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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(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 and welcoming villages where you will be pleasantly surprised by the rich and diverse cultural and architectural heritage, unique in the Outaouais. The Pontiac is located less than an hour from Canada's National Capital.
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 excursions! Include Horizon X in your summer vacation plans!
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 the hiking trails, where you’ll find displays of artifacts and information about the log drive. For a real thrill, try the aerial obstacle courses (for adults and children) or the giant zip lines leading to the Via Ferrata. An ideal destination for an active day out with family, friends or work colleagues.