Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Accommodation: Tourist residence, B&Bs and inns
Starting at $ 447.00 plus taxes in double occuptaion
Day 1: Alma / Péribonka 73km
Start off your trip by heading towards Péribonka where you will stay in a charming 3-star B&B. 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 St-Jean.
Day 2: Péribonka / Normandin 64 km
On your second day, you’re on your way to blueberry country! While biking from Péribonka to Normandin, you’ll pass many blueberry fields, as well as the Louis-Hémon Museum and the historical site of the Vieux Moulin (Old Mill). Be sure to stop in Dolbeau-Mistassini to treat your taste buds to the Pères Trappistes’ delicious chocolates made at Mistassini’s monastery and savour a tasty local beer at the microbrewery Le Coureur des Bois. Upon reaching your destination, you will stay in a 3-star B&B.
Day 3: Normandin / Roberval 62 km
Pedal your way to Saint-Félicien during your third day, where you can spend a good part of it at the renowned Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Félicien (Saint-Félicien Wildlife Zoo). Be sure to also stop by Saint-Prime’s cheese dairy, Fromagerie Perron, and the Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh (Mashteuiatsh’s indigenous museum) before reaching your 3-star B&B.
Day 4: Roberval / Alma 68km
For your last day, experience life in the 1920s at Val-Jalbert’s historical village. The last stretch begins with a ride along Métabetchouan’s beaches, leading to thirst-quenching and tasty pit stops in Saint-Gédéon at the microbrewery Microbrasserie du Lac Saint-Jean and the cheese dairy Fromagerie Médard. Finally, it’s back to Alma as you attack the last stretch and complete your tour of the lake.