What you'll do
We start in the hood with the highest bike ridership in North America, at a half 3rd wave coffee shop, half bike mechanic shop. We'll head through the Plateau to the foot of the mountain park before cruising down to catch over a dozen works of mural art in the borough with the highest concentration of artists. Works range from 2-9 storeys tall! Off to the entertainment district where the biggest festivals out there take centre stage before checking out the waterfront from a hidden spot by the port. Next is the Gaybourhood. Lively, wild and a pedestrian mall all summer long great for people watching. It's covered by a rainbow canvas made up of 180 000 beads over a kilometre long. Picnic in a local park with a craft beer is next because always... Last bit we pedal by typical streets with baroque balconies, winding staircases, mansarded roofs and beautiful green alleyways. We'll hit up a few more parks before we get back to the shop to share with you a list of recommendations for craft beer, local designer shopping, COOL art galleries and the best food. The essentials of travel, quoi.
I co-founded Spade & Palacio tours 4 years ago and have been working in the tourism industry for 10. I wanted to show guests an intimate small group experience, taking them beyond the regular tourist haunts. I work regularly with travel journalists and filming crews showcasing beautiful Montreal through the eyes of a local. Our guests are our new friends we show around town, a town we just happen to know a lot about.
Healthy picnic lunch
One craft brew with lunch
Bike and Helmet
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Where you'll be
We'll be biking to and from the best spots of each neighbourhood we visit. Some hidden back alleyways will be covered, lunch will be in a park where no tourists visit and our coffee shop serves excellent coffee and food to hang out in on other days of your stay.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. You need to know how to ride a bike!
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Make sure you bring a bottle of water and dress appropriately, sunscreen wouldn't hurt!
Montréal Non-Touristy Bike Tour