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

Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant: May 27, 2017

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: May 27, 2017

Designated Cycling Routes in the Eastern Townships of Quebec

Cycling Quebec

Val-Saint-François   Réseau cyclable La Cantonnière (57 km) Mégantic area: Circuits région Mégantic  (25 km or 58 km) Pistes cyclables région Mégantic (131 km) Des Sources Réseau cyclable des sources (76 km) Granby region Estriade et son réseau (97 km) Circuit Granby-Orford-Granby (123km) Brome-Missisquoi Circuit Bromont-Cowansville-Bromont  (44 km) Piste cyclable Bromont-Sutton-États-Unis (40 km) Circuits Route des … Continue reading Designated Cycling Routes in the Eastern Townships of Quebec

Portneuf-Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean velo camping tour

In July, 2007, we spent 9 days on a bicycle camping trip that took us along the Saguenay River, the only fjord on the North American Continent, all the way to Lac St-Jean, the last major outpost of civilization north of Quebec City. Throughout most of the trip, we were able to follow la Route Verte, … Continue reading Portneuf-Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean velo camping tour

Granfondo Mont-Tremblant

Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant

Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant is held in the region of Mont-Tremblant, which has become a major destination for recreational cycling. GRANFONDO MONT-TREMBLANT at RideWithGPS View Cue Sheet from Browser Print Map from Browser GPX file TCX Course

The MOOSA tour, Maine, New Hampshire and Quebec

Moosa bicycle ride

The MOOSA tour, "Maine's Original Outstanding Superadventure" was  a Maine-NH-Quebec cycling tour offered in 2009 and 2011. Click on the maps to view each day and download files at RideWithGPS. Read a personal description of the tour at Messages from the Pale Blue Dot.  

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

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

Bicycle paths between Montreal and Ottawa

This is a mix of rides on some of Quebec's dedicated bike paths heading west from Montreal to Ottawa. Lodging in 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 . Continue reading to view all … Continue reading Bicycle paths between Montreal and Ottawa

Vermont – New Hampshire – Eastern Townships 4 Day Cycling Tour

This tour averages approximately 90 miles per day, starting from Newport Vermont. The ride heads east on the first day to New Hampshire with the option to ride south and back north along the Connecticut river. The second day continues north through New Hampshire wilderness over the border to Lac Megantic in Quebec. The third … Continue reading Vermont – New Hampshire – Eastern Townships 4 Day Cycling Tour

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

Tour de l’Île de Montréal

Montreal bicycle paths

Starting Montreal's festival season, the Féria du vélo de Montréal (Montréal Bike Fest) is a popular festival with plenty of music and sun, heralding the arrival of summer, while thousands of cyclists happily invade the city streets. The Montréal Bike Fest comprises four main events:   The Tour de l’Île de Montréal  has played a … Continue reading Tour de l’Île de Montréal