5 bucket list mountain biking destinations near Quebec City

Here are five must-see mountain biking destinations, perfect for enjoying all that Quebec nature has to offer, without compromise. As a bonus, discover the style recommendations of Virginie Brunet, Head of Design at Parmi, to find technical essentials.
5 bucket list mountain biking destinations near Quebec City

The meteoric rise in mountain biking’s popularity in recent years is due in no small part to all that the sport provides: The perfect blend of exercise, stimulating challenges, fresh air, and the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family. And the Quebec City region, with its network of more than 400 km of trails just minutes from the attractions of the province’s capital, is one of the most beautiful places to practice this exhilarating sport.

Here are five must-see mountain biking destinations, perfect for enjoying all that Quebec nature has to offer, without compromise. As a bonus, discover the style recommendations of Virginie Brunet, Head of Design at Parmi, to find technical essentials that are adapted to your needs and your look, whatever the conditions.



Beginner, intermediate and experienced mountain bikers will enjoy the variety of well-maintained trails this mountain bike center offers, all surrounded by spectacular scenery. If you're up for a new challenge, we recommend the new Evolution 47 skills zone or the Nosferatu, a 1.1 km double diamond track with more than 40 jumps, gaps and drops. Once completed, reward your efforts at La Souche Stoneham microbrewery.


  • Wide variety of trails for all skill levels
  • Daycare service
  • Stunning landscapes


    This Lac-Beauport locale is a true paradise for endurance enthusiasts; it focuses on man-made obstacles and benefits from its unique terrain. Wending through a forest with breathtaking views, the trails have relatively easy climbs and more technical descents. The most famous trail – Slab City – is a single giant slab of granite with a remarkable grip, even in the rain.


    • The tracks’ unique character
    • Proximity to Quebec City
    • Amazing après-bike experiences at the Buvette du Moulin and the Siberia Nordic Spa


      Have you heard the buzz about La Légende on social media? Located in Vallée Bras-du-Nord, this gem gives bikers the opportunity to hurtle down a riverbed. It’s divided into two sectors: A several kilometre long single-track on one side; and on the other side, nearer to the city, are short and technical trails. Rivers, streams and falls throughout the valley enhance the experience. And after all that biking, stop by the Ti-Oui snack bar where generous portions satisfy the heartiest of appetites.


      • Breathtaking landscapes
      • Lush countryside
      • Trail diversity


         Known for the extent of its trail network, Mont-Sainte-Anne is a favourite destination for bikers of all skill levels: Whether the challenges of the technical trails, or the downhill and cross-country networks that are ideal for beginners and intermediates. Make sure to admire the breathtaking river views and Quebec City’s splendour, where you can spend an evening with family or friends after conquering the mountain.


        • Technical challenges on the downhill slopes
        • Vast network of cross-country trails
        • Views of the St. Lawrence River and Quebec City



          A majestic setting… the longest vertical drop east of the Rockies… a network of winding trails with views of the St. Lawrence River: Le Massif de Charlevoix’s only fault is that you’ll never want to leave. Extend your stay with the many nearby accommodation options and explore the Charlevoix region: It’s the perfect spot for a long weekend with friends or family!


          • Network of trails for the entire family
          • Breathtaking view of the river
          • The magnificent Charlevoix region is nearby 


          Before setting out to discover Quebec’s many mountain bike trails, make sure you have all the essentials required to ride comfortably, regardless of the conditions.

          Virginie Brunet, Parmi’s Head of Design and a true lover of the outdoors, shares her go-to essentials & kits which combine sustainable materials, a minimalist look and technical details that provide performance, versatility, and simplicity. Whether in a café before hitting the trails, on the mountain, or celebrating a perfect day over a cold beer, these essentials have you covered.


          “My go-to outfit is certainly the Free Range Merino Tee with the Bridge Pant. Whether it’s spring, summer or fall, I never get tired of wearing it.

          The Free Range merino sweater is my favourite top for when I’m mountain biking. It’s perfect for both cool and hot conditions: The light and breathable merino wool fibre regulates body temperature, allowing me to remain comfortable in any conditions, even when I’m sweating.

          The Bridge pant is also a favourite of mine for bike rides. With its soft and stretchy fabric, it’s specially designed to be comfortable while you’re in motion. And it’s abrasion-resistant, so no need to worry about branches and rocks.

          Sometimes I like to spruce up my outfit with the short-sleeved Coast Shirt, which has a more casual and stylish look while also having the extraordinary technical features. For a more feminine look, you can easily tie a knot on the front.

          Finally, if you’re looking for a complete hardcore biker’s outfit, the All-Weather Jacket is a must. It allows you to enjoy the mountain bike season from beginning to end, as it offers protection from rough weather while providing comfortable ease of movement.”






          For more details about these 5 bucket list mountain biking destinations near Quebec City, visit Quebec Velo de Montagne


          By Parmi Editorial Team
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