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!


Ride Details:

✧ 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:




The Start:

If you want to start at the very beginning of the Parcours des Anses, then a start at the O’Ravito Café is a must! Nothing beats a nice coffee in a charming local café with one (or two!) homemade pastry. Several other starting points are also accessible along the route, whether it’s in Lévis (free parking at St. Lawrence Park) or further, in Saint-Henri (free parking here). You can also access the route from Quebec by taking the ferry.

➼ Stops During the Ride:

➼ Depending on the season and the day, you might come across some foodtrucks around the ferry pier, on the Parcours des Anses, 7 km from the suggested starting point.

➼ 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:

    ✽ A round trip kind of ride that is almost 100% on a cycling path, far from cars.

    ✽ 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:

      Signature Bib Thermal Knickers
      Flag Multifunctional Band
      PEPPERMINT Beanie for the after-ride

        Katherine Patry, proud ambassador of the PEPPERMINT Collective

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