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biking in the city

My wife and will be taking a 4 day trip to Ottawa. Everywhere we go we take our bike and look for bike trails. Are there many trails in the city and along the river?? Can anyone tell us where the most senic rides might be.


Ottawa, ON
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1. Re: biking in the city


This map gives you a good start. For scenic within the city, I'd look at the paths along the Ottawa River, both east and west from centre town, along both sides of the Rideau Canal and along the eastern shore of the Rideau River. If you are into serious hill climbing cycling, look at the paths in the Gatineau Park.

Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa was built for cycling :)

RONW gives you the starting point.... there are hundreds of km of trails all over the city. Many scenic routes along the river(s). It's possible to get to a great many places all over the city with minimal cycling on the roads.

Once you get started on the trail system, there are signposted maps everywhere to keep you oriented.

Happy trails :)

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3. Re: biking in the city

ronw above has identified some very enjoyable rides where there are recreational paths along the water - shared by bike / runners / walkers -

Also pathways on the northern side of the Ottawa River in Quebec.

For cycling along Ottawa streets - there is a full size bike map and a handy credit card size map - available at CIty Hall or at the following places.


Biking is the best way to see Ottawa

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4. Re: biking in the city

Ottawa is a very bike friendly city you will have a grat time exploring on 2 wheels. Definately take in at east part of the trails along the ottawa river, the canal and do some biking in Gatineau Park.. ALl offer different but lovely scenary and each has it's own vibe.

Have fun

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