Families and friends will love a biking trip to discover Gatineau again or for the first time. With 290 km (180 mi.) of recreational trails and bike paths and many activities to do, Gatineau is an up-and-coming cycling destination in the province of Quebec.
There’s a lot to discover on two wheels along the Ottawa River or at Gatineau Park. One of the things that make Gatineau special is the proximity between the urban trails and the tourist attractions to visit and activities to do. That means you can bike on the trails and check out the fifty or so activities organized by the city during the summer. With hands-on workshops, themed outings and an historical exhibition, your curiosity will be piqued. Don’t miss the bike exhibition at the Gatineau sports museum and the 25th l’Automnale bike circuit.
Families will be thrilled to discover the biking circuit designed by Outaouais Tourism – perfect for kids with plenty of energy, and for parents, too! First stop: the Canadian Children’s Museum to explore the world. Second stop: Altitude Gym, a unique climbing centre inside an old church. Third stop: Saint-Éloi Café Bistro for a well-deserved break by Leamy Lake. Last stop is at Centre de plein air du Lac-Leamy for a refreshing swim!
In Outaouais, biking is for everybody. At Maison du vélo, you can rent children’s bicycle trailers, tandem attachments and bicycles for visitors with reduced mobility or visual impairment at a low cost. Cyclists of all abilities will find the trail that is right for them among the 600-km (372 mi.) network in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. See the region’s cycling maps at www.gatineau.ca/portail/default.aspx?p=histoire_cartes_statistiques/cartes.
This summer, enjoy the fresh air on two wheels in Gatineau!