5 Quebec bike path rides for nature loving cyclists
Here are 5 bike paths that nature-loving cyclists will enjoy. They are not high-speed express style bike paths. They are relaxed, deep in the countryside, take a few scenic breaks and enjoy the beauty of nature kinds of rides. These are all relatively short drives from Montreal, and the La Voie Maritime bike path starts from Montreal - no car needed for this one - and id a ride that is easily done with a 3 pm start, for you crack-of-noon types (a great after-work ride too).
P'tit train du Nord - start with the section Val David to Ste-Adele (this is the downhill direction) and then explore the entire 200km length of this incredible path.
Tomifobia Nature trail: Ayer's Cliff to Stanstead along Tomifobia river - this is a true jewel of a bike ride
Sherbrooke's Grande Fourches network: section North Hatley to Lennoxville along Massawippi river
La Montagnarde bike path (route verte #1) trail through Parc Orford's forests
Montreal/Rive-Sud's la Voie Maritime is in the middle of the St-Laurence river (literally). This is an awesome weekend picnic ride.
Lots more information about Quebec's bike path rides at the very extensive and all-new Route Verte website (français ici / english here).