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.
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!
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!