Lac-Saint-Jean En liberté

Lovely loop round the lake

Biking around Lac-Saint-Jean is an opportunity to discover a region of undeniable charm and rare beauty. Covering an area of 1,000 sq. km, this vast body of water leaves quite an impression. From Alma, you will follow a section of the Véloroute des Bleuets, crown jewel of the Route verte. In addition to admiring the lake from every angle, you will be able to appreciate its extraordinary natural setting, especially in Pointe-Taillon Park. You will also have time to enjoy the many local attractions and delicacies, such as the Saint-Félicien Zoo, the famous Perron cheese in Saint-Prime - and of course blueberries of every variation!


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: Diane Dufresne et Yvan Monette, François Poirier


Departure date of your choice

Price of land portion (taxes included) :
    starting from $ 1,125 / person
Formula: En liberté
Trip length: 6 days / 5 nights
Level of difficulty: 3

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




Formula 6 days / 5 nights
Itinerary: 255 km


Day 1 - Arrival in Alma during the afternoon.
Day 2 - Alma, Sacré-Cœur-de-Marie, Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, Sainte-Monique (53 km).
Day 3 - Sainte-Monique, Péribonka, Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc (47 km).
Day 4 - Dolbeau-Mistassini, Albanel, Normandin, Saint-Félicien, Saint-Prime, Masteuiatsh, Roberval (85 km).
Day 5 - Roberval, Val-Jalbert, Chambord, Desbiens, Metabetchouan, Saint-Gédéon, Alma (70 km).
Day 6 - End of the trip.


Formula 7 days/ 6 nights: 
Itinerary: 275 km


Day 1 - Arrival in Alma during the afternoon.
Day 2 - Alma, Sacré-Cœur-de-Marie, Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, Sainte-Monique (53 km).
Day 3 - Sainte-Monique, Péribonka, Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc (47 km).
Day 4 - Dolbeau-Mistassini, Albanel, Normandin, Saint-Félicien (58 km).
Day 5 - Saint-Félicien, Saint-Prime, Masteuiatsh, Roberval (47 km).
Day 6 - Roberval, Val-Jalbert, Chambord, Desbiens, Metabetchouan, Saint-Gédéon, Alma (70 km).
Day 7 - End of the trip.


Formula 8 days/ 7 nights: 
Itinerary: 275 km


Day 1 - Arrival in Alma during the afternoon.
Day 2 - Alma, Sacré-Cœur-de-Marie, Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, Sainte-Monique (53 km).
Day 3 - Sainte-Monique, Péribonka, Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc (47 km).
Day 4 - Dolbeau-Mistassini, Albanel, Normandin, Saint-Félicien (58 km).
Day 5 - Saint-Félicien, Saint-Prime, Masteuiatsh, Roberval (47 km).
Day 6 - Roberval, Val-Jalbert, Chambord, Desbiens, Metabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix (36 km).
Day 7 - Metabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Saint-Gédéon, Alma (28 km).
Day 8 - End of the trip.
 

Elevation Profile

The package includes:


Trip length: 6 days / 5 nights
Level of difficulty: 3

Price per person in double occupancy, taxes included: from $1125 
Start/Finish: Alma
  • 5 nights in a 2 to 3 stars hotel and B&B , double occupancy;
  • 5 breakfasts;

Trip length: 7 days / 6 nights
Level of difficulty: 3

Price per person in double occupancy, taxes included: from $1245 
Start/Finish: Alma
  • 6 nights in a 2 to 3 stars hotel, double occupancy;
  • 6 breakfasts;

Trip length: 8 days / 7 nights
Level of difficulty: 3

Price per person in double occupancy, taxes included: from $1375 
Start/Finish: Alma6 nights in a 2 to 3 stars hotel, double occupancy;
6 breakfasts;


Also including: 
  • parking in Alma;
  • baggage transportation between stopover cities (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • 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) $ 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: Alma
Transportation to the starting point is not included.

 Bike rentals available. Additional charge.  

 

You wish to modify your stay or combine different itineraries from those offered by Vélo Québec Voyages? Contact our travel advisors to see the options available to you.



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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