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.

Bagages

Lac-St-Jean

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.

Schedule

Tourism season:

  • From June 24th to September 5th
  • 7 days a week
  • From 9am to noon / From 12:30pm to 4pm

Low tourism season:

  • From September 6th to October 2th
  • From Monday to Thursay: From 11am to 2pm
  • From Friday to Sunday: From 10am to 4pm

More : Véloroute des Bleuets

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.

  • Departure from Peribonka: 10am / 11am / noon / 1pm / 2pm / 3pm / 4pm / 5pm
  • Departure from la Pointe-Chevrette: 10:30 / 11:30 / 12:30 / 13:30 / 14:30 / 15:30 / 16:30 / 17:30
  • Departure to Île-Bouliane (Bouliane Island): On demand (418) 720-8215

Please note, our schedule is weather dependant. As such, last-minute changes may occur in the event of adverse weather conditions.

Tuesday and Wednesday especially for campers of Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon:

  • Arrival: From 2pm to 4pm
  • Departure: From 9am to 11am

Information: 418-374-2967 # 201 ou # 103 / 1 888-374-2967
http://www.veloroute-bleuets.qc.ca/fr/traverses_de_bateaux?lang=fr_CA

Saguenay

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
  • Saint-Fulgence (Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux)
  • Sainte-Rose-du-Nord
  • Rivière-Éternité (Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay)
  • L’Anse-Saint-Jean
  • Tadoussac

Operating period from June 26 to September 6.

Information : 418-543-7630 / 1 800-363-7248
www.destination.saguenay.ca

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 Wednesday to Sunday, 9 AM to 6 PM. Free admission.

Operating at the beginning of June.

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
facebook.com/marina.shipshaw