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With a territory three times the size of Belgium, the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region is an exceptionally rich and diverse cycling destination. Fabulous experiences await cyclists of all calibres and ambitions thanks to its veloroutes and its diversified mountain biking and fatbike offer. Related services will be offered along the way. From luggage transport to bike rental and marine shuttles, everything is there for a complete and pleasant stay.
As you travel the 700 km of the Véloroute des Bleuets and the Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay, you’ll pass through postcard-worthy landscapes. On the one hand, you will circle the vast agricultural plain of Lac-Saint-Jean, with its bucolic landscapes and horizons that blaze at sunset. Then, on the other, you will travel up and down the mountainous escarpments that frame the dizzying Saguenay Fjord. From town to town, let yourself be surprised by the grandiose views that await you on your way. Travellers by bike will find challenges and pleasure to suit them, whether they are looking for a sporting challenge, a holiday of discovery and relaxation, a stimulating change of scenery or a family adventure that will go down in the book of unforgettable memories.
The more adventurous will enjoy discovering the mountain bike centres with their diverse profiles. When winter comes, there’s no question of giving up sports on two wheels. It’s time to get out the oversized bikes and hit the trails in all corners of the region.
Any two-wheeled trip in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region starts with effective planning. To do this, two tools are available specifically for cyclists. The Expérience Vélo guide and map. The first is an indispensable tool that proposes various itineraries and activities to discover along the way, in addition to presenting in detail the various cycling sections of the region. The second is an easy-to-carry map that provides information on the various cycling routes at a glance. Get these two essentials now, free of charge.
To enhance your stay in the region, visit saguenaylacsaintjean.ca. From accommodations to restaurants and tourist attractions to explore on your way, this website is the primary source for your holiday in the region. Find reliable and complete information on the region’s tourism offer. Discover the must-see attractions, cultural sites and events that will be on your route. Then, complete your visit by savouring local products, whether it be beer brewed by one of the microbreweries on the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Beer Route, cheese curds from one of the many cheese dairies that will cross your path or blueberries picked in the fields of Lac-Saint-Jean.
To complete the picture, a good night’s rest in one of the cozy stops you’ll come across on the way is in order. From hotels to campgrounds on the water’s edge to B&Bs and inns, the region’s accommodations promise comfort after a beautiful day of cycling in the sun. Look out for establishments and campsites that have been awarded the “Bienvenue Cycliste” certificate. They will offer you various specific services such as closed and locked places to store your bikes overnight and repair tools.
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!