Discover Montréal on a bike

© Montréal On Wheels - Montréal On Wheels© Lachine Canal multipurpose path, Bernard Amiot - Lachine Canal multipurpose path© Société du parc Jean-Drapeau - Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
© Fitz and Follwell Co. - Fitz and Follwell Co. (velo)© Ma Bicyclette, Stephanie Thompson - Ma Bicyclette© Fitz and Follwell Co. - Fitz and Follwell Co. (velo)

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July 22, 2016 — For visitors wanting to explore Montréal with a bit of wind in their hair, a bike is the ideal choice. With rental centres all around the city, approximately 500 km of cycle paths, and lots of places for eating and drinking breaks, bike tours are popular.

There are many occasions that nicely suit two-wheel travel in Montréal. For example, you can grab some fresh local produce at Jean-Talon market and head to one of the city’s green spaces, like Parc La Fontaine, for your own Déjeuner sur l'herbe!

Bike paths
The Lachine Canal bike path stretches close to 15 km along the still partially functional nautical channel. One option is to start in the Old Port, ride westward to the Atwater Market, and continue on to the Chemin du Musée in Lachine. From there you can even keep going to see surfers balancing on the rapids in LaSalle.

Parc Jean-Drapeau, situated on an island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, is just south of downtown and offers 25 km of bike paths. To get there, pedal from the Old Port and take the Pont de la Concorde. You can also explore downtown via the bike path on De Maisonneuve Boulevard, starting from the Berri-UQAM Métro station and moving westward towards the high concentration of stores and museums.

Bike rentals
In the Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood, Fitz and Follwell rents out all kinds of bicycles and offers guided tours (private or group) of the city. Meanwhile in the Old Port, Montréal on Wheels also rents out a variety of bikes and provides city tours. In the southwest, near Atwater Market, My Bicyclette offers rentals, guided tours on the Lachine Canal, and more.

For foodies, Round Table Tours include visits to specialty grocers, food production sites, and exclusive restaurants for tastings and stories from the chefs and entrepreneurs of each establishment. If you prefer a bit of motor with your wheels, DYAD offers guided scooter tours of Montréal, which include cultural outings and food tastings.

And finally, we have BIXI, our very own self-serve bike rental system with terminals across the city. Rental includes unlimited access to the network for 24 hours, and the first 30 minutes of each trip are free. Simply pay by credit card at the terminal. BIXI bikes are comfortable, easy to handle, stable, and include front and rear lights, a front basket, and an adjustable seat to suit most cyclists.