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reflection of sky on water la mauricie national park

Looking for a full day to spend at one of the most beautiful national parks in Quebec.National Park of Mauricie is your best bet. Beautiful Trails, fun for hiking and biking.

Best Hiking and Biking Spot Close to Montreal 

MTL Fall time colors

In the Fall the color of trees in Montreal turn into different colors, creating a mosaic of the most beautiful landscapes. Here are some of the pictures.

 

Montreal has a lot of places to watch the sunset from. Here some of the most beautiful sunsets you can see over this great city.

Map of a bile ride

Nothing beats leaving the house on a beautiful sunny day for a bike ride. And not only is it beautiful…it’s also healthy.

Cycling’s advantages are countless. We are not only talking about the physical ones. When it comes to biking…the wind, the scenery, the interaction with people and the surroundings, helps clear your thoughts and relieve stress.

I’m a big fan of biking, alone and with friends. After all, it is my main form of transportation from early April till late November. And after biking around Montreal for the past 6 years, I was able to capture the best trails. In this blog post, I would like to start with one of my favorites.

This route will take you around the coolest parts of the island surrounding Montreal, while maintaining a great part of the trip in nature. It is also one of the most scenic trails in Montreal, you will be able to see the city skyline from different angles along the way, with the amazing Mont-Royal in the background.

 

  1. The trip starts in beautiful Park La Fountaine (where you can find easy parking if you are coming by car).Maps - Bike trail around montreal

  2. Then bike down hill to the village and take the bike trail over Jacques-Cartier bridge.bike montreal

  3. Go through the Parc Jean Drapeau, through small bike trails and along the riverside.Jacques Cartier Bridge

  4. Take the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.bike ride canada

  5. Take Victoria-Bridge and stop at Parc de la Cité-du-Havre (An amazing view of Old Montreal, and if you manage to reach the gazebo at the end of the park, you will have a panoramic view of the islands, city skyline, the bridge and the mountain)

bike ride Parc de la Cité-du-Havre

6. Head to Atwater Market, through Lachine canal. (The best part of the trip – you will be able to see MTL from an angle you have never seen before)

skyline sunset montreal MTL picture

7. Bike through the beautiful street of Notre-Dame and you will arrive at the final destination –  Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal.

Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal

 

It is always great to enjoy your own city from a new perspective, and Montreal is the kind of city that you will always discover something new about.

I hope you enjoy this bike trip, feel free to share your bike trips and adventures and trails with us :)

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