Mont-Sainte-Anne : Where the Old Trails Meet the New Ones

Mountain Biking at Mont-Sainte-Anne
Etienne Dionne

It’s safe to say that Mont-Sainte-Anne holds a special place in mountain biking history. Many legendary races have happened here, dating back to the beginning of the World Cup in 1991. Mont-Sainte-Anne is often the only North American stop on the World Cup tour, and it’s the only venue to have been on the World Cup circuit since the beginning; missing twice when it hosted the world championships instead (and it’s going to happen again in 2019). That says something.

However, Mont-Sainte-Anne is much more than just a week of world cup racing. With over 180 km of official trails (and many more hidden gems!), the trail network is vast and varied, so much that it can be hard to grasp without experiencing it yourself. Seasoned pro and privateers will find trails that challenge their skills while a family of beginners will have a blast exploring the trails around the campground.

That third episode of #RideQuebecCity is an effort to go beyond that World Cup shadow and explore new and old trails loved by the locals.

We started at the top of the mountain, making our way down by the recently resurrected 1837, then drifted east toward the XC trails to reach L’Adorila, a new flow trail born from the collaboration of the trail center and the local cycling club, CCMSA. We ended our day in La Demi-Lune, best described as a natural half-pipe with a hairy finish down a sandy ridge. This trail was only recently officially added to the trail network, but has been around for a while.

Watch the video


2000 boulevard du Beau-Pré
Beaupré, G0A 1E0

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