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I've rode this trail a couple of times from end to end. My second ride it was in better shape and money had been invested on some distance markers and better signage. Starting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I've rode this trail a couple of times from end to end. My second ride it was in better shape and money had been invested on some distance markers and better signage. Starting at the East end at the St-Eugene Pavilion the unfinished parts are a bit of a challenge on a road bike/cyclocross (what I rode the first time)... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Took a spin on the trail with my X-over bike, 700C wheels and no problems. Nice surface and very peaceful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

i use to bike on those trails everyday when I was living in bourget use to go to Ottawa by the trail nice view specially in fall season

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

I accept that this trail is the only way of crossing Eastern Ontario without cycling on roads, but it's not built for road tyres at all. I biked all the way from Ottawa to Montreal on a road bike yesterday and it was a soul-destroying experience. The vast majority of the trail is dense gravel that makes it impossible to... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

The Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail's website also suggests some on-road cycling trips in the area. We went for a ride along the 'Cycle the Ottawa River" route, and it was great! This route hugs the south shore of the Ottawa River from Ottawa to Hawkesbury (& beyond). We stopped for lunch in Rockland. Several little towns don't have any restaurants, so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

We biked 20 km of the trail from Vankleek Hill road 34 heading west to Boundary Rd and back to the parking. The trail was crushed dust and great for biking. We passed only two washrooms (port-a-pottie) the whole time. Some great sights on the trail. No services so you will need to bring the required water and snacks. In... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

This cycling path crosses under HWY 417 at exit 17 and is only 2 km off the highway, so it was quite convenient to get to. The pea gravel path is in good condition and we cycled westward past farmland and the countryside is lovely. Once past Vankleek Hill, there are very few services so if you go, bring plenty... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

As avid road cyclists, we are always looking for new country roads to ride on, and so we were pleased when we found a 27-km loop, called the Milky Way, starting in Casselman, Ontario. The Prescott-Russell Cycling Map describes this loop as a "leisure country ride taking you through the villages of St-Albert (famous for its cheese curds) and Casselman."... More 

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