September 4, 2012 ─ Discover Montréal’s trendiest treasures in a few enjoyable hours while catching rays, breathing fresh air and burning a few calories. The entertaining and carefully crafted tour ‘Hoods & Hidden Gems starts at the Fitz & Follwell headquarters (corner of Avenue Mont-Royal and Saint-Urbain Street) and meanders through four of the city’s coolest neighbourhoods: Plateau Mont-Royal, Mile End, Little Italy and Outremont.
Cyclists of all ages and aptitudes will enjoy rolling down boulevards and narrow streets, through lush green parks and into charming, hidden alleyways and green spaces that many Montrealers don’t even know exist. Your expert Fitz & Follwell guide will give you the lowdown on the history of the ’hoods visited as well as insights into the locals who’ve made them popular. And, it’s not all about pushing the pedals to the pavement – you’ll also experience the edible side to urban Montréal, from Catholic to Kosher foods, while stopping for rewarding breaks at an Italian café, a local farmers’ market and a Jewish bagel shop.
The unique ’Hoods & Hidden Gems tour runs daily from April to October and costs $89 (plus tax) for four hours or $75 (plus tax) for three hours. Each tour includes a state-of-the-art bike, safety helmet, bottled water, market lunch, Italian coffee and fresh bagels. Your best bike bet? Request one with a basket so you can load up on market finds and those famous Montréal bagels!