What you'll do
Meet in a charming small town north of Ottawa. Begin our cycle tour of gravel roads, rail trails and some adventurous linkages in between. Explore hills and dales, fields and forests, lakes and rivers, and lovely back road scenery. The 62 km route takes us through a covered bridge and a popular swimming hole where we can stop at the end of the ride for a refreshing play in the waves. Ride time at a moderate pace should be less than 4 hrs. I always plan for post ride beverage and snack if interested. You will experience great scenery, discovery and some fun challenges along the way. While the itinerary is generally fixed, there are small variations we can take dependent on the agreement of the group. There are a couple of stop points for refreshments and food purchases, with a highlight feature of crossing over a sometimes roaring hydro dam. This ride is primarily on country gravel roads servicing small farms and rural villages, and avoids major traffic routes. There are some hills and the gravel conditions can be varying so bring your legs, lungs and a positive sense of adventure !
I have lived in this region for over 14 years and come from a competitive cycling background. While my competitive days are (mostly) over, my sense of adventure, curiosity and desire to share experiences has opened doors to exploring off the beaten path. I have been exploring back roads, trails and routes throughout this region for about a decade now and would like to share a snippet of these routes with you! For specific groups of friends, co-workers, families I can provide a custom trip and group rate. I am open and flexible to the needs of guests and love to showcase the great outdoors beyond the typical tourist and city culture of Ottawa. This region has a lot going for it and it pleases me to see people taking on a new experience, or challenge and loving it ! I am there to support you for any aspects that you need help with !
vegan energy bar.
Sports drink and water.
Where you'll be
The back roads of the Outaouais have something special for the cycle explorer, from coloured hills to lovely meadows, roaring rivers and pristine lakes. You will be exposed to great scenery and a feeling of being at one with the natural and rural surroundings. Slow down (or go fast), inhale the fresh country air and let your mind settle into a sense of well-being and joy for natural movement throughout the great outdoors ! Movement is life !
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
I am not able to directly provide bike and helmet rentals, but am able to arrange those needs through a local company. If transportation to the start is a problem I can arrange with advance notice.
Pedal untamed back roads of Outaouais
£50 / personNew experience
£50 / person