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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.
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.
More : Véloroute des Bleuets
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
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
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:
Operating period from July 1st to September 2.
Information : 418-543-7630 / 1 800-363-7248
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.
Information : Shipshaw Marina 418-695-3635
The Véloroute des Bleuets circuit encircles Lac Saint-Jean for 256 kilometers, crosses 15 municipalities and the Montagnais com- munity of Mashteuiatsh. The Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon and picturesque municipalities located along the country roads can be reached from this loop.
On the Véloroute of the Saguenay Fjord meandering along its two shores, you will discover breathtaking landscapes! Along the marked tourist route, the Route du Fjord, you will find pleasure and challenge! You can also travel from one bank to another thanks to Navettes maritimes du Fjord, shuttles allowing you to avoid the most difficult parts!
During your stay in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, you will be seduced by the breathtaking immensity and natural beauty of the Saguenay Fjord and Lake Saint-Jean. This destination of choice for outdoor adventure seekers has everything in place to enjoy the ideal vacation. The service, hospitality and an impressive variety of adventures, are all part of the parcel ready to make your stay unforgettable!