Cycling routes - 2021-2023 edition

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EASTERN

2021-2023 EDITION

TOWNSHIPS

20 CYCLING ROUTES 8 MONTAIN BIKE CENTRES 4 NATIONAL PARKS



Your Guide to Cycling in the Townships Weekend warrior or leader of the pack? Laid-back explorer or aspiring ultra-cyclist? Paved roads, gravel paths or mountain trails? No matter where you stand on the cycling spectrum, you’ll find plenty of reasons to spend time in the saddle in the Eastern Townships. Besides being supremely bike-friendly, the Eastern Townships is packed with must-see attractions like Mont-Mégantic Observatory and our many vineyards. Throw in unique cultural heritage, breathtaking scenery, charming Cœur Villageois villages, local flavours and world-class hospitality and voilà: The cycling destination par excellence.

ABOUT THIS GUIDE Peruse 20 curated routes classified into three categories. Technical details, plus essential sights like attractions, eateries and accommodations are outlined the (detachable!) maps. Ready to roll?

CYCLISTS, DON’T MISS THE BIKING SECTION AT EASTERNTOWNSHIPS.ORG/CYCLING It’s packed with useful content including detailed routes, must-visit attractions, expert tips, blog posts and several articles to keep you informed and inspired for your next visit. Note that all our routes are available on Ride with GPS. Handy, right?

Cover photo: Ian Roberge



5 CYCLING EXPERIENCES

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Like a challenge? This is the place to be! Experienced cyclists will find elevation gains and steep climbs, plus distances reaching the 80- or 100-kilometre range. If you have a sporty spirit, strong legs, and lots of determination, you’re sure to have a blast.

You watch the scenery slowly roll by, make all the sight-seeing stops, enjoy a picnic along the way… For you, stopping to smell the roses more than a cliché—it’s a way of life. Recognize yourself? Take it easy on these eight road and bike path routes and experience the joy of a laid-back, discovery-packed ride.

To ride gravel paths is to discover winding country roads, to explore charming villages, to gaze at scenic landscapes tucked between sprawling fields and dense forests, to enjoy the tranquility of taking the road less traveled, to unearth under-theradar gems, to discover loads of attractions, and to feel utterly free. Gravel bike enthusiasts, our most beautiful country roads await!

Mountain biking’s popularity is soaring and the Townships region is more than ready to welcome the influx of riders. Every year, new single and double track trails emerge as the realm of possibilities increases. Whether you’re a newbie on your debut ride of a seasoned pro looking for technical cross-country trails and jumps, you’ll find the experience you’re looking for.

We’ve curated nine routes perfect for families, or anyone who enjoys the safety and comfort of riding on bike paths. Not only are they accessible and traffic-free but these circuits offers ample kid-friendly stops like parks, restaurants, beaches and more.

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INDEX BROME-MISSISQUOI

Circuit 100 à B7 La Doyenne des vignes Circuit du patrimoine La traverse des Townships

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64 km 76.5 km 41.6 km 47 km

GRANBY & REGION

Artria Cultural Loop L’Estriade

56 km 22 km

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Magog-Orford Entre-deux Rives Tomifobia Nature Trail Au Fil de l’Eau Circuit

33 km 46 km 26 km 60 km

SHERBROOKE

Grandes-Fourches Cycling Network – Grandes-Fourches Circuit Grandes-Fourches Cycling Network – Saint-François Axis Grandes-Fourches Cycling Network – Massawippi Axis

52 km 12 km 14.5 km

COATICOOK RIVER VALLEY

La Grande Boucle de la Vallée Gravel Biking the Valley

115 km 52 km

VAL-SAINT-FRANÇOIS AND MRC DES SOURCES

Richmond – Danville – Warwick

39 km

HAUT-SAINT-FRANÇOIS AND MEGANTIC REGION

Parc régional du Marécage-des-Scots Baie-des-Sables – Rivière Chaudière Bike Path From Lake to Mont Megantic Grand Tour of Lac Megantic

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MOUNTAIN BIKING CYCLING OUR FOUR NATIONAL PARKS STAY, DINE AND VISIT SAFE CYCLING TIPS LEGEND AND REGIONAL MAP

8.5 km 9.4 km 73.5 km 56 km

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Musée du Chocolat de la Confiserie Bromont

This cycling hub has it all: Track cycling, mountain biking, BMX, lessons, camps, paracycling…Don’t miss your chance to visit

A chocolate shop, chocolate museum, chocolate crêpes at the restaurant… Chocoholics, this one’s for you.

400, rue Shefford, Bromont 450-534-3333 centrenationalbromont.com

679, rue Shefford, Bromont 450-534-3893 lemuseeduchocolatdelaconfiserie bromont.com

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BALNEA spa

Knowlton (Lac-Brome)

Come for the natural setting and access to Lac Gale, stay for the thermal baths, body treatments and healthy (yet tasty) spa fare.

This village stands out for its exceptional architectural heritage and New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny would tend to agree: She based the setting of her wildly popular Three Pines novels on this Townships village.

319, chemin du Lac Gale, Bromont 1-866-734-2110 balnea.ca

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Stop at the public beach on rue Frontenac for a dip in the lake or a spot of lunch at a picnic table. 1, rue de Frontenac, Bromont 450-534-2006 bromont.net/loisirs-et-culture/ parcs-municipaux

Stay, Dine and Visit, pages 54, 55 and 56.


