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It really depends on what you mean by comfortable ! I would ride it on smooth fairly well maintained tow paths but not some of the rougher ones on more remote stretches of canal. But you could go slowly over bumpy tow paths if you take your time and go carefully. The steering is very light with swept back handlebars so there is less control than on a mountain bike with straighter handlebars. I would be a bit nervous about hitting a big bump near an overgrown hedge and possible dropping into the canal! But then I prefer to be on a boat anyway. If you are a boater looking for something to cycle between locks on this is a reasonable bike for the price, the full chainguard and the simple SA gearing.