MONTREAL | This summer, we're doing - again! - the tour of Quebec. Each weekend, we offer you a few new or lesser-known attractions in a region of the province. Enough to complete your vacation itinerary or fill your days off. Today: heading for Chaudière-Appalaches.
Electric bike in Bellechasse
VéloPoP describes itself as “a small electric bike rental company with big ambitions”. Located in Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, it was created last year and this year offers the rental of 20 electric bikes with a vintage-inspired look. But that's not all. It also offers various self-guided tours that allow you to discover the pretty region of Bellechasse according to different themes: vineyards, beautiful houses, Berthier beach, etc. And that's still not all! The young company also offers picnic baskets presenting the flavors of the region. To discover!
Hiking in the Appalachian Park
This year, the Parc des Appalaches celebrates its 25th anniversary. There are many activities to do on site, ranging from paddle boarding to cycling, canoeing, camping, swimming and fishing. Of course, hiking occupies a special place, since the territory has no less than 140 km of trails.
As part of its 25th anniversary, the park is offering 25% off rentals and day passes every 25th of the month. It also offers contests, such as the "six hikes challenge". Among the six trails you need to hike to complete this challenge: Garde-Feu, which climbs to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and offers panoramic views of the region.
Night in a tepee on Isle-aux-Grues
Do you know Isle-aux-Grues? Off Montmagny, this 10 km long and 1.5 km wide island is home to around 130 inhabitants and can only be reached by ferry or small plane. It offers magnificent peaceful landscapes and a change of scenery is guaranteed! It is famous for its cheese dairy, but also because the painter Riopelle lived there (a nature reserve bears his name). It is possible to stay there, especially at the Maisons du Grand Héron. Among the different types of accommodation offered by the site: well-equipped tipis, for four people, with mezzanine and large windows.