The Route verte puts all of Quebec within reach of your handlebars!
Made up of over 5,000 km of bikeways criss-crossing the most beautiful regions of Quebec, the Route verte puts you on the right track for the vacation of your dreams. No matter which bikeway you cycle on—the Parcours des Anses in Lévis, the Véloroute des Bleuets encircling Lac Saint-Jean, the Berri Street bike path in Montreal or the Estriade in the Eastern Townships—you’re riding on the Route verte.
This vast bicycle route—the most extensive in North America—includes all types of bikeways: bike paths, designated shared roadways and paved shoulders.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR CYCLISTS
Bienvenue cyclistes !TM certified
More and more of you are discovering the joy of exploring Quebec on two wheels! And to help you make the most of the experience, you'll find along the Route verte and various local bikeways a number of tourist accommodations and campgrounds certified under the Bienvenue cyclistes !TM
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LOCAL CONSTRUCTION NEWS
The Construction Info Update provides region-by-region details about all current construction projects or temporary closures involving portions of the Route verte. It also suggests alternative routes and specifies official opening and closing dates.
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Studded with islands and islets, bathed by river spray and bracing salt-sea air, this region does not just run alongside the river, it is the river—or the sea, as the locals refer to it. You can see why along the Littoral basque bikeway, which practically dips into the St. Lawrence, and the Route des Doux Pays, near Rivière-Ouelle, where you might just get your feet wet as you pedal!
Crowned by the unusual diadems of the Parc national du Bic and graced with delightful inns, renowned restaurants and age-old smokehouses, the Lower St. Lawrence region is also home to numerous picturesque villages. The back country, dotted with peaks and lakes, is traversed by the famous Parc linéaire interprovincial Petit-Témis, which allows you to explore 130 kilometres of terrain beginning in Rivière-du-Loup. This former railway line skirts the Madawaska River and the beaches of Lake Témiscouata, then crosses into New Brunswick and continues on as far as Edmundston.
In addition to the Route verte, the region has plenty of other sites where you can test your cycling mettle, including the Route des moulins, which begins in Saint-Pascal, and the Domaine du Canyon des Portes de l’Enfer (literally, “the gates of hell canyon estate”)— a paradise for mountain bikers.
La Route verte est une idée originale de Vélo Québec réalisée avec le ministère
des Transports du Québec, le gouvernement du Québec et des partenaires régionaux.
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