Happiness on Two Wheels in Outaouais
Destinations to explore, May 14, 2018 2018-05-14
Happiness on two wheels in Outaouais, Photo: Commission de la capitale nationale/National Capital Commission (CCN-NCC)
Happiness on Two Wheels in Outaouais
A cycling destination like no other, the Outaouais region is a place for adventure and a change of scenery! Let your hair flow in the wind as you follow the Ottawa River, ride through Gatineau Park or zigzag through urban areas. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s a path out there guaranteed to make you smile!

In Outaouais, cycling is celebrated!

In the city of Gatineau, May is Cycling Month! It’s an opportunity to make the most of the region’s 600 km (372 mi.) of recreational paths that connect parks, gardens and historic sites. Outaouais is one of the first regions in the province to offer cultural cycling tours, which are excellent activities for families, friends and couples to enjoy! Discover the treasures of the area with the help of the 5 bike circuits designed by Tourisme Outaouais in partnership with Vélo Québec. Choose a circuit that’s mostly flat or full of twists and turns – either way your ride will certainly never be boring!

On the shores of Canada’s capital

Brasseurs du Temps. Photo: Sebastien Lavallée
Brasseurs du Temps. Crédit photo:Sebastien Lavallée

Explore the area on an easy circuit composed of a nice variety of activities and tourist attractions. With museums, urban beaches, parks and national monuments along the way, you’ll be treated to lots of surprises. See larger-than-life horticultural sculptures at Mosaïcultures in Jacques-Cartier Park and visit the Canadian Museum of History. Travellers who love good food and wine will love a trip to the Old Hull sector, where they can meet the world’s best sommelier at Soif, taste reinvented cuisine at Les Vilains Garçons or Rustiek and relax on the patio at Brasseurs du Temps. Then there’s the historical sector of Old Aylmer, which promises to charm you with its delicious restaurants, lovely shops, vibrant atmosphere and wonderful sunsets on the beach!

Nokia Sunday Bikedays

Every Sunday morning between May 20 and September 2, 2018, the road belongs to you for  NOKIA Sunday Bikedays. Cyclists and in-line skaters can safely take the scenic roads – which will be closed to car traffic – in Ottawa and Gatineau Park. Ideal for families with young kids!

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