Mauricie En liberté

In the land of log drivers, allow yourself to be carried away by lakes and rivers. Along the way, you will see the famous Notre-Dame-du-Cap Basilica and crisscross charming working-class neighbourhoods—holdovers from another time. The heart of the Mauricie is sure to make yours beat with 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 and destination from our wide choice of itineraries
  • Travelling as a couple, with family or friends
Photo credit: Buzz productions ; Magalie Dagenais ; Tourisme Mauricie, S. Daoust

Departure date of your choice

Price of land portion (taxes included) :
    starting from $ ,635 / person
Formula: En liberté
Trip length: 3 days / 2 nights
Level of difficulty: 3+

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: 225 km • Long route: 357 km

Day 1 - Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Shawinigan Sud, Lac à la Tortue, Hérouxville, St-Tite, St-Rock-de-Mékinac, Shawinigan (60 or 122 km).
Day 2 - Shawinigan, St-Jean-des-Piles, le Parc National de la Mauricie, St-Mathieu-du-Parc, St-Élie-de-Caxton, St-Paulin (50 or 120 km).
Day 3 - St-Paulin, St-Alexis-des-Monts, St-Didace, St-Édouard-de-Maskinongé, Louisville, Pointe du Lac, Cap-de-la-Madeleine 

Elevation Profile

The package includes:

Included in the price :
  • 2 nights in three to four-star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 2 breakfasts;
  • parking at Cap-de-la-Madeleine;
  • 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: Cap-de-la-Madeleine (Trois-Rivières)
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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