Blazing Saddles is aptly named, as you blaze down rail trail for hundreds of kilometres. With very little overall elevation gain, and a ton of time spent on rail trails, this route will take you through the Lanark Highlands, Ottawa Valley, Gatineau Park and Outaouais regions. This route will take you on heritage railway beds that have been converted for multi-purpose use, into the centre of Ottawa, and through the Gatineau Park, a 360 sq. km Provincial Park, just steps from the nation’s capital.
This route has been created by Tiago Varella-Cid.
- Rail trail: Lots and lots of rail trail. K&P trail, Cataraqui rail trail, Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (OVRT), Trans-Canada Trail, and PPJ rail trail.
- Gatineau Park: This route will take you up to the highest lookouts in the Gatineau Park on some awesome paved roads. Heading down to Meech Lake Rd past Camp Fortune Ski Resort, you will have an amazing epic descent. From there it’s a mix of single-track and double-track until you reach Sainte-Cécille de Masham.
- Ottawa: Ride through downtown Ottawa as you make your way to the river to cross into Quebec and the Gatineau Park.
Blazing Saddles was not created by the team at Bikepack Adventures. It being featured on this website is for informational purposes only and to give a full picture of the amazing rides in the region. For more detailed information on this route, including the latest updates to the route, visit the Blazing Saddles route on RideWithGPS page.