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Cycling and Canoeing on the Coulonge River!

Our Peddle and Paddle program is a fun 1/2 day activity combining a beautiful cycling trip on the PPJ Trans Canada Cycling Trail with a tranquil paddle along the historic Coulonge River. Depart Esprit by bicycle and ride to where the PPJ meets the Coulonge. Here you will find your Esprit staff waiting for you to collect your bicycle and trade it for a canoe.

Paddle along the flatwater of the Coulonge, under the Pont Marchand (Canada’s 2nd longest covered bridge), past the historic sawmill of Davidson to the confluence of the Ottawa. Paddle along the Ottawa shoreline until you arrive back at Esprit. Along the way there is time for floating, swimming and enjoying the great outdoors. We supply all cycling equipment, all paddling equipment, transport of gear to and from the rendez-vous location. Its a great 1/2 day activity suitable for the entire family.

What to Bring

Cycling participants need footwear suitable for cycling, comfortable pants/shorts and a windbreaker style jacket.  Paddling participants need shoes (that may get wet, shorts (suitable for swimming) sunscreen and lightweight clothing that may get wet.

Esprit supplies Bikes, Cycling Helmet, Canoes, Paddles, PFD, Waterproof barrel for snacks, keys, phone etc.


Customize your Rescue Course with Esprit by adding any of the following options:


Option Details Amount
Accommodations Camping (bring your own tent)

Platform tent rental





Meals Breakfast


Ultimate BBQ