Fall is right around the corner, and what better way to visit and discover our beautiful region than to take part in the legendary Lac-St-Jean tour, the ultimate cycling destination, accessible to everyone ! Renowned for its warm, colorful and welcoming vibe, Saguenay will truly charm you with it's beautiful landscapes and all of it's events and attractions. Our team at OTL Saguenay has gathered all the information you need, to make your Lac-St-Jean cycling experience, a memorable adventure!
Where to go
The Lac-St-Jean tour takes place on the Véloroute des Bleuets, surrounding the magnificient Lac-St-Jean's natural reservoir, on a 256km pathway. This circuit allows you to choose between many different riding sections; whether you are riding with your kids, or with some more experimented friends or loved ones; everybody will be delighted by this breathtaking bike circuit. More experimented cyclist will opt for the entire tour of the lake; which could take up to a day or two, with much needed prepation time.
The Véloroute des Bleuets will allow you to ride across 15 different municipalities, while enjoying one of the 35 rest areas, specially designed for the tour's cyclists; making it easy for you and your loved ones, to picnic, relax, and admire the beautiful panoramas offered by the Véloroute des Bleuets!
Each year, the Lac-St-Jean-Tour - a circuit that is greatly familiar to 40% of Quebecers - https://veloroutedesbleuets.com/quelques-statistiques, attracts 250,000 users, eager to experience North America's most unique biking destination! The tour of Lac-St-Jean is the perfect way to initiate yourself to a one of a kind cycling experience.
How to enjoy the circuit
The circuit has been designed to fit all riding levels (on an easy to intermediate course); it also caters to roller skaters, and individuals with reduced mobility (motorized wheelchairs). It is allowed to ride on the circuit on a bicycle, an electric bicycle, a tricycle, a scooter, roller skates, or on foot. It is forbidden for anyone to ride the circuit on an ATV, a motorcycle or a vehicule. All animals are also forbidden.
The Véloroute des Bleuets: 4 different bike-experiences, to please all bicycle lovers
The Véloroute des Bleuets offers you 4 unique bike-experiences, depending on your riding level. The "performance-cyclist experience" is intended for all performance cyclists, allowing you to ride on the circuit's most difficult sections; with many abrupt hills and numerous changes in elevation.
The "family-recreational cyclist experience" is intended for beginner and intermediate cyclists, on designated bike paths, with minimal to non-existant elevation gain. This experience is perfect for the whole family!
The "touring-cyclist experience" offers you various sections of the pathway with a more moderate elevation gain. The sections are 3 foot wide, and cater to the touring cyclists. The hills and shoulders are all paved.
At last, the "mountain bike & fat bike experience" caters to beginners and more experienced riders; with a mere 180km of trails dedicated to mountain biking, and 80km of trails dedicated to fatbiking. Make sure to bring your own bicycles and helmets to experience the Lac-St-Jean tour, as bike rentals are pretty rare in the area!
To fully enjoy all of the events, attractions and magnificient landscapes in Saguenay, make sure to plan your next adventure in the heart of our region, with one of our passionate team members at OTL Saguenay. Call us toll-free, to book your dream vacation at OTL Saguenay!
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