Do you love biking?
Do you love biking? Visit Sherbrooke and enjoy urban outings in the heart of nature! Trails, designated paths, and bike paths allow you to experience different parts of the city whatever your skill level.
Pedal a bit farther and you’ll arrive downtown, with its boutiques, restaurants and microbreweries. The heart of downtown Sherbrooke is the perfect spot for a gourmet break. You can also take the time to discover one of the city’s local museums.
On your trip, admire buildings from different periods in Sherbrooke’s history. Pedal along one of our heritage circuits and admire Sherbrooke’s unique architecture, then head along the shores of one of our rivers. You will quickly understand why Sherbrooke has been attracting visitors for more than two hundred years. Sherbrooke offers cyclists a range of experiences combining both urban and natural landscapes.
The Grandes-Fourches Bikeway
Sherbrooke's Grandes-Fourches Bikeway includes 96 km of bike paths divided into 4 circuits in an urban centre located in the heart of nature!
Discover the 4 circuits:
This circuit runs along the Magog, Massawippi and St. François Rivers. Discover woodlands, beautiful vistas, and magnificent scenery. It leads to the village of North Hatley, where you can take a gourmet break while relaxing on the shores of Lake Massawippi.
In the heart of the city of Sherbrooke, this route runs along the Magog River from the south to the north side while circling the Lac-des-Nations. Many attractions are available for families to take a break along the route.
Departing from the borough of Lennoxville, this bike path offers an easy route with a low gradient. A stop at the Capelton Mine is the halfway point. Enjoy a refreshing ice cream before heading to the village of North Hatley for a well-deserved break on the shores of Lake Massawippi.
This route runs along the banks of the St. François River and meanders through bucolic landscapes. Passing through the city centre, discover two magnificent murals revealing a slice of life of the eastern part of city. The route then leads into a deciduous forest where you can admire majestic century-old trees.
Looking for a unique experience on 2 wheels?
Try our electric bike guided tour on the Bikeway or go mountain biking at Mont Bellevue! Fun for all!
Take an electric bike guided tour or rent an electric bike.
Maneuver through obstacles, whip down steep trails or take the time to enjoy nature - three of the many reasons to try mountain biking.Learn more
Extend your bike outing
Choosing a room at the Comfort Inn Sherbrooke Hotel is to give you a pleasant feeling of comfort and relaxation after a long day of work or sightseeing.
The charming and renowned Bishop’s University offers accommodations from mid-May to the end of August.
Family-oriented camping situated a few kilometres from downtown Sherbrooke, the Université de Sherbrooke and the Parc Jacques-Cartier.
Camping Lac Magog offers relaxation in nature and easy access to Sherbrooke city's attractions and activities.
The Delta Sherbrooke Hotel and Conference Centre, one of the most appreciated accommodations of the Eastern Townships, offers an unforgettable stay near Sherbrooke’s many activities and attractions.
Situated at the junction of Sherbrooke’s highways and main streets, Hotel le Président offers proximity to every services and attractions the city has to offer.
In crossing the threshold, hospitality and charm pervade: a few steps, a warm smile and the magic of the Auberge Marquis de Montcalm is at work under silky, sunny skies.
Biking during the Covid period
To reduce the risk of contagion, cyclists must respect health rules issued by the Quebec government. These rules may change as the situation evolves.
Pedestrians always have the right-of-way
If you bike in congested areas, reduce your speed, and avoid passing between pedestrians. Please remember that pedestrians always have the right-of-way.
Respect the 2-metre
You can head out as a family or group of friends as long as you respect the 2-metre physical distancing standard.
Bring everything you need
Please make sure you bring everything you need: Water, Equipment to repair your bike, a “Covid Kit” which includes gloves, a disinfectant, and a mask for areas where physical distancing is not possible.
- Sherbrooke Public Transit bike-bus service (STS) Phone : 819 564-2687
- Travel with bike on bus, Montréal-Sherbrooke from Limocar Phone : 819 692-8899 / 1 866 692-8899
- Travel with bike on bus, Québec-Sherbrooke from Groupe la Québécoise Phone : 418 872-5525 / 1 888 872-5525
The City of Sherbrooke and region is full of bike paths for all tastes. If you want to go on a bike ride for up to 72 hours, it is possible to park your car for free and safely in the parking lot at Lucien-Blanchard Park. You must first obtain a mandatory pass at the Tourist Information Office, located at 785 King Street West, Sherbrooke, Que. J1H 1R8. Phone: 819 821-1919 / 1 800 561-8331
Bike Helmet: The law stipulates that helmets are mandatory for anyone under the age of 18.
Travel in the Right Direction: Cyclists and walkers must travel on the right side of the roadway and overtake from the left.
No Headphones!: The road safety code prohibits cycling with headphones.
The portion of the network located on the south shore of Lac-des-Nations, between the Draveurs Bridge and Jacques-Cartier Park, is a multifunctional Zen Zone. This designation is intended to encourage cyclists, skaters and walkers to slow down to share and enjoy the same space. The maximum speed limit is 10 km/h.
Wearing a red jersey identified as “Grandes-Fourches Véloroute ambassador patroller”, these volunteers roam the network every day to welcome, inform and ensure the safety of cyclists. They are equipped with a cell phone and tools for mechanical assistance. They also received first aid training (CPR).