Like a modern-day cowboy, mount your steed and head west on your motorcycle. Explore Outaouais’ highways and byways and discover a vast territory with an ever-changing landscape. The Vallée-de-la-Gatineau is known for its covered bridge, historic mill, roadside stops and breathtaking scenery. Just outside Gatineau and Ottawa lie the rolling hills of Collines-de-l’Outaouais. Stop and stretch your legs in the charming villages of Chelsea and Wakefield, and while you’re in the neighbourhood, visit Gatineau Park and the Champlain Lookout, with its panoramic view of our beautiful region. Farther west, in Pontiac, ride past heritage homes built by the region’s many Scottish, Irish, French, English and German immigrants. Head north to Maniwaki along the Route des Draveurs (“log-drivers’ road”), and linger awhile in Petite-Nation, home to many artists—and to scenic roads and romantic out-of-the-way spots that will charm your rugged cowboy heart.
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Visiting the Pontiac is like visiting a far-away land without having to go very far. Breathtaking landscapes are the undisputed rulers of this immense territory punctuated by small towns where architecture and culture bear witness to the local population's diverse origins. Crossing rolling farmland and forests, the roads here are perfect for a motorcycle trip that is guaranteed to amaze you every time.
The many towns of the Pontiac overflow with natural and cultural attractions that will make your ride most enjoyable. You will cross the PPJ Cyclopark, a former railroad that was converted into a 92 km bike trail with incredible views on the Ottawa River and many artists' workshops at the four corners of the sector.