BROME-MISSISQUOI

Calling all oenophiles! Don’t miss this gorgeous ride through the heart of Townships wine country. The route also makes its way through picturesque villages like Frelighsburg and Dunham, two spots you’ll definitely want to explore. You’ll also pedal along Chemin St-Armand, a notoriously beautiful road that’s renowned among avid cyclists, and, if you’re up for it, the infamous Joy Hill, on Chemin Richford just outside Frelighsburg.

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Rolling hills, apple orchards, unique architectural heritage, world-class hospitality… You’ll love everything about this village! Tip: Beat & Betterave cultural café is a popular stop.

Established in 1980, it’s the oldest vineyard in the province. It also boasts an impressive sculpture collection—just two of the many reasons you’ll want to visit.

450-298-5133, ext.: 30 frelighsburg.com

879, rue Bruce (route 202), Dunham 450-295-2020 cotesdardoise.com

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Chemin St-Armand For vineyard views as far as the eye can see, plus a tranquil atmosphere that instills serenity.

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Take a heritage building (Le Relais de la Diligence, built in 1865), add modern attractions—think brewery (Brasserie Dunham), restaurant (La Table Fermière) and boutique-hostel— and you’ve got the perfect place to spend the afternoon—or longer. 3809, rue Principale, Dunham 450-295-1500 brasseriedunham.com

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Vineyards Cycling in wine country is always a good idea. Whether you stop at Val Caudalies, Clos Ste-Croix or any of the other vineyards along the way, you’re sure to experience a memorable experience. laroutedesvins.ca

6 Ravito Cycling enthusiasts Alexi and Karine organize turnkey bike trips for fellow cycling enthusiasts. Bring them your bike trip dreams and they will make them come true. Frelighsburg 438-838-5457 ravitobednbike.com Stay, Dine and Visit, page 57.


BROME-MISSISQUOI This route departs from Bedford and takes you to some of the region’s most unique historical landmarks like Walbridge Barn, the only dodecagonal barn in Quebec and the province’s smallest covered bridge (!). There are also countless heritage homes and churches to admire, plus some gorgeous scenery, especially along the U.S. border.

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As you ride under the canopy formed by the majestic centenarian trees bowing over the road, you’ll feel like a most honoured guest. Even if there weren’t two picturesque vineyards to check out—there are, by the way!— Chemin Ridge is a stunning ride.

There are plenty of reasons to drop by this Stanbridge East vineyard: the setting, the hospitality, the wines… And while you’ll certainly want to sample the whites, reds and rosés, treat your palate to the flavoured mistelles, too.

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Sample award-winning wines at this Bedford vineyard: Bise d’Automne (a late harvest wine), Le Stanbridge (a vibrant white), Champs de Florence (a light and fruity rosé), and Fado (a port-style dessert wine), for starters. Note: Picnic tables are available. 205, chemin Ridge, Saint-Armand 450-248-3987 domaineduridge.com

5 Mystic Hamlet It may be tiny but Bedford’s neighbour is packed with historical gems, including Walbridge Barn, a 12-sided barn built in 1882. Enjoy a sense of calm and gratitude as you ride through.

3 Missisquoi County Museum This museum is comprised of three buildings: Walbridge Barn, Cornell Mill (built in 1830), and Hodge’s General Store, which served the community for 180 years. 2, rue River, Stanbridge East 450-248-3153 museemissisquoi.ca

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Stay, Dine and Visit, page 57.


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This 47 km gravel path loop connects Sutton and Lac-Brome. If you’re looking for a peaceful ride, note that this route takes cyclists far from traffic and paved roads. Did we mention the beautiful views and natural surroundings? Bonus: Plenty of off-the-beaten spots to discover as your pedal along this former coach road.

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An institution since 1912, this duck producer more than lives up to its stellar reputation.

This Sutton vineyard sits pretty in a picturesque décor. Pop in to enjoy the view, sip some wine and shop the boutique.

40, chemin du Centre, Lac-Brome 450-242-3825 canardsdulacbrome.com

2 Chemin Stagecoach This Lac-Brome road stretches through vast fields, offering breathtaking views on the Sutton mountains.

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Come for the fresh and simple cuisine, stay for the warm ambiance and excellent coffee. Le Cafetier 9, rue Principale Nord, Sutton 450-538-7333 facebook.com/lecafetier

303, chemin Draper Hill, Sutton 450-538-3303 vignobledomainebresee.com

5 Musée des Communications et d’Histoire de Sutton Find this one-of-a-kind-museum tucked in heritage buildings dating back to the late 19th century. It features a permanent collection of artifacts recounting the region’s history and a new exhibit every summer. 32, rue Principale Sud, Sutton 514-891-9560 museedesutton.com

Stay, Dine and Visit, pages 57 and 58.


GRANBY & REGION

Artria Cultural Loop

This leg of the Estriade network offers a unique cultural point of view thanks to 60+ works of art strewn along the way like an open-air museum. With a climb of barely 2%, it’s accessible to even the tiniest of legs. If you want to complete the loop, definitely stop at Parc National de la Yamaska.

