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Cycling

In the Outaouais, happiness comes on two wheels. Try our five cycling routes to discover our five territories. In Petite Nation, ride along the Ottawa River shoreline and sample local products. In the Collines-de-l'Outaouais, burn off some energy in Gatineau Park. For an urban interlude, play tourist and discover the bustle of Gatineau-Ottawa. In the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, take the Véloroute des Draveurs ("log drivers' bike route") for breathtaking scenery. Finally, in the western part of the Outaouais, pedal along a former railway line in the Pontiac. There's a route for every cyclist!

Cycling Routes
  • Difficulty
    Intermediate
  • Distance
    129km
  • Elevation
    560m

On the road to Papineau

Cycling in the Petite Nation means discovering a rich historical heritage along the Ottawa River and meeting a diverse community of gourmet producers. On your bike, cycle through charming historic villages, and escape to beautiful rural settings for an energizing ride!

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  • Difficulty
    Intermediate
  • Distance
    164km
  • Elevation
    850m

Head West to the Pontiac

With kilometres of trails to cover and fields as far as the eye can see, the Pontiac offers cyclists the best of both worlds! Your ride will take you through lush natural surroundings and to sites steeped in history and culture. Gourmet stops along the way will whet your appetite!

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  • Difficulty
    Experienced
  • Distance
    80km
  • Elevation
    1 000m

Thighs of Steel

If you’re looking for a challenge, this is the route for you! Located in the heart of the city, Gatineau Park is a green paradise, an almost boundless playground for sports enthusiasts of all kinds. Big bonus: just outside the park is the village of Chelsea, with its many restaurants and attractions!

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  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Distance
    12km
  • Elevation
    100m

On the Shores of the Capital

Head to downtown Gatineau for an urban bike ride! Take the Sentier des Voyageurs pathway along the Ottawa River shoreline. Play tourist by bike: visit the city’s many nearby attractions, and stop for a meal in the lively Old Hull neighbourhood!

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  • Difficulty
    Intermediate
  • Distance
    158km
  • Elevation
    1 050m

The Northern Log Drivers

Combine cycling and breathtaking scenery as you ride the Véloroute des Draveurs! Along the way, admire the crystal-clear water of Blue Sea Lake. Pedal through the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau on a dedicated bike route, and explore this territory much loved by outdoor enthusiasts!

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Things to do - Cycling