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.
Points of interest
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!
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.
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.