At the waterfront you can rent bicycles and ride to Montmorency Falls, about 12 kilometers from downtown Quebec. The bike path is paved and separated from traffic. I don’t care what you say….I want to be separated from cars and trucks….I’m a recreational bike rider and find myself gazing off into the scenery and not paying much attention to where I’m going. As it is, I had a bike accident after riding about 4 kilometers on soft sand. Down I went… my left hand, arm and hip to break the fall…..well, I have at least one calamity per trip….hopefully this will be my last.
Once at the base of the falls, you can either walk up a set of over 1,000 steps or take the gondola. We chose the gondola. We ventured a peek over the edge of the suspension bridge but declined the zip lining.
Sam ( de Champlain) named the falls in 1613. The falls, at 84 meters (276 ft) high and 46 meters (151 ft) wide, are the highest in the province of Quebec. They are 30 meters (98 ft) higher than Niagara Falls.
The only complaint I have is the ride back was against a severe wind….but then again, I am a princess and would have preferred putting our bikes on the train that runs directly into the old city.
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