Eastern Canada - does anyone know a good bike route from Halifax to rimouski?
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05-31-09, 10:06 PM
i am debating on whether going from halifax to rimouski or from halifax to edmunston... any help will be greatly appreciated!!
07-04-09, 07:56 AM
Have you done this ride yet? I am also looking for info on a similar ride. I will be riding the Route Verte from Lake Massawippi, Quebec, up to Riviere du Loup ( on southeast shore of St Lawrence or better on northeast shore?) From there I head straight to Frederickton, NB on the Petit Temis and then Moncton and across the bridge to PEI. I may bail at Grand Falls and take 108 through Plaster Rock as a short cut but it looks desolate and of unknown cycling quality.
I have done only the Des Grandes-Fourches section near Sherbrooke. After riding this bike trail I agreed with the assessment that The Route Verte is one of the ten most beautiful places on Earth to ride a bike. Unfortunately it is hard to find info and a good map. I have both the Velo Quebec and Canadian Geographic maps but both are at a scale of 1:earth.
New Brunswick is the most daunting as I have the least info on that area and I do not want to be one of those people riding on the Trans Canada 2 with cars zipping by at 140 kph.
08-12-09, 07:17 AM
The way to go is to get the ferry to St John NB and get on the the Trans Canada TRAIL all the way to Rimouski. You could take a short cut on 232 out of Cabano but I cannot speak for its ride-ability. I just completed the ride from Vermont to Woodstock NB on (mostly) the Trans Canada Trail. This trail is a national treasure - all of it was beautiful - much of it was amazing and the car -free biking cannot be beat. The best sections were along the St John River in New Brunswick, The Petit Temis section from Riviere-du-Loup PQ to Edmundston NB and then the trail from North Hatley to Sherbrook. I am looking forward to finding more routes in New Brunswick - especially a short cut to PEI. It looks like there is likely an ATV trail much of the way from Fredericton to Moncton.
If you ever find a good map of route vert Please post where you found it. I often ride different sections mainly around the eastern townships and am frustrated with the maps I have found.
I agree with the opinion of peidavy the ride from north hatley to sherbrooke is great as are most of the rides in the area.
08-12-09, 10:48 AM
The best cycling maps are regional maps, but it's better to combine them with a plain road map from Mapart. The Vélo-Quebec guides are quite poor IMO.
For the Eastern Townships: http://www.easterntownships.org/atrce/en/modules/guide/
Most regions have their own. You can find them in any tourist info.
thanks I have that one but find its not that great.
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