Cycling Montreal, Laurentides, Gatineau, Ottawa and Ottawa River

This week-long tour is built around Le P'Tit Train du Nord, a 200 km (120 mile) bicycle path that originates just north of Montreal and continues to Mont Laurier in the Laurentian Mountains (referred to as the Laurentides in French). The loop continues south from there to Ottawa, and then along the Ottawa River before… Continue reading Cycling Montreal, Laurentides, Gatineau, Ottawa and Ottawa River

Cycling Montreal to Ottawa

Beauharnois bicycle path

This easy cycling trip is designed for 30-50 km rides, enjoying Quebec's dedicated bike paths in the area from Montreal to Ottawa. Day 1, Montreal: Two large inns in Montreal participate in the "Bienvenue cyclists" network: Hotel Pomerol 819 boul. de Maisonneuve Est, (800)361-6896 ; and Hotel St-Dennis 1254, RUE ST-DENIS, (800) 291-5927 Day 2,… Continue reading Cycling Montreal to Ottawa

Le Corridor du Littoral

Le Corridor du Littoral is a set of connecting paved bike paths in and surrounding Quebec City stretching from Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures on the St. Lawrence  along the Samuel-De Champlain Parkway to the port of Quebec City, then following both sides of the St. Charles River to Montmorency Falls

Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant

Mt. Tremblant bicycle ride

Divided into several groups by their average speed, Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant offers four distances in a non-competitive environment. The Super Fondo 160 km takes riders through terrain with an elevation of over 1,600 metres. The last section includes some tough uphill stretches followed by long descents. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map… Continue reading Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant

Cycling tour of Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula

Gaspe bicycle tour

Tour Overview In the summer of 2017 my wife Deb and I toured 340 miles of Quebec's  Gaspé Peninsula with our friend Michael and his wife Ruth, who drove and carried our gear. Over the course of 6 days of riding we had almost 10,000 ft. of elevation gain.  We rode from west to East… Continue reading Cycling tour of Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula

Western New England Greenway

The Western New England Greenway is part of U.S. BICYCLE ROUTE 7 that connects New York to Montreal. The corridor largely follows near U.S. ROUTE 7 through the very western portions of CT, MA AND VT. It links with the EAST COAST GREENWAY at the Merritt Parkway near Norwalk, CT. at the Southern terminus, and with QUEBEC’S ROUTE VERTE at… Continue reading Western New England Greenway

Trans Canada Trail

Trans Canada Trail map

20,581 km of trail, 13 provinces & territories The longest recreational trail in the world, The Great Trail offers a wide range of activities through a variety of landscapes, urban, rural and wilderness, along greenways, waterways and roadways. The network of the Trans Canada Trail is made up of more than 400 community trails.  

Cycling the Cabot Trail

Cycling to Cheticamp

A cycling tour of the world-famous Cabot Trail on Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island "I have traveled around the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes, the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty Cape Breton outrivals them all " --Alexander Graham Bell World renowned for its beauty, the… Continue reading Cycling the Cabot Trail

The Lake Champlain Bikeway

The Champlain Bikeway circles around the entire Lake and along the Richelieu River in Quebec on mostly paved rural roads. Connecting theme loops, ranging in distance from 10 to 47 miles in length, follow both paved and unpaved roads. Paved alternates for unpaved sections are not offered for theme loops. Two bridges and four ferry crossings… Continue reading The Lake Champlain Bikeway

Cycling clubs in Quebec

Velo Quebec

Velo Quebec  provides links to cycling clubs in each area of Quebec: Clubs cyclistes :  Liste des clubs cyclistes par région. Abitibi-Témiscamingue Bas-Saint-Laurent Cantons-de-l'Est Centre-du-Québec Chaudière-Appalaches Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine Laval Lanaudière Laurentides Manicouagan-Duplessis Mauricie Montérégie Montréal Outaouais Région de Québec Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean