Don’t pass up the chance to see lofty Montmorency Falls on this 4-hour bike tour from Old Quebec. A cable-car ride to the top gives you prime views of the roaring water. You'll also cycle to Domaine de Maizerets, a luxurious estate that was turned into a city park, and spot windsurfers at Beauport Bay against the scenic backdrop of Île d’Orléans. Along the way, an informative guide shares the history of Quebec City. This small-group tour capped at 15 people is sure to please riders of all levels.
Meet your small group at a bike shop in the heart of Old Quebec for your 4-hour morning tour. You’ll get fixed up with a bike and helmet during a safety briefing. Bikers of all skill levels will enjoy this tour covering about 16 miles (25 km) of mostly flat terrain through the city to Montmorency Falls. When you’re ready, pedal off after your guide to the northern outskirts of the city. Cross a bridge over the picturesque Saint Charles River and then cycle along the Corridor du Littoral, a two-way bicycle lane separated from the main roads.
Stop at Domaine de Maizerets, a former 17th-century estate spanning 67 acres (27 hectares), and learn about the property’s evolution from a New France land concession into a city park. Locals visit this oasis for family gatherings, outdoor concerts, bird-watching, and to stroll along the pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly paths.Next, continue on the bike route that parallels the course of the St Lawrence River. Catch sight of windsurfers and bird-watchers along the shoreline of Beauport Bay and learn about its key role in the Battle of Montmorency. In the distance, see Île d’Orléans, a rustic island ringed with centuries-old homes and churches. Upon arrival at Montmorency Falls, leave your bike at the base of the waterfalls. Hop aboard a cable car to the top and soak up stunning views of the 275-foot-long (83 meters) sheath of water, that is nearly the length of an American football field, pours into the Montmorency River.Your guide takes you around the top of the promontory, starting at the elegant Manoir Montmorency. Learn about the area’s development into the Industrial Period, walk along a boardwalk and cross a suspended bridge offering spectacular panoramas.
Return to your bike and cycle back to your departure point, admiring skyline views of Quebec City along the way.