Cap sur Lévis, QC - In Kath Patry's Backyard
Head to Lévis, on the South Shore of Quebec City.
To discover three of the most beautiful bike paths in the region! One route, three bike paths: yes, they succeed to one another to create the most beautiful ride. First, there’s the very popular Parcours des Anses that runs along the St. Lawrence River, then there’s the Parcours Harlaka, with its own viaduct that crosses highway 20 and finally, the Cycloroute de Bellechasse, built on an old railway line.
Due to its location and layout, this is a very accessible, beginner level ride. With the possibility to ride for nearly 200 km, intermediate and advanced cyclists have the choice to make it a great endurance ride, and mostly away from cars!
✧ Suggested starting point: Lévis, QC (O’Ravito café relais). There are many free parking areas in the surroundings (you can park directly at the café or nearby).
✧ Distance: up to 200 km in total (100 km one way, 100 km return), on a cycling path
✧ Elevation: up to 560 m for the 200 km ride (false flat)
✧ Beginner to intermediate
✧ Duration: as it is a round trip, you can choose to go for a short ride or spend the day there!
✧ Check the ride out on Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/2743269388916602174
➼ Stops During the Ride:
➼ If you are craving an ice cream, there is the Bar laitier Vanille-Chocolat in Saint-Henri, 26 km from the suggested starting point, *cash only*.
➼ If you decide to go for the long run on the 200 km ride, visit the parc des Chutes d’Armagh’s restaurant, located at the very end of the Cycloroute de Bellechasse.
➼ Stop at Le Corsaire microbrewery for the classic after-ride beer, 7 km from the suggested starting point, near the ferry pier.
✽ Ride Highlights:
✽ It runs along the St. Lawrence River, and offers the most beautiful views of Quebec and the Château Frontenac.
✽ You’ll ride pass the impressive cycling walls in Saint-Anselme.
✽ You’ll ride through diverse landscapes such as forests, fields and along rivers.
✽ There are many parks and picnic areas where you can stop for a well deserved break.
My go-to kit for a successful fall ride:
Katherine Patry, proud ambassador of the PEPPERMINT Collective