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      ***Billet journalier ou passe-saison obligatoire. Le droit d'accès doit être acheté en ligne sur le site web et validé à l'accueil.
      ***Daily access ticket or season pass is mandatory. It must be purchased on the website and validated at the welcome center.

      Situé à seulement 60 minutes du Grand Montréal et 45 minutes de Gatineau-Ottawa, Montebello Vélo de Montagne propose un nouveau réseau de 20 km de sentiers à explorer pour tous les niveaux de cyclistes sur les terres seigneuriales historiques et majestueuses du patriote Louis-Joseph Papineau.

      Offrant des points de vue époustouflants et des éléments naturels uniques dans un décor enchanteur, cette activité accessible et abordable pour toute la famille est chapeautée par des passionnés de vélo de montagne natifs de cette petite municipalité touristique qui fut l’un des premiers endroits au Québec à développer ce sport dans les années 1980.

      Vous pourrez profiter, entre autres, d’une vue incroyable sur la rivière des Outaouais, d’un passage sous une grotte, d’une forêt magnifique composée d’immenses pins centenaires et d’un monolithe millénaire.

      Le pavillon d’accueil, le centre de location et le stationnement principal se trouvent au Fairmont Le Château Montebello, le plus grand bâtiment de bois rond au monde. Il est ainsi possible de séjourner à cet hôtel reconnu mondialement et de se lancer dans les sentiers à quelques mètres de sa chambre Les adeptes de vanlife sont également les bienvenus dans notre deuxième stationnement.

      Montebello possède un riche historique pour le vélo de montagne depuis plus de 30 ans, ayant notamment accueilli le Championnat canadien de vélo de montagne en 1988, ainsi que plusieurs compétitions dans les années 1990 et 2000 dans ces « bijoux de sentiers » tels que les décrivait Vélo Mag à l’époque.

      Près de 15 ans après la disparition de ce réseau mythique, cette initiative vise à redonner à Montebello ses lettres de noblesse pour ce sport en revitalisant une partie des sentiers classiques et surtout en développant des segments plus modernes.

      Le nouveau réseau est en développement et propose actuellement 20 km d’aventures pour tous les goûts : des sentiers accessibles aux débutants, des singletracks sinueux, des segments techniques longeant les caps de rochers et de longues boucles old school du réseau original. Les amateurs de fatbike pourront également y pratiquer leur sport pendant la saison hivernale.

      Avec votre soutien et celui de notre équipe de bénévoles, de nos partenaires et des généreux propriétaires terriens, notre objectif est d’atteindre plus de 60 km de sentiers dans les prochaines années et ainsi devenir une destination majeure de vélo de montagne au Québec.

      Outre le Château Montebello, plusieurs options d’hébergement pour tous les budgets s’offrent aux adeptes désirant profiter de leur visite pour séjourner à Montebello, incluant des motels, gîtes, chalets et terrains de camping. Les sentiers sont également accessibles à partir de la marina municipale et de la route verte.

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      Located only 60 minutes from the Greater Montreal area and 45 minutes from Ottawa-Gatineau, Montebello Mountain Bike offers a new 20-kilometer network of trails to be explored by cyclists of all calibers on the historic and majestic land of 1800’s patriot Louis-Joseph Papineau.

      Featuring breathtaking panoramas and unique natural elements, this accessible and affordable activity for the entire family is overseen by passionate local mountain bikers from the small tourist town of Montebello – one of the first areas to develop the sport in Quebec in the 1980’s.

      Your journey will lead you to an incredible view of the Ottawa River, a passage through a grotto, a magnificent forest of massive century-old pine trees and a millennial monolith.

      Our welcome center, bike rental facility and main parking lot are located at the prestigious Fairmont Le Château Montebello, the largest log cabin ever built. Guests staying at this world-class hotel built in 1930 can hit the trails barely a few meters away from their room! Van life enthusiasts are also welcome in our second parking lot.

      Montebello boasts a 30-year history for the sport as it hosted the Canadian Mountain Biking Championship in 1988, as well as several other races in the 1990’s and 2000’s in trails described as ‘incredible gems’ by Velo Mag at the time.

