Where will a fatbike take you?

Where will a fatbike take you?

It’s time for an outdoor adventure. You’re not much for guided tours. You took a tour and you want to venture out on your own. You’re an avid cyclist, uninterested in winter slowing you down. You’re considering purchasing a fatbike, but want to spend some time on one first. You’ve seen them around, read about them, and want to give one a whirl in and around the city. Or, you’re fatbike-experienced and want to get out of town on one. Whatever brings you to this moment, wherever you’re planning to go, we’ve got you covered (and we're offering special rates—more on that in a moment). Read More...

Une chouette découverte

Une chouette découverte

Très à la mode, les vélos à pneus surdimensionnées se multiplient chez les vélocistes et se retrouvent même à arpenter les rues de Montréal durant l’hiver. Car oui, avec une gomme de 5 pouces de large, ces vélos permettent de rouler sur tout un tas de surfaces, auparavant pas ou peu accessibles, même avec des vélos de montagne. Très curieux de cet engouement et cherchant à proposer de nouvelles expériences, nous nous sommes donc penchés sur cet engin chez Fitz & Follwell. Voici l'état des lieux. Lire la suite

We've got a new way to bike

We've got a new way to bike

You heard Montreal was a bike town. A bike tour seemed ideal. But it’s winter. In Montreal. You’re not expecting good news—but there’s good news. And the good news is: fatbikes. What now? A fatbike is an off-road bike that has oversized tires (and a complimentary frame), which means—you got it: you can bike over the snow. And safely, at that (we wouldn’t invite you out if it wasn’t safe!)... Read More

Baby, it's cold outside

Baby, it's cold outside

The song says it, enough café sandwich boards say it, and it’s time for us to admit it too. At Fitz & Follwell it’s well known that we love the outdoors year-round: our bike and walking tours prove it, as does our newer-found passion for fatbiking. And Montreal in winter is a sight to be seen for those who love the snow. But, we know that’s not everyone. And while the outdoors is core to our business, as important is our love of Montreal... Read More

Walk the Walk: A New Way to Explore Montreal

Walk the Walk: A New Way to Explore Montreal

You don’t need to go far to see rivers and mountains. Feel like a tourist in your own home city, or join a tour when visiting Montreal. This 3-hour tour is appropriate for all ages and is perfect for the business traveler or family in for a short trip with an unscheduled half-day. Read more...
 

“Not so sure” an Organized Bike Tour is Right for Me: Dispelling the Myths

“Not so sure” an Organized Bike Tour is Right for Me: Dispelling the Myths

For every person who’s enthusiastic about an organized bike tour, there is another that is not so sure. “Not so sure” is not always just one thing—in fact, rarely do we hear that a bike tour just plain sounds like a bad idea. The “not so sure” is often concern around the physical requirements, if they’ll actually see what they want to see, and about whether the overall tone of will be a good fit for them. Read More...

Why touring Montreal by bike gives you the most authentic experience

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Why touring Montreal by bike gives you the most authentic experience

We’re big fans of authenticity. As a locally-owned family affair—we got started in a laneway garage, after all—how could we not? When we talk about authenticity, we mean real conversations, real experiences and, when the craving strikes, real gelato. When we say “authentic,” we mean high-quality, memorable, and genuine—and this is exactly how we want to show you Montreal. Here’s why one of our guided bike tours will give you the most authentic experience of the city. Read More

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