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Get to know the best of Old Québec City on this guided, 2.5-hour bike tour. Enjoy a relaxing 8-mile (13-kilometer) ride around Old Québec's bike-friendly Lower Town district, learning about its history from 1608 to the present day. Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage site, with educational and entertaining commentary from the knowledgeable guide. Visit the popular Place-Royale, the Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site, the cobblestone streets of Petit Champlain and more while admiring the city’s natural beauty along the Saint-Charles River. Bike, helmet, water bottle and snacks are included.

Highlights

  • A 2.5-hour small group historic bike tour in Quebec, Canada
  • Enjoy an 8-mile (13-km) guided ride of Lower Town with a knowledgeable guide
  • Learn centuries-old history at the Royal Square (Place-Royale) and the Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site
  • Cruise along the cobblestone streets of Petit Champlain, the oldest commercial district in North America
  • Admire the city’s natural beauty along the St Charles River
  • Enjoy a carefree tour that includes a bike, helmet, water bottle and snacks

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Old Quebec (Vieux Québec) is split into Upper and Lower Town, divided from Quebec City by the only remaining fortified city walls north of Mexico. Inside the UNESCO World Heritage site, history is both in plain sight and along hidden streets. Your guide shows you where to find it in Lower Town.

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What You Can Expect

Quebec Lower Town Historical Bike Tour

Learn about Quebec's history as you pedal around Lower Town

Meet and greet the tour guide and group at a bike shop in Old Québec City’s Lower Town district. After getting fitted for a bike and helmet, there will be a brief safety orientation before beginning the 2.5-hour ride around and through Lower Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
This relaxing ride covers eight miles (13 kilometers) on mostly bike-friendly, flat terrain.

Pedal along the waterfront to the revitalized Old Port and nearby Musée de la Civilisation (Museum of Civilization), the most popular museum in Québec City. Then continue to Place-Royale, the first permanent French settlement in North America. 

Far from the hustle of the large shopping centers is Quartier Petit Champlain, with its many stone building boutiques, cafés and restaurants along cobblestone streets. From there, quaint urban parks lead the way to the banks of the Saint-Charles River and the Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site, a beautiful city park on the river’s north shore.

Customer Reviews

pamauld

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Loved this tour.
Great guide and a great way to learn about the city while being active.
A lovely way to learn and see.

Victoria W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Wonderful trip with a knowledgeable guide . Only a short walk from the cruise terminal , we were lucky that Sunday morning as my wife and. We're the only two people on this tour . Both of us being in good shape we were able to see a lot more of Quebec on bike than most . I would highly recommend this trip and this company , top notch from start to end .

Stephen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This bike tour is a great way to see lower town Quebec City as well as to learn about its history. SImon was a fantastic tour guide. I highly recommend this tour!

John D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fantastic trip and guide. we had a great 3 hours tour of Quebec on our bikes as a group of 6. Will repeat it again next time!

Tina L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Really enjoyed the bike tour with Robert. He provide lots of information about this beautiful city, including history. He is very knowledgeable and friendly, and I will surely contact him when I visit again!

loublum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was an amazing way to see Quebec City. Our guides were very knowledgeable and kept us safe. I went with my wife, and 2 daughters ages 14 and 10. We all loved it. The course was relatively flat and easy to navigate. I would highly recommend it.

Anna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Mark is a GREAT guide. Nice person, friendly, helpful and even keel!

Lisa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a fabulous time on this tour! The guide was excellent and we learned an incredible amount about Quebec City during our 3 hour ride. My son and I agree that this is the very best way to learn about -- and get you bearings on the layout of the city.

Susan N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was our favorite tour of the trip. The guide knew his history which I really appreciated. Beautiful bike paths. The scenery was beautiful and it was nice to see more than just the center of the city. If I were to go back I would do it again and maybe even rent bikes for subsequent days. The parks were beautiful.

Babak Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a wonderful bike ride with a very knowledgeable guide. She was very entertaining and having a second rider bringing up the rear was very helpful in keeping track of our group.

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