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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.

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Points of interest

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Des Cèdres Park
Parc des Cèdres
Gatineau (Québec)
Canada

Numerous outdoor activities are available: cycling and in-line skating on the recreational path, tennis, basket-ball, baseball and volley-ball and swimming. You will also find a snack bar, a dressing room and showers, as well as a special park for kids.

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.
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Moussette Park
361, boul. de Lucerne
Gatineau (Québec) J9H 7K9
Canada

Numerous outdoor activities are available: cycling and in-line skating on the recreational path, tennis, basket-ball, baseball and volley-ball as well as swimming for all ages. You will also find a snack bar, a dressing room and showers, as well as a special park for kids.

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.
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Le Saint-Éloi Café Bistro
100, rue Atawe
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 6V8
Canada

Bistro serving healthy 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.
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Destination rue Principale du Vieux-Aylmer
115, rue Principale
Gatineau (Québec) J9H 3M2
Canada

Destination rue Principale du Vieux-Aylmer invites you to discover a lively street with specialized boutiques in this historic area. Come admire its ancestral homes and discover its treasures: a fine chocolatier, gourmet restaurants, fine grocers and sausage makers, art and craft galleries, the widest selection of beer in Quebec, magnificent terraces and cafés, a tea house, and breathtaking sunsets over the Ottawa River.