Cycle the Gatineau Park to Champlain Lookout

Cycle the Gatineau Park to Champlain Lookout

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: – Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing


Heading up to the Champlain Lookout in the Gatineau Park is a great ride that gets you out of the city’s urban environment. It is also a little different from other local rides insofar that this one is often used by cyclists for training purposes or to realize certain personal objectives people may set for themselves. The reason for this can be summed up in one word: hills.

To put this in a broader context, one has to remember that, with the exception of a few isolated areas, the terrain around most of Ottawa is fairly flat. Despite this reality, competitivecyclists need to be good climbers, as do individuals who would like to go bicycle touring in interesting locations which may involve some hills. It doesn’t matter how much cycling you do, the best way to prepare for climbs is to actually practice pedaling up hills. In the Ottawa area, this means heading over to the Gatineau hills (sometimes referred to as “the Gats”).


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Project entered on: July 20, 2017 at 9:50 pm

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