Bike Experience

Two majestic waterways characterize the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region: the Saguenay Fjord, the only inhabited fjord in North America, and Lac Saint-Jean, a true inland sea. In our region, water and cycling go hand in hand. Several marine shuttle options are conveniently available along the length of the course.



Le Maligneau, Alma

Accessible via the Dam-en-Terre Resort and Avenue du Pont Nord, close to Odyssée des Bâtisseurs. Crossing the Rivière Grande Décharge takes about  five minutes and is free of charge for all cyclists.* No reservation required.

  • May 28 to August 30
    9 a.m. to noon, from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • August 31 to September 25
    Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

More : Véloroute des Bleuets

La Tournée boat, Alma

The Centre de Villégiature la Dam-en-Terre (a resort also accessible from Île Maligne via Le Maligneau bicycle crossing) offers passage on the boat, La Tournée, to Roberval on specific Sundays during the summer. A one-way cruise between Alma and Roberval takes 2.5 hours. Cyclists are welcome on board for travelling by boat and returning via the Véloroute des Bleuets. Bicycles can be transported on board free of charge.

Information : 418-668-3016 / 1 888-289-3016

Pointe-Taillon shuttle-taxi, Péribonka

This ferry gives access to the Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon and to the Pointe-Chevrette and Île Boulianne campgrounds. It operates from June to September. The 2.5 km crossing takes about 10 minutes and is fee-charging.

Information : 418-374-2967 # 201 ou # 103 / 1 888-374-2967


Les Navettes maritimes du Fjord

Travel with your bicycle between the Saguenay Fjord’s villages and cities with the Navettes maritimes du Fjord, a division of Promotion Saguenay. Similar to a taxi-boat, the shuttle is ideal for seeing the fjord’s interior sections and avoiding steep roads along the Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay. Luggage transportation is also available.

Wharf of boarding:

  • La Baie
  • Sainte-Rose-du-Nord
  • Rivière-Éternité (Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay)
  • L’Anse-Saint-Jean
  • Tadoussac.

Operating period from July 1st to September 2.

Information : 418-543-7630 / 1 800-363-7248

Jonquière to Shipshaw ferry

Shuttle service for cyclists and pedestrians enabling passage across Rivière Saguenay between Jonquière and Shipshaw. Pontoon boat crossing, duration of about 10 minutes. Capacity: 12 passengers and 12 bicycles. Operating 7 days a week. Free admission.

Operating May 15 to September 15.

Ferry Schedules:

  • Continuous service from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Departure from Jonquière: On the half-hour (ex. 09:30)
  • Departure from Shipshaw: On the hour (ex. 09:00)

Information : Shipshaw Marina 418-695-3635