Sunday, April 07, 2013

A perfect 60 km ride in SW Quebec

This Chateauguay Valley ride in southwest Quebec (41 km from the Pont Mercier bridge) is one of our favorites. Lots of perfect asphalt and interesting terrain and scenery. And not too long either!

Ormstown to Dewittville to Athelstan to Powerscourt covered bridge to Rockburn along perfectly paved First Concession to Rockburn sideroad which is also perfectly paved (and also called one of quebec's best cycling roads by LaPresse) and back to Dewittville and then Ormstown along Rt 138A along the Chateauguay river and the 260 90 year old trees including the dozens of now-giant Eastern Cottonwoods. 

The yellow dots are an alternative route entirely along the Chateauguay river and through Huntingdon. If you do the non-yellow dot version then you have no urbanization at all and just scenic farmland, forest and tiny villages.

Here's the ride map on bikely:


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