Spent this last very cold and gray week exploring and route checking in Quebec in advance of offering guided tours this year.
Montreal Escape – we meet at Atwater market and head southbound over the Jacques Cartier bridge, navigate the route verte 1 and arrive at the point of open road choices. There are lots of one day options or ½ day options depending on your skills level and time frame.
Great thing about riding here are all the safe and well-marked trails available to use. Most of sidewalk quality, and weave in and around the suburban roads and green spaces to get you out of town.               
A full map is available at their site:

I struggled when I first moved to Montreal to find the way out of the city, especially on my ride to NY City a couple years ago. GPS is a bit hit and miss to follow the route, so really the best way is to carefully follow the route step by step a couple of times when there is no pressure. Or go with a guide!
Leading tours from Montreal – please contact for details on pricing and dates.

2.   Montmagny Mountains – Road Bike routes and MTB back-country adventures
FIRST: The Road Escalade – be fit, be prepared. We offer you tours up into the “hills” behind Montmagny, QC, which is apx 3.5 hours East of Montreal. An overnight stay is required, and will be either in Montmagny or the old historic town of Quebec City. The riding is second to none for remote, rugged hill efforts.
We play fartlek on the endless series of rolling hills ascending steadily up from the river bank until we get to the border town of Saint-Just-de-Bretenières. Here we can enjoy a snack or lunch depending on your feeling, then it’s a rolling return back to base. Days can be 100km or more depending on your appetite. Must have strong legs and some courage to face at least a dozen 10 degree sustained climbs. You have been warned!
SECOND: Mountain Bike and beyond! – sorry, no technical single track here; rather miles of skidoo tracks in the winter and logging roads to enjoy. We take pleasure in the simple sense of the woods, and if you’re really hardy, let’s cross into the USA and ride along the St John’s River towards the Allgash Wilderness Waterway in Maine. Must have self-reliance and be prepared with spares, food and hydration for this ride. Passport necessary of course. Bike-packing options available for those with their own gear.
Leading tours from Montreal – please contact for details on pricing and dates.

3.     L’Islet Fat Bike Ice Tours – courtesy of Tibo Bicyk store, who lead ½ day and longer tours onto the hard pack ice on the St Lawrence River.
Working in conjunction with this cool store, we’re pleased to offer Winter riding mid-December to mid-March. Get in touch for details. Fat bike rentals from $30/half day. Local guides. Guaranteed fat grins! Can hook you up with all the local support you need in the area for accommodation etc. Seasonal only – in April, the ice is looking more like this! 4 hours east of Montreal.
Leading tours from Montreal – please contact for details on pricing and dates.