Destinations to explore, May 23, 2022 2022-05-23
biking in Gatineau
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There are close to 300 kilometres of bike paths in Gatineau, Outaouais that are suitable for cyclists of all levels. This is just one of the many features that make Gatineau the best city in Canada for cycling and the fifth best in the world in the medium-sized city category. Cycling is a great way to discover the city and its attractions while practising a physical activity that is accessible to everyone, including families! What’s more, the cycling network there is very well integrated with the one in Ottawa, its neighbouring city, Canada's capital.

Must-sees to include on your bike trip

The downtown area is easily accessible via the recreational bike paths, which are lined with many attractions and outdoor sites such as beautiful beaches for a swim, parks to enjoy your picnic, and of course, Gatineau Park, an amazing must-see in the Outaouais. This park offers many options of routes that lead you to vistas of breathtaking scenery as you pedal. You’ll get to see why it’s the second most visited park in Canada!

Discover the Chemins d’eau route as well. It runs along the main waterways of the Outaouais region and features magnificent landscapes and cultural attractions that reveal the particularly rich history of the region, which developed in large part thanks to its rivers.

Stop by the Aylmer Marina for a picnic and some relaxing moments at the end of the day. Did you know that it is a fan-favorite place to watch the sunset? You’ll also come across many terraces where you can stop for a well-deserved break.

Pair biking with other sports

Thanks to its network of bike paths, Gatineau is a destination certified as « bike-friendly ». It’s also offers great spots around the city for other sports. Did you know that you can rent all kinds of sporting equipment at an affordable price? Make the most of it and go canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, fatbiking, etc. Have fun exploring!

biking in Gatineau
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