CYCLING YOUR WAY

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DIS­CO­VER QUÉ­BEC ON TWO WHEELS

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 5,300 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.

Road cycling

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!

Moun­tain bi­king and fat­bi­king

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 fat­bik- ing 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.

Bixi

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 since April 10 tand un­til No­vem­ber 15. Thanks to Mon­tréal’s ma­ny bike paths, you can tour the ci­ty by BIXI in com­plete sa­fe­ty. Hap­py trails!

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