Quebec Monteregie Route-Verte
Located between Montreal and the Appalachian Mountains near New York State, Montérégie offers nearly 1,000 km of designated bikeways, including 600 km of paved bike paths! Derived from the Latin form of the name Mont-Royal (mons regius) is named after the five hills that form the range between Montreal and the U.S.A.
The terrain of our riding however is the flattest we have ever had, the five big hills are set as nature preserves and out route goes around them. This allows us to do more distance – don’t be put off by the daily distance totals, we will not have many climbs and should easily move along. Some days will have longer options, and a few will have short-cuts.
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield to Franklin
Franklin to Napierville
Napierville to Saint-Césaire
Day Ride Route Des Champs and Granbyenne Bicycle Paths
Saint-Césaire to Venise-en-Quebec
Venise-en-Quebec to Saint-Chrysostome
Saint-Chrysostome to Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield to Franklin 48/75/101 km (30/47/63 mi.)
We cycle along the Beauharnois Canal. At one time this was the connecting waterway for the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Today it has cycling paths alongside.
Franklin to Napierville 68 (42 mi.)
We cycle the length of the paved Sentier Du Paysan cycling trail.
Napierville to Saint-Césaire 79 km (49 mi.)
We follow along the Richelieu River, with break at Chambly with its canal and historic Fort Chambly. It is the longest day of the tour. It has, however, just 94 metres of climbing.
Day Ride Route Des Champs and Granbyenne Bicycle Paths 73/86 km (45/53 mi.)
Most of today is on cycling paths to and from Granby. We stay in the same place a second evening.
Saint-Césaire to Venise-en-Quebec 70 km (44 mi.)
We cycle a portion of the L’Estriade cycling trail on the way to the tip of Lake Champlain.
Venise-en-Quebec to Saint-Chrysostome 71 km (44 mi.)
Another chance to ride the Sentier Du Paysan cycling trail toward the southern border of Quebec.
Saint-Chrysostome to Salaberry-de-Valleyfield 72 km (45 mi.)
We return to Valleyfield with cycling along the paved canal towpath.