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Café de la Brûlerie

Réseau des Haltes gourmandes en Haute-Yamaska

This Granby Café de village offers an extensive menu best enjoyed on its pretty patio. It also offers 65 secure bike parking spots and is conveniently located just a stone’s throw from the bike path. 4, rue de la Gare, Granby 450-372-2200 cafedelabrulerie.com

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Parc National de la Yamaska Hike, bike or enjoy watersports— think beach, kayak, paddleboard and fishing—on Réservoir Choinière. 1780, boul. David Bouchard Roxton Pond 450-776-7182 sepaq.com/pq/yam

3 Artria This circuit corrals 60 works of art conceived during five International Symposiums of Monumental Structures.

Distilleries, microbreweries, vineyards, orchards, gourmet boutiques, U-pick farms and more. Just 15 minutes from Granby, you’ll find 47 food stops offering a wide range of local eats and food-centric experiences. 450-372-7056 haltesgourmandes.ca

5 Circuit Patrimonial de Granby – 200 Years of History Ride the Granby Heritage Circuit to see Granby through the eyes of the working class circa 1939. Discover 13 points of interest along this newly revamped historical circuit and explore the relics of yesteryear that remain visible to this day. 111, rue Denison Est, Granby 450-372-7056 granbyregion.com

1-800-567-7273 artria.ca

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Stay, Dine and Visit, pages 53 and 58.


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Ride from Granby to Waterloo on the safety of this bike path network. Its relatively flat terrain makes it a family favourite. Bonus: It’s a super-fun ride! Proposed Starting Point Downtown Granby

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The farmer’s market is the perfect occasion to stock your picnic basket with the freshest produce and smallbatch treats. Visit every Saturday through the warmer months, from May 15 to November 20. 160, rue Principale, Granby (centre-ville) 450 361-6076 marchepublicgranby.ca

2 Centre d’interprétation de la nature du lac Boivin This Granby-area nature refuge is wellknown among ornithophiles. Want to see what the fuss is all about? Observe its rich fauna for yourself with a 10 km loop around the property.

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With an extensive craft beer menu, bistro fare focused on freshness, a patio, and friendly hosts, this is an ideal spot to rest your legs and re-fuel your body. 4920, rue Foster, Waterloo 450 734-4004 biereoloo.ca

5 Granby est zoo Take a virtual stroll through Granby Zoo with the free “Granby est Zoo” app. The 2km walk offers 14 augmented reality stops where animals come to life before your very eyes. Centre-ville de Granby 450 372-7056 granbyestzoo.com

6 La Campagnarde Want to extend your ride? This bike path branches off at Waterloo, covering more than 24 km all the way to Drummondville.

Stay, Dine and Visit, pages 53 and 58.


MEMPHREMAGOG

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Principale Street has never been more enjoyable. Key stops include Maison Merry (the oldest house in urban Magog), La Memphré brewpub, Pinocchio restaurant and, of course, a walk on the shores of Lac Memphrémagog.

Sample exquisite wines while admiring the beautiful views. If that’s not the perfect reason to take a break, we don’t know what is!

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After a recent move to spacious new digs in Magog, this iconic lavender farm now offers an immersive experience on top of its renowned product offering. Olfactory stroll through a sprawling lavender field, anyone? 2525, rue Principale, Magog 819-843-5857 bleulavande.com

3 Ducs de Montrichard Duck, including excellent rillettes and terrines, is the speciality at this Orfordbased company.

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318, chemin Bice, Orford 819-212-1211 auvignobledorford.com

5 Parc National du Mont-Orford The latest addition at this hub of outdoor adventure? Thirteen new mountain biking trails, for a total of 25 kms. 3321, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-9855 sepaq.com/pq/mor

6 Le Rang 13 This Orford country road spans from Route 112 to Chemin AlfredDesrochers and offers one of the prettiest vantage points on Mont Orford.

388, chemin Alfred-Desrochers, Orford 819-868-4217 ducsdemontrichard.com Stay, Dine and Visit, pages 53, 59 and 60.


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Fromagerie La Station

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Stock up on favourite organic cheeses like Alfred Le Fermier, Chemin Hatley or Comtomme, then devour a caramelized pear grilled cheese sandwich on the sunny patio.

Admire the architectural heritage and natural beauty of North Hatley, a village widely considered as one of Quebec’s most beautiful. No matter where you go—from the shores of Lac Massawippi to quaint boutiques and restaurant patios—you’ll be smitten.

440, chemin de Hatley, Compton 819-835-5301 fromagerielastation.com

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Capelton Mine

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Looking for a cool place away from the sun? Head underground at this 150-year-old former copper mine. Between the guided tours, obstacle course and museum, you’ll want to plan about two hours for a complete visit.

Built in 1829 and designated as a historical site in 1989, this is the oldest Anglican church in the Townships. It’s worth the detour—as is the charming village of Hatley with its heritage homes and mature trees.

5800, chemin Capelton, North Hatley 819-346-9545 capelton.ca

100, rue Main, Hatley

5 Domaine de Courval This family-owned Waterville producer specializes in delicious, 100% organic goat cheese. 825, chemin de Courval, Waterville 819-837-0062 domainedecourval.ca

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Stay, Dine and Visit, pages 53 and 63.


