I was wondering if there are more detailed online maps for route verte besides routeverte.com? because the routeverte.com online maps only show a vague area of where we can go. no street names or anything.
I'm more interested in parking the car overnight in longuieul and ride along to chambly for lunch and stay overnight at st jean sur richelle.
So i'm wondering if anyone in the area know where I can park in longuieul that's close to the route verte so we can head off to it right away. I'm going with the wife so we would prefer to not be on the road but on a separate path, which is why I've chosen the south part of montreal since it is labelled as "sur piste" which probably means separate track.
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3841773 This route starts at a shopping centre parking lot, where you should be able to leave the car. There is a bike path passing the parking lot, leading you to the Route Verte. The Route Verte follows the railway tracks from where I stopped plotting, directly to Chambly.
at least it's supervised and from there I can connect to montreal's extensive cycle routes with the opencyclemap to hook up to the route verte. Wish Toronto had such an extensive cycle roadways like Montreal, it's not even close!
I led a tour in the opposite direction, staying in St-Jean Sur Richelieu, along the Chamby Canal then turning west through Montreal. You can view a description at http://www.bikenewengland.com/quebec.html. I don't have the cue sheets and maps on that page yet, but do sell them on our Bike New England routes, online and disk versions.
We were on holiday returning (in our car) from New Brunswick on our way back to Ontario. In Riviere du Loup, we decided to take Hwy # 132 instead of the main highway to get to Quebec City. Hwy 132 meanders along the St. Lawrence River. As it turns out it is part of the Route Verte, where there was a bike lane most of the way. We must have seen over 100 touring cyclists in a 200 kilometre span. What a beautiful place to cycle! There are quaint small towns that dot the route every 10 kms or so. Most of the towns are picturesque and interesting, and there was even an arts festival going on the weekend we were passing through. I hope to make it there again, but definitely by bike, not by car.