Quebec City Bike Tour – The Essentials

Tour Time: Everyday from 10:30-13:30

What You'll See: Old Quebec Upper Town, Fortified Wall, Plains of Abraham, Chateau Frontenac Boardwalk


$65 CAD + tax & fee

($49 USD / 44€ + tax/fee)

Guide, Bike, Helmet, and a Refreshment included. BYO water please!
Our Norco Scene bikes are a dream to ride!
Recommended for ages 13+

**COVID-19 Update**

For your safety, all tours are suspended until April 16th. Please stay tuned for more updates and hope to see you post-COVID-19

Begin your stay in Quebec City by riding the essential Upper Town sights, discovering Old Quebec, nature, and stunning views.

  • Cover the areas you need to see first in Quebec City all in one morning or afternoon in an active way.
  • Learn about Quebec City's past, present, and future as the heart of French Canadian society in Canada.
  • Discover tucked away parks, historic battle sites, and stunning views of the St. Lawrence River.
  • Ride the quaint charming streets of Old Quebec's Upper Town, full of European-inspired architecture.
  • Make the Upper Town Bike Tour your first activity - learn the layout of the city, interact with its people, get ideas What to Do!

Departures at 10:00am everyday.

Guide, Bike, Helmet, and a Refreshment Included! BYO water bottle please!

This ride is 10 miles/16 km, suitable for anyone who can ride a bike and handle a few small hills

Small groups provide a more intimate experience - 10 riders max

Available from May to November

All tours run rain or shine, we provide rain capes just in case!

What to Expect

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See more in less time
On this Upper Town Quebec City bike tour you’ll see half the city in only 3 hours in an active way.

A relaxed ride
Stops all along the tour to rest and take photos, while your guide tells stories of the city and introduces you to the lifestyle of the locals

Safety first
Most of the tour runs on Quebec City’s separated bike paths, quiet streets, and parks.

Friendly & knowledgable guides
Nothing better than seeing the city with one of our fun local experts.

Locals insight
We’ll show you our favourite parts of Quebec City and after your ride we’ll give you the best recommendations to make the most of your stay!


Highlights of this tour

Plains of Abraham Park

A beautiful massive park where most of the French-English battles took place

The Citadel Fort

See the expansive Citadel fortress built by the British to protect from American invasion

Chateau Frontenac Boardwalk

We ride along the famous boardwalk for up close views of the famous Chateau Frontenac Hotel and the St. Lawrence River below

Ramparts of Quebec City (Walled Fortifications)

We ride through the only remaining fortified walls in North America north of Mexico

Old Quebec Architecture

We ride the quaint and charming streets of Old Quebec's Upper Town, admiring the European inspired architecture

Quartier St. Jean Baptiste

We ride through this residential neighbourhood full of colourful country-style homes

Where to Meet

This tour departs from The Roy-O Bicycles, located in the charming St. Jean Baptiste neighbourhood of the Upper Town, just outside the Old City Wall.

Within walking distance of Old Quebec hotels, and St. Roch Airbnb's.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Both of them! No seriously, they are both quite different. We recommend to book both our tours together as a Combo – you will receive a 25% discount on the second if you book both in advance.

Only time for one tour? Here’s a quick breakdown:

Quebec City Bike Tour – The Essentials– best for first-time visitors, or those that want to visit the core of the city.  It’s not all Old Quebec  though, this tour also visits a residential neighbourhood, the huge Plains of Abraham park, and offers incredible views of the Old City and the St. Lawrence River from above.

Quebec City Bike Tour – Hoods & Hidden Gems — best for those that want to dive a little deeper into the lifestyle and pulse of the city. This is the tour that will even impress locals as it visits both major sites (such as Lower Old Quebec, the Old Port, and the Old Port Market), but also some tucked-away spots like riding laneways in the neighbourhood of Limoilou.

All of our tours can run rain or shine. We even offer rain capes on bike tours to keep you dry! Only in extreme weather conditions shall a tour be cancelled.  This decision is always taken at the meeting point of the tour and never before the departing time.  In the rare event a tour is cancelled we will attempt to place you on another departure, or offer you a full refund.

Almost everyone yes! Ours tours run at a relaxed pace, and include plenty of breaks and informational stops along the way. The tours stick mostly to bike paths, although we occasionally run along quieter city streets and through parks.
Those who know Quebec City will know there are a lot of hills – but don’t worry, we’ve chosen routes that minimize the hills, and we’ve also chose bikes that are very comfortable and easy to ride.
Lastly, riding in a group is helpful and we always provide tips for smart and safe riding at the beginning of each tour. If you’ve ridden a bike before, you’ll be more than fine!

For our regular tours, cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance are fully refundable (A 5% cancellation fee applies). Tours cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are non-refundable.

If a date and time is sold out, there is always a good chance that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please contact us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.

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"This was the best part of my trip. If you are debating on doing this, just do it. It was so much fun and gave me such an appreciation for the city that I would have never had without being able to ride around and see the many unique sites, neighborhoods, and landmarks."

Joshua, USA

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