Cycling in Gatineau Park
Gatineau Park offers plenty of scenic options for cyclists. Enjoy the Park’s parkways which consist of 32.5 kilometres of panoramic winding roads. Be prepared: to bike on Gatineau Park’s hilly terrain you need to be in good shape and have some skill in cycling.
If you prefer to take to the trees, Gatineau Park has 90 kilometres of trails where you can mountain bike.
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NCC Saturday Short Loops
Sections of the Gatineau Parkway will be closed to motorized traffic every Saturday from May 25 to October 26, 2013. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy 8.2 kilometres of scenic parkways in Gatineau Park that are reserved for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and walkers.
- Gatineau Parkway between Champlain Parkway and Lac-Meech Road: 7 am to 11 am.
- Gatineau Parkway north of Lac-Meech Road: 7 am to 1 pm.
The NCC Saturday Short Loops Google map shows the short loops as well as alternate routes for cars.
Note: Scooter-type power-assisted bikes are not allowed on the Gatineau Parkway while it is reserved for the NCC Saturday Short Loops.
Alcatel-Lucent Sunday Bikedays in Gatineau Park
On summer Sundays enjoy cycling on 30.5 kilometres of scenic and car-free parkways. From May 19 to September 1st, 2013, the Gatineau, Champlain and Fortune parkways are closed to cars and vehicles from 6 am to 11 am.
The section north of Lac-Meech Road is ideal for families with young children and is closed for two additional hours, from 6 am to 1 pm.
Note: Scooter-type power-assisted bikes are not allowed on the parkways while they are reserved for Alcatel-Lucent Sunday Bikedays.
|Washrooms||There are dry toilets at the Gatineau Park Welcome Area (P3) and the P8, P9 and P10 parking lots.|
|Parking||Free parking is available at the Gatineau Park Welcome Area (P3) and the P8, P9 and P10 parking lots.|
See the Gatineau Park summer map for more detailed information.
Rules and Safety
Every day, many different users enjoy the roads in Gatineau Park. Courtesy and consideration on the part of all users are essential to ensure the full enjoyment of the road network. Please obey the rules of the road and be considerate of other users.
Share the road. When cycling on the parkways:
- Ride in single file.
- Keep groups to a maximum of 15 cyclists.
- Obey stop signs.
For more information see Gatineau Park's visitor information.