Choose the Eastern Townships for a Cycling Getaway!
Destinations to explore, May 15, 2017 2017-05-15
Cyclists in Sutton, credit: Clovis Durand
Cyclists in Sutton, credit: Clovis Durand
Feel like getting out and stretching your legs? Why not head to the Eastern Townships? This region, a favourite of cyclists, is characterized by varied terrain, countless bike paths and road circuits, mountain biking centres, a velodrome and even the only suspended bicycle park in Canada – VéloVolant – a place where you can bike up in the trees. The Eastern Townships have lots of options for hard core pedallers, cyclists out on a Sunday stroll, and everyone in between. On your bikes, get set, go!

Biking in Bromont

Bromont stands out as a prime spot for mountain biking. The circuits at Bromont, montagne d’expériences, will be open as of May 19 and ready to host eager thrill-seekers. This is also where you’ll find the Bromont Cycling Centre (Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont) and the velodrome, excellent for a foray into track cycling. A number of programs are available, as well as day and overnight camps, to suit many types of cyclists.

Turn cycling into a celebration

Velodrome, credit: Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont 
Velodrome, credit: Centre
                National de Cyclisme de Bromont

Events are held all year in the Eastern Townships to promote cycling, and they are a great opportunity for cyclists of all abilities to get some exercise on the region’s beautiful circuits. Get the family together and head over to the Grand tour du lac Mégantic on June 4. The celebration will feature music, entertainment, a prize draw and gives you a reason to get your bikes out if you haven’t already!

Some help to get back

If you’re worried about getting too tired on your trip, or you’re concerned about your bike potentially breaking down, you’ll be happy to know that Taxi-Vélo-Rando is a service you can use to get a lift back. Taxis are available within a maximum delay of 60 minutes, do not need to be reserved in advance, and can accommodate three cyclists and their bicycles.

For package deals and more information on all of the region’s circuits, see the map!

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