Québecers are passionate riders who build and maintain new exceptional singletracks, year after year. After all, Québec City – Mont Ste-Anne – is the only permanent stage of the UCI World Cup… where it all began more than 30 years ago.
More than 400 km of trails, developed and dedicated exclusively to mountain biking, surround Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thanks to the trail builders who highlight all the natural elements and complete them with breathtaking infrastructures: rock walls, unique viaducts and footbridges, elevated turns, granite bedrock passages, options for jumps etc. The local organizing committees are spoiled for choice to create 5 exceptional courses for 5 days of 100% pure singletrack! 100% pure fun!
“Québec has some amazing trails. Each stage had its own character. We rode everything from tight, technical rocky and rooty singletrack, to fast-flowing descents that would fit right in on the west coast.” Canadian Cycling Magazine
Challenging But Accessible Trails
The challenge is great but still accessible to any mountain biker. You will have to overcome the 5 courses one by one, kilometer by kilometer. The distances vary between 25 and 45 km per day. For those who don’t know the terrain, this may seem short. But it’s not! Both uphill and downhill, you will ride on trails that require concentration and piloting. Except for four kilometers of gravel road at the start of the Shannahan stage, our routes are entirely on trails. No filler, no asphalt, no fire roads, no ATV trails, no hiking trails. Each kilometer is a challenge to overcome. On longer stages, a short course is offered as an option.
Winners Average Speed: Below 15 Km/H
Spain’s Tomi Misser, 2019 QSE champion and double 2019 UCI World Champion (XC and downhill), has completed the 6 stages at an average speed below 15 km/h. 25 km of riding in Québec can equal 40 km on a lot of trails using access/fire roads, especially when climbing.
Riding the QSE means discovering the purest trails in the unique landscapes of Quebec.
For Racers as Much as for Weekend Warriors
QSE is accessible to everyone, whether you want to race or just enjoy the trails and scenery.Read the reason 2>