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 singletracks, built expressly and exclusively for mountain biking, surround Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure. Thanks to the professional trail builders who value all the natural elements that they complement with wild and fun infrastructures. They rejuvenate large rock slabs, build bridges and oversize wooden gangways, create berms, etc. The local organizing committees have so much to choose from to create 6 exceptional stages for 6 days of 100% pure singletracks! 100% pure pleasure!
“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 trails are very challenging but still accessible to all mountain bikers. That you are climbing or descending, you will ride breathtaking singletracks that demand steering at all times. You will need to challenge each km as none are a given. To make it accessible to everyone, on the longer stages, a shortcut is offered. 6 challenges await. You will need to conquer them one by one… km after km. Distances vary from 25 to 45 km per day. To some who are not familiar with the specifics of riding in Québec, it may seem short. Think again!
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.
Ride the QSE to discover the most exciting singletracks in the world in the unique landscapes of Québec.
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>