4 - SAINT-FRANÇOIS RIVER TOUR

4 - SAINT-FRANÇOIS RIVER TOUR

  • 01 day
  • 78 km
Level : Easy

From Drummondville, on the Circuit des traditions route, you’ll cycle along the shores of the Saint-François River (St. Francis River), which flows into Lake Saint-Pierre near Pierreville and Saint-François-du-Lac. On both sides of the River, you’ll enjoy spectacular views and pass through Drummond Forest, which straddles the River in the Saint-Majorique and Saint-Joachim-de-Courval sectors. In Pierreville, a stop at the foot of the bridge is a must : the Parc Lafrenière on the waterfront is a great place to rest. Nearby, a foray into Odanak will help you discover Abenaki culture. Returning via Saint-Joachim, an aerial ropes courses park will delight the whole family, including the most adventurous!

At Saint-François-du-Lac, if you feel like it, go a little further north by taking Principale Street and Rang de l'Île Saint-Jean where a pontoon boat is ready to take cyclists across the river. In this sector, you can see the majestic Lake Saint-Pierre.

Departure 
-Halte vélo La Plaine (rest area), chemin du Gold Ouest, Saint-Majorique-de-Grantham (take exit 179 of Highway 20 and follow the directions of blue signs)

Route Details 
- Paved road : 68 km
- Paved bike path : 3 km
- Unpaved bike path : 7,5 km 
- Route verte #4 bikeway (between Drummondville, Saint-Majorique, Saint-Bonaventure, Saint-Pie-de-Guire, Saint-François-du-Lac and Pierreville)
- Circuit des traditions (Drummond's bike network, between Drummondville, Saint-Majorique, Saint-Bonaventure, Saint-Pie-de-Guire)

Climb in elevation 
398 m 

Dénivelé - Circuit 4

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