Quebec has a vast network of cycle routes. Emblematic of this profusion, the Route verte is a long journey that takes you to all the regions of this province of Canada. Mountain bikers have many trails in the countryside, especially around mountain resorts. So you have plenty of walks or hikes to do according to your availability and desires. All in the saddle in Quebec!
Cycling in Quebec and Montreal
The two great historic cities of the province of Quebec have each a network of cycle paths which allow to discover the centers of interest. In addition, they offer the possibility of combining cycling and traveling in their public transport, under certain conditions.
Organizers of guided walks, as well as bicycle rental companies are at your disposal. A self-service bicycle system is available in Montreal (Bixi), while Québec study this possibility.
The provincial capital has some notable drops, but nothing prevents you from exploring the Château Frontenac and the Dufferin terrace, rue Saint-Jean, the Petit-Champlain district, the Plains of Abraham or the banks of the Saint Laurent.
Also crossed by this river, Montreal shows traces of its past (Old Montreal, Old Port), as well as its modernity in the city center, with in particular its Chinese, Italian or gay districts, to which are added the Jean-Drapeau and Mont parks Royal.
From Montreal and Quebec, course in the surroundings, more or less long, are within reach of wheels, which makes it possible to visit urban or natural sites: historic places, shores of the St. Lawrence, lakes, rivers, mountains ... These routes are independent or are part of major routes such as the Route verte.
The Route verte: 5 km through Quebec
La Route see you is a signposted cycle route of more than 5 km which takes the form of a network allowing you to explore most of the must-see sites in Quebec. In addition, connections with other cycle routes provide the opportunity to deepen your discovery of the province.
Located on the Saint-Laurent, the cities of Montreal, Trois-Rivières and Quebec are important points of departure or passage of segments of this route. This leads you, relative to the course of the river, towards the Témiscamingue, L 'Outaouais and Laurentides to the west, the lake Saint-Jean et Saguenay to the north, the Appalaches to the south, or the Gulf of St. Lawrence Gaspésie and even Magdalen Islands to the East. This archipelago has a circuit, which almost makes you ride on water at certain points, where the road passes over thin strips of land ...
The Great Trail or Trans-Canada Trail
Advice to adventurers! Crossing all of Canada, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the car-free route of the Great Trail is 24 km long.
It obviously crisscrosses the province of Quebec and passes through the cities of Montreal and Quebec, as it shares some of its segments with the Route verte.
It is accessible to Bicycle, but also to hikers or to the followers ofriding, as well as to those who want to practice kayaking in the surroundings, go hiking on skis, snowshoes, dog sleds or snowmobile.
In Quebec, the Moutain Biking is generally called mountain biking, literal translation of mountain biking.
Crossing spectacular natural landscapes, the trails who are dedicated to him are numerous. They practice cross-country, downhill, enduro and other more or less extreme sports cycling disciplines. But you can also borrow it for hiking.
De many spots are located in the province - very often there are also various other outdoor activities, such as canyoning or via ferrata.
For example, near Quebec, you have the station Mont-Sainte-Anne where major competitions are organized, as well as those of Bras-du-Nord Valley to Windmill trails.
Other spots, among many others: the Pointe-aux-Prairies in Montreal, Mont-Saint-Georges in the Appalachians, Igloo Trails in Gaspé, the Panoramic woodland in Chicoutimi, the Hell's Gates Canyon in Bas-Saint-Laurent, the Charlevoix crossing in Saint-Urbain, the Ouareau Forest in Lanaudière, the Mont Tremblant in the Laurentians, the Mont Sainte-Marie in the Outaouais ...
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