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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Local Bike Paths and Routes

Urban Trails

Bicycle Path | Credit:  Office du tourisme de Québec / Claudel Huot
Credit: Office du tourisme de Québec / Claudel Huot

Corridor des Cheminots – 22 km

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.

Corridor des Beauportois – 5.7 km

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.

Corridor du Littoral – 50 km

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.

Corridor de la Rivière-Saint-Charles – 9 km

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).

Portneuf and Jacques-Cartier Area

Jacques-Cartier/Portneuf Bike Path – 68 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. 

Mountain Biking | Credit:  Office du tourisme de Québec / Camirand photo
Credit: Office du tourisme de Québec / Camirand photo

Dansereau/La Liseuse Bike Path (Portneuf–Jacques-Cartier) – 15 km

This path provides lovely views of Jacques-Cartier River between the towns of Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier and Pont-Rouge.

Chemin du Roy (Route Verte) – 56 km

This linear route follows historic Chemin du Roy along the St. Lawrence River past heritage sights and through beautiful natural surroundings!

More details on Portneuf

More details on Jacques-Cartier area

Île d'Orléans

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.

Île d'Orléans | Credit:  Sébastien Larose
Credit: Sébastien Larose

Félix-Leclerc Route – 67 km

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.

Bell Tower Route – 38,9 km

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.

More details on Île d'Orléans

Côte-de-Beaupré

Marie-Hélène-Prémont Bike Path – 55 km

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.

Cap-Tourmente Route – 10 km

Discover the tranquil beauty of Saint-Joachim and the breathtaking landscapes of Cap Tourmente, which looks out over the St. Lawrence River. In the spring and fall, catch the spectacular site of thousands of migrating snow geese.

More details on Côte-de-Beaupré

Vélo de montagne, Vallée Bras du Nord

Mountain Biking

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!

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Route Verte

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:

  • Historic Chemin du Roy (Route 138) for 56 km
  • Corridor du Littoral Bike Path for 50 km
  • Corridor des Cheminots for 22 km 
  • Marie-Hélène-Prémont Bike Path for 55 km
  • Jacques-Cartier/Portneuf Bike Path for 68 km

Visit the Route Verte website

Welcome Cyclists!

Businesses displaying a “Welcome Cyclists!” certificate have services that meet the needs of cyclists. Many establishments in the Québec City region display it proudly.

2014 Calendar of Cycling Events

Recreational Rides and Races

May 18, 2014
Les Tours de l'érable — 45 km, 65 km and 102 km
418-956-4100 or 1-888-687-4534
Pont-Rouge

May 21, 2014
Silent Tour — Organized by: Université Laval
Université Laval, rue des Sciences de l’éducation
Université Laval, 6:30 PM — 15 km

June 13, 14 and 15, 2014
Le Grand défi Pierre Lavoie — 1 000 km
Québec Saguenay-Montréal

June 14, 2014
La Boucle - GDPL — 135 km
Québec-Lévis

June 29, 2014
Le tour de l'Île d'Orléans à vélo St-Hubert (bicycle ride) — 40, 50 or 67 km
418-956-4100 or 1-888-687-4534
Île d'Orléans

July 12 - 13, 2014
Gran Fondo Mont-Sainte-Anne — 80 km, 122 km or 166 km
Mont-Sainte-Anne

August 2, 2014
Raid Vélo Mag — 33 km, 63 km or 81 km
418-827-1122
Mont-Sainte-Anne

August 10, 2014
Granfundo Garneau-Cascades — 110 km
418-878-2130
Trois-Rivières - Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures

August 17, 2014
Cyclo-Défi de Québec — 70, 100 or 165 km
418-656-4999
Portneuf

September 13, 2014
Cyclosportive La Québécoise — 90 km or 150 km
Québec

September 27, 2014
Randonnée cycliste familiale « La CINQ » — 25 km
418-666-6125
Arrondissements Beauport et Charlesbourg

National and International Competitions

June 14, 2014
Québec City Stage of the Tour de Beauce 
418-227-5894
Québec City and Chaudière-Appalaches Region

July 31 - August 3, 2014
Vélirium - Mountain Bike Festival and UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
418-827-1122
Mont-Sainte-Anne

August 22 - 24, 2014
Raid Extrême Bras du Nord
Saint-Raymond de Portneuf

September 12, 2014
Grand prix cycliste de Québec
Québec

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