A mecca for cyclists, push out from the village of Carp into the surrounding countryside along a pleasant, looped ride on some of the quietest roads west of the city. Cool down with an underground tour of the Diefenbunker and learn more about Canada’s Cold War efforts. Visit Carp’s historic fairground and popular Saturday farmers market.
Self Guided Bicycle Tours
Self Guided Bicycle Tours Map
Cumber tour de land
Nestled along the Ottawa River, start from the small village of Cumberland. Once bustling with industry, learn more about this 19th century outpost at the Heritage Museum. Ride out of the river valley green woodlands, past country estates and into the flat farm hinterland to pick up speed along a combination of quieter country back roads. Looping into Sarsfield, enjoy the stunning vistas across rich and fertile farmlands. Before heading back down to the river, stop in at Proulx Farms for seasonal berries, maple syrup and other farm fresh goodies. For a shorter route, include a small gravel stretch on scenic Sarsfield Road. Coast downhill, returning to the river – making sure to leave time for refreshments at the Black Walnut Bakery Café.
Take in the scenic river views and across to the Gatineau Hills. Plan a picnic or take an extended rest stop in the riverside gardens of Pinhey’s Point and learn more about the original homestead with exhibits and museum. Fuel up with cold refreshments at the four corners of Dunrobin before turning on Second Line south taking the time to hike or mountain bike the trails of the South March Highlands.
Manotick South & West
Manotick Village has many restaurants and cafés such as the Black Dog Bistro, the Manotick Gastropub, and the French Café. Watson’s Mill is an historic, still operating, flour and gristmill – A great photo opportunity. Baxter Conservation Area is a natural park with hiking trails and a beach on the Rideau River. Rideau River Provincial Park offers a camping opportunity.
Start peddling in Munster taking note of the attractions along the route. Make your way to the Old Mill in Ashton, an authentic English style pub and brewery on the banks of Jock River. Visit the Jabulani Vineyard and Winery as a last stop before returning to Munster.
The Osgoode Ride
Starting from Osgoode, follow the Osgoode Link Pathway North. Stop halfway in Metcalfe for refreshments, or if you are lucky with your timing, the annual fall agricultural fair. Treat yourself to a home cooked meal at the popular Red Dot Café in Osgoode as you approach your finish.
Out a way
Enjoy this metric-century ride, and stunning visual tour that showcases our magnificent north western Ottawa scenery. Travel light with refreshment stops and shops in Dunrobin, Fitzroy Harbour and Kinburn.
Park to park
Explore the Ottawa River northwest of downtown featuring Fitzroy Provincial Park and Morris Island Conservation Area. Pack a picnic or consider an overnight camp out at Fitzroy Provincial Park. Don’t miss a stop in town of Fitzroy Harbour and Penny’s Fudge Factory for treats. Experience a little slice of Québec countryside in Quyon including a ferry ride over the Ottawa River.
Hop onto the well maintained Ottawa Prescott Russell rail trail just south of the village of Navan for a delightful 7km spin with alternating tree canopy coverage and scenic farmland views. Follow unpaved country back roads looping back towards Navan. Make sure to stop in at the two wineries enroute, enjoying their scenic surroundings and to sample vintages with grapes grown on nearby fields.