Cycling in Montreal

Montreal is the most bike-friendly city in Canada! The huge network of well-maintained bike paths (over 700km of bike lanes and counting) makes riding in the city safe and easy. With a well established bike culture, mostly flat terrain and sites that are in close proximity, cycling in Montreal is the best way to see it all!

Attractions/sights accessible by bicycle from the city centre:

- You can cycle up the Mont-Royal mountain on a wide, slowly winding path all the way to the Belvedere for spectacular views of the city. - Biking along the Lachine canal and to St-Helene and Notre-Dame islands is a must do activity when the weather is nice. Stop at the Atwater market for picnic supplies and you have a perfect summer day! - We would recommend exploring the beautiful architecture of the Plateau and Mile-End neighbourhoods while making frequent stops at some of the charming cafes, artisanal ice cream shops and maybe grabbing a warm St-Viateur bagel along the way. - For a real taste of Montreal life, bike through Little Italy to the huge Jean-Talon farmer's market where local flavours abound. This is a mostly flat 30 minute ride from the Plateau neighbourhood.

Mayor's stance on cycling:

Our current mayor Valérie Plante is an avid supporter of urban cycling and accessibility. Her Projet Montreal party's roots are in urban planning and making the inner city a welcoming place for pedestrians, cyclists, and public transit users.

Traffic:

Medium

Landscape:

Mainly Flat

Bicycle theft:

Happens occasionally

Cycling at night:

Most streets are well lit

Read more about bicycles on public transport in Montreal

Take a guided bike tour in Montreal