Parc de la Gatineau, Outaouais © Vlan Communication

Cycling

Discover Québec on two wheels by riding along the 12,000 km of bicycle paths that span the province.

 Québec’s biggest bike path network, the Route Verte, stretches for more than 5,000 km, making it the longest in North America. In 2008, the National Geographic Society ranked it the top bike route in the world. The Route Verte is divided into eight sectors and criss-crosses 18 of Québec’s 22 tourist regions. It is signposted and accessible to everyone.

More than four million Québecers enjoy cycling.

Nearly two million use their bicycle as a means of transportation.

From east to west, you’ll discover stunning scenery in the rural sections, enjoy cool breezes off the St. Lawrence River, ride alongside magnificent rivers and look out over lush green mountains. You’ll also come across delicious local products, talented craftspeople, covered bridges and friendly inns! Accommodations marked Bienvenue cyclistes! provide services that are adapted to the needs of bike tourists. Pedal off with complete peace of mind!

Directory of cycling trails

Charlevoix © OutPost
© J.-F.Bergeron/Enviro Foto
© TQ/D.Lafond

Mountain biking and fatbiking are extremely popular in Québec. Thrill seekers can enjoy an unforgettable experience riding uphill and downhill over rough and rocky mountain biking and fatbiking trails. Defying natural obstacles in the forest is a challenge in itself! Enthusiasts flock to sites like Bromont (Eastern Townships), the Vallée Bras-du-Nord and Mont-Sainte-Anne, near Québec City, where many top-tier international competitions take place.

Parc national du Mont-Tremblant © TQ/M.Clark
© Traversée du lac Saint-Jean/M.Gaudreault
© Traversée du lac Saint-Jean/M.Gaudreault

Don’t have a bike? No problem! You can explore Montréal’s neighbourhoods by renting a bike from the BIXI bike-sharing system. Just pick one up from any of the city’s 460 BIXI stations and drop it off at any other station near your destination. This service is available from April 15 to November 15. Thanks to Montréal’s many bike paths, you can tour the city by BIXI in complete safety. Happy trails!

Centre-ville de Montréal ©TQ/B.Cecile