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Eganville - Douglas


RATING:Easy
TOUR TYPE:Semi-loop
TOTAL DISTANCE:32 km
START / FINISH:Park at the visitor information booth on Hwy 60.
HIGHLIGHTS:-Eganville
-Hyndford
-Bonnechere Caves
-Bonnechere River and valley views
SURFACE:Pavement: 32 km
TIME ALLOWANCE:-Beginner: 2.5 to 3 hr
-Intermediate: 2 hr
-Advanced: 1 to 1.5 hr

Information
This is an easy and scenic bike ride that provides many views of the Bonnechere River. The route passes by the Bonnechere Caves, and allows a visit to the village of Douglas, famous in the valley for their St. Patrick’s Day festivities. There are picnic spots at the Bonnechere Caves and in Douglas.

Directions

  • From the start, ride east on Queen St toward Hyndford. Queen St becomes the Fourth Chute Rd.
  • When you reach the Y-intersection at 8 km turn left; (follow the signs for the Bonnechere Caves); here you will pass over the Bonnechere River at the Fourth Chute.
  • The Bonnechere Caves parking area offers a picnic bench, bathroom facilities and water pump for passing cyclists.
  • Continue along Fourth Chute Rd for 7 km to Douglas.
  • At Douglas turn right on Hwy 60 and ride down the hill and across the Bonnechere River; on the right just before the bridge is a dirt road into a picnic area.
  • Turn right at Hyndford Rd, just past the bridge, and continue for 5 km to the four corners at Hyndford.
  • Turn right at Hyndford onto the Scotch Bush Rd and head back toward Eganville.
  • At 24.2 km you will come back to Y-intersection of Fourth Chute Rd that goes to the Bonnechere Caves; continue straight onto Fourth Chute Rd.
  • Retrace your route for 8 km back to Eganville.