Lower St. Lawrence and Gaspé Peninsula

EXPLORE QUÉBEC ON THE ROAD PACKAGES

For departures until August 31, 2021, benefit from a 25% discount on the pre-tax price, thanks to the financial support of Tourisme Québec.

For departures from September 1st, 2021, benefit from a 35% discount on the pre-tax price, applicable to both past and future reservations for stays beginning on or after September 1st.

The price shown includes this discount. This promotion applies only to Québec residents (upon presentation of proof of residency).


The estuary takes you from Rivière-du-Loup to Matane, where eventually, in the words of Jacques Ferron, “la mer […] mêle les eaux et le ciel” (the sea […] marries water and sky). This poetic world tides, lighthouses, seals and whales offers many points of interest. See the waterfalls in Rivière-du-Loup or the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges church in Trois-Pistoles. Pedal along the sea coast paths in Rimouski or through the English Gardens in Grand-Métis. In Sainte-Flavie, marvel at Marcel Gagnon’s sculpted figures emerging from the sea or, in Saint-Ulric, the woodcarver’s house, a mix of folk and pop art. River and bike: the perfect getaway/discovery duo!
 

Photo credit: François Poirier, Didier Bertrand, Diane Dufresne et Yvan Monette


Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 7 days / 6 nights
Level of difficulty: 3 to 3+

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: 298 km • Long route: 348 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Rivière-du-Loup. Looped route via Saint-Arsène, l'Isle-Verte, Cacouna (50 or 75 km).
Day 2 - Rivière-du-Loup, Saint-Épiphane, Saint-François-Xavier-de-Viger, Saint-Jean-de-Dieu, Trois-Pistoles (81 km).
Day 3 - Trois-Pistoles, Saint-Mathieu-de-Rioux, Saint-Fabien, Le Bic, Rimouski (72 or 76 km).
Day 4 - Rimouski, Saint-Anaclet-de-Lessard, Mont-Joli, Sainte-Flavie (31 or 52 km)
Day 5 - Looped route via Sainte-Luce-sur-mer, Saint-Anaclet-de-Lessard (40 or 79 km)
Day 6 - Sainte-Flavie, Métis-sur-Mer, Les Boules, Saint-Ulric, Matane (64 km).
Day 7 - Transfer from Matane to Rivière-du-Loup  (2 h 30).
 

Elevation Profile

The package includes:

 


Included in the price :
 

  • 6 nights in three- to four-star hotels (double occupancy*);
  • 6 breakfasts and 1 evening meal;
  • parking place in Rivière-du-Loup;
  • admission fees at the historic site of Pointe-au-Père/Musée Empress of Ireland;
  • admission fees at Le Phare de Matane and the Jardins de Doris;
  • bus transfer between Matane and Rivière-du-Loup;
  • bike transportation by truck (no boxing required);
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 15-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA) $ 3.50 per $ 1,000 starting November 1, 2021.
*Single occupancy supplement: price to be announced

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

From 12 to 20 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Start/Finish: Rivière-du-Loup
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.