Cycling the Rideau

  • Kingston - Ottawa

If your passion is peddling, go the distance and peddle the Rideau Canal with its abundance of opportunities. Cyclists can travel through quaint towns, peddle past forests, wetlands, and parklands or on paved recreational pathways. Warning; with so many great places to see, you’ll be inspired to sit back, relax and take in the moment.

Cycling Itineraries

Plan your trip with one of the following cycling itineraries. After you decide which area to explore just download a route map, details, and directions.

Rideau Canal – Kemptville, Merrickville, Jasper
Rating: Moderate
Distance: 76KM (47M)

Rideau Canal – Westport, Delta, Jasper
Rating: Challenging
Distance: 125KM (78M)

Other Cycling Itineraries

Kingston & Wolfe Island – Kingston
Rating: Easy/Moderate
Distance: 54KM (34M)

1000 Islands – Leeds Grenville
Rating: Easy
Distance: 100KM (62M)

  • Cycling the Rideau

    Credit: Ottawa Tourism

  • Cycling the Rideau

    Cycling along the Ottawa River Alexandra Bridge

    Credit: Ottawa Tourism

  • Cycling the Rideau

    Cycling at the Ottawa Locks. Rideau Heritage Route

    Cycling at the Ottawa Locks. Rideau Canal World Heritage Site, Ontario, Canada

  • Cycling the Rideau

    On the Cataraqui Trail. Rideau Heritage Route

    Cycling across the old Iron Bridge, part of the Cataraqui Trail at Chaffeys Lock. Rideau Canal World Heritage Site, Ontario, Canada

Travel Tips

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