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 from Downtown

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Bike Paths

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

Suggested starting point: Marché du Vieux Port (Old Port Market)

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Bike Paths

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

Suggested starting point: Domaine Maizerets

Features:

  • Crosses the residential neighbourhoods in Québec City’s northern suburb;
  • Main attractions along the route: Domaine Maizerets and Wendake.
Quai des cageux | Credit:  Jeff Frenette Photography
Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography

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

Suggested starting point: Marché du Vieux-Port (Old Port Market)

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Other Routes in the Area

Promenade Samuel-De-Champlain | Credit:  Audet Photo
Credit: Audet Photo

1. Corridor du Littoral et Parcours des Anses – 28 km (17.4 mi.)

A safe and flat route along the two shores of the St. Lawrence River. Cross the Québec Bridge towards Lévis to reach one of the most beautiful views of Québec City and the Château Frontenac from the other shore. Suggested return by the Québec-Lévis ferry.

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Moulin à vent de Grondines | Credit:  Mathieu Lamarre
Credit: Mathieu Lamarre

2. Véloroute portneuvoise – 66 km (41 mi.)

A journey through the Portneuf region which is known for its legendary Chemin du Roy and for its charming villages lined with rich farmland and rivers. Several segments offering stunning views along the St. Lawrence River.

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Cycling at Dansereau/La Liseuse Circuit | Credit:  Pierre Joosten
Credit: Pierre Joosten

3. Between river and mountain – 119,5 km (74.3 mi.)

This circuit follows different bike paths and shared roads for the more experienced cyclists. The high level of elevation is rewarded by breathtaking natural scenery. Enjoy a stop on the way in Wendake to discover the Huron-Wendat culture.

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Vélopiste Jacques-Cartier / Portneuf | Credit:  Philippe Jobin
Credit: Philippe Jobin

4. Vélopiste Jacques-Cartier / Portneuf – 68 km (42.3 mi.)

A stone dust route on the former train tracks linking Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier to Rivière-à-Pierre and offering landscapes of lakes, rivers and mountains along the way.

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Route de la Nouvelle-France | Credit:  Denis McKay
Credit: Denis McKay

5. Véloroute Marie-Hélène Prémont – 31,5 km (19.6 mi.)

A ride through the heart of French America’s first villages via one of the oldest roads in Québec, the New France Route. Leave the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and cross the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré by joining Cap-Tourmente.

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

6. Île d'Orléans – 66,5 km (41.3 mi.)

A tour of Île d'Orléans to discover one of the oldest settlements in New France with its many beautifully preserved historic buildings. Discover a wide variety of local products and a rich religious heritage.

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Get more information about these cycling routes on the Cycling Québec site.

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Services for Cyclists

Rentals, Repairs and Organized Cycling Tours

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

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 kilometres, 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.

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