Quel summer we have! The temperature is hot and the weather is nice. And when the weather is nice, we ride the bike paths with our hair in the wind. In Quebec, we are fortunate to have a well-listed and maintained trail network. We have established our 5 must-see destinations for a small cyclo in Quebec this summer. Come on, everyone on the slopes!
1. Île-de-Boucherville-Montérégie: 21 km: Family initiation
With its 21 km network of trails, the Boucherville Islands remain the ideal place for a family bike trip near Montreal. The trails are shared between walkers and cyclists. Along the way, you will find a variety of stops for picnicking and discovering the varied flora and fauna of these small islands. Did you know that for children aged 17 and under accompanied by their family, the SEPAQ lend bikes for FREE? No more excuses, it's the family gathering this summer!
2. The Petit Témis-Bas Saint-Laurent trail 134 kilometers
From Rivière-du-Loup to Edmundston, the Petit Témis is the first bicycle path that connects Quebec and New Brunswick. This easy 134-kilometer rated trail is entirely reserved for cyclists and hikers during the summer. Throughout your journey, you will find stops to recharge your batteries and campground along the trail to spend the night. You will pass through the most beautiful landscapes: Lakes, forests and rivers endlessly!
3. Le petit train du Nord-Laurentides - 232 kilometers
Less than an hour from Montreal, the little north train is a must-see in the Laurentians, with a track of over 232 kilometers between St-Jérôme and Mont-Laurier, you can explore the lively Laurentians region on pedals. Its particularly flat course is perfect for an introduction to cycle tourism. It can be interesting to make a 100 km outing one day, sleep in one of the campsites along the road and set off again for a 100 km the next day. Services of Shuttle Buses exist to bring you back to your car at a cost of $ 62 from Mont-Tremblant to St-Jérôme. A must-see in the region!
4.L’estriade- Montérégie -56 kilometers
This superb cycle path, allowing you to ride in the heart of Montérégie, crosses 4 municipalities: Granby, Shefford, Bromont and Waterloo. The complete 56-kilometer tour will offer you magnificent mountainous landscapes, fields as far as the eye can see and a stop at one of the best microbreweries in the region, la Brouemont is essential. If you want to lengthen your route, you can take a little detour in the Yamaska National Park. Fun guaranteed!
Île d´Orléans: Circuit Félix-Leclerc-Québec: 67 kilometers
The last and not the least course, that of the magnificent island of Orleans! It is in an enchanting setting on the island of Félix Leclerc that you can ride 67 kilometers. We suggest that you take the eastern route towards St-Pétronille, continue via the South Shore and return via the North Shore. You will find stops along the way to have a picnic and soak up this superb island landscape. To close this superb tour, take the time to visit the Félix Leclerc space. This space presents a permanent exhibition on the work of this emblematic Quebec poet. You can also walk on trails that allow you to discover the interior of the island.
Qhat the rest of your summer be filled with great cycling adventures and great weather! If you are passing by the boutique, come and discover our complete selection of bicycle clothing and accessories. It will be our pleasure to advise you.