ontario for the up coming season.
At number 7, writer Mike Jacobs makes the Algoma ADV loop a must ride. “this route balances some off-highway and some on-highway riding” Jacobs writes.
An already well known route makes the list at number 2. Ride Lake Superior. “It’s Ontario’s bucket list ride. It’s not one you do every year, but it is one that every rider has to do once in their life.” Jacobs says, “The mountains and valleys outside of Marathon, the views of Lake Superior from Sault Ste. Marie to Wawa, the canopied roads into Copper Harbour” writes Jacobs in his top 10 list posted on www.northernontario.travel
Even more impressive is the top route in the province is also close to home. The Grand Algoma loop. “Some of the best views happened on these vast unpopulated expanses”, Jacobs remembers taking the route last summer, “There’s one clearing in particular, where the road rises up over the terrain, and you might find yourself looking down from high above a picture perfect lake. These kinds of moments aren’t rare on this loop either.”
Motorcycle route tours are becoming more and more popular in recent years as more people plan vacations closer to home with the rising expense of gasoline. Many tourist outfitters are now catering to motorcycle tours during the summer months.
For more on who made the top 10 list, go to www.northernontario.travel/motorcycle-touring/top-ten-ontario-motorcycle-routes-for-2014