How to get the Bienvenue cyclistes! certification

To obtain your certification
To renew your certification

Tourism cycling continues to grow in popularity throughout the province. More and more cyclists are choosing to explore Québec on two wheels over a weekend, a full week, or even longer! Vélo Québec Association, the organization responsible for developing the Route verte and a partner association for bikeways across Quebec, urges you to become the first choice for cyclists' accommodations by obtaining your Bienvenue cyclistes! certification today!

Bienvenue cyclistes! certification provides establishments offering bike-friendly services with greater visibility within the cycling community. The program covers three main types of accommodations: B&Bs, hotels and campgrounds.

How to obtain your certification?
Vélo Québec Association will contact you directly if your establishment is located within five kilometres of the Route verte.
If you are more than five kilometres away from the Route verte or near another cycling route, you can get in touch with us to obtain Bienvenue cyclistes! certification.

The following criteria for hotels, B&Bs and campgrounds are designed to provide you with an indication of the basic certification requirements:

At B&Bs, hotels and other establishments
  • A covered and locked space where bicycles can be stored at night.
  • If food service is available, high-carb meals with larger-than-average portions of fruits and vegetables.
  • A pump and tools for making minor repairs.
  • Information on local bicycle repair and rental outlets and regional tourist information centres.
At campgrounds
  • Camping spaces for visitors with or without reservations as long as they are travelling exclusively by bicycle.
  • A sheltered location where touring cyclists can eat during bad weather.
  • A pump and tools for making minor repairs. 
  • Information on local bicycle repair and rental outlets and regional tourist information centres.
Get your wheels in motion!
We encourage you to apply for Bienvenue cyclistes! certification so you can be sure to maximize your visibility all year long within the cycling community at home and around the world.

For more information on the benefits of the Bienvenue cyclistes! program click here.

Taking "bike-friendly" to the next level
Some Bienvenue cyclistes! facilities have developed a range of related services, such as baggage transportation, or introduced little extras designed to meet the specific needs of touring cyclists. Others have teamed up with tourism and economic development partners or played a role in creating local bikeroutes. Each of these initiatives helps generate business and reinforce the Bienvenue cyclistes !TM brand among cycling enthusiasts.

If you are already Bienvenue cyclistes!-certified, let us know what you have done to develop bicycle touring in your area by clicking here.

Our team is available to answer any questions you may have about the Bienvenue cyclistes! program. You can call us at 514-521-8356, extension 504, or 1-800-567-8356, extension 504, or contact us by e-mail.

La Route verte est une idée originale de Vélo Québec réalisée avec le ministère des Transports du Québec, le gouvernement du Québec et des partenaires régionaux.