Set out to discover the bike paths that zigzag through Quebec
and embrace healthy habits on vacation! Whether you’re hooked on
long multi-day journeys or you’re planning to circle around then
hop back in the car at the end of the day, there’s a trail
that’s right for you. On the way you’ll find restaurants where
you can recharge, hotels and inns where you can rest and
interesting tourist attractions to visit.
For those who
want to do more than simply pass by!
is a favourite of cyclists!
Your starting point: the region of
Vaudreuil-Soulanges in Montérégie. Get on your bikes and explore
the network of trails as you admire beautiful scenery. This
destination – a favourite of cyclists – has trails on car-free
paths as well as on roads, and some sections are connected by
river shuttles. When it’s time to take a break, stop by one of the
local shops you’ll find on your way!
Accessible to seasoned cyclists as
well as families who prefer a quick jaunt, the bike paths of the
Haut-Richelieu region are perfect for discovering the
municipalities at your own pace. There are several bike trips to
choose from, including a foodie circuit designed for cyclists who
want to combine outdoor activities and a taste of homegrown
and art go hand in hand!
Imagine a bike trip on a trail lined
with monumental works of art! In Granby in the Eastern Townships –
a region known as a cycling tourism destination – pedal leisurely
along the Artria route, which features sculptures and lovely
landscaping. Make your way on the trail, taking breaks from time
to time to admire the artwork and your surroundings.
In Nicolet-Yamaska, cycling is a major
Road trips so
you don’t miss a thing
Many regions where biking is a major
activity offer cyclists easy-to-use ready-made itineraries. Take
for example Nicolet-Yamaska in the Centre-du-Québec, a very
welcoming and accessible region thanks to a mostly flat terrain
and a ferry service. The bike paths wind through urban areas and
along country roads and follow the magnificent Nicolet and
Saint-François Rivers. You’ll find all kinds of tourist
attractions and activities as well as places to
rehydrate or grab a bite to eat.
Chaudière-Appalaches is another region
that knows how to make your bike trip a success! Follow the
Véloroute de la Chaudière that leads to
spectacular sites in this area that boasts fascinating history and
rich agriculture. A dozen convenient bike maps rated by degree of
difficulty guide you toward everything there is to see!
Beautiful country scenery in the Chaudière-Appalaches
or high-performance biking?
Cross the St. Lawrence River to reach
the Québec City region. The Portneuf sector is a marvel to
discover! Follow the river or ride along one of the back-country
roads. When you start to get tired, take a picnic break in a
lovely municipal park. Thirsting for adventure instead? Head to
the Vallée Bras-du-Nord recreation centre to explore the mountain
A legendary cycling destination, the
Véloroute des Bleuets in the Saguenay–Lac-St-Jean region suits
everyone from athletes to families thanks to circuits tailored to
cycling tourism fans as well as mountain bike enthusiasts. Tracing
a 256-km (159-mi.) loop, this circuit provides cyclists with the
possibility of booking a luggage transportation service in advance
for greater convenience. Challenge yourself to
complete the entire loop or combine cycling of some sections with
other activities, like camping or visits to tourist attractions.
here to see the full map.
Need even more ideas for fun on two
wheels in Quebec? See our biking