      Nearly 15 years after the disappearance of this legendary network, our goal is to bring back the mountain bike glory days of Montebello by reviving some of the classic trails and mostly by creating new modern trails.

      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. Winter lovers will be able to trade in their mountain bikes for fatbikes during the cold season.

      With your help and support – along with our team of volunteers, partners and generous landowners – our goal is to reach over 60 km of trails in the next few years and become a major mountain bike destination in Eastern Canada.

      Aside from Château Montebello, many lodging options are available for all budgets including motels, B&B, cottages and campgrounds. The trails can also be accessed from the marina and the Green Route.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      AKA: Montebello Mountain Bike
      Land Status: Private Property
      Land Manager: Montebello Vélo de Montagne
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      Access Info:
      Stationnement (gratuit), accueil, location et départ des sentiers au Fairmont Le Château Montebello.
      Parking lot (free), reception, rental center and trail start at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello.
      Disclaimer:
      Billet journalier ou passe-saison obligatoire. Le droit d'accès doit être acheté en ligne sur le site web et validé à l'accueil.
      Daily access ticket or season pass is mandatory. It must be purchased on the website and validated at the welcome center.
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      Montebello Vélo de Montagne

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      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 9, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,834
      State Ranking
      #34
      Trails (view details)
      64
      Trails Mountain Bike
      66
      Trails E-Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      6
      Trails Trail Running
      6
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Total Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4 miles
      Total Descent
      1,190 ft
      Total Vertical
      360 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      482 ft
      Reports
      20
      Photos
      13
      Ridden Counter
      1,565

      Photos of Montebello Vélo de Montagne Mountain Bike

      trail: Raid 2001
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      Aug 4, 2021 @ 3:14pm
      Aug 4, 2021
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      Jul 14, 2021 @ 11:16am
      Jul 14, 2021
      trail: Louis-Joseph
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      Jul 14, 2021 @ 11:16am
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      Jul 14, 2021 @ 11:15am
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      trail: Panoramique
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      Jul 14, 2021 @ 11:15am
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      trail: Majestueuse
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      Jul 14, 2021 @ 11:15am
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      trail: Majestueuse
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      Jul 14, 2021 @ 11:15am
      Jul 14, 2021

      Videos of Montebello Vélo de Montagne Mountain Bike

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      trail: Roche Fest
      55:09 | 34 | Sep 20, 2021 , Montebello
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      trail: Cimetière
      55:09 | 13 | Sep 20, 2021 , Montebello
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      55:09 | 30 | Sep 20, 2021 , Montebello
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      trail: Raid 2001
      55:09 | 17 | Sep 20, 2021 , Montebello
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      55:09 | 10 | Sep 20, 2021 , Montebello
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      55:09 | 11 | Sep 20, 2021 , Montebello
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      55:09 | 15 | Sep 20, 2021 , Montebello
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      55:09 | 5 | Sep 20, 2021 , Montebello

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #2669922montebellomtbupdatetrailFAT papineau and 8 more
      Jan 14, 2022 @ 5:33am
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      user #2669922montebellomtbaddtrailFat Papineau and 10 more
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      user #2669922montebellomtbupdatetrailRoche Fest and 38 more
      Jan 13, 2022 @ 7:53pm
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      user #1618554AmerizzicommenttrailPatriote
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 1:00pm
      Nov 7, 2021
      user #1618554AmerizzivotetrailNorbel 95 and 4 more
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 12:58pm
      Nov 7, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #1618554AmerizzitrailPatrioteWell shaped but not a fan of the gravel base.
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 1:01pm
      Nov 7, 2021
      user #1618554AmerizzitrailPatrioteWell shaped but not a fan of the gravel base.
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 1:00pm
      Nov 7, 2021

      Nearby Areas

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      Charlottenburg Forest 3 7 134.4 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike6419 miles1,191 ft4 miles361 ft
      #1,834#341320153
      E-Bike56 miles207 ft1 mile75 ft
      191
      Hike66 miles207 ft1 mile75 ft
      162
      Trail Running66 miles207 ft1 mile75 ft
      162
      ATV/ORV/OHV21 mile13 ft443 ft217 ft
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