Mountain Biking in the Eastern Townships

Bromont, montagne d'expériences

Updated on Feb 12, 2024

The popularity of mountain biking has increased exponentially—and so have the efforts of the Eastern Townships to offer some amazing experiences. Visit one of our eight centres to enjoy tailormade experience - not to mention countless opportunity for fun, laughter and adventure. Come ride our trails and see for yourself!

Note: As a general rule, mountain bike season starts in sping and ends in fall (a.k.a end of October for some and mid-November for others). The best is to call before you show up to get informations on the trails's conditions.)

©Daphné Caron

The Essential Mont Bellevue

Tucked in the heart of Sherbrooke, the Mont Bellevue stands out for its accessibility. In addition to stunning hiking and ski trails, Mont Bellevue boasts a wide variety of mountain biking trails to suit any skill level—including pros! It’s true: Mont Bellevue played host to mountain biking events during the 2013 Canada Games and in preparation for the occasion, its terrain was massively improved and continues to be maintained. Whether you’re just starting to ride or have been at it for a while, you’re sure to find your new favourite trail within its boundaries. Not sure where to start? Zigzagzoulou is a favourite, as is The Rock, a classic loop.

©Martin Lortz

The Best-Kept Secret: Circuits Frontières

Looking for a big ride? A heart-pumping workout? Notorious trails? Check out East Hereford’s Circuits Frontières trail network that offers 50+ kilometres of singletracks in a pristine setting. Because this type of trail rarely covers so much ground, people come from near and far to enjoy. If you’re a mountain biking enthusiast and haven’t yet explored East Hereford, prepare to be blown away.

For variety: direction Bromont

Take well-maintained trails, add wooden freeride structures and you’re pretty close to the perfect mountain biking adventure. Want more? Try 50+ kilometres of trails, including downhill, all-mountain (a.k.a. Enduro), progression circuits (for beginners to develop at their own pace) and a freeride park. The difference between downhill and all-mountain trails? A downhill trail is lift-accessed, meaning you’ll reach maximum speeds as you dodge trees, roots and rocks riding down the hill. This sport isn’t for the faint of heart! An all-mountain trail features climbs and descents, plus plenty of obstacles to keep things interesting.

You can even test-drive an electric assist mountain bike if you feel so inclined.

©Daphné Caron

For Kids and Beginners

If you’re looking to try mountain biking for the very first time or to hone your skills, the Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont (CNCB) is the place to be. With its signature 100% Vélo camps—geared at kids, teens, girls, and more—and equipment rental, it's the perfect starting point. You’ll find 3.5 kms of trails on site, which are connected to the city of Bromont’s expansive trail network. Mont Oak is nearby too, and offers tons of terrain.

©Vincent Cotnoir

For the Entire Family: Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

If you’re looking to hit the hill as a family, try the mountain biking trails at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook. There are 23 kilometres of beginner paths, so everyone can climb and enjoy the views. You’ll also find a packed schedule of activities throughout the summer, making it the ideal spot for a weekend of outdoor adventures.

Expansive playground : the parc des Sommets

At the Parc des Sommets, pick your sector and starting point (Mont Oak, Mont Berthier, Mountain Network) to naviguate beautiful (and sometimes highly technical) terrain. Watch for hikers and horses as some trails are multidisciplinary. For a scenic view, be sure to ride Ninja, a trail that leads all the way to the Mont Spruce lookout.

45 Kilometres of Fun in Sutton

Plein Air Sutton has developed an all-new mountain bike trail network on the hills of Mont Sutton. With a total of 45 kilometres of enduro trails (with terrain ranging from family-friendly to advanced), it’s quickly become a go-to spot for riders seeking new thrills.

©Mathieu Dupuis

Multi-sports destination : the parc national du Mont-Orford

Ride through an impressive variety of forest terrain on this national park's trail network. And an epic MTB offering is just the beginning: this outdoor adventure mecca also offers hiking, camping and swimming, all conveniently located just a few minutes from Magog.

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