Arthabaska (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.

Photo credit: Tourisme Centre-du-Québec, Buzz Productions ; LesMaximes

Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 6 days / 5 nights
Level of difficulty: 4+

EN LIBERTÉ 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 Victoriaville at 10 a.m. Victoriaville, Saint-Norbert-d’Arthabaska, Trottier, 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) or hicking at Mont Ham (located at 6 km from the hotel).    
Day 5: Ham-Sud, Coin-de-la-Petite-Mine, Tingwick, Warwick, Victoriaville (73 km).  
Day 6: Looped route via Chesterville (47 km) and return.     

Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • 5 nights in three to four-star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 5 breakfasts and 1 evening meal;
  • parking at Victoriaville;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 15-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • GPX data and daily route plans;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA) $ 3.50 per $ 1,000 starting November 1, 2021.

Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

From 10 to 18 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Single occupancy: supplement of $365

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.