Winding and undulating roads, hospitality, and butter tarts. Those are prominent items that tourism specialists Chris Hughes and Mike Jacobs were high on during their early-June assessment of motorcycle-destination loops that have been created for Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO). They were hired last January by OHTO to help develop destination motorcycle routes and their accompanying inventory of motorcycle-friendly accommodations, restaurants and attractions.
Renfrew, Haliburton and Lanark counties are targets for this not-for-profit tourism organization that is mandated to increase tourism in the region.
OHTO manager Nicole Whiting, who works out of Pembroke, said; “Motorcycle touring development is part of OHTO’s destination development plan for 2013”.
BC Hughes Tourism Consultants not only wants to provide destinations for motorcyclists, but destinations that rival the best on the continent and bring bikers from near and far.
Over the entire nine days and more than 3,000 kilometres of biking in the region, Hughes had uncovered numerous hidden gems that all motorcycle enthusiasts must know about.
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