Fat Biking in the Haliburton Highlands

When winter comes around in Ontario most of us fair weather riders put our bikes away.  But Fatbikes (or is it Fat Bikes?) are a new design of mountain bike that enables riders keen on riding year round to get out of the spin classes and do real riding.

Abbey Gardens

Our trails are open anytime and are suitable for hiking in boots, snowshoeing and fat biking. Dogs are welcome if leashed.

Our main trails are groomed after heavy snowfall.  Learn more about the trails a abbeygardens.ca

Haliburton Forest

Fat bikers are invited anytime when snowmobile/atv trails are closed typically end of March to beginning of December. Best time to come is during spring thaw when vehicles are not permitted on our road system opening a multitude of road networks mixed with trails that will all be a mix of snow, ice, and mud, but hey, that is all part of the adventure, isn’t it? We will also be offering spring walk in and bike in camping so book a spot and enjoy the trails. Property passes are included in camping fees.

Haliburton Rail Trail

Once the Snowmobile season is finished in late winter or early spring the trails are closed to motorized vehicles for the duration of the spring thaw. This creates a great place for you to enjoy Kilometres of beautiful trails.

Old Railway Bike Trail (Algonquin Park)

The trail is a multi-purpose winter recreation trail.  It’s a beginner-friendly, 12-kilometre pathway that mostly follows an abandoned railway initially built more than 125 years ago.

Fat Biking Events in the Haliburton Highlands

Fat biking is a fast-paced way to explore the snow covered landscape and offers an exciting alternative to your prototypical winter activities.


Located at the Sir Sam’s Ski & Bike. Ride head-to-head down our Cross Track. Pick your line on one of our technical singletrack descents. Looking for a more leisurely ride? Enjoy spectacular Eagle Lake vistas and spin through the hardwood forest singletrack at our summit.

From spectator to seasoned competitor, we welcome you to this exciting event! …