A network of inline bike paths originates in the Old Port sector and extends throughout the Québec City Area. 

Hop on your road, hybrid, or mountain bike and explore the city, its suburbs, and its green belt!

Main Cycling Routes

Downtown

(1 route)
Bike Paths

Accessible via the Old Port district, the Parc linéaire de la rivière Saint-Charles is perfect for stretching your legs without straying far from downtown.

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1. Corridor de la Rivière-Saint-Charles - 9 km (5.5 mi.)

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In the Suburbs

(2 routes)
Bicycling Family | Credit:  Audet Photo
Credit: Audet Photo

These linear routes let you safely pedal from downtown to many of the area’s major attractions.

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1. Corridor des Cheminots - 22 km (13.5 mi.)

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  • Crosses the residential neighbourhoods in Québec City’s northern suburb
  • Offers many points of service
  • Section of the Route verte
  • Main attractions along the route: Domaine Maizerets and Wendake

2. Corridor du Littoral - 50 km (31 mi.)

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Portneuf and Jacques-Cartier

(1 route)
Vélopiste Jacques-Cartier / Portneuf | Credit:  Philippe Jobin
Credit: Philippe Jobin

Vélopiste Jacques-Cartier / Portneuf is a rails-to-trail path directly linked to downtown Québec City via Corridor des Cheminots.

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Vélopiste Jacques-Cartier / Portneuf – 68 km (42.5 mi.)

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Portneuf

(3 routes)
Moulin Grondines | Credit:  Mathieu Lamarre
Credit: Mathieu Lamarre

The Portneuf region is known for its legendary Chemin du Roy, charming villages, and breathtaking natural surroundings.

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1. Chemin du Roy (Portneuf section) – 56 km (35 mi.)

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2. Piste Dansereau/La liseuse – 15 km (9.5 mi.)

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  • Magnificent rest and picnic areas along Rivière Jacques-Cartier
  • Completely separated from motor vehicle traffic and surrounded by nature

 

3. Véloroute Portneuvoise - 89 km (55 mi.)

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Île d’Orléans

(2 routes)
Île d'Orléans | Credit:  Sébastien Larose
Credit: Sébastien Larose

Tour Île d’Orléans and explore one of the oldest settlements in New France with its many magnificently preserved historic buildings.

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1. Circuit Félix Leclerc – 67 km (41.5 mi.)

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Note: It is best to use this route during the week because the high volume of motor vehicle traffic on weekends and during peak hours presents risks for cyclists.

2. Circuit des clochers - 39 km (24 mi.)

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Côte-de-Beaupré

(2 routes)
Route de la Nouvelle-France | Credit:  Denis McKay
Credit: Denis McKay

Explore the heritage and culture of Côte-de-Beaupré—a paradise for all-season adventure lovers—on the New France Route. 

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1. Véloroute Marie-Hélène Prémont - 55 km (34 mi.)

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2. Circuit du Cap Tourmente – 10 km (6 mi.)

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Services for Cyclists

Rentals, Repairs and Organized Cycling Tours

Bike rental Repair shop Guided sightseeing tours Guided excursions
Cyclo Services X X X X
Écolocyclo X X X X
Demers Bicyclette et ski de fond X X
Location EchoSports X X X

Cyclo Services

Bike rental: yes

Repair shop: yes

Guided sightseeing tours: yes

Guided excursions: yes

 

Écolocyclo

Bike rental: yes

Repair shop: yes

Guided sightseeing tours: yes

Guided excursions: yes

 

Demers bicyclette et ski de fond

Bike rental: yes

Repair shop: yes

Guided sightseeing tours: no

Guided excursions: no

 

Location EchoSports

Bike rental: yes

Repair shop: yes

Guided sightseeing tours: yes

Guided excursions: no

 

 

Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec | Credit:  OTQ
Credit: OTQ

Cyclist Events

Explore the area from a different angle or take up a challenge with the variety of cycling races that are organized during summer. Québec City and Area also hosts many major cycling events, such as UCI WorldTour Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, 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.

The Route Verte

Logo Route verteThe Route Verte bikeway network stretches more than 5,000 kilometers, linking many regions from one end of our vast province to the other.

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Welcome Cyclists Accomodation

Logo Bienvenue cyclistesBusinesses displaying a Bienvenue Cyclistes! certificate have services that meet the needs of cyclists. Many establishments in the Québec City region display it proudly.

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Check out the places to go mountain biking in the Québec City Area.