Day 1 : Shuttle Alma / Saint-Henri-de-Taillon
Start biking from Saint-Henri-de-Taillon / Péribonka 41 km
On your first day, we take you by shuttle from Alma to Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, where your journey will begin by biking across Pointe-Taillon National Park. Remember to stop along the way to enjoy Lac St-Jean’s gorgeous beaches and warm water by going for a dip. At the end of this scenic day, you’ll head towards Péribonka where you’ll stay in a charming 3-star inn.
*It’s possible to take the Pointe-Taillon National Park’s ferry to shorten the distance.
Day 2 : Péribonka / Dolbeau-Mistassini 33 km
On your second day, you’re on your way to blueberry country! While biking from Péribonka to Dolbeau-Mistassini, you’ll ride past 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!
Day 3 : Dolbeau-Mistassini / Normandin 30 km
Once in Normandin, you’re in the perfect place to get your fill of local products and everything blueberries at the Economusée Bleuet Sauvage (wild blueberry museum and boutique). Also, make sure you stop by the Économusée de la taxidermie Bilodeau (Bilodeau’s taxidermy museum and boutique) before reaching your accommodation for the night.
Day 4 : Normandin / Saint-Félicien 27 km
Pedal your way towards Saint-Félicien during your fourth leg and spend the whole day at the renowned Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Félicien (Saint-Félicien Wildlife Zoo). After hanging out with animals from the Boreal Forest, you’ll stop for the night at your 3 or 4-star hotel.
Day 5 : Saint-Félicien / Roberval 36 km
Start your fifth 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, learn about Ilnu culture by visiting Mashteuiatsh’s Native Museum.
Day 6 : Roberval / Métabetchouan 30 km
On your sixth day, travel in time to experience life in the 1920s while spending the afternoon at Val-Jalbert’s historical village. Don’t worry about saving up on energy—you can rest later at your 3-star accommodation in Métabetchouan.
Day 7 : Métabetchouan / Alma 33 km
On your last day, bike along Métabetchouan’s beautiful beaches. Stop for a snack at the cheese dairy Fromagerie Médard in Saint-Gédéon. Finally, it’s back to Alma as you attack the last stretch and complete your tour of the lake.
It is possible to add a day to your trip by completing the first part on bike and spending the night in Saint-Henri-de-Taillon (26 km ride).
It is also possible to shorten the distance by spreading the journey over six days and skipping a night in Péribonka. If you choose to do so, the personalised shuttle service will make a stop at Péribonka.