MEMPHREMAGOG

Tomifobia Nature Trail

This 19 km trail follows the route of a former Canadian Pacific railway along Tomifobia River to connect the towns of Ayer’s Cliff and Stanstead. Far from traffic and tucked in nature, it’s the perfect setting for a laid-back family ride. If you’re up to it, you can also take the Wippi ferry from Ayer’s Cliff.

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Pedal the path along this winding river to see ponds, marches and bogs and the creatures than call them home—including several bird species. For an even closer look, you can also paddle down the river by canoe or kayak.

Organic milk packaged in retro glass bottles is just one of the delicious products you’ll find stocking the shelves of La Pinte, an artisanal dairy shop in Ayer’s Cliff.

2 Stanstead This town was created by the merger of three villages (Stanstead Plain, Rock Island and Beebe Plain) in 1995. According to the Beautiful Villages of Quebec Association, Stanstead is home to some of the most picturesque architectural gems in the entire region. 819-876-7181 stanstead.ca

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1060, rue Westmount, Ayer’s Cliff 819-867-0131 lapinte.ca

4 Café Folies Pro tip: Order the Breton Crêpes at this Ayer’s Cliff Café de village. There’s also a small boutique where you can shop décor items, tea, coffee and more. 1105, rue Main, Ayer’s Cliff 819-200-0677


MEMPHREMAGOG With nearly 550 metres in elevation gain, this route is undoubtedly challenging. Motivating you along the way? Beautiful landscapes (Mont Orford, Lac Massawippi, Lac Lovering) and charming villages (Ayer’s Cliff, Fitch Bay, Stanstead). The return is via Route 143, a road with a wide, bike-friendly shoulder.

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Stanstead Farmer’s Market

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This is the place to be every Saturday morning in the summer, when artisans and farmers gather to offer their best wares at this market. It is located on Chemin Fairfax, right near Marché Tradition grocery store.

Tucked in Fitch Bay, this cute gourmet grocery store is teeming with local delicacies and home-made meals.

14, chemin de Fairfax, Stanstead 819-876-7300 createursdesaveurs.com/fr/ marche-public-de-stanstead

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The Stanstead Stone Circle A mini-Stonehenge, right in the heart of Stanstead! Pack a picnic and enjoy the serene vibe of this truly unique spot. Boulevard Notre-Dame Ouest, Stanstead 819-876-7181 stanstead.ca/en/tourism

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4 Colby-Curtis Museum This magnificent Stanstead heritage house was built in 1859. Today, its exhibits depict the culture and history of the area. Don’t miss the pretty tearoom and Victorian gardens. 535, rue Dufferin, Stanstead 819-876-7322 colbycurtis.ca


SHERBROOKE

Grandes-Fourches Cycling Network Grandes-Fourches Circuit

This circuit runs along the Magog, Massawippi and St. François Rivers. Discover woodlands, beautiful vistas, and magnificent scenery. It leads to the village of North Hatley, where you can take a gourmet break while relaxing on the shores of Lake Massawippi.

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Experience traditional English tea served by the staff in period costume. Discover their exhibits of local artists.

To relax after a long day of cycling. Enjoy the wharf, the beach, and a large sunny patio on the shores of the Lac-des-Nations.

9, rue Speid, Sherbrooke 819-564-0409 uplands.ca

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For its 19th century neo-Gothic architecture classified as a heritage building.

Enjoy a Sherbière, a Sherbrooke brewed lager, with a Townships three cheese pizza. Bliss!

2902, rue College, Sherbrooke 819-562-4589 destinationsherbrooke.com/en/ visitors/what-to-do/st-mark-s-chapel

40, boul. Jacques-Cartier Sud Sherbrooke 819-791-8440 siboire.ca/jacques-cartier

Stay, Dine and Visit, pages 53 and 61.


SHERBROOKE

Grandes-Fourches Cycling Network St. François Axis

This route runs along the banks of the St. François River and meanders through bucolic landscapes. Passing through the city centre, discover two magnificent murals revealing a slice of life of the eastern part of city. The route then leads into a deciduous forest where you can admire majestic century-old trees.

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Enjoy well-deserved break on arrival at the top of the promontory and admire the beautiful century-old stone chape. Also, taste the succulent smoked salmon on site that you get from their boutique with local products. 675, Côte de Beauvoir, Sherbrooke 819-569-2535 sanctuairedebeauvoir.qc.ca

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2 La Halte des Pèlerins Vineyard Discover the secrets of wine and vines while treating your senses an enchanting setting.

Discover two majestic murals, each revealing a slice of life in the eastern part of the city of Sherbrooke. Corner rue King Est and rue Bowen Sud murales-sherbrooke.com

5 Marais Réal-D.-Carbonneau Meander down the raised walking trails in a peaceful environment. Discovery diverse fauna and flora. Entrance to Rue Lévesque 819-821-1919 maraiscarbonneau.com

693, chemin du Sanctuaire, Sherbrooke 819-563-5115 haltedespelerins.com

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Enjoy one of the best Fish & Chips in the province, accompanied, of course, by a cool Presta or Garnotte, the perfect beers after pedaling. 80, rue du Dépôt, Sherbrooke 819-565-3636 siboire.ca/depot Stay, Dine and Visit, pages 53 and 61.


