Montagnard cycling circuit
Located 35 minutes from Highway 20, the Montagnards bike routes cross rural villages and wooded areas and offer a challenge to the sports cyclist who will be rewarded with a panoramic view extending for kilometres.
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CIRCUIT 1: SAINT-MARCEL AND SAINTE-FÉLICITÉ
---> 34 km
STARTING POINT AND PARKING: SAINT-MARCEL CHURCH
Start your journey at the Church of Saint-Marcel, where you can park your car and which will also be your arrival point on this first day of cycling, as you will sleep at the Old Presbytery located next to the Church.
Then take the road to the promontory on Rang Taché ouest de Sainte-Félicité. From there you will have a magnificent view and can see a former school of straight line in front of you.
For lunch, you can have a snack at the convenience store in Sainte-Félicité; Alimentation A.M. You could also ask Mrs. Bélanger, owner of the Ancien Presbytère, to cook you a good champion's lunch.
Take the road again with the objective of taking a break in the relaxing setting of Lac du curé in the village of Sainte-Félicité. Enter the church to admire the works of Thérèse Morneau. Then visit the sculptor Clermont Gagnon in his workshop.
Then, go back to complete the loop to your starting point, the Old Presbytery of Saint-Marcel to spend the night and prepare yourself for the big day the next day. Book your night in advance in this charming presbytery transformed into an inn. Mrs. Nicole will be able to prepare a homemade meal worthy of your mother using local products, of course. If you are fond of antiques, know that its hangar is full of small and large antique treasures...
CIRCUIT 2: SAINTE-PERPETTUE AND SAINTE-FÉLICITÉ
---> 50 km
STARTING POINT AND PARKING: MUNICIPAL STOPOVER OR CHALET IN THE MONK SECTION
Get ready for a big challenge! This circuit includes many climbs to go down...and up! You can take a lunch break at the Casse-croûte le Traiteur, either one-third of the way through or by passing through Sainte-Perpétue before the end of the route. The main attraction of this tour is the magnificent landscape that the Appalachians will offer you. We recommend that you sleep at the Chalet du Tection Monk where you will start and finish your loop.
CIRCUIT 3: SAINT-PAMPHILE AND SAINT-OMER
---» 59 km
STARTING POINT AND PARKING: SAINT-PAMPHILE CITY HALL
Although long, this circuit will allow you to take several breaks, as there are many interesting attractions on the course. In Saint-Pamphile, visit the Godend'art cultural centre (weekends only) as well as the Fraternity Park and the Jardin de la Marguerite. The covered bridge at Saint-Adalbert is also worth the 1 km derogation from the trail. Many maple groves are located on the trail, so this trail literally becomes magical in the fall. You can also see a former settler's house in Rang Saint-Camille in Sainte-Félicité. We recommend that you dine at Le Relais restaurant of the Saint-Pamphile Golf Club, which is located about 2/3 of the way along the course.
You will finish the itinerary by making a loop to the village of Saint-Omer, and then return to Saint-Pamphile.
Finally, finish your getaway with a good pizza at Chez Réjean and thank yourself with a well-deserved rest at Motel le Boisé in Saint-Pamphile.
Do you feel ready to take on this challenge ?