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, & Ales Program, all meals from arrival day dinner to departure day lunch, comfortable forest accommodation, program materials, equipment, facilitation, guided excursions, and administration are all included.

Get in touch for up-to-date rates.

Upcoming Availability

  • Available by arrangement for groups of 10+.