Stretch Your Legs this Spring in the Eastern Townships
Eastern Townships, Much More Than an Experience!, April 20, 2015 2015-04-20
Cyclists, photo credit Sébastien Larose
Cyclists, photo credit Sébastien Larose
Looking for a change of pace with the arrival of spring? The Townships are already on the case. After a lovely winter filled with activities, it’s time for the tree buds, blooming flowers and mild temperatures to take their place, ushering in the return of car rides, bike trips and cruises. Hop on one of the tourist trails in the Eastern Townships, pick up the official cycling map or reserve your seat for a gourmet cruise on Lake Memphremagog on board the Grand Cru cruise boat.

Set out on the Tourist Trails

There are three signposted tourist routes to be explored in the Eastern Townships. The Wine Route lets aficionados into the 21 vineyards of the Brome-Missisquoi sector as they sample household wines. Another route is designed for history buffs, who will be thrilled to learn about and admire the region’s natural and built heritage while they follow the Townships Trail. The third route is the Summit Drive, which totals almost 120 miles (193 km) and invites visitors travelling by car, by motorcycle, on bicycle or on foot to reach the highest peaks of southern Quebec and delight in breathtaking views. Discovery panels sprinkle your adventure with historical and geographical tidbits along the way.

Get Reacquainted with the Fun of Cycling

Are you aching to get back out on the road after months of extreme cold? Cyclists who can’t wait to take their bikes out will be happy to discover the cycling paths and roads of the Townships, which promise beautiful getaways through majestic landscapes. Choose your route using the Townships’ brand-new cycling map, available online and at the region’s tourism information offices. The map includes the top 6 circuits and lots of practical information, as well as where and when to catch the season’s cycling events. You’ll also find spots where you can stay overnight or take a break for a delicious meal.

On Board the Grand Cru

Vignoble de la Bauge
Vignoble de la Bauge

In a few weeks, the Grand Cru will resume its cruises on the magnificent Lake Memphremagog. From May to October, Escapades Memphrémagog offers trips that are about three hours long and combine gastronomy, elegance and stunning panoramas. There are packages that include accommodations as well as group specials. Check out the information on the website and book your spot now!

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