Trails, Tales, and Ales

A culinary bike & hike adventure enriched with local ale pairings and cultural history.

Travel to the small village of South River, home of Highlander Brew Co. where you will meet Brian Wilson for a once-in-a-lifetime “Brewmaster Training” and tasting of local ales.  Refreshed, hop on a bike and cycle along 20km of rolling backcountry trails, breathing in the fresh air and the spectacular fall colours until you arrive at your destination—a century-old log cabin nestled in the wilderness.

Over the next few days, “Highlander House” is home-base for this customizable Retreat Program for groups of 10 – 35.  Explore the Forgotten Trails, a network of exhilarating local trails with stunning views and varying level of difficulty via bike & hike, or ski & snowshoe.

Enjoy the hearty harvest flavours of the season, paired with Ontario ale by Chef Gregor.  Soak up the stars with a late-night paddle, relax around a campfire, and hop between our wood-fired sauna and freshwater lake.

One very special evening, an artisan pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven awaits along with more local ales and a live performance from a local singer/songwriter.


All-Inclusive Pricing:

  • Trails, Tales, and Ales (4 Day Program): $300/person
  • Meals & Accommodation: from $229/person/night (3 nights)

2018 Availability

  • Available by arrangement for groups of 10+.