Nicolet-Yamaska: Perfect for a Cyclist’s Getaway
 

Nicolet-Yamaska: Perfect for a Cyclist’s Getaway

Destinations to explore, August 18, 2016 2016-08-18
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Nicolet-Yamaska
Région Nicolet-Yamaska
Summer is still in full swing and there’s still plenty of time for a bike ride through the region. Located on the St. Lawrence Plains around the Lac Saint-Pierre Biosphere Reserve, Nicolet-Yamaska is a region with sublime views and various places to eat, sleep and have fun. You’ll find tourist attractions and exceptional locations that bear witness to rich heritage where art, history and Abenaki culture play a starring role. What’s more, the flat geography and special services for cyclists make this part of the Centre-du Québec region ideal for biking.

The best of bike tourism

With some 400 km (249 mi.) of shared trails that form a total of 11 circuits, Nicolet-Yamaska is a very welcoming region for cyclists. There are many tourist attractions and activities along the way, as well as spots to take a break, have a drink of water or get a bite to eat. The bike paths cross through urban centres and rural areas and follow along the magnificent Nicolet and Saint-François rivers. In this region, you’ll also find 70 km (43 mi.) of the Route verte #4.

Great service for cyclists!

Nicolet-Yamaska
Région Nicolet-Yamaska

Cyclists can take advantage of the ferries. They can take their bikes across the Saint-François River with the Vélo sur la rivière shuttle. Passengers on board will also learn about the history of the Bas-Saint-François area thanks to the captain, who provides commentary during the crossing. (Offered Thursday to Sunday until Labour Day.) There is also a shuttle for the Laviolette Bridge.

Parking is available at the starting point of the 11 circuits in the region so that you can set out on your expedition worry-free!

Bike, discover, savour and keep going!

Give your taste buds a treat by turning your bike ride into a gourmet adventure! Many producers in the region offer succulent local delicacies that include wine, apple products, maple syrup, honey and pastries. It will give you the motivation to keep pedalling!

 

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