Voie Maritime bike path is in the middle of the St-Laurence river
The best riverside ride in Montreal, and maybe the best ride, period!
The Estacade & Voie Maritime bike path is the "wildest" bike ride in town. Leave civilization behind and ride along this thread of land surrounded by water.
We have to confess to a belief that we think that this is the best bike ride in Montreal. Ten miles of car-free riding. Amazing.
If you want to avoid city traffic, you can start the ride on Nuns Island or in Verdun. If you live on the south shore, you can start the ride in Ste-Catherine. The path goes north past the Estacade to the Excluse St-Lambert Locks, where you can access Ile Notre Dame and Parc Drapeau. Note that between the Estacade and The St-Lambert locks the roadway is dirt, not asphalt.
A link the the map on Bikely is here.
What is an Estacade? It is an ice-control bridge in english.