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Canada - Quebec Bike Tour
The Saguenay Lac Saint-­Jean region is well known for its legendary hospitality, but also for is world-­class bike trails. The Véloroute des Bleuets and Route Verte are among the most popular bike tours in Quebec. The region is a vast playground for visitors and the bike trails offer spectacular access to Lake Saint-­Jean, the third largest lake in Quebec, and the Saguenay Fjord which is considered one of the longest in the world at 120 km in length. The well organized and marked network of 350 km of cycling trails allows cyclists to admire the beauty of lots of beaches, lakes, rivers, and traditional Quebecois villages as they ride. With so many delicious local products to taste along the trails, such as fresh artisan cheeses, wild blueberries, and locally brewed beers, stops along the way are a must! Extra perks along the trails include: lots of fascinating tourism sites and attractions, a wide variety of quality accommodations and restaurants.
This self guided tour is a hybrid bike trip exclusively in 2017, but the entire ride is on paved roads. Much of the cycling is on bicycle paths, and the accommodations are adapted for cyclists. Any date from May 15 to October 15 is available, subject to availability. The best season is June 20 - Sept 10.

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 Day 1 – Montreal; Trois‐Rivieres-Sainte Anne  50km

Day 1 – Montreal; Trois‐Rivieres-Sainte Anne 50km

Today is a Ride Day! Unlike most of our tours that have Day 1 as an arrival day, you actually start riding today. We recommend arriving in Montreal the night before so you are fresh and able to start riding. We will provide a vehicle transfer at 9am from your hotel to Trois Rivieres to begin cycling. (1.25 hours average travel time) You can get a lunch in Trois Rivieres. Arrivals from the eastern provinces and New England states may be able to arrive this morning directly in Trois Rivieres before 10am.

Starting in Trois Rivieres, you will cycle on the “Chemin du Roy”, and important patrimonial road and the first to connect Quebec City and Montreal in 1737. Along the road the St Lawrence River will be omnipresent as you ride alongside the north shore.

NOTE: a longer ride version is available with 1 night less; allowing for a full day visit of Montreal and transfer to Trois Rivieres. Ask us for the itinerary. Towns traversed: Champlain, Batiscan, and Sainte Anne de la Perade. Overnight tonight in a charming B&B in the countryside on the way to Quebec City. Upgraded room included. Dinner on your own.

Auberge de Manoir Dauth

Sainte Anne de la Perade Quebec

Auberge de Manoir DauthOur inn is located on Chemin du Roy road in the Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade's historic center Year long it offer to you a confortable stay with cozy bedrooms, canopy beds & en-suite bathrooms. Delicious continental breakfast and wi-fi access are offered for free. Welcome at Auberge Manoir Dauth !

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Air Conditioning Closed Parking Non-Smoking Rooms Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer Room Service


Day 2 – Sainte‐Anne‐de‐La‐Perade to Donnacona. 50 km

Day 2 – Sainte‐Anne‐de‐La‐Perade to Donnacona. 50 km

This day will be marked with stops to various artisan shops. You will pass an essential oils producer, a coffee shop, a bakery, and a winery along the ride. There is also an historical general store along the way to replenish your needs. There are many options for a lunch stop along the way and then tonight you have dinner on your own. A warm welcome awaits at your hebergement ce-soir. Your auberge has a very good restaurant, so you can dine in if you choose. Towns traversed include: Grondines, Deschambeault, Donnacona

Auberge Aux Deux Pignons


Auberge Aux Deux PignonsThe auberge is a B&B owned and operated by Lise and Jean who will be presenting a large welcome when you arrive. Peaceful and comfortable, the residents offers a friendly atmosphere, space to relax, a swimming pool, and large garden. 5 rooms of which 1 large room has a private ensuite bathroom; other rooms have shared bathrooms.

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Swimming Pool Closed Parking Non-Smoking Rooms Handicap Accessible Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer

Day 3 – Donnacona to Quebec City. 48 km

Day 3 – Donnacona to Quebec City. 48 km

After Donnocona, you will cycle on the calmest portion of the “Chemin du Roy”, almost as if you were alone on the road. There will be observation points overlooking the St Lawrence River and you will end this portion of the bike tour in Old Quebec City via the “promenade Samuel de Champlain”. A night near Old Quebec will give you the opportunity to walk the historical neighborhood. Night at an Inn or hotel near Old Quebec and dinner on your own with many choices in the old town nearby. Towns traversed: Saint Augustin de Desmaures, Quebec City

Relais Charles Alexandre

Quebec City Quebec

Relais Charles AlexandreUnique in Quebec City, Breakfasts Served in an Art Gallery Located on Grande-Allée near Cartier avenue, a luxury accommodation at an affordable price. Located in an earlier twentieth-century building, the Relais Charles-Alexandre has been thoughtfully decorated to provide elegant, cheerful surroundings. Many specialized magazines have reviewed the Relais Charles-Alexandre regarding its interior decoration.

