“Vast playground,” “world-class recreational destination,” “ultimate outdoor adventure park”: there’s no shortage of descriptions extoling the splendour of Mont-Tremblant, a world renowned city located only 90 minutes from Montreal. It’s easy to get to by car or aboard a special shuttle bus, the Express du Nord 56-seat luxury coach. Departures are on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings from the Berri-UQAM bus station, returning at the end of the day.
The praise lavished on Mont-Tremblant is isn’t overrated, just an accurate reflection of reality. Both the exceptional quantity and quality of its unique recreational facilities offer visitors an experience like none other in Quebec.
First of all, Mont-Tremblant is a cyclist’s paradise, offering an extensive network of road bike trails, acclaimed bike paths and more than 50 km of mountain bike trails that appeal to cyclists of all levels. Its four “Coup de cœur” circuits, designed in collaboration with Vélo Québec, are just the ticket for anyone wanting to discover the region on two wheels.
There’s the 3 Districts circuit, a 28 km course that’s perfect for beginners, which takes riders on a tour of downtown, the village and the Tremblant Resort.
For more experiencedcyclists, the Village Tour starts at La Conception and goes through the picturesque villagesof Brébeuf, Huberdeau, Arundel and Barkmere. The trail follows alongside rivers and crosses the Prud’homme Bridge, one of the few covered bridges still in use in Quebec.
The Curé Labelle trail is another gem. It departs from Place de la Gare, a venue that showcases local art, and stretches along the legendary P’tit Train du Nord linear parkall the way to Rivière-Rouge.
Last but not least is the Parc National du Mont-Tremblant trail. This circuit begins in the heart of Mont-Tremblant, and continues into the national park, the largest and oldest in the Sépaq network. Part of the tourtakes riders on one of the most coveted sections of the popular IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant race.
There are scores of other trails, including the scenic 16 km Villageoise-de-Mont-Tremblant paved path that runs along the Diable River through the forest, or the P’tit train du Nord trail, a 14.9 km paved trail that follows the contours of Lac Mercier and brings you into the downtown area.
To learn more about cycling in Mont-Tremblant, go to: https://mont-tremblant.ca/en/biking-in-mont-tremblant/