If you like mountain biking, why not try out a fatbike? These bicycles are equipped with oversized tires for ideal traction in the snow, so barreling along winter surfaces really becomes a thrill! Trails turn into true pleasure playgrounds for beginners and old hands alike.
A lot of destinations
Wheeling down more trails than ever before.
Access to trails
- Maintained and sign-posted trails
- Difficulty degree : easy, intermediate, difficult and very difficult
- Observation decks showcasing beautiful views*
- Warming hut*
* Available at certain locations only.
Access to exclusives trails
Offered in Mont-Orford and Oka national parks
- Maintained and sign-posted trails for fatbikes
- Difficulty degree : easy, intermediate and difficult
Daily fatbike pass and entry fee package*
* Only offered in Parc national d'Oka
Taxes not included. National park entry fees not included.
|Degree of Difficulty||Table of Trails|
|Parc national d'Oka||Easy, difficult and very difficult||Table|
|Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier||Easy, intermediate||Table|
|Parc national de la Yamaska||To come|
|Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville||Easy||Table|
|Parc national des Monts-Valin||To come|
|Parc national du Bic||Easy||Table|
|Parc national du Mont-Orford||Easy, difficult||Table|
|Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno||Intermediate||Table|
|Parc national du Mont-Tremblant||To come|
|Centre touristique du Lac-Simon||To come|
Equipment rental is available everywhere, except at Parc national du Mont-Tremblant.
(17 and under)
Rates for winter 2020-2021 season.
Taxes not included.
*Child-size bikes are offered at Bic, Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, Mont-Orford, Oka, and Yamaska national parks.
**Free of charge for children 17 years and under in the company of their family.
Sépaq wishes you an unforgettable outdoor experience and invites you to be Careful by nature!
During the winter, the trails used for fatbiking are often shared with people who are hiking or snowshoeing. As fatbiking is relatively new, other users will not necessarily be used to your presence, so be careful and make sure to respect hikers.
- Prepare your outing
Make sure to properly familiarize yourself with your equipment and to have on hand the necessary equipment for a repair in case of breakage. Before leaving, check the snow conditions as well as weather forecasts so you can prepare yourself accordingly. Be aware that wearing a helmet is strongly recommended.
- Don't ride on closed trails
To protect the environment and prevent injuries, it is forbidden to ride on closed trails or anywhere where a ban on riding is in force. Please note that it is also strictly forbidden to ride on unauthorized cross-country ski trails (classic or skate skiing).
- Don't ride when the snow is too soft
If you cannot ride in a straight line, if your tires are sinking more than 2.5 cm (1”), or if you must get off your fatbike to climb a gentle slope, it's a sign that the snow is too soft, very wet, or soggy. At that point, it is strongly recommended that you not ride on the trails so as not to undermine their quality for future users.
- Respect wildlife and the environment
In order not to damage the trail surface, avoid unnecessary skidding and keep your wheels from locking. Don't dispose of trash on or around the trails and don't frighten animals. If you have to repair your bike following a breakage, take the obsolete parts with you in order to dispose of them in the nearest garbage.
- Always ride on the trail
To avoid injuries, don't intentionally ride off the trails. Avoid taking unmarked shortcuts, which could cause damage to the ecosystem.
- Ride with caution and remain courteous at all times
Slow down when approaching other trail users and politely announce that you’re approaching. Be prepared for any eventuality and be ready to stop if needed.
- Ride slowly on busy trails
Ride slowly when the trails are busy so as not to jeopardize the safety of other users, or your own.
- Leave space for other trail users
Give way to hikers and skiers, while respecting the vulnerability principle. When you encounter them, reduce your speed accordingly.
Don't forget, Québec's national parks are governed by certain rules and guidelines.
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