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Offline Craig Wagoner

Quebec
« on: December 22, 2005, 09:07:27 am »
Planning a trip from Quebec down the St Lawerence River To Kingston. Anyone have any info on parts of this route.

This message was edited by wagaces on 12-22-05 @ 5:08 AM

Offline TheDaltonBoys

Quebec
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2005, 01:22:41 pm »
In "Search" mode type in "Route Verte Velo" and you will get various Canadian Cycling links and some will be bi-lingual (French/English) and very informative. enjoy the voyage....Mark of the Dalton Boys


Offline geegee

Quebec
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2006, 06:14:37 pm »
There are many ways beyond the Route Verte (RV) to go from Quebec
City to Kingston. My personal preference would be to follow Highway
138 (part of the RV) from QC only up to Saint-Sulpice, then skip the
urban sprawl of Montreal by following the l'Assomption River on small
rural roads parallel Hwy 158 to Saint-Jerome then continue to Lachute.
From there, continue west along Hwy 148 (also part of the RV) through
Montebello to Masson where you can take a ferry across the Ottawa
River to Cumberland, Ontario. From there find your way towards the
riverside bike paths that will take you straight into downtown Ottawa.
From Ottawa, take any of the scenic routes along the Rideau River all
the way to Kingston. This route in my opinion will provide a wide
variety of scenery compared to just following the St-Lawrence River,
and would take 1 week at 100km/day, to 2 weeks if you want to stop
and smell the flowers.

MapArt sells some detailed maps of
Eastern Ontario and Quebec regions that show the quiet rural roads.
They also sell a good Quebec road atlas, if you dont mind carrying the
bulk.

Let me know if you want more info on this route.

This message was edited by geeg on 1-3-06 @ 7:56 PM

Offline Craig Wagoner

Quebec
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2006, 12:08:02 am »
Thanks for the great info.  Planning trip in 06 fall.
I will look at maps.


Offline geegee

Quebec
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2006, 11:49:42 pm »
An additional note regarding the Ontario side of the itinerary I
mentioned above:

The villages along the Rideau Canal system between Ottawa and
Kingston are much more interesting than the St-Lawrence Seaway
towns. Many of these villages, Perth in particular, were settled by the
Scottish stonemasons who built the historic canal locks over 150 years
ago, and have wonderful old architecture. One classic ride that takes
you to the points of interest would be Ottawa-Manotick-Kars-
Kemptville-Merrickville-Smiths Falls-Perth-Westport-Kingston. County
Road 10 (the "Old Perth Road") between Perth and Kingston would
make a great end to your ride.

MapArt's Eastern Ontario Map (#0 66770 20222 8) shows all the small
roads. Add the Laurentides map (#0 66770 20313 5) and a map of
Quebec City and Ottawa, You'll have most of the info you'd need in 4
maps.