Friday, August 27, 2010

Flat rides for a Steemo

Here are some bike rides that are flat, but otherwise scenic and fully enjoyable. Some are nearby, some are farther. These are the best of the best of Quebec's flatland ride type cycling. Do them all and you have lived a full and happy life.

All of these rides are discussed in earlier blog posts. Search the Cycle Fun Montreal blog here.

  • Canal Soulanges from Pointe aux Cascades
  • Beauharnois Canal - south side. (be aware that the valleyfield bridges ban bikes)
  • Ormstown to Huntingdon to Powerscourt along Chateauguay river (country roads).
  • Canal Chambly (Chambly to St-Jean-sur-Richelieu)
  • P'tit train du Nord - Ste-Adele (or Prevost) to Val David (and back, which is downhill)
  • P'tit train du Nord - Tremblant (St-Jovite) to Labelle
  • P'tit train du Nord - any part of the paved northernmost 110 km.
  • Granby-Waterloo on the Eastern Townships' Estriade
  • Voie Maritime bike path in middle of St-Laurence river (Longueuil to Ste-Catherine)
  • North Hatley to Lennoxville on Sherbrooke's Les Grande Fourches network
  • Cycloroute de Bellechasse bike path located south and SE of Quebec city
  • Quebec / Levis loop : Vieux Quebec / ferry / Levis / Pont Quebec Bridge / Champlain
  • Route Verte in MRC MaskinongĂ©: St-Barthelemy to Yamachiche (country roads)
  • Ste-Martine to St-Chrysostome or St-Antoine-AbbĂ© (country roads)
  • Ormstown-Dewittville-Rockburn (country roads)

If you have car support. bike anywhere on south coast of St Laurence going to the east from Quebec City through the Bas St-Laurent to the amazing Parc Bic. Perfect scenery + tailwind = paradise.

Most of these are part of Quebec's Route Verte regional bike path network. There are many other Route Verte / regional bike paths that also fit the great flat bike rides category. Click here for the Route Verte website. With over 4000 km of bike path network, there is some variety.

All of these are discussed in earlier blog posts. Search the blog here.


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