This road is so beautiful it was transformed into the panoramic Route des Rivières
. (Rivers’ Road). This tourist circuit follows the majestic Saint-Maurice River along Route 155. It’s also a favourite of bikers. If you have plans to head up to Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean, this 250-km circuit that stretches from Louiseville to La Tuque should definitely be included in your itinerary!
One of the Top 5 Routes in Quebec
Route des Rivières on motorcycle. Photo credit : Michel Julien
The Rivers’ Roads is aptly named: there are at least 11 rivers nearby, creating absolutely breathtaking scenery! This circuit is split into three sections. The south section has lovely country landscapes of valleys, fields and agri-tourist attractions, whereas the middle section features Shawinigan’s urban and festive ambience. Lastly, the north section is a real playground for outdoor enthusiasts that is home to spectacular views and the magnificent Saint-Maurice River.
Beyond the beauty of nature, you’ll discover an important part of local history. In the 19th century, hundreds of raftsmen used this river to transport timber. The circuit is lined with many interpretation panels that contain lots of information on the region’s fascinating history.
Don’t Miss Out
Grandes-Piles. Photo credit : Doum.net
The Rivers’ Road has plenty of fun activities including water sports and cultural and tourist attractions. Some of the region’s must-sees are the Le Baluchon eco resort, Saint-Élie-de-Caxton – the home of famous Quebec storyteller Fred Pellerin, the La Mauricie National Park, the Parc des chutes de la rivière Bostonnais, as well as Grandes-Piles – undeniably one of the most beautiful villages in Mauricie. In Shawinigan you’ll find the Cité de l’énergie theme park, the Parc de l’île Melville and the Trou du diable microbrewery.
Order your free travel brochure now on the Tourisme Mauricie website. And with the free Rivers’ Road app, you’ll get the inside scoop on the circuit’s secrets and tourist attractions.
Motorcycle fans, you’re going to love it!