Day 1 : Alma / Sainte-Monique 50 km
For your first day, you’ll hit the road towards Sainte-Monique where you will stay in a charming 3-star inn. Along the way, 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 : Ste-Monique / Dolbeau-Mistassini 47 km
On your second day, you’re headed to blueberry country! While biking to Dolbeau-Mistassini, you’ll pass many blueberry fields, as well as the Louis-Hémon Museum and the historical site of the Vieux Moulin (Old Mill). Once you’ve reached your destination, you’ll hit the pillow at a 3-star motel. But before stopping for the night, be sure to 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 / St-Félicien 57 km
On the third leg of your trip, pedal your way towards Saint-Félicien 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 3 or 4-star hotel.
Day 4 : St-Félicien / Métabetchouan 66 km
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. Cap it off by spending the night in a 3-star accommodation in beautiful Métabetchouan.
Day 5 : Métabetchouan / Jonquière 65 km
On your fifth day, you’ll leave the lowlands of Lac-St-Jean and head towards Saguenay. You will be biking across the Horst de Kenogami, a natural barrier with a more rugged landscape that will take you to Jonquière. Once there, you’ll find the Rivières-aux-Sables Public Market, the Sir-William-Price historical centre as well as two microbreweries: L’HopEra et Voie Maltée. Finally, you’ll hit the sack in a welcoming 3-star inn.
Day 6 : Jonquière / La Baie 40 km
On the sixth and last day, your first stop will be Chicoutimi’s famous little white house. Then, head to the cheese dairy Fromagerie Boivin before finishing your trip in La Baie, where you’ll find many artisans as well as restaurants with a breathtaking view of the Saguenay Fjord. A shuttle will be waiting for you to bring you back to Alma.