Pedal through Ottawa’s rural countryside and urban areas on these cycling routes

Pedal through Ottawa's rural countryside and urban areas on these cycling routes

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa – Self Guided Bicycle Tours

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal


As one of Canada’s largest cities at 100 kilometers wide by 50 kilometers deep, Ottawa has a very diverse and eclectic collection of rural attractions. These include historic sites, vineyards, county fairs, farmers’ markets, villages, and natural features. One of Ottawa’s greatest attractions is its beautiful waterways including the Ottawa River, Rideau Canal and Rideau River. Ottawa is also home to some of Canada’s most iconic buildings including: the Federal Parliament Buildings, the National Gallery, the National Arts Centre and many more. Seeing Ottawa by bicycle is very enjoyable and a great way to add fitness to your vacation experience. Build an appetite and then satisfy it at one of Ottawa’s great restaurants or quaint bistros and pubs.

12 trails in the rural countryside and the urban areas are as follows: Big Ottawa Loop; Carp & Country Debunker; Cumber tour de land; Gatineau Park Out and Back; Kanata and North Country Cruise; North Kanata to Stittsville; I Like to See the Water when I Ride; Little Italy, Ottawa River, and Rideau Canal; Manotick South & West; Munster Meander; Ottawa River East and Farmland; Out a Way 100K; Park to Park River Ramble; Rail Trail and Winery Ride; and The Osgoode Ride.


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Project entered on: June 3, 2017 at 4:55 pm

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