Bike Experience

The lake, its beaches and blueberries

Fun that stretches for kilometers on end!

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. It connects many points of interest, overlooking Lac Saint-Jean’s tributary rivers, besides a connection to Saguenay through an associate network. The circuit offers multiple occasions for dining, camping, hotel and bed & breakfast stays.

Lac Saint-Jean is so immense that the opposite banks are only visible when the skies are exceptionally clear. With a surface area of over 1000 sq km and besides being the largest inhabited lake in the province, it’s classified among the 10 largest lakes in Québec. Lac Saint-Jean offers a multitude of monumental landscapes due to the banks that stretch along 210 km. A genuine seaside resort, Lac Saint-Jean invites you to swim in its warm waters and relax in the sun on the luxurious sandy beaches.

A word from the media ambassador

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Yvan Martineau
Television announcer and host, TVA Radio announcer, Cogeco 98.5 FM And proud Ambassador of the Véloroute des Bleuets

Hello everyone!

I am one of the Véloroute des Bleuets’s biggest fans, which has certainly helped in why I was appointed the National Ambassador. There’s been so many different broadcasts, columns, reports and hosted conferences that I’ve lost count!

I’ve travelled to many different regions and I can contest to the genuine uniqueness of the diverse landscapes, the raw beauty found in the wild, the pleasure of travelling between the villages and cities, the magnificent vistas overlooking Lac Saint-Jean, the cascading rivers, the cycling-boat combo with Le Maligneau, and the list goes on.

This uniqueness is also derived from the Ambassadors’ presence, the volunteers that interweave within the network, infusing a human touch and providing replies to our questions. Their pride and passion shine through every interaction. A perfect example of the perfect model to follow!

My joy increases with the knowledge that I’m not alone in my opinions. No matter where my travels lead, I always hear someone say how much they love the Véloroute des Bleuets. This itinerary’s reputation is renowned across Lac Saint-Jean.

I like that the circuit is completely paved (except in Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon, where moose are prominently present early in the morning) besides being accessible to other users; Sometimes I enjoy cruising along the cycling trail, other times along the designated roadway and paved shoulders… Variety is the key! Scientists confirm that “90 to 95% of what human beings perceive is through sight.” In Lac Saint-Jean, on two wheels, the view is demanding: diversity propagates curiosity from all angles.

I also appreciate the rest areas with picnic tables that allow for breathing in the fresh air, relaxing and slowing down the pace.

The Véloroute des Bleuets is an adventure that’s not to be missed!

More information

The circuit offers multiple occasions for dining, camping, hotel and bed & breakfast stays. For more information about the Véloroute des Bleuets, visit their website.

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