We are now offering a planning service for self-guided bicycle trips in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. There are many routes which incorporate rail trails such as the K&P Trail, The Trans Canada Trail, and the Petit Train du Nord. The nice thing about rail trails is that there are no steep hills; this is important when you are carrying extra weight in pannier bags, attached to your bike.
These trips are feasible for any reasonably fit cyclist or family and use local hotels, B&Bs, or even AirBnBs for accommodation. I will provide the route, distances, map references, and recommendations for accommodation, bike rental, attractions, and food. If you are not biking a loop, I can also arrange transportation to or from the start and end points.
So please contact me if you have a friend or group who wants to accompany you on a self-supported trip. Let me know where you want to go near Ottawa and I'll make it happen.