SHERBROOKE

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For an invigorating swim in Lake Massawippi and a well-deserved picnic break, enjoy their sunny beach ($). 819-842-2754 northhatley.org

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Stop at the snack bar and enjoy a refreshing ice cream. Discover their underground experience in an old copper mine. (duration, 1:45, reservation required) 5800, chemin Capelton, North Hatley 819-346-9545 capelton.ca

Taste their exclusive beers, brewed on site, in an establishment reputed to be the first craft brewery to open its doors in Quebec! 2902, rue College, Sherbrooke 819-562-4589 lionlennoxville.com

4 Square Queen Take a break in the heart of a unique neighbourhood in Sherbrooke, Lennoxville. Relax in a unique and lively space with a good coffee from the Faro Coffee Shop, a pastry from Bekkah’s, or a tasty picnic filled with market products from the farmers’ market held there every Saturday morning from June to October. Placette urbaine, rue Samuel-Gratham

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COATICOOK RIVER VALLEY

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Feel your muscles working and your heart pumping, breathe in the fresh scent of flowers and pine trees, see the fabulous landscape roll out in front of you, ride the calm of small gravel roads and stop to enjoy unforgettable places, products and people. Bliss!

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for… a stop at this local favourite. What’ll it be: Chocolate, double caramel or maple taffy?

While there is hiking (16 km), mountain biking (50 km) and stunning unspoilt nature, the real beauty of this place is the engaged community behind the conservation efforts.

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5 Des Bobines Fish Farm Smoked trout, pâtés, spreads and lots of delicious local eats. These are just a few of the things you’ll find at this East Hereford fish farm. Pro tip? Pack some crackers and have a bit of space in your pack. 1, rue Saint-Henri, East Hereford 1-800-819-2418 lesbobines.com

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Ferme Les Broussailles

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Organic, raw goat milk cheeses are on the menu at this artisanal cheese shop. The property is picturesque, the hospitality is world-class, and the goats are admittedly cute as can be.

This gravel road is so well-maintained that it feels like riding on stone shavings. And the exceptional views? Chef’s kiss!

277, chemin Bulwer, Martinville 819-861-2021 fermelesbroussailles.com

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COATICOOK RIVER VALLEY

Looking for tranquility and gravel paths? Look no further. On this route, sturdy tires are a must—you might even want to opt for an electric bike. (Rental at Vélotric, Coaticook, velotriccoaticook.com). You’ll pedal through quaint villages like Hatley and the municipality of Barnston West (Kingscroft, Way’s Mill) before returning via Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook. Gravel roads, like Chemin Perreault, offer some of the most stunning views onto the region.

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Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

For a memorable stay, check out this so-called “eco-futurist lodge”. It features yurt-style cabins just a stone’s throw from Parc de la Gorge.

Hiking, mountain biking, camping and, come nightfall, the magic of Foresta Lumina.

153, rue Thornton Nord, Coaticook 819-200-0055 auberge.generoville.org

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This road offers a breathtaking 360-degree view on the fields, farms and mountains in the distance. Bask in the area’s serene ambiance and, if you’re as lucky as our cycling experts were (twice!), come across deer along the way.

135, rue Michaud, Coaticook 1-888-524-6743 gorgedecoaticook.qc.ca

4 Holmes Round Barn Thanks to painstaking maintenance over the years, this century-old barn stands proud as a veritable work of art. 2523, chemin Holmes Barnston-Ouest

Stay, Dine and Visit, pages 52, 62 and 63.


VAL-SAINT-FRANÇOIS AND MRC DES SOURCES

This route is built on a former railway and is a leg of the Route Verte. Between Richmond and Danville, you’ll ride through agricultural fields— a calming, quasi-meditative experience if we do say so ourselves! Good to know: In Danville, the Welcome Centre connects onto a bike workshop. And between Danville and Warwick, you’ll have the option ride the bike path to Kingsey Falls, an utterly charming village.

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Guided kayak or canoe excursions (single or doubles) down beautiful Rivière Saint-François. Rentals also available.

With six gardens, giant topiarylike structures (mosaicultures) and sculptures of insects made from recycled metal, this park is a must-visit.

220, rue Principale Sud, Richmond 819-826-2414 canotkayak.weebly.com

385, boul. Marie-Victorin, Kingsey Falls 1-888-753-7272 parcmarievictorin.com

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This Danville pond is home to an exceptional array of wildlife—most notably some 200 species of birds, a number that increases dramatically in fall when migratory birds stop over on their way to warmer climes.

Never mind gold: In the 1850’s, there was a slate rush in the region. Curious? Learn more at this museum. 5, rue Belmont, Melbourne 819-826-3313 centreardoise.ca

150, rue Water, Danville 819-839-2771 etangburbank.blogspot.com

3 La Mante du Carré Mingle with both locals and visitors at this popular farmer’s market/ restaurant/Café de Village. 6, rue Daniel-Johnson, Danville 819-839-2843 manteducarre.com/aire-derestauration

Stay, Dine and Visit, page 53.


HAUT-SAINT-FRANÇOIS You’ll find a diverse array of flora and fauna in this pretty park—not to mention a leisurely bike path made especially enjoyable thanks to a new crushed stone surface. There are several rest area to enjoy along the way, most notably on Rivière au Saumon and Ruisseau McLeod. Access the route via the village of Scotstown or Parc National du Mont-Mégantic campground.

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Meat lovers will appreciate the highquality, locally made products on offer, including dried sausage, pancetta, capicollo, and more.