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Air Conditioning Open Parking Non-Smoking Rooms Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer

Day 4 - Transportation from Quebec to Alma. Cycling to Chambord. 45 km

Day 4 - Transportation from Quebec to Alma. Cycling to Chambord. 45 km

Early breakfast at your accommodations, and then 7:30 am departure by vehicle to Alma and Lac St Jean. We will collect you and your bikes, bags, and then take you by vehicle from Quebec City to Alma (2.5 hours driving), a little town north on the Lac St Jean and the start of the Veloroute des Bleuets. The first section of the bike route offers incredible views of the lake and is almost completely along smooth and twisting bike path. Beach stops are possible on the way. You stay in a small lodge alongside the lake share of Lac St Jean with all rooms having a view on the lake. This is a cycling stop for the Veloroute des Bleuets. Dinner on your own nearby. Towns traversed: Saint Gedeon, Metabetchouan, Desbiens.

Motel Lac St Jean

Chambord-Lac St Jean

Motel Lac St JeanThe Motel Lac-Saint- Jean is located in Chambord in the Saguenay Lac-Saint- Jean region, it is the only one with direct access to the saint -jean lake. Each of its rooms have stunning views of the vast expanse of water. Enjoy the breathtaking view for sunrise and sunset on the lake each day. With its numerous services including direct access to the cycle route , access to swimming , the fishing pier and more; Motel Lac-Saint- Jean is a must for all tourists who wish to enjoy the various attractions of the region .

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Swimming Pool Open Parking Non-Smoking Rooms Handicap Accessible Internet Access Cable TV


Day 5 -  Chambord / Saint‐Felicien 50 km

Day 5 -  Chambord / Saint‐Felicien 50 km

Start the day with a continental breakfast at the motel, then get ready to ride! You will bike alongside the lake with great views. The main attraction on this section of the bike route is the historic village of Val-Jalbert, an authentic ‘company town’ of the 1920’s. A nice auberge with restaurant awaits you at the end of your ride. Dinner on your own. Towns traversed: Chambord, Mashteuiatsh, and Saint Prime

Auberge des Berges

Saint Felicien Quebec

Auberge des BergesLocated in Saint-Félicien, bordering the beautiful Ashuapmushuan River, in the heart of the attractions of Lac-Saint-Jean, Auberge des Berges is recognized by the authenticity of its hospitality and personalized service and the natural beauty of site. L'Auberge, classified 3 stars and certified terroir and flavors of Quebec, has 15 rooms with private bath including 4 large family rooms cozy and comfortable. Alone, with family or friends, for leisure or for work, we have the room that offers comfort and relaxation. The table is certified terroir and flavors of Quebec since 2008. In 2013, L'Auberge des Berges is awarded the regional winner to major tourism awards Quebec in 2013 in the category "Hosting 40 units or less,".

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Open Parking Non-Smoking Rooms Seminar Room Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer Mini-Bar Room Service Restaurant

Day 6 - Saint-Felicien / Dolbeau-Mistassini 57 km; Return shuttle to Alma

Day 6 - Saint-Felicien / Dolbeau-Mistassini 57 km; Return shuttle to Alma

Cycle through long stretches of peaceful farmland, alternating between the paved shoulder of route 169, and paved bicycle paths. Visiting the Zoo Sauvage in Saint-Felicien is a great addition to the exploration of the region. At the end of the ride we shuttle you back to the village of Alma and a nice hotel with a restaurant awaits. NOTE: if you have time for 2 extra nights, we can instead extend your ride along the Veloroute des Bleuets to completion. This makes the program 8 nights; please ask us for the supplement and detailed ride info. Towns traversed: Saint Felicien, Normandin, and Albanel

Notre Hotel

Alma Quebec

Notre HotelNotre Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Alma. It offers an ideal geographical location to discover the town, the veloroute, and the Lac St Jean - Saguenay region. This is the place to discover with family thanks to its affordable packages. You will enjoy the comfort of the rooms and the restaurant Le Coq Roti which is integrated directly with the hotel. A stay at this resort during the summer season, it is a must !. The rooms are very spacious. Our customers have a choice of activities just steps from the hotel, including the famous Veloroute des Bleuets.

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Open Parking Non-Smoking Rooms Seminar Room Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer Mini-Bar Restaurant

Day 7 - Departure / Or Extended riding

Day 7 - Departure / Or Extended riding

Today we shuttle back from Alma to Quebec City (2.5 hours). If you need to return to Montreal for a flight we can quote a supplement to drive on to Montreal, or you can take a train or bus to reach Montreal from Quebec; ask us for information.

