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About Fitz & Follwell

At Fitz & Follwell we are extremely excited about 2020 as we enter our 12th season of operating our awesome, award-winning guided Montreal tours and bike rentals! We have come a long way since our founder Shea began running bike tours out of his $100-a-month laneway garage.

Fitz & Follwell began with the simple idea that the most fulfilling travel experiences are created by connecting with locals and discovering new places using eyes and ears. We’ve always believed that the best way to explore a new city is by bike or on foot.

We are very proud to have gained a solid lasting reputation from consistent 5-star reviews, to international press features, award recognition from the travel industry, and loyal recognition of our brand from our local community here in Montreal.

We are a passionate team of Montreal ambassadors who love our jobs. Every day, we get to meet travellers from around the world and show them our favourite city – Montréal!

Shea's Grandma "Fitz" and Grandpa "Follwell" inspired the company name

a man standing in front of a building

Shea Mayer


Shea grew up in small-town Ontario, Canada riding bikes and playing hockey. He came to Montreal as a student for an education in cultural anthropology and to discover what the whole ‘joie de vivre’ of Quebec was all about. He fell in love with Montreal immediately and got to know it intimately by riding his bike.

Shea got his start in tourism working part-time for a company that planned Bachelor weekend itineraries in Montreal, and also in sales at a luxury villa-rental and trip planning company that is now part of Airbnb.

On a year-long post-university backpacking trip in Europe, Shea took a city bike tour in Munich, and was so enthusiastic about the experience that the tour leader offered him a job guiding on the spot.