FAQ

mountain bike

What type of trails can we find in Montebello?

The new center is in development and currently offers 20 km of adventures for all types of cyclists: trails accessible to beginners, narrow singletracks, technical loops on rocky ridges and long old-school loops from the original network.

The area around the Château Montebello mainly offers family-oriented singletracks in a beautiful forest (Tête à Papineau, Louis-Joseph, Bourassa, Double Pin Centenaire, Manoir) and very easy gravel trails with breathtaking scenery by the Ottawa River (Tour du Château, 1930, Voie seigneuriale).

The northern area features cross-country trails including many recent additions (Roche Fest, Ézilda, Azélie and the new Patriote flowtrail).  A more enduro area is being developed with drops, jumps and technical descents (Grizzly, Yeti, Cougar, Coyote, Chat sauvage). 

Mountain bikers will also discover a very technical area with rocks, ridges, a grotto and a millennial monolith (Rock & Ridge, Grotte, Monolithe, Auf Spring, Cimetière, Falaise, Ours noir).

For those looking for distance and a bit of mountain biking history, the most northern area offers larger classic trails that were used for races from the 1980’s until 2001 (Championnat 88, Championnat 91, Norbel 95, Norbel 97, Raid 2001).

Are the trails open rain or shine?

Yes, the trails are open rain or shine.

What types of bikes are available for rental?

For the summer 2021 season, we have hardtail mountain bikes from Trek, Norco, Giant and Specialized.

How can I rent bikes?

All rentals must be reserved online at the following link: Online tickets

Do I have to purchase my access ticket online?

Yes, all sales must be done online via our ticketing system. The access ticket on your phone is always mandatory. It must be validated at our welcome center and must be shown to our patrol team.

Is a helmet required?

Yes, it is always required.

Are dogs permitted?

As much as we love dogs, they aren’t allowed in the trails.

Is it possible for vanlife enthusiasts to park overnight?

No, it is not permitted to park overnight or camp in our main parking lot at Château Montebello. BBQ’s are also not allowed in the parking lot. Vanlife enthusiasts can email us at: info@montebellovelo.com.

What clothing should I wear for mountain biking?

We suggest soft clothing to be able to move properly.  Avoid large pants or jeans.  We also recommend sports shoes.

What should we bring with us?

We recommend the following items: backpack, water, snack, mosquito repellent, sunscreen.

fatbike

What type of fatbike trails can we find in Montebello?

The new fatbike trail system offers 20 km of adventures for all calibers.  Some of the mountain bike trails are used for fatbikes and other trails are used for winter only.

The area near Château Montebello is perfect for families and beginners.  An epic 10-kilometer trail, Fat Papineau, awaits seasoned fatbikers and takes them north of the 50 highway by using a tunnel full of urban art.

Are the trails open rain or shine?

Please follow our social media to get updates on trail conditions and closures based on weather.

What types of fatbikes are available for rental?

For the winter 2021-2022 season, we have fatbikes from Spherik, Moose and Rocky Mountain.

How can I rent bikes?

All rentals must be reserved online at the following link: Online tickets

Do I have to purchase my access ticket online?

Yes, all sales must be done online via our ticketing system. The access ticket on your phone is always mandatory. It must be validated at our welcome center and must be shown to our patrol team.

What helmet should I use to fatbike? Is it mandatory?

Yes it is mandatory.  You can use any bike helmet, but we recommend wearing a beanie or windproof skull cap underneath it.  Ski or snowboard helmets can work too.  We can rent helmets if needed.

Is it permitted to snowshoe in the fatbike trails?

Yes, but you must purchase a day ticket or season pass.

Are dogs permitted?

As much as we love dogs, they aren’t allowed in the trails.

Address

Fairmont Le Château Montebello
392, rue Notre-Dame
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0

OPENING HOURS

Reception and rental center
9am – 5pm every day

Reservations must be made in advance for rentals.