All bike paths lead to Gatineau! Photo credit: Lévy L Marquis
This summer, the Outaouais
to pedal through incredible places for a beautiful adventure.
The city of Gatineau is close to the heart of many cyclists:
they come for the diversity of the urban landscape and natural
areas that vary along the network of bike paths. Once you reach
the region, leave the car parked away and take your bike out to
discover the sights.
Go from the
city to the woods!
The network of bike paths in Gatineau
combines urban and countryside scenery and is lined with striking
points of view and inviting restaurant patios. It is also
connected to the Ottawa bike network thanks to five bridges that
stretch across both shores. Follow the Ottawa River, and at the
end of the day, you’ll be treated to a magnificent sunset at the
Aylmer Marina. Visitors who love long rides can also continue
their expedition on the Trans Canada Trail and the Route verte
network. And for mountain bikers, head up to Gatineau Park.
designed for families
The tourism department of the Outaouais has tailored many themed
circuits for cyclists. The Family Cycling in the City
circuit starts off at the Canadian Children’s Museum, where you
get to travel the world through 30 display modules. Next on the
list is Altitude Gym, an indoor climbing park where you can
unleash your inner monkey in a safe environment. When you need a
break, bike to the Saint-Éloi Café Bistro overlooking Leamy Lake,
and then bring the day to a close on the beach. And remember that
you can also veer off course whenever you feel like it!
Gatineau is a great place for a bike
ride! Photo credit: Lévy L Marquis
Renting a bike
is the ultimate freedom
Don’t have a way to carry your
own bike? Renting one on site is an affordable option! In
Gatineau, VeloGo is a bike sharing service that
is ideal for trips of just a few hours and its bikes can be found
at the region’s key spots. There's also the Maison du Vélo in
the Jacques-Cartier Park that carries bikes, tandem bikes and enclosed
child trailers that you can rent for a full day. Take the
opportunity to discover Gatineau on two wheels during your
vacation in the Outaouais region.