Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets
Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets
Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets
Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets
Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets
Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets
Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets
Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets

Canada - Quebec Bike Tour

from US$1,081

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 ... Read More

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  • Difficulty
    Fit: 3/5
  • Tour Type
    Self Guided Cycling Level 3
  • Availability
    May through October
  • Duration
    6 Nights / 7 Days
  • Distance
    50km/day average

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 Dauth

Our 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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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


Donnacona

Auberge Aux Deux Pignons

The 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.

Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets

Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets

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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 Alexandre

Unique 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.

Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets

Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets

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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 Jean

The 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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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 Berges

Located 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,".

Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets

Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets

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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 Hotel

Notre 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.

Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets

Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets

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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.

Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets

Bike Tour Quebec Canada Veloroute des Bluets

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

- 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

Lodging

- 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.  
Prices
Self Guided Quebec Bike Tour: (prices are per person based on double occupancy)
Minimum of 2 participants:
US$1294/person
Minimum of 4 participants:
US$1116*/person
Single Supplement:
US$826
Veloroute des Bleuets 2 days Add-On - full loop:
US$191
Upgrades in Quebec City:
US$101

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$; if you are Canadian and wish to take this trip, please contact us for rates in CAD$

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.
Options

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.

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This new tour is just launched for 2016!
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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