As a woman motorcycle rider I’m certain we can agree, there’s no better outlet than hitting the open road to enjoy a day of riding– or a long distance tour. The sun on your face, the wind caressing your body as you throttle through corners. The accents of roadside shimmering lakes and green pined woods… alongside Ontario’s freedom routes could not be finer.
Yes, I refer to Ontario because MOTORESS International moved from Europe to be headquartered here for global access. Canada, Ontario, is well admired and a sought after geo of motorcycle and scooter riders the world over. The wide open spaces, natural well-kept riding roads, and the freedom experienced is like none other.
I’ve become better acquainted with Ontario and discovered an incredible number of what I like to call – ride destination Spa retreats Ontario. This concept makes for an ideal finale to a day’s riding; or even a few days for that fact! Ontario is a gateway to the best attractions, events and experiences each to the avail of their local region. Outdoor adventures, winery tours, country fairs or exceptional theatre. Each spa host will be able to share features in their region.
When I took up riding all those years ago, I loved the outlet provided me –I still do. The outlet, then, for me was of being completely contradictory to my profession – a corporate lifestyle requiring me to be entirely presentable in the fashion sense of standards. Suit, hair well styled, and of course nails/make-up done. I found riding a motorcycle the entire opposite, my hair tussles, dust-covered my face and lips and the attire was less formal. At the same time I enjoyed my femininity and like today, embrace that aspect of being a woman. So, I started including Spa trips in partnership with my motorcycle rides.
Here below is my preferred list of Motorcycle Rider Spa Retreat Destinations in Ontario. Many are easily accessed from New York.
**Don’t forget American women riders…your US dollar now gets you more value for your ride budget here in Canada.
So enjoy! …. Ride, Revive, Ride!
- Briars Resort & Spa
55 Hedge Road RR 1 Jacksons Point
- Claramount Inn & Spa (now permanently closed)
97 Bridge Street, PO Box 20024 Picton
- Eganridge Inn & Spa
26 Country Club Dr. Fenelon Falls
- Elm Hurst Inn & Spa
415 Harris Street Ingersoll
- Falls Inn & Spa
140 Front St W. Walter’s Falls
- Gananoque Inn & Spa
550 Stone St. South, Gananoque
- Glenerin Inn and The Spa
1695 The Collegeway Mississauga, ON
- Heather Lodge
14483 Highway 35 Minden
- Inn & Spa on the Twenty
3845 Main St. Jordan
- Millcroft Inn & Spa
55 John Street Alton
- Oban Inn & Spa
160 Front Street Niagara-on-the-Lake
- Puddicombe House
145 Peel St. New Hamburg
- Sir Sam’s Inn & WaterSpa
Eagle Lake PO Haliburton
By Vicki Gray
Editor, founder MOTORESS; motorcycle basic, advanced and race instructor certified for over 30 years. Motorcycle On-road and race licensing examiner. Coached, taught, examined riders for European, Caribbean and North American training institutes.