If you want to extend this trip to the 8 Night Ride Version and full Veloroute; rates are $189/person:

Day 6 : Saint‐Félicien / Dolbeau‐Mistassini 57 km.
Cycle through long stretches of peaceful farmland, alternating between the paved  shoulder of route 169, and paved bicycle path. Visiting the Zoo Sauvage in Saint‐ Félicien is a great addition to the exploration of the region.  Towns traversed: Saint‐Félicien, Normandin and Albanel

Day 7 : Dolbeau‐Mistassini / Sainte‐Monique  50 km.
  Ride along rivers and blueberry fields alternating between the paved shoulder of  route 169 and paved bicycle path. Towns traversed: Dolbeau‐Mistassini, Sainte‐Jeanne‐d’Arc and Péribonka 

Day 8: Sainte‐Monique / Alma 50 km.
  Cycle the last part of the Véloroute des Bleuets, going through the Pointe‐Taillon  National Park with its well‐groomed stone dust paths and ending in Alma where a  ferry will get you to the Dam‐en Terre Resort.  Towns traversed: Sainte‐Monique, Sainte‐Henri‐de‐Taillon, Alma 

Day 9: Transportation Alma / Québec or Montréal and end of the package.
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Self Guided Quebec Bike Tour: (prices are per person based on double occupancy)

Minimum of 2 participants:


Minimum of 4 participants:


Single Supplement:


Veloroute des Bleuets 2 days Add-On - full loop:


Upgrades in Quebec City:


Extra nights in Montreal prior to trip start are available. Contact us for rates and hotels. This self guided bicycle tour can depart any day of the week, Upgraded rooms at the B&B's are included; but few rooms per B&B may necessitate an alternative. *Lower prices available in more standard rooms, or rooms that share bathrooms. Go any week from May 15 to October 15. Ideal season is Mid June to Sept 10.

Hybrid bikes are included. See details on bike options in the separate tab for Bikes & Gear.

Please note that all rates are quoted in US$; if you are Canadian and wish to take this trip, please contact us for rates in CAD$
+ What's Included?

- Personal orientation upon arrival to go over your route book, bike set up, and cover the days ahead; local expertise
- 1 orientation at the start and 1 at Alma before Veloroute des Bleuets
- All lodging in charming inns (6 nights)
- Luggage transfers each day with change of hotels
- Detailed road book with maps, cue sheets, and suggestions for visitation and site information as well as restaurant suggestions
- Breakfast daily
- Pre travel documentation and information
- Pre and post travel assistance and travel planning
- Vehicle transfers to Saguenay and return to Quebec
- Emergency telephone support to our local support staff during daytime office hours
- Canadian taxes
- Bike rental with associated gear


- Auberge du Manoir Dauth; Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade (superior room - only 1)
- Aux Deux Pignons; Donnacona (1 room with bathroom ensuite)
- Relais Charles Alexandre, Quebec City (superior room)
- Motel Lac St Jean, Chambord
- Auberge des Berges, Saint Felicien (River view room)
- Notre Hotel, Alma

Added nights: 2-night Add-on includes:
- Hotel Chute des Peres, Lac St Jean/Mistassini
- Auberge Ile de Repos; Peribonka

See details day by day in the itinerary section. Note: Hotel upgrades are available on some nights, see rates or ask us for more details. Included are superior rooms but due to few rooms in these categories, space may not be available without advance booking.  

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Tour Details

Tour Highlights:

- Self guided cycling allows freedom of dates
- Incredible natural landscape wild and raw - feel the north!
- Small, charming inns and quality lodging

Need to Know:

- Best season is June 20-Sept 10 when all local services are fully open.
- There are at least 2 long distance vehicle transfers included (1.25 hours from Montreal and 2.5 hours from Quebec to Alma)
- Option to extend by 2 nights allows full completion of the Veloroute des Bleuets
- You ride on your own each day, telephone support available to local personnel
- Shorter version with time to visit Montreal available; for stronger riders - ask for info

Dates: May 15 - October 15. This is Self Guided Road Cycling Tour tour which offers freedom to travel any week with only the people in your party. Rates are from as few as 2 persons and go down with larger groups of 4 to 6 and more. Please contact us with questions about your group or departure date: Our Contact.

Level 3 with more riding possible on your own. The routes are through rolling countryside over bicycle routes and dedicated bike paths as well as roads shared with light vehicle traffic.


Ride options:
Add 2 Nights
Custom tours for groups

Contact us for help and information on arriving and departing and the best way to travel.  

Local Coordinator

Our local experts are based in Saguenay near Alma on the Veloroute des Bleuets and are there to help transfer you and support you along the way. They are bilingual French/English and will ensure all the services we provide in this program.

+ Bikes & Gear
Bike rental options for this tour - included in trip price:

HYBRID: Devinci Stockholm - Devinci’s new Hybrid Performance and Hybrid Performance SL series bikes—combining the efficient, lightweight characteristics of a road ride, with the comfort and control of a mountain bike for the best of all worlds. Based on Devinci’s ATC philosophy, these reliable and rugged hybrids have cold-formed 6061-T6 aluminum tubing with tapered walls for a lightweight frame with superior control and stability. Hybrid bike spec

Bikes include:
- Water bottle holder(s) and bottle
- Patch kit
- Pump
- Flat pedals or cages
- Panniers
- Helmet & lock

Please feel free to bring your own pedals, odometers and equipment to be more comfortable during the rides!  
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Canada - Quebec Bike Tour

Tour Type: Self Guided Cycling Level 3
Distance: 50km/day average
Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Availability: May through October
Cost: Starting at US$1081

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