Ottawa Valley Loop

Self-Guided | 5 Days

Explore the best of the Ottawa Valley through quaint villages, past rural farms, across the river to Quebec and then back to Ontario's Irish Settlements. Along the way stop at a microbrewery, visit an old ghost town, peek into local shops and unwind in the evenings at your lovely accommodations. We take the stress out of your journey, so that you can enjoy the scenery and beautiful stops along the way! 

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Details

Cost: $899/person (+HST)  (based on dbl occupancy) 

Location: Ottawa Valley, Ontario     Duration: 5 Days
Difficulty:  3/5     
Total Distance: ​275-315km                 
Terrain: Paved, Gravel & Dirt Roads  
(Hybrid Bike Recommended) 
Tour Dates: Flexible. We recommend starting the tour on a Tuesday.

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Includes

  • 4 Nights accommodation
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 1 Dinner
  • Luggage Transfers (daily)
  • Detailed Route Maps
  • ​On-Call Roadside Assistance


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Booking Details

All Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars

A $100 per person deposit is required for all trips at the time of booking.

Deposits are fully refundable up to 14 days prior to departure, minus a $20/person admin fee.

There are no refunds 0-7 days prior to the tour departure.
Please book your tour at least 14 days prior to trip departure to secure accommodation.

Balances are due 14 days prior to tour departure (unless otherwise specified).
A minimum of 2 participants are required for the tour to operate.

Cancellation insurance can be purchased at time of booking.

Please ask us for details.

All tours are transferable.

In the event that you can not attend a trip and someone will be taking your place, please advise us of the name change in advance.   

Itinerary

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Day 1

Beachburg, Ontario. (Your choice of routes: 10-40km)
Welcome to Beachburg!  Right in the heart of Whitewater Region, Beachburg is home to quiet roads, beautiful farms and pristine lakes.  Visit quaint shops, a microbrewery and get spectacular views from a scenic look out.  

Today you will meet at Jamieson Travel & Tours office for luggage drop off, and to pick up final routes/maps.  You will park your car at our office for the duration of your trip.  Today’s ride can be a choice of 10 – 40km.  A stop in Westmeath where soya candles are produced and poured can be arranged – the factory is an old converted stone church! We recommend the local Whitewater Brewery for dinner this evening. (2 locations – one 7min drive away and the other 15min).   Overnight tonight at The Whitewater Inn located in Beachburg.   


Day 2

Fort Coulonge, Quebec.(~62km)
Breakfast is included this morning. Depart at your leisure for Fort Coulonge  using roads and the PPJ rail bed trail (60km).  The PPJ (Pontiac Pacific Junction) is a section of old rail bed converted to beautiful trail system!  It is part of Quebec’s Route Verte and is well worth the visit. In the evening you will be greeted at Spruceholme Inn, the former home of one of Fort Coulonge’s great lumber barons; this mansion has been meticulously restored to its original splendour and offers a beautiful glimpse into Quebec’s history. Your bags will be waiting for you upon arrival. Overnight in the private cabins with ensuite located at the back of the property. Dinner is on your own this evening at their fantastic onsite restaurant. 

Click here for a map and elevation.

Note: If you desire – we recommend stopping to visit the Chutes de Colounge just before the town of. There is a small entrance fee, but the views of the waterfalls are fantastic and you can go zip lining if you choose. 


Day 3
Rural Renfrew Area, Ontario. (~54km)
After breakfast you will continue on the  PPJ Route Verte  riding along the shores of the spectacular Ottawa River.  Take a break from riding in Shawville, QC - a charming old Quebec town (34km). Visit the Little Red Winery for a tour and snack, or visit Café 349. Continue on another 20km of beautiful backroads to Elements Luxury Outdoor Hotel for a unique overnight experience. Dinner will be included onsite this evening. 


Day 4

Calabogie, Ontario.(~55km)
After breakfast you will make your way to the town of Renfrew  - the birth place of the NHL (15km).  Visit the delicious Bonnechere Bakery for a sweet treat and then continue on the Old K&P rail trail to Calabogie (25km).  Enjoy the lakefront amenities at the Calabogie Lodge.  The Valley Food and Drink restaurant is located onsite, but there is also a local Brewery that serves great food too (Calabogie Brewing Co.). 

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Day 5

​​Return to Beachburg, Ontario.(~65km)
After your included breakfast, you make your way back to Beachburg where your tour comes to an end.  Bags will be back in Beachburg by 11:30am. Please note that you may choose to hop in our van and return to our office.   

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