Extend your ride along the 4 km Piste de la Vallée in the park’s Franceville sector. With amenities like lodging, activities, and a pristine setting, you’ll want to stay even longer. Pack accordingly!

40, chemin Victoria Ouest, Scotstown 819-657-4955

2 Camping de la Rivière Étoilée This small Scotstown campground (25 sites for camping and RVs) boasts an enviable location in Parc WalterMacKenzie, right on Rivière au Saumon. 11, parc Walter-MacKenzie, Scotstown 819-231-8600 campingriviereetoilee.com

189, route du Parc, Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2941 sepaq.com/pq/mme

4 International Dark Sky Reserve In 2007, Mont-Mégantic became the world’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. To this day, the site remains nearly 100% free of light pollution for the ultimate astronomy experience. 189, route du Parc, Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2941 sepaq.com/pq/mme

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MEGANTIC REGION

Piste cyclable Baie-des-Sables – Rivière Chaudière

This multipurpose route is well-laid out and connects Station Touristique Baie-des-Sables and the town of Lac-Mégantic. Its short distance and flat, paved surface make it ideal for a family adventure. One of the highlights? Pedalling through a quiet forest where, if you’re very lucky, you might just come across some deer.

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A beach, hiking trails, watersport rentals, mountain biking and more. Camp or rent a cabin, room or apartment to make the most of your time at this magnificent property. 2370, rue de la Baie des Sables Lac-Mégantic 819-583-3965 baiedessables.com

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A haven of recreation (soccer fields, splash pad, picnic table, beach) just a few minutes from downtown. 3293, rue Victoria, Lac-Mégantic 1-800-363-5515 tourisme-megantic.com

4 Circuit touristique Le Marcheur d’étoiles Highlights on this cultural and historical tour through Lac-Mégantic’s city centre include an exhibit devoted to the 2013 railway disaster and 48 giant sculptures. 5490, rue Komery, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-2441 tourisme-megantic.com

Stay, Dine and Visit, pages 53 and 64.


MEGANTIC REGION

From Lake to Mont Megantic

Ready to push yourself? Take on the toughest climb in Quebec: It spans 5.3 kms with an average grade of 9.6% (and up to 15% in some spots!). At the top, you’ll find yourself at the Mont-Mégantic Observatory perched at 1,100 metres of altitude. Was it worth it? Absolutely. Exercise caution on the return down to the charming village of Piopolis: It’s a steep ride down.

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Founded in 1978, the observatory is home to the second most powerful telescope in the country. (It’s open for visits during afternoons in the summer.)

Just five minutes from Piopolis, this small 560 metre mountain is worth the climb, if only for the view on the Appalachian Mountains in the distance, as well as Lac Mégantic.

189, route du Parc Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2941 astrolab.qc.ca

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4 Yurts, hammock-tents, cabins… This property offers an array of unique accommodation options, all grounded by indigenous values. 250, rang des Grenier, Piopolis 819-583-0885 auxcinqsens.ca

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MEGANTIC REGION

Grand Tour of Lac Megantic

This route is well-designed, safe and offers a great snapshot on the region. No wonder it’s so popular! Bonus: The ride is peppered with breathtaking mountain and lake views. While it’s a relatively accessible route, keep in mind that there are several climbs and descents along the way, terrain that is typical of the region.

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There’s always plenty on tap at this microbrewery, including La Méganticoise, an easy to drink blonde, Feu Sacrée, a red ale, Les Sacrifiés, an IPA with notes of passionfruit. Better order a flight!

No, there are no spiders in the lake: It is named after its shape. So go ahead and jump in: The water is shallow and the view of Mont Mégantic are stunning. Gravel bike recommended.

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Hike this trail in Marston and reap the rewards: A walk across a suspended bridge and remarkable view on a small mountain lake.

Want to extend your stay? Check in to a pod, treehouse, yurt, Hékipia tent or ready-to-camp site for the night.

1-800-363-5515 tourisme-megantic.com

1255, route 161, Frontenac (Lac-Mégantic) 819-554-6466 campingaventuremegantic.com

Stay, Dine and Visit, pages 53 and 64.


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Mountain Biking Looking for an exhilarating ride? Whether you’re a novice taking the kids mountain biking for first time or an expert rider looking to hone your skills, there are some 400 kms of mountain bike trails to discover in the Townships. Visit one of our eight centres to enjoy a tailormade experience— not to mention countless opportunity for fun, laughter and adventure.

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Bromont, Montagne d’Expériences

Plein Air Sutton

Not only is this resort’s trail network well signed and marked for easy navigability, but it offers a wide variety of terrain for all abilities and desired intensities. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newbie, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Note that some trails are multi-use, and mountain bikers may come across hikers. Ride with caution!

Spanning some 40 kms, this cross-country trail network has both double and single tracks for every rider, from novice kids to seasoned pros. Find parking, ticketing, rentals, lessons and trailheads at the base of Mont SUTTON. montsutton.com/velo

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An expansive playground for MTB enthusiasts! Pick your sector and starting point (Lac Gale, Mont Oak or the Bromont mountain area) to navigate beautiful (and highly technical) terrain. Watch for hikers and horses as some trails are multidisciplinary. For a scenic view, be sure to ride Ninja, a new trail that leads all the way to the Mont Spruce lookout.

