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My Bicyclette: Tastes of Montreal Bicycle Tour – Montreal, Canada

Enjoy a casual three-hour insightful and tasty orientation of Montreal (regional product tastings included in price).   Bike past prominent sites, hot hangouts, main drags and famous back alleys.

Price: $55.00 / person – includes: guide, bicycle, helmet, map & tastings.  Group rates available for groups of 5+.

Time: The ‘Tastes of Montreal’ bicycle tour runs daily from 10 am to 1 pm, with guaranteed departures every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning from April 15th through to October 31st, 2012.   Other days of the week available upon request.

Approximate distance of tour:  18 km of casual riding.  Tour includes tastings of local delights at quaint in-store locations / top-notch cycling equipment / accredited city guide / map / bottle of water.

ARE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED?

YES.  You can make your reservations online through the City Bike Tours page, or if you prefer to conduct business over the phone, dial 514.317.6316.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR THE TOURS?

YES.  Participants should be 13 years and older.  Participants should be comfortable riding a bicycle.  For younger riders, we suggest booking a very well priced customized tour – which, takes the pressure off having to keep up with a larger group.  That being said, this tour is rated “easy-going” and includes several stops along the way.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

My Bicyclette offers a 100% refund on all tours if the reservation is cancelled more than 24 hours in advance. We do not offer refunds for any reason once we are within 24 hours of the scheduled tour.  In the case of “bad” weather (where riding becomes dangerous), My Bicyclette will be happy to offer a RAIN DATE or a refund.  We want you to ENJOY your Montreal riding experience and will not ask you to ride in a downpour.

DO WE GO INSIDE THE MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS?

NO.  Your guide will be happy to provide all the information you require to be able to get back to any of the points of interest you pass during your tour.  We encourage you to visit all the jewels this city has to offer however, three hours just isn’t enough time to be able to enter the museums.

WHERE DO I GO FOR MY TOUR?

All tours leave from My Bicyclette, which is located at 2985 C Saint-Patrick Street, Montreal, QC H3K 1B9 – steps south of the Atwater Market.  Please arrive 10-15 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure time.  Free streeet parking is available on St. Patrick Street and on Thomas Keefer Street.  Arriving on metro?  Stop: Lionel-Groulx is 500 m north of our location.

WHAT LANGUAGE IS THE TOUR IN?

The tours are offered in French and English.  Should you prefer a tour in Italian or Spanish please provide us with 72 hours request and we will do our best to accommodate your group (minimum 5 persons per group required).

WHAT IF I HAVE MY OWN BICYCLE?  CAN I USE IT?

YES.  You are more than welcome to use your own equipment.  The cost when you Bring-Your-Own-Bike is $47 versus $55.

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One Response to My Bicyclette: Tastes of Montreal Bicycle Tour – Montreal, Canada

  1. Gayle Keck July 8, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    I recently took this tour, which is a wonderful introduction to the city of Montreal. Be warned, though, it’s more like an orientation tour with snacks mid-way rather than a typical food tour.

    The tour starts near Atwater Market (a great place to pick up breakfast at the Première Moisson bakery), follows the Lachine Canal, passes by downtown, the waterfront, Old Montreal, the McGill University area and a residential neighborhood known as the Plateau.

    There were a number of stops where the excellent guide spoke about the history, legends, art, architecture and revitalization efforts. She also pointed out culinary spots – like the city’s “best restaurant terrace,” the street where Schwartz’s Deli (famous for their “smoked meat”) is located and a popular poutine purveyor – though we didn’t sample food at any of them.

    A bit past midway, we parked our bikes and sampled some Quebec cheeses at a fromagerie which shared a space with a French bakery (I purchased some fougasse stuffed with olives and sun-dried tomatoes – yum!). We also had individual dishes of ice cream from an artisanal shop that makes all its delicious product in-house.

    We hopped back on our bikes (really high-quality, easy to ride bikes, I should add) and returned to the starting point, where I made up for all the calories I’d burned on the 12-mile ride by grazing my way through Atwater Market.

    If you’re looking for serious quantities of food, this isn’t your tour. The food that’s provided is really a snack and doesn’t substitute for a meal. But I’d highly recommend this tour as a first-day activity which will orient you to the city and some of its foodie landmarks. Montreal has great bike paths and there’s only one gentle, but long, hill on the ride.

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