Motorcycling the Bruce

White sand, dramatic rock formations and sunken ships as you ride from Sauble Beach, through Lion’s Head, to the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula at Tobermory. 

Ride from Sauble Beach to Tobermory

Begin your adventure in Sauble Beach, the world’s second longest freshwater beach!  Wake up from a restful night’s sleep at Sauble River Marina & Lodge Resort located down river from the gentle beautiful Sauble River Falls and a short 5-minute walk to the white sandy beach of Lake Huron. 

Head on up the lakeshore to picturesque Wiarton, the basecamp to the Bruce Peninsula, where you can fuel up with a hearty breakfast at Dockside Willie’s Located in Bluewater Park, Dockside Willie’s features stunning views of Colpoys Bay and is home to world-famous Wiarton Willie.

Let’s turn north and take the paved road less travelled to Lion’s Head (   The tree-lined, scenic Bruce Road 9 has rolling hills and far less traffic than its neighbour, Highway 6.  Lion’s Head’s natural harbour, sand beach, Isthmus Bay vistas, and lovely lighthouse make this small town Ontario’s best-kept secrets!  It was named for the rock formation located on the east escarpment.  Can you find the Lion’s Head?  Newly erected photo frame will help you discover the Lion’s Head if you can’t see it.  It’s located in the marina near the lighthouse.  Don’t forget your camera to #findthelionshead

Grab a bite to eat at Lion’s Head Inn or Rachel’s Bakery and 50’s Diner or Marydale’s Restaurant before leaving town. 

Get back on your bike and continue on your journey to Tobermory. 

On your way into town you can visit observation Tower at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre, or hike to the world-famous Grotto in Bruce Peninsula National Park.  Take a glass-bottom boat tour from Bruce Anchor or Blue Heron boat tour companies and see the 8th Wonder of the World: Flowerpot Island (!

Dine at Tobermory Brewing Company. This newly established restaurant located in the heart of Tobermory’s harbor, features a great selection of food and freshly crafted Tobermory beer. Try the fresh local whitefish.

Unwind with stunning waterfront views at Big Tub Harbour Resort. The resort features waterfront patio - Bootlegger's Cove PubTake one of their kayaks, canoes or paddle boats out to get a closer look at the shipwrecks or take a short stroll to Lake Huron and catch a stunning Lake Huron sunset.