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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Located between the Laurentian Plain and the Canadian Shield, the Mauricie region is 40,000 square kilometres of pure nature. Wild flora and fauna cover more than three-quarters of the area. Once home to log drivers and the cradle of the Canadian steel industry, the Mauricie region bears the traces of a rich past, including the Saint-Maurice forge, the Notre-Dame-du-Cap sanctuary, the Chemin du Roy (almost 100 kilometres of which cuts through the Mauricie) and Trois-Rivières, one of the oldest cities in North America, whose historic quarter is best seen from the seat of a bike.
There is a fork in the Route verte in the Mauricie region. The first prong follows the Chemin du Roy (Route 138) and runs alongside Lake St. Pierre, a broad basin in the St. Lawrence that is part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves. The second plays fast and loose with the twists and turns of the Saint-Maurice River, which it crisscrosses before heading for La Mauricie National Park, for a total of 81 kilometres of bikeways and roads.
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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