Quebec's Blueberry Bicycle Route

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6 Day(s)
Easy
255 Km
avg 51 Km
Self-guided

The Véloroute des Bleuets is a 256 km paved cycling circuit around Saint-Jean Lake, approximately 2 hours north of Quebec City. The well-established route offers a gentle ride through farmland, forest, small towns, lovely beaches and many small tourist attractions. Relatively short days of cycling allow you to truly discover the region with its warm hospitality and to indulge in the route's namesake - blueberries - which grow wild and are farmed throughout the area from the end of July to the beginning of September each year. In season, you'll find them sold by the basket and throughout the year you will find them featured in menus and local products such as pastries, syrups, jams, chocolates and even combined with local game meat for a real local delicacy.

Also along the route are fantastic microbreweries (microbrasseries), cheese shops and plenty of opportunities to sample Quebec's most famous dish - Poutine. The lake itself drains east into the Saguenay River fjord which in turn drains into the mighty St. Lawrence River. The entire tourist region is known as 'Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean’


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Tour Location

Country:
Canada
Region:
Quebec
From:
Alma
To:
Alma

Tour Information

Guiding:
Self-guided
Duration:
6 Days
Level:
Easy
Terrain:
Flat (mostly)|Quiet Roads|Cycle Paths/Trails
Theme:
Family
More Options:
Loop/Roundtrip|Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
NZD 820

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
255 Km
Riding Days:
5
Month(s):
June|July|August
Departure:
Daily

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: CAD$340

Inclusions

5 nights in generally 3-star accommodation on a twin share basis
5 breakfasts
Hybrid bicycle rental including helmet, 2 panniers, and lock
1 basic repair kit per 2 cyclists
Daily luggage transfer
Information pack including route notes & maps (1 set per room)
Emergency hotline
Transfers as indicated in the itinerary

Exclusions

Guide (this is a self-guided tour)
Lunch and Dinner (suggestions are provided)
Additional gear rental is available at an extra cost. Please inquire.
Entrance fees
Transfers at end of tour (available at an extra cost)
Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
Airfare, visas, travel insurance (required)
Applicable taxes

Options

Child Discount (Under 12yrs with 2 full paying adults) CAD$-174
Electric Bike Supplement (on request, limited availability) CAD$430

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