Ride through an impressive variety of forest terrain on this national park’s trail network. And an epic MTB offering is just the beginning: This outdoor adventure mecca also offers hiking, camping and swimming, all conveniently located just a few minutes from Magog.

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Parc du Mont-Bellevue

Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

Good things come in small packages—and this little mountain’s 12 km network is the proof. It has something to challenge everyone, including experts with trails like Kamikaze and Phénomène Bacon. In fact, Parc de Mont-Bellevue has hosted some of the country’s top young cyclists during the Canada Games in 2013. Good to know: Some trails are shared with hikers.

Mountain bike enthusiasts are cordially invited to come discover three loops of pure pleasure featuring breathtaking views. And when your legs start to feel like jelly, move on to other outdoor pursuits, including hiking, camping, a mini-farm and one of the Townships’ most magical experiences: Foresta Lumina. gorgedecoaticook.qc.ca

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• Siboire Dépôt brewpub • Sherbrooke Mural Circuit • Strøm Spa Sherbrooke

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• Lac Lyster beach • Laiterie Coaticook ice cream • Microbrasserie Hop Station microbrewery

Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont

Circuits Frontières – East Hereford Circuits Frontières boasts the best backcountry trails in the Eastern Townships. If you love flowy simple trace trails or technical trails, this is the place to be. That being said, there’s plenty for beginners to love, too!

The CNCB is an institution that unites cyclists from different backgrounds, disciplines and skill levels. Soon, there will be even more to love: Construction on a new indoor velodrome and sprawling multisport centre is well underway. The centre offers also offers intro and advanced lessons, sporting events and camps for kids.

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• Lac Wallace Beach • Microbrasserie Coaticook microbrewery • Ferme les Broussailles cheese shop • Saint-Venant-de-Paquette Sentie Poétique poetry trail

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• Microbrasserie les Brasseurs de West Shefford microbrewery • BALNEA Spa • Confiserie Bromont – Musée du chocolat Café de village

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Cycling our Four National Parks There are no less than four national parks in the Eastern Townships. That’s four expansive playgrounds for outdoor adventure enthusiasts and avid campers—not to mention cyclists!

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With plenty of wildlife, two beaches, activities and, of course, the mountain itself, there are plenty of reasons to visit this park. Oh, and did we mention biking? Some 30 kms of trails weave through the park, including a 10.4 km leg of the Route Verte and La Cavalière, a new 10.6 km (one-way) trail. Also new? Five beginner-friendly mountain bike trails inaugurated in 2019. When you combine fatbike and mountain bike trails, you’ll find 25 kms of fun at the PNMO.

Tucked in a forest valley typical of the Appalachian Lowlands, this national park is part of the sprawling regional bike path network that spans over 250 kms. In the park itself you can ride a 19 km path that winds around Réservoir Choinière, then cool off at the beach.

This park sits on the shores of Grand Lac Saint-François, a choice launching spot for outdoor adventures of all kinds including, of course, biking. There are some 30 kms to explore within the park’s boundaries.

Not only is this park the world’s first Dark Sky Preserve but it has two mountains (Saint-Joseph and Mégantic), the Mont-Mégantic Observatory and ASTROLab. Activities abound, including 8 kms of gravel bike path (return). Note that Parc Régional du Marécage-des-Scot’s 8 km multi-purpose path is connected to the park.

3321, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-9855 sepaq.com/pq/mor

1780, boulevard David-Bouchard Roxton Pond 450-776-7182 sepaq.com/pq/yam

599, chemin des Roy Lambton (Sainte-Praxède) 418-486-2300, ext.: 221 sepaq.com/pq/fro

189, route du Parc Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2941 sepaq.com/pq/mme

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A Warm Welcome from our Partners From a wide array of accommodations to restaurants and nature centres, many of our region’s top attractions are specifically equipped to host cyclists in both comfort and style. Drop by to experience outstanding bike-friendly hospitality firsthand.

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LAITERIE DE COATICOOK

2525, rue Principale Ouest (route 112), Magog 1-888-876-5851 bleulavande.com

1000, rue Child, Coaticook 819-849-2272 / 1-800-846-7224 laiteriedecoaticook.com

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ZOO DE GRANBY 525, rue Saint-Hubert, Granby 450-372-9113 / 1-877-472-6299 zoodegranby.com

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3321, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-9855 / 1-800-665-6527 sepaq.com/pq/mor

7255, route Louis-S.-Saint-Laurent, Compton 819-212-3786 erabliereduvillage.ca

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B - Cycling Trails pages 15 and 17

CAMPING DOMAINE PARC-ESTRIE UN CAMPING VR ET CHALETS PARKBRIDGE

LE CENTRE D’INTERPRÉTATION DE LA NATURE DU LAC BOIVIN 700, rue Drummond, Granby 450-375-3861 cinlb.org

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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

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Safe Cycling Tips BIKE HELMET DID YOU KNOW…

63 % to

88 %

Wearing a helmet dramatically reduces the risk of head injuries, including severe cranial trauma, by 63 to 88% for cyclists of all ages.

Falls and collisions (with a fixed object, cyclist or pedestrian) are the causes of most bike accidents. ADJUST YOUR HELMET A bike helmet should fit snugly and cover the top of your head: It shouldn’t wobble or fall forward or back. When shopping for a helmet, look for certifications like CSA, CPSC, ASTM, EN or SNEL to guarantee that the helmet meets rigorous safetystandards. Certification stickers are usually found inside the helmet or on the packaging.

