Friday, July 02, 2010

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.


At 8:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a bike path or sidewalk on the Mercier bridge yet? I always want to continue past the Estacade when I bike from Ile Notre-Dame but don't want to have to come back the same way if there'e no way to get back onto the island when you get the end.

At 3:04 PM, Blogger Cycle Fun Montreal said...

no, there is no sidewalk a the present time.

When the construction is finished in 2012 there will be a sidewalk.

At 10:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks and darn. Do you know if the ferry from Chateauguay to Lachine is still in operation?


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