Riding Empire 47 Mountain Biking Trails

Gabriel Gakwaya, auteur d'articles sur le vélo de montagne
Gabriel Gakwaya
Published on January 27, 2020
Quebec city mountain biking
Étienne Dionne

Located near the bucolic setting of Lac Delage, the modest reception building of Empire 47 fits perfectly. It's even a bit hard to see how this place, recognized as one of the largest fat bike centres in the country, is home to more than 25 km of mountain bike trails!

But once on the bike and after having penetrated the imposing forest cover, we understand better why this trail centre is on a roll: the network is very well maintained and the offer is diversified.

A relatively easy loop connects most of the trails. The climbing trails, just steep enough, allow easy access to the descents such as the Kamasutrail, ideal for intermediate riders or Pad Religion and Upper Valkyrie, perfect for the most skilled mountain bikers. The latter has been described, by none other than the famous trail development company, Whistler’s Gravity Logic, as being « cleverly designed and progressive, feels like a Squamish trail », nothing less!

That said, it is more towards the accessibility of the trails that Empire 47 is orienting its development with new trails like Queue de Castor and Huron, which will appeal to mountain bikers of all levels.

But enough with the words, here’s a video that captures the spirit of the place much better.

Watch the video

 

Empire 47 ÉcoSentiers
26 rue du Pied-des-Pentes
Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, G3C 5A2


Gabriel Gakwaya, auteur d'articles sur le vélo de montagne
Gabriel Gakwaya

Gabriel is a lovable geek with two main addictions: coffee and mountain biking. His life is a combination of screen time, bike time, and snowboard time.

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