The BiQue Ride
Toronto to Montreal
The BiQue Ride (BiQue is pronounced - Bike) is an annual bike tour from Toronto to Montreal. It was first held in 1995 and has run most years since then.
Six days of cycling with eight nights of accommodation
We leave from the eastern edge of Toronto and ride to Old City Hall in Montreal. We travel via Prince Edward County through Loyalist country and have a rest day in Kingston. Here riders can relax and explore this historic town or take the ferry to Wolfe Island for more riding.
Flat to Gently Rolling Terrain
Our route mostly follows the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The terrain is flat to gently rolling with one significant climb in Prince Edward County.Calendar Register
Meet in downtown Toronto
The BiQue Ride meet on the edge of Toronto on the Saturday night. Our first day riding is Sunday. We're close to the shores of Lake Ontario right from the start of the trip and then we ride on sections of Ontario's Waterfront Trail, which winds its way through historic towns and farm land as we roll past spectacular waterfront vistas. Along the way we enjoy the local hospitality of small town Ontario, rich in history and friendly local charm.
Cyclists travel along side roads and country lanes that avoid traffic congestion. Riders experience the rich local histories, gain insight into key environmental issues of the area and participate in Canada's bicultural way of life.
We'll ride through towns that began as waypoints on the waterways when the continent was first settled by Europeans and later became Loyalist strongholds after the War of Independence in the U.S. and the War of 1812.
Following the waterfront as we leave Toronto
Most of this first day is spent within greater Toronto. This is a water-front trip and we head right for the paths that go along the lake.
After leaving the greater Toronto area we are on country roads and some paved paths. You will see great views of Lake Ontario. During our next riding day we cross into Prince Edward County, once an island but now connected by a land bridge. This is quiet rural country, which means great cycling roads. We leave the county by ferry and follow the Loyalist Parkway into Kingston. This is one of the oldest settled areas of this part of Canada
Enjoy a day off in historic Kingston
We have a rest day in Kingston, former capital of Upper Canada. Downtown Kingston is a compact community that is loaded with history and is easy to tour by foot or by bike. Riders can choose to visit the many museums or historical sites, take a cycling side trip to pastoral Wolfe Island or spend leisurely time in the local cafes.
Discovering the Thousand Islands
Leaving Kingston, the ride along the banks of the St. Lawrence River passes the Thousand Islands and the Long Sault Parkway, which follows the first section of the Seaway that created a shipping route to the centre of the continent by flooding the river. There is a national park at Mallorytown that has a very good interpretative centre. Much of the architecture is pre-Victorian and there are some wonderful examples of those early designs. We pass through Brockville, which has a classic collection of old mansions along the river.
On to Montreal
From here we are on our way to Montreal. The closer we are to Montreal much of the day is either along rivers or old canal paths. Downtown Montreal is hopping all through the summer. Our route takes you to Place Jacques Cartier, a plaza at City Hall where buskers play to the crowds. Two popular destinations for evening entertainment are the Old Port area and the Latin Quarter.
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Tour Summary Dates and Fees
- Toronto, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec
- Dates: August 5 to August 12, 2023
- Accommodation on the nights of 5 and August 12 are included
- Optional return on August 13
- Fees are per person in Canadian funds, double accommodation:
|Optional Single Supplement||$655.00||$78.60||$733.60|
|Return Option (Bike and Passenger)||$125.00||$16.25||$141.25|
|Return Option (Bike only)||$50.00||$6.00||$56.00|
*Please note, for bike only return there is an additional release we require you to sign and other conditions may apply.
- Total amount includes Registration Fee ($150.00) and Deposit ($150.00) which are non-refundable (please refer to our cancellation policy)
- Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).
- Single room option may be limited. We are not able guarantee ensuite bathrooms.
- In Montreal all rooms have one bed only (usually a King). If you are coming with a partner and don't want to share a bed we can book another room. The cost is $100.00 plus HST.(we only charge one person)
Accommodation & Meals
- Nights indoor — 8 nights
- 1 dinner and 7 breakfasts
Distances and Rating
- Total Distance — 648 km (400 mi)
- Daily Average — 108 km (67 mi)
- Longest Day — 143 km (88 mi)
- Riding Days — 6
- Rest Days — 1
We have a rest day in Kingston.
Challenge Level: One point five out of four Cogs (medium challenge)