Lower St. Lawrence En liberté

Going with the flow

In the Lower St. Lawrence, the river already feels the call of the sea, with its bays, lighthouses and tides. It is a region steeped in history, where churches, windmills, old homes and charming villages abound. It is also a whole series of images etched in our memory: Île d’Orléans on the left, the dyke between Saint-Denis and Kamouraska and the staircase topography of Rivière-du-Loup, punctuated with several waterfalls. Going with the flow – for a week of cycling pleasure!

En liberté formula: a more flexible adventure
Before your departure, as for our other formulas, we plan everything: transportation, accommodations, meals and, of course, our exclusive itineraries. Once at your destination, however, you have more freedom organizing your day.

The En liberté bike trip experience is designed for independent cyclists on the route. By opting for this formula, without a guide or relief vehicle, you will receive all the information you need to ensure that your trip goes smoothly, as well as the daily itineraries. The latter propose routes of interest around certain stopover cities, chosen for their offer of services and their accommodations. The En liberté formula - a different kind of adventure that still has the Vélo Québec Voyages touch.

Travelling En liberté means...
  • Being able to choose your departure date mainly between May and September;
  • Travelling as a couple or a family, with your work colleagues or your cycling club;
  • Relying on a Vélo Québec Voyages representative, if you are a group of 10 or more people. This representative will ensure the success of your trip and advise you on your route choices.

Departure date of your choice
> Price of land portion (taxes included) :
    starting from $1,225
Formula: En liberté
Trip length: 7 days / 6 nights
Level of difficulty: 2

VQV Formula also available

General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day

Day 1 - Rendez-vous in Montmagny. Looped route via St-Eugène, St-Pierre-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud (26 à 53 km).
Day 2 - Montmagny, Cap-St-Ignace, L'Islet-sur-Mer, St-Jean-Port-Joli (38 à 62 km).
Day 3 - St-Jean-Port-Joli, St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, La Pocatière, Rivière-Ouelle, Kamouraska (56 km).
Day 4 - Free day or looped route via St-Germain, Ste-Hélène, St-Pascal (32 à 37 km).
Day 5 - Kamouraska, St-André, Notre-Dame-du-Portage, Rivière-du-Loup (44 à 72 km).
Day 6 - Free day or looped route via St-Arsène, l'Isle-verte, Cacouna (50 or 75 km).
Day 7 - Transfer to Montmagny (1.5 hr).

Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • 6 nights in three- or four- star hotel or inn (double occupancy);
  • 6 breakfasts and 1 evening meal;
  • baggage transportation between stopover cities (one bag per person, 15-kg maximum);
  • transfer between Rivières-du-Loup and Montmagny;
  • a plan of bike routes in the form of GPX data and paper maps;
  • information to ensure that the trip goes smoothly: contact details and phone numbers of the carriers at destination, bike stores, phone number in case of an emergency, etc.;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA). No charge since January 1st, 2019;
  • presence of a Vélo Québec Voyages representative, if you are a group of 10 or more people.
Not included: equipment, such as a bicycle; the presence of a guide; mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle; costs of a mechanical or physical mishap.

Start/Finish: Montmagny
Transportation between Montréal and Montmagny (about 3.5 hrs by car) is not included.

 Bike rentals available. Additional charge.  

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.