great and green alternative to
traditional city tours
boasts over 380 kilometres of bicycle paths and 460 kilometres
of lanes and alleys. These give access to some of the most
private and intriguing corners of Montréal. Discover typical
Montréal decor one neighbourhood at a time.
bike tours are led by professional tour guides and
escort-mechanics (available upon request for your safety).
are officially accredited after having
followed training with VéloQuébec; the
guides are experienced urban cyclists very well informed about
Montréal's history, its architecture
and its famous joie de vivre.
are instructed on Montréal's Safety Code. Equipped with a
cellular phone, a first aid kit and a tool kit, they make sure
that your circuit within Montréal's streets, cycling paths and
alleys will be comfortable and safe.
rental: It includes a good quality 21-speed
hybrid bike with a comfort seat,
a bottle of water, a rear rack, a
front handle bar satchel, a helmet, a
security vest and a lock.
Photo : Yan
On this bike
roundabout, you will enjoy a panorama of the
city starting at the Old Port, to the Latin Quarter, La
Fontaine Park, with an unusual detour into one of the
alleys of The Plateau, to Mount Royal Park, into the Golden
Square Mile's Victorian ambiance, the business district,
and onto Old Montréal.
After the tour, you
may keep your bicycle for the rest
of the day!
(for approx. 4 hrs)
Minimum 5 people per departure.
$65 plus taxes per person, including
the bike rental for the day.
Contact our partner
Ça roule Montréal
at 514 866-0633
(toll free 1 877-866-0633) or
to reserve your tour today!
(Rates available upon
request - please contact
Ça roule Montréal, tel
: 1 877 866-0633)
Lachine... Beyond the Route to
Cycle along the St-Lawrence
river, upstream from the Old Port of Montréal
to the neighbourhoods of Pointe-Saint-Charles, Verdun
and LaSalle. Feel the spray of the rapids and watch for
the herons in the beautiful bird sanctuary at Parc des
Follow in the
footsteps of the French explorers who were looking for a
passage to the treasures of China! Visit Old Lachine and
the exhibit on the canal and its navigation at Lock No
5. Returning, you will cycle dowstream along the Lachine
Canal to the first industrial district of Canada. After
a short visit to the Atwater Market, you'll return via
the bike path to the departure point in Old Montréal.
Distance : 35 km
Lenght: 6 hours
The East End: Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
This tour will enable
you to discover surprising Beaux-Arts design right in
the middle of a working class district made famous by La
Bolduc and her distinctive performing style ("turlute").
It's a splendid excursion into the East End
neighbourhoods of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
On the program: local
history, architecture, a short visit to the flamboyant
"Cathedral of the East End", the Château Dufresne, the
former Angus yards, back alleys, graffiti, Montréal's
famous row houses, as well as the site of the 1976
Olympic Games. After a rest stop at the Maisonneuve
Market, you'll return to the departure point via the
Distance : 25 km
Alleys of Montréal
This tour reveals a
hidden side of the metropolis through its alleys and
their legends. On the program: hidden gardens, old
outbuildings, washing lines, murals, graffiti and hip
Lane to the "Faubourg à m'lasse" (Molasses Town), from
the "Sentier des carriéreux" (Quarrymen's Trail) to the
green lanes of the Plateau, this great bike circuit
through little-known parts of Montréal is fascinating.
You'll return to the departure point via the bike path.
Level : esay
Distance : 35 km
A Serving of The Plateau
On this circuit, you
will be plunged into the heterogeneous world of the
metropolis' most hip district. Inhabited by both
militant eco warriors, artists and creators, The Plateau
evokes both the Francophone universe of playwright
Michel Tremblay as well as the immigrant, Judeo-Anglo
universe of the novels of Mordecai Richler.
The program will
include public art in La Fontaine Park, the reading of
literary excerpts at the Académie des Saints-Anges, hot
bagels ($) in the Mile End, colourful Portuguese
neighbourhoods, the graffiti and murals of Duluth
Street, green alleys, a look at the Neo-Baroque interior
of Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church and the tam-tam concerts
at the foot of Mount Royal (only on Sundays). You'll
return to the departure point via the bike path.
Level : easy
Distance : 20 km
Lenght : 3 hours