After 36 fabulous years Atlantic Canada Cycling is no longer doing tours. We are now spending our retirement years enjoying cycling and helping people make use of our knowledge of bicycle touring. If you wish to follow in the tracks of our tours fell free to ask us questions on this great cycling route.
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.
Day 1 – Salaberry-de-Valleyfield to Franklin
Day 2 – Franklin to Napierville
Day 3 – Napierville to Saint-Césaire
Day 4 – Route Des Champs and Granbyenne Bicycle Paths
Day 5 – Saint-Césaire to Venise-en-Quebec
Day 6 – Venise-en-Quebec to Saint-Chrysostome
Day 7 – Saint-Chrysostome to Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
Day 1 – 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.
Day 2 – Franklin to Napierville 68 (42 mi.)
We cycle the length of the paved Sentier Du Paysan cycling trail.
Day 3 – 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 4 – 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.
Day 5 – 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..
Day 6 – 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.
We return to Valleyfield with cycling along the paved canal towpath.