Happiness on two wheels in Outaouais, Photo: Commission de la capitale nationale/National Capital Commission (CCN-NCC)
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!
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
On the shores
of Canada’s capital
Brasseurs du Temps. Photo: Sebastien
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
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!