This tour is a cyclist’s dream! Enjoying the beautiful scenery and fun hospitality of the Ottawa Valley. Welcome to our cozy Inn located in the small Village of Beachburg. After breakfast at the Inn, we head out for a day of riding and exploring before returning home each afternoon for dinner. We travel to some of the best (and hidden) gems of the Ottawa Valley!
Cost: $1399/person (+HST) (based on dbl occupancy)
Single Supplement Fee: $300
Location: Ottawa Valley, Ontario Duration: 5 Days
Total Distance: 160-200km
Terrain: Paved, Gravel & Dirt Roads
(Hybrid Bike Recommended)
Tour Dates: July 22-26, 2019 & August 12-16, 2019
• 4 nights accommodation
• 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
• Wine/beer included with dinners at Inn
• All shuttles and transportation
• All entrances listed in itinerary
• Professional Guides
All Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars.
A $250 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.
A minimum of 5 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.
Welcome to our 5-bedroom Inn. The Whitewater Inn is also the main office for Valley Cycle Tours/Jamieson Travel. Each room has a private ensuite, air conditioning, mini fridge, coffee service, microwave, unlimited wifi and sitting area. A hearty breakfast is served each morning from 7am until 8:30am.
Day 1: Monday, Arrival Day.
Beachburg – Westmeath – Ottawa River – Brewery (28KM)
Welcome to beautiful Beachburg! After you are checked into your room we will have an orientation of the Inn, your home for the next four nights. At 2pm we will depart on a local ride to warm up our legs. We ride scenic roads showcasing award winning farms. A stop in Westmeath brings us past a local candlemaker’s shop (located in an old stone church). We can stop in for a peek at their world famous candles and pouring demonstration. Then we’re off towards the Ottawa River to view the famous big whitewater rapids of the mighty Ottawa. We’ll stop into the Whitewater Brewery for a break and tour of their unique facility that was once a diary barn. We continue back to Beachburg and enjoy a beautiful dinner.
Day 2: Tuesday.
The Pontiac – PPJ – Chutes - Shawville (60KM)
After a hearty breakfast, we load up into the van and cross over the interprovincial bridge to La Belle Province – Quebec. Here we start on the PPJ rail bed trail and ride along the Ottawa River towards Fort Coulonge. A stop at the impressive Chutes de Coulonge will be made. Then we continue on our way to the quaint town of Shawville, where we visit the Little Red Wagon Winery for a tour and snack. The option to take the van back to the Inn is available here or you can ride the additional 43km back to Beachburg.
Meals: (B, L, D)
Day 3: Wednesday.
Calabogie – Mount Saint Patrick – Holy Well – Eagles Nest (30km of riding & 2.5km of hiking)
Today after breakfast we depart by van to Calabogie. We will ride an amazing loop passing by old forests and farms with stone fences. Learn a little history today as you see what a settler was given for immigrating to Canada and what they had to fulfill to earn their 100 acres of land! We visit the Holy Well in Mount St. Patrick known to visitors for healing the wounded and sick. (You can take a little bottle of the holy water with you for a sick loved one). Then over the Kennelly hills back towards Calabogie. Our van will meet us at the end of our ride to change our bike shoes for hiking shoes – a wonderful view of “The Eagle’s Nest” is a short hike from the road that is a ‘must see’ in the area.
Meals: (B, L, D)
Day 4: Thursday.
Today we start our ride from the Eganville area. We park at the Bonnechere Caves and head out to explore a some very quiet and scenic roads. We go past the old Ghost Town of Balaclava where we see the remains of an old mill and a few abandoned old homes. Then on through the little town of Douglas – most famous for their St. Patrick’s day parade. We will stop in at the little tavern for a visit with the friendly owners before returning to the Caves where we have a private tour. Feel free to have a swim in the Bonnechere river and sit in the moving whitewater. This evening we will share a special BBQ dinner and weather permitting, have an outdoor garden party.
Day 5: Friday.
After breakfast we say sadly say good bye.
Perhaps you would like to stay in the area and visit some other attractions or try whitewater rafting? We can certainly help with other arrangements for you!