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Deacon - Tramore

START / FINISH: Deacon at Hwy 60 Boat Launch on Bonnechre Road at Hwy 60; north side of Deacon Bridge
HIGHLIGHTS:-Views of Bonnechere Cliffs
-Views of Bonnechere River
-Single-lane Bailey Bridge
-Farms with split cedar rail fence
SURFACE:-Pavement: 14 km
-Gravel: 6 km
TIME ALLOWANCE:-Beginner: 2 hr
-Intermediate: 1.5 hr
-Advanced: 1 hr

This ride provides a taste of everything that Renfrew County has to offer. You will see the Bonnechere River, rocky cliffs, traditional homesteads, and a one-lane Bailey Bridge. This route allows you to experience the views of the Madawaska Highlands from the easy grades of the Bonnechere Valley. A great ride for the whole family!


  • Park at the boat launch area at Bonnechere Rd and Hwy 60.
  • Bike across the Deacon Bridge for 0.5 km, turn left on Chapel Rd for 0.5 km, turn right on Old Bridge Rd for 0.5 km, and then left at T-intersection onto Tramore Rd.
  • Follow Tramore Rd for 10 km. This section of the tour provides views of Blueberry Mountain, river vistas, cottages and farms. At 9.5 km you will see Round Lake in the distance.
  • At 10 km turn left and follow Tramore Rd for 1.7 km to the Tramore Bridge. This is a one-lane Bailey Bridge that crosses the Bonnechere River.
  • Continue straight for 0.4 km; turn left on Round Lake Rd for 0.2 km and turn left on White Church Rd.
  • At 13.9 km the paved road ends and the gravel road begins.
  • At 14.5km turn right on Griffith-Wagner Rd.
  • At 16.9 km turn left at the cross roads onto Martha’s Rd.
  • Continue straight; this road will become Kranz Rd.
  • At 20 km you will finish the tour back at boat launch area. This is a great place for a picnic, a swim or a little fishing.