Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
Distance: 261 Km
Accommodation: Tourist residence, hotel and inn
Starting at $ 579.00 plus taxes in double occupancy
On your first day, you start off towards Sainte-Monique where you will stay in a charming 3-star inn. On your way there, you’ll find Alma’s history museum L’Odyssée des Bâtisseurs and the must-see Pointe-Taillon National Park where you can enjoy beautiful beaches and go for a swim in the vast Lac Saint-Jean.
For your second day, you’re on your way to blueberry country! While biking from Sainte-Monique to Dolbeau-Mistassini, you’ll ride along many blueberry fields, as well as the Louis-Hémon Museum and the historical site of the Vieux Moulin (Old Mill). Upon reaching your destination, you will stay in a 3-star motel. But before calling it a night, make sure you treat your taste buds to the Pères Trappistes ’ delicious chocolates made at Mistassini’s monastery and enjoy a local beer at the microbrewery Le Coureur des Bois.
Pedal your way towards Saint-Félicien during your third day and spend the whole day at the renowned Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Félicien (Saint-Félicien Wildlife Zoo). Don’t forget to check what’s on tap at the microbrewery La Chouape before calling it a day at your 4-star hotel.
Start your fourth day with cheese! Enjoy a tasting and learn how to make it at the cheese dairy Fromagerie Perron located in the heart of Saint-Prime. Then, travel in time for an afternoon and experience life in the 1920s at Val-Jalbert’s authentic historical village. At the end of the day, you’ll spend the night in a 3-star accommodation in the village of Chambord.
Begin your day biking along the beaches of Métabetchouan. Then, make thirst-quenching and tasty pit stops in Saint-Gédéon at the microbrewery Micro brasserie du Lac Saint-Jean and at the cheese dairy Fromagerie Médard . Finally, it’s back to Alma as you attack the last stretch and complete your tour of the lake.