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Did you know? RESPECT THE CODE For your safety and that of everyone around you, including pedestrians, drivers and fellow cyclists, always follow the rules outlined in the Highway Safety Code. RIDE WITH TRAFFIC

> Construction on the new indoor velodrome and vast

multisport centre at the Centre national de Cyclisme de Bromont is scheduled to end in 2026. We can’t wait!

In the Sutton region you’ll be able to cycle in mid-air — > Vélo Volant—unique in all of Canada.

Bicycles must ride in the same direction as traffic. solely for pedestrians and cyclists, “Le Wippi” > isReserved a shuttle that sails Lac Massawippi between the villages

NO HEADPHONES!

of Ayer’s Cliff and North Hatley.

Quebec’s Highway Safety Code prohibits riding with headphones.

Eastern Townships region offers the greatest amount > ofTheBienvenue cyclistes accommodations in all of Quebec.

USE OF ELECTRONICS IS PROHIBITED

Bienvenue cyclistes accommodations must provide > anOurovernight covered and enclosed locked shelter for

… Unless it is safely mounted on your bike and used for hands-free calls or GPS. … Unless you’re stopped on the side of the road.

your bicycle. Bienvenue cyclistes certified campgrounds must guaran> tee tent sites at all times for cyclists travelling exclusively by bike. No reservation is needed!

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PLAN YOUR BIKE ROUTE WITH QUÉBEC 511.

Regional Map and Legend

A handy tool to plan safe, enjoyable roads. quebec511.info/en/velo/index.asp

Narrow shoulder

Marina

Playground area

Steep slope

Rest area

Beach

Sheltered rest area

Scenic route

Scenic lookout

Covered bridge

Permanent tourism information site

Hiking

Seasonal tourism information site Self service bicycle station repair (Biciborne) Camping Busy automobile traffic Customs Water source Boat rental Interpretation Round barn Bicycle rental service

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THE RECOMMENDED ITINERARIES WERE VETTED BY TOURISM EASTERN TOWNSHIPS DURING THE SUMMER OF 2019 AND 2020. They are comprised of: - Bike paths, which are separate from traffic lanes. - On-road sections, chosen to minimise exposure to motorized traffic. Note that on-road sections do not necessarily have paved shoulders or signage for cyclists.

Bike repair (with service)

The mapped information reflects the condition of the paths and roads during the field work done by the Tourism Eastern Townships team in 2019 and 2020. Some information may have changed. We recommend checking road conditions and planning your trip carefully by contacting Tourism Eastern Townships.

Restauration

RIDE WITH CAUTION ON GRAVEL ROADS

Parking

Adverse weather conditions can render sections muddy or otherwise damaged. Stay safe by slowing down, especially through turns and descents.

Paid parking CARTOGRAPHY BY VÉLO-QUÉBEC.

Damaged riding surface Phone Washrooms Ferry Mountain biking Vineyard

Stay, Dine and Visit pages 52 to 63.

GRAPHIC DESIGN BY ATELIERHUIT. Photo credits of Cycling Routes 2021-2023: Ian Roberge, Ravito, Julien Payette-Tessier, Daphné Caron, Mathieu Dupuis, Simon Diotte, Sofie Lacoste, François Poirier, Jessie Jolin, Association des commerçants de North Hatley, Sébastien Larose, Stéphane Lemire, Susan Elizabeth Driscoll, Bianca Des Jardins, Antoine Petrecca, Daniel Hébert, @famillalaventure, Mathieu LaFrance, Guillaume Poulin, Brian Hodes - MFL Photography, Claude Grenier, Martin Lortz, Sept24 - Tourisme Bromont, Vincent Cotnoir, Denis Bouvier, Patrick Kaczorowski.


Victoriaville

CENTRE-DU-QUÉBEC Drummondville

CHAUDIÈRE-APPALACHES

Warwick

Disraeli

Kingsey Falls

Lambton Parc national de Frontenac

Parc national du Mont Ham

Danville

Ham-Sud

MONTÉRÉGIE

Weedon

Acton Vale Richmond

Saint-Hyacinthe

Saint-Pie

EASTERN TOWNSHIPS

Valcourt

Sherbrooke

Granby Bromont

Saint-Armand

Eastman

(Knowlton)

Dunham Bedford Frelighsburg

Vermont (USA)

Sutton

Magog

Potton

Waterville

North Hatley Lac Magog

Austin

Saint-Ignacede-Stanbridge Stanbridge East

Lac Lac-Brome Brome

Orford

Saint-Benoîtdu-Lac

Lac Massawippi

Lac Memphrémagog

Saint-Malo Sainte-Edwidgede-Clifton

Coaticook

(Mansonnville)

Piopolis

Martinville

Compton

Ayer's Cliff

Lac Mégantic

Notre-Dame-des-Bois

Parc national du Mont-Orford

Waterloo

Val-Racine

Parc national du Mont-Mégantic

Cookshire-Eaton

Parc national de la Yamaska

Brigham

Lac-Mégantic

Scotstown

Saint-Venantde-Paquette East Hereford

Stanstead

New Hampshire (USA)

Maine (USA)