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Cycling: from Montreal to Île du Seigneur

Escape by bike 1 hour from the city center

In summer, everyone takes advantage of the sun and the heat to get out with their bike and stroll through the streets of Montreal to discover the different neighborhoods, each more surprising than the next.

If you like to cycle, you want to get out of the city and look for a bit of nature with a breathtaking view of Montreal; this article is for you. Here is all you need to know from Montreal to Île du Seigneur using the magnificent 14-kilometer-long cycle path, also known as the embankment of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Three existing itineraries:

Depending on your place of departure, there are several routes to access l’Île du Seigneur, but all of them join the Seaway Dyke.

  • Departure Jacques-Cartier Bridge: approximately 1 hour and 22 km
  • Departure from Vieux-Port: around 1 hour 10 minutes and 24 km
  • Departure from Atwater Market: about 1 hour and 20 km

From the Jacques-Cartier Bridge:

For those wishing to leave from the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, I invite you to follow the route indicated on the Google map below:

From the Old Port of Montreal:

For those wishing to leave from the Old Port, I invite you to follow the route indicated on the Google map below:

From the Atwater Market :   

For those wishing to leave from the Atwater Market, I invite you to follow the route indicated on the Google map below:

Activities

After cycling more than 20 kilometers, you will arrive at the île du Seigneur with many activities available:

The beach: you can enjoy the large beach of the RécréoParc. Access is chargeable (approximately $ 30 for adults), and you can purchase your tickets online directly on the Récréoparc.org website.
Urban camping: if you feel like camping, few paid spaces are available. It is even possible to camp in a transparent bubble, perfect for watching the stars from your bed. You can reserve your space by clicking here.
Rent a kayak at the nautical zone: all the information is available on the Récréoparc website for prices and timetables.
Relax: Place your towel on the grass and enjoy the birdsong.
Take a break at the café-restaurant: sandwiches, cakes, hot drinks, and cold drinks are available at the reception pavilion located right here.

It’s time to ride your bike. I wish you a pleasant journey and do not hesitate to leave your comment below for your feedback or advice. Thank you!

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