A cycling adventure in the Pontiac

"If you enjoy the outdoors, you'll love the untamed beauty of the Pontiac. This tour includes several outdoor activities, from moderate to extreme!
Starting from Pine Lodge, a charming old-fashioned inn, take the PPJ Cycloparc, a 90-km bike path built on the former Pontiac Pacific Junction rail line. The trail is fairly flat, pleasant and suitable for all ages.
Next, pitch your tent at Horizon X rafting and get ready to shoot the Ottawa River rapids in the morning. If it's a full moon, you're in luck: you can try night rafting!
After your exciting day (and possibly night) on the river, head for Coulonge Falls Park, a spectacular site that's rich in history. Here, you can try several challenges: navigating an aerial obstacle course, ziplining high above the river canyon, and tackling the Via Ferrata, a combination of hiking and climbing across a rock face -- it's the only one in the region and one of only a few in Canada."

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Points of interest

PPJ Cyclopark
602, route 301
Campbell's Bay (Québec) J0X 1K0

Pontiac's 92 km Cyclopark PPJ is a bike path and natural park developed around an old railroad between Wyman and L'Isle-aux-Allumettes. It crosses farms, swamps, plains and forests of immeasurable beauty. Allow for stops in the small authentic and welcoming villages where you will be pleasantly surprised by the rich and diverse cultural and architectural heritage, unique in the Outaouais. Pontiac is located less than an hour from the National Capital.

30 km
Be advised that the distance between the bike path and Horizon X can vary! Park your car near the PPJ Cycloparc: you'll find parking in the municipalities of Bristol, Shawville, Campbell's Bay, Fort Coulonge and Waltham.
Horizon X Rafting
12, chemin Cadieux
L'Île-du-Grand-Calumet (Québec) J0X 1J0

Fun for the whole family! Located 50 minutes from Gatineau-Ottawa, Horizon X invites you to experience rafting and kayaking on the Ottawa River, with a great rate of flow and warm water throughout the summer season. We offer personalized service and organized activities for all ages. Exclusive to Horizon X: Class 2 full-moon rafting excursion! Include Horizon X in your summer vacation plans!

37.8 km
"Note: Advance reservations are recommended for Coulonge Falls aerial park. On your way to or from the park, stop for a meal at Bryson's Bistro du bûcheron at the Spruceholme Inn in Fort Coulonge."
Coulonge Falls Park
100, promenade du Parc-des-Chutes
Mansfield-et-Pontefract (Québec) J0X 1R0

Discover Coulonge Falls Park in the heart of the Pontiac, and enjoy history, culture and outdoor adventure! Stroll along our hiking trails, where you’ll find displays of artifacts and information about the log drive. For a real thrill, try our new aerial obstacle courses (for adults and children) or our giant zip lines leading to the Via Ferrata. An ideal destination for an active day out with family, friends or work colleagues.