So did sex match the treadmill in terms of energy expenditure?The short answer is no, at least not in this small and strictly defined group. My own arrival in MTL came on the cusp of Storm Stella, a glacial blizzard which had blanketed the cobbled old town with an air of film set abandon. Beneath me, the world's largest underground city was bustling with thousands of commuters and mall-trippers, while surrounding me, the postcard bistros of Rue St-Paul were snugly packed with native gourmands. Once summer arrives and locals shed their Canada Goose jackets, Montréal's eclectic neighbourhoods make for fantastic urban meandering.At The Mile End, a multicultural mélange of Greek, Portuguese and Jewish communities, I got my people-watching and caffeine fixes at Café Olimpico ( Think of this as pampering with real hydrotherapy.In fact, no-one has accurately measured how many calories are expended during sex.
That doesn't include luggage, alas (add €84 for a carry-on bag, for example), but you can tack on an Icelandic stopover for free if you fancy a twin getaway.On the surface dating websites appear to be the answer.Anyone can go online, set up a profile and start surfing the web for someone interesting.Set in a former Banque du Canada building within an ice-hockey puck of the old town, trendy W Montréal was my base in the city. This Montréal 375 exhibition is a montage of animated street installations marking the city's past.Rooms are spacious, urban havens with dream en suites and slick workstations, all hallmarked by a saucy urban decor of yellows, chrome and gold. Projections are triggered by footfall, enabling visitors to switch the Old Town's alleyways into an almost historical Cirque du Soleil. There's only so much poutine that can save you from the Montréal winter.Bota Bota is a riverboat turned luxury spa-sur-l'eau experience, sweetly anchored in the Old Port of Montréal.