Cycle along the St. Lawrence River and learn about its historical importance for Montréal with this bike tour, accompanied by a professional guide. Enjoy the proximity of the water, discover the city and its architectural masterpieces and admire the beautiful scenery and parks that have made Montréal famous.
This cycling excursion is carefully designed to have you appreciate Montréal’s beauty and charm through interesting commentaries about related to history, architecture and Montreal’s neighborhood life, stops in photogenic locations and a delicious tasting break.
You want to continue the trip on your own after the tour?
Your bike rental is valid for the rest of the day!
Also have a look at the bike tour Montreal Plus.
Highlights & Sites visited
Level: easy / Distance: 20 km approximately / Duration: about 4 hrs
Age Requirement: 13 and over + ability to handle a bicycle
Historic, modern and post-modern buildings, a great river and islands!
- Start from the birthplace of the city, Pointe-à-Callière in Old Montréal, where more contemporary architectural forms contrast with the old warehouses of the sector.
- Pedal along the Lachine Canal bike path, up to Atwater Market (a food-tasting stop is planned at Montréal’s top rated bakery « Première Moisson »), and discover the oldest industrial sector in Canada.
- Take a short ride into Pointe-Saint-Charles, and see the typical rowhouses of a working-class neighborhood.
- See Maison Saint-Gabriel, an authentic 17th century French farm.
- Cross the river via Nuns’ Island and the “Estacade” and cycle along the pier of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
- Visit the beautiful Jean-Drapeau Park , site of the 1967 World Fair, and take a spin on the Formula 1 Gilles-Villeneuve Circuit * .
- On Notre-Dame and Sainte-Hélène islands, admire the view of Montréal with its great architecture and explore public art, including the Montréal Casino, Buckminster Fuller’s Biosphere and Alexander Calder’s Three Disks Man installation.
- Take the Concorde Bridge, pass along Habitat 67, an amazing housing complex, and return to your starting point via the Quays of the Old Port.
* Itinerary subject to changes based on events at the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit.
Departure at 9:30 a.m.*:
- May 2nd to May 30: Every Saturday;
- June 2nd to September 12: Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday;
- Exception for the F1 week: tour not available on June 9, 11, 13 and 16.
*Meet-up 15 to 30 minutes prior to departure
Montreal On Wheels Store
27, de la Commune East Street
(Metro station: Champ-de-Mars)
$86.50 taxes included / person ($80.50 taxes included if you have your own bike).
Including: professional guide service, food-tasting stop, bottle of water, helmet, lock and full-day bike rental (a good quality 21-speed hybrid bike with a comfort seat, a rear rack and a front handle bar satchel), after-tour drink (with or without alcohol) at a local establishment in Old Montréal.
Reservation & Further Information
Reservation is mandatory since places are limited.