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Old 07-17-11, 08:10 PM   #1
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Places to go near Sherbrooke, Magog, Montreal?

I have a week of vacation at the end of August. I had originally planned to drive to Montreal, ride to Quebec, get the train back to Montreal, and drive home.

But now I wondering if a loop, starting near St. Albans Vermont, might be better. I'd get to say that I crossed the border on a bike -- always a good way to start a story.

So, if I were to start on the Vermont side of the border and work my way towards Montreal and back, is there anything you'd recommend that I see/do/visit/stay away from?

FWIW, I've done one self-supported tour before, but that was on a dedicated bike path with at most a 2% grade (Pittsburgh - Washington DC). I have problems with hills.
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Old 08-10-11, 06:06 PM   #2
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I rode around Eastern Townships few years ago, and it's a really nice area, but mostly on roads. There's Yamaska Park with dedicated paths, which is really nice.

You could also ride Le Petit Train du Nord http://www.laurentians.com/parclineaire/ (we just did that few days ago). It's a rail to trail, so grades are only about 2-3%, which would work for you. The north part is paved, the south part is crushed stone (which we found really quite treacherous to ride on a fully loaded bike).
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