Arthabaska En liberté (gravel bike)

Off the beaten path in Arthabaska County!

Have you succumbed to the allure of gravel biking? Center-du-Québec is full of exciting routes to travel and places to explore. Not only will you be able to enjoy the beauty of the landscapes as you pedal through field and forest, but you will also want to discover the gourmet specialties that are the pride of the Bois-Francs region: wines, cheeses (the best!), microbrewery beers, honey and maple products. Lastly, an important collection of works by Canadian artists awaits culture lovers at the museum dedicated to Sir Wilfrid Laurier in his impressive Victorian home in Victoriaville.

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 and destination from our wide choice of itineraries
  • Travelling as a couple, with family or friends
Photo credit: Tourisme Centre-du-Québec, Buzz Productions ; LesMaximes

Departure date of your choice

Price of land portion (taxes included) :
    starting from $ 1,175 / person
Formula: En liberté
Trip length: 6 days / 5 nights
Level of difficulty: 4+

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

Short route: 180 km • Long route: 324 km

Day 1: Arrival in Victoriaville at 10 a.m. Victoriaville, Saint-Norbert-d’Arthabaska, Sainte-Hélène-de-Chester (49 km).
Day 2:  Free day or looped route via Vianney, Saint-Julien, Saint-Fortunat (47 km).                            
Day 3: 
Sainte-Hélène-de-Chester, Chesterville, Ham-Nord, Saint-Adrien, Ham Sud, (58 km).  
Day 4: 
Free day or looped route via  Marbelton, Saint-Camille (50 km)       
Day 5: Ham-Sud, Coin-de-la-Petite-Mine, Tingwick, Warwick, Victoriaville (73 km).  
Day 6: Short loop via Chesterville (47 km) and return.     

Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • 5 nights in three to four-star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 5 breakfasts;
  • parking at Victoriaville;
  • baggage transportation between stopover cities (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • a plan of bike routes in the form of GPX data and electronic 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) $ 3.50 per $ 1,000 starting November 1, 2021.

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: Victoriaville
Transportation to the starting point is not included.

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.

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