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Beachburg - Westmeath - La Passe

START / FINISH:Beachburg
-La Passe
-Quebec Islands
SURFACE:Pavement: 45 km
TIME ALLOWANCE:-Beginner: 4 hr
-Intermediate: 2.5 hr
-Advanced: 1.5 hr

Winding its way from one small community to the next, this is a very relaxing ride. This route is entirely on pavement with only a few hills. You leave the heart of farm country in Beachburg and travel alongside the Ottawa River. From Westmeath you can see Ile Allumettes and from La Passe you can reach out and almost touch Ile Du Grand Calumet. Take a picnic and enjoy this relaxing ride.


  • Park in Beachburg. A good parking spot is at the Fairgrounds on Caroline St. Except for Sundays you can park behind St. Augustine’s Anglican Church. There is a little park behind the church on Church Park Lane.
  • Follow Beachburg Rd/Cty Rd 21 west out of town toward Pembroke.
  • At 10 km turn right onto Westmeath Rd/Cty Rd 12.
  • When you reach Westmeath continue straight through town and turn right on Gore Line/Cty Rd 50 toward La Passe.
  • You will reach La Passe at 31.5 km; turn right at T-intersection onto La Passe Rd.
  • Take La Passe Rd for 13.5 km back to Beachburg.