The area offers outstanding bike touring, mountain biking, and bike paths
Pedal your way through lovely countryside as you admire rushing rivers, mountains, rolling hills, and the majestic and omnipresent St. Lawrence River.
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A multipurpose trail on a former railway line for cyclists, pedestrians, wheelchair users, and inline skaters. The path, which is part of the Route Verte and the Trans Canada Trail, crosses lovely landscapes in the Québec City boroughs of La Cité-Limoilou, des Rivières and La Haute-Saint-Charles, on its way to Shannon. It also links to Corridor du Littoral and Domaine Maizerets. Various services available en route.
A multipurpose trail linking the municipal campground to the shopping area on rue Clémenceau. Heading south, users can connect to Corridor du Littoral via the bike path along Rivière Beauport.
A trail for cyclists and, in some sections, pedestrians, inline skaters, and people with reduced mobility. It runs along the St. Lawrence River, from Parc de la Chute-Montmorency to Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures.
A multipurpose loop trail that runs along both banks of Rivière Saint-Charles, starting east at Samson bridge and heading west to Marie-de-l'Incarnation bridge on the north side (4.7 km) and Scott bridge on the south side (4.3 km).
This limestone path linking Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier to Rivière-à-Pierre runs along an old rail bed with a maximum incline of 3%. The Jacques-Cartier/Portneuf Bike Path provides direct access to downtown Québec City via Corridor des Cheminots.
This path provides lovely views of Jacques-Cartier River between the towns of Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier and Pont-Rouge.
The Portneuf Bicycle Route is a signposted bicycle path of 88.7 km that crosses the seven municipalities of the West of the Portneuf MRC (Québec City region). The level of difficulty of the Portneuf Bicycle Route varies from easy to intermediate, depending on the sectors.
There are paved shoulders at least 2 ft. wide on most of Route 368 circling the island. In the villages the road is narrower, so there is no space for shoulders. However, signs indicate the road is shared.
Discover why Félix Leclerc, Québec singer and poet, loved Île d'Orléans so much! This loop goes around the entire island, but is best on weekdays to avoid the risks of weekend and rush hour traffic.
Start this loop at the church in Sainte-Famille, and go towards Saint-Pierre. Take Route des Prêtres to Saint-Laurent and continue to Saint-Jean. Take Route du Mitan that takes you back to Sainte-Famille. Admire heritage sites, churches, a processional chapel, the marina, and a beach—all to the rhythm of the tides of the majestic St. Lawrence River.
Enjoy country pleasures as you wind your way through some of the first villages ever settled in French North America on one of the oldest roads in Québec, Route de la Nouvelle-France. Discover seven rural municipalities and close to 40 tourist attractions, as well as marvelous landscapes, history, and heritage. The path connects to 120 kilometers of mountain bike trails at Mont-Sainte-Anne.
The area surrounding Québec City is a prime destination for mountain bike enthusiasts. With nearly 300 km of cross-country trails at five centers and 25 km of downhill trails for hardcore devotees, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into for beginners and experts alike!
Year after year, both amateurs and the world’s best riders thrill to the electrifying atmosphere at the Vélirium Mountain Bike Festival and UCI Mountain Bike World Cup at Mont-Sainte-Anne. This celebrated festival features heart-stopping races, as well as recreational events to suit all levels.
Take your pick of fluid single tracks coursing through lush woods or bump ‘n grind downhill trails with stunning views of the St. Lawrence River. The Québec City area offers challenges galore to put your skills and legs to the test!
The Route Verte bikeway network stretches more than 5,000 kilometers, linking many regions from one end of our vast province to the other.
The Route Verte in the Québec City Area:
Businesses displaying a “Welcome Cyclists!” certificate have services that meet the needs of cyclists. Many establishments in the Québec City region display it proudly.
Explore the area from a different angle or take up a challenge with the variety of cycling events that are organized during summer. Québec City and Area also hosts many major cycling events, where you’ll have fun admiring the performances of the world’s best athletes, both in road cycling and mountain biking. Consult the calendar of cycling events for more details.