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A Day in the Gats

A Day in the Gats is meant to be a slightly less challenging route through the Gatineau Park. It follows some of the route of the Grand-O, but sticks to the easier path when possible. It’s also a much shorter route, making it achievable in a day for most riders with a good endurance base. While the beginning includes a large amount of climbing and more technical terrain, the trail gets smoother and easier going once you clear Meech Lake and trail 36.

This route provides a good mix of single-track, double-track, rail trail, gravel road, climbs, descents, and everything in between. This route can be ridden in one day or done over two days with some camping along the way.

This route was developed by Chris Panasky, creator of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast.

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Traveller. Cyclist. Expat. Over 15 years experience living abroad in six different countries. I've travelled to over 40+ countries and met countless travellers, cyclists, and other expats. As a passionate cyclist I've had opportunities to bike tour in some truly amazing places. While definitely not an expert at bike touring, I'm passionate about sharing bike touring stories and helping others learn hacks, tricks, and techniques to improve their touring experience. I look forward to you joining me on this journey of learning about and becoming a better bike tourist.

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