Cycling Western Gatineau

The Outaouais is well known as a prime cycling destination. With paths following the Ottawa River or going tthrough Gatineau Park or the core of the urban area, cycling enthusiasts of all levels will find what they're looking for! Add to that many beautiful rest areas and charming places to eat and right by the trails and you have evertything you need for a memorable cycling day!

Starting in Des Cèdres Park in the sector of Aylmer, you will pass tghrough natural sites of a rare beauty as you gradually get closer to downtown Gatineau. With a splendid view of Lake Leamy, Saint-Éloi Café Bistro will be the perfect spot to rest and have a bite before hitting the road again. You'll complete the loop on Principale Street in Aylmer, right next to where you started your day, and the sector will charm you with its boutiques, restaurants, and heritage buildings.

day on wheels

Points of interest

15 Raoul-Roy St.
Gatineau (Québec)

Numerous outdoor activities are available: cycling and in-line skating on the recreational path, marina, baseball and volleyball, and swimming at a beautiful supervised beach. Facilities include a snack bar, change rooms, showers, picnic table, bike repair station and children’s play structures. It’s the perfect place to enjoy superb sunsets!

12.2 km
Following Voyageurs Pathway, you will pass through parc des Rapides-Deschênes, where you'll be able to see the ruins of an old power plant. It's also an excellent spot for bird watching. Once you get to parc Moussette, take the time to explore Val Tétreau, the neighbourhood around the park.
361 De Lucerne Blvd.
Gatineau (Québec) J9H 7K9

Numerous outdoor activities are available: cycling and in-line skating on the recreational path, tennis, basketball, baseball, volleyball, picnic table, and swimming for all ages. The park also has change rooms, showers and bike repair station, and a children’s playground.

7 km
Follow Voyageurs Pathway until you reach Portageurs Park. Stop at the sculpture of the boat and wolves and admire the both natural and industrial setting; it is quite unique. From there Ruisseau-de-la-Brasserie Pathway will take you to Lake Leamy.
100 Atawe St.
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 6V8

Healthy bistro-style cuisine in a welcoming setting with an unbeatable view of Leamy Lake. Le Saint-Éloi is the perfect spot for a relaxing breakfast, an intimate lunch or a lively dinner!

15 km
After a nice lunch, jump on your bikes and head for Pionniers Pathway, which will take you back to the sector of Aylmer. Getting there, you will go through the southern part of Gatineau Park.
115 Principale St.
Gatineau (Québec) J9H 3M2

A unique main street in the heart of a heritage district: Principale Street. Come admire its stately homes and discover its many treasures: fine chocolatiers, a bakery, gourmet restaurants, gourmet food shops, sausage makers, art and craft galleries, the widest selection of beer in Quebec, magnificent patios and cafés, a tea house, and breathtaking sunsets over the Ottawa River. APICA (the Association des professionnels, commerçants et industriels of Aylmer) presents free events throughout the year.