Ottawa and Surroundings Bike Paths and Rail Trails Professional Review and Guide
"Since the earliest days of the city, the creation of green spaces was a priority for city leaders, who, over the years, proceeded to lay out vast, beautiful parks and gardens. Whether you are looking for an urban park such as Major's Hill or Rockliffe, or untouched natural spaces like Gatineau Park, the Ottawa-Hull region has a bit of everything to please nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. All of these natural attractions are located either in or near the city. Hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing are among the sports that are easily practised in the National Capital Region.
The Ottawa region is crisscrossed by no less than 150km of pathways that are very pleasant for meandering on foot or by bicycle. Whether you opt for an outing along the Rideau Canal, on the Rockliffepromenade or along the Ottawa River, you will benefit from pleasant landscapes, peace and quiet and, above all, from trails that are very well laid-out for cycling. On Sunday mornings from late May to early September, cyclists are in seventh heaven, as these routes are closed to automobile traffic. This Trail Guide consists of a series of maps showing multiple biking routes in the Ottawa region of Ontario."