Quebec Lower Town Historical Bike Tour

Quebec Lower Town Historical Bike Tour
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$44.77
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Description

Pedal along the bike-friendly streets of Old Quebec’s Lower Town on an easy 2.5-hour guided bike tour. A knowledgeable guide steers you toward the district's fascinating historic spots, a mix of must-see highlights and off-the-beaten-track gems. You’ll learn about the area’s roots as a portside village, and see where the past and present now intersect on the same narrow cobblestone streets.

Your 2.5-hour bike tour begins when you meet the group at the bike shop, where the staff will size you up to be sure you have the right bike and equipment for your experience level. Once you're ready, roll out to explore Quebec’s historic Lower Town district with your informative guide. This easy ride covers 8 miles (13 km) on mostly flat terrain. Most of Lower Town is car-free, and very bike friendly!

Pedal along the waterfront to reach the Old Port (Vieux-Port), where your guide shares interesting tidbits about the revitalized cruise port and the Musée de la Civilisation that sits just around the corner. Continue to Royal Square (Place-Royale), the first permanent French settlement in North America, and admire the colorful murals depicting this heritage on the side of centuries-old buildings.

Over in the nearby Petit Champlain district, take note of the fairytale stone buildings along the cobblestone streets, then head down a path fringed with quaint urban parks along the St Charles River. Glean a few more facts about the city at a monastery built during the French regime and the Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site that dates back to 1535.

Your guide will lead you back to the bike shop where you can continue exploring Quebec on your own.

Pedal along the bike-friendly streets of Old Quebec’s Lower Town on an easy 2.5-hour guided bike tour. A knowledgeable guide steers you toward the district's fascinating historic spots, a mix of must-see highlights and off-the-beaten-track gems. You’ll learn about the area’s roots as a portside village, and see where the past and present now intersect on the same narrow cobblestone streets.