Fatbiking

Msb Fatbike
Msb Fatbike

Whether you’re a fan of mountain biking or wish to try something new, the fatbike, with its oversized tires, allows you to pedal on the snowy trails, and crisscross through the designated fatbiking trails of the National Park.

For the more experienced: go to parking lot #3 of the ski station and take the Gélinote Trail (beware, the trail is difficult and shared with snowshoers and hikers, please exercise caution at all times). The 1.9-km (1.2 mi.) one-way trail leads to Le Cerisier Discovery and Visitor Center. The Tour-de-l’Étang-aux-Cerises loop lies just beyond (via the Pékan, Coyote and Lynx trails) and leads to an 8.4-km (5.2 mi.) ride (difficult level).

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Beginners can head down to Le Cerisier Discovery and Visitors Center located in Mont-Orford National park, 5 minutes from the ski station. From there, they will be able to access the Sittelle loop (3.5 km / 2.2 mi.) perfect for a relaxing ride or to discover a new passion.

Visiting periods: Mid-December to end of March (depending on snow conditions).

Fatbike rentals are available at the Ski Vélo Vincent Renaud shop, located directly at the foot of the mountain near the main chalet by the ski resort. Rental fees apply. For details on how to rent, please call 819 843-0277. Le Cerisier Discovery and Visitor Center offer rental services.

Rates

To access the snowshoeing trails, you must purchase a daily access ticket and an Annual Quebec National Park Card.

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Daily ticket (1) Daily ticket package including access to the park (2) Season pass rate (1)

Adult

Ages 18+
$7,75
$14,57
$38,00

Child

Ages 17-

Free*

Free*

Free*

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Terms and Conditions

Code of conduct

During the winter, the designated fatbiking trails are often shared with hikers and snowshoers. This activity is new, therefore other users may not be familiar with the presence of fatbikes. Please be careful and considerate of the other trail users.

  • Before you leave

Always make sure you’re familiar with your equipment and bring tools for any necessary repairs. Before you leave, check the snow conditions and weather forecasts, and prepare accordingly. It is strongly recommended to wear a helmet.

  • Do not ride on closed trails

It is prohibited to ride on a closed path or in a place where fatbikes are not permitted whether it is due to protected environment or to prevent injury. Riding on cross-country skiing trails is also strictly forbidden (classic or skate).

  • Do not ride if the snow is too soft

The following are signs that the snow is too soft: If you cannot steer in a straight line, your tires sink more than 2.5 cm (1 in.), or if you have to get off your bike to go down a slight slope. Accessing trails where the snow is too soft may damage them. In order to help preserve trails for other participants, please do not ride where the snow is too soft.

  • Respect wildlife and the environment

Avoid unnecessary skidding and wheel blockages to avoid damaging the trail surface. Do not throw trash on the trails and do not disturb the wildlife. If you need to repair your bike, bring the defective parts back with you and dispose of them in the nearest trash can.

  • Always stay on the path

To avoid injury, do not go off-trail intentionally. Avoid taking an untagged shortcut, which could damage the ecosystem.

  • Exercise caution and remain courteous at all times

Slow down in the presence of other trail users and politely announce your approach. Be prepared for any situation, including stopping on short notice.

  • Go slow on busy trails

For your safety and the safety of others, slow down on busy trails.

  • Make room for other trail users

Remember that you must yield to hikers and skiers, and always be considerate of others. Slow down to avoid injuring yourself and others.

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Attention!

Out of respect and courtesy for our other customers, especially skiers, fatbikes are prohibited on the Mont-Orford Ski Station Territory in order to preserve the condition of the trails, slopes and glades. Certain trails are also shared with hikers or snowshoe users, please be considerate.