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    Best route along La Route Verte from Montreal to Quebec City?

    I'm doing a bike/camping trip from Montreal to Quebec City along La Route Verte in a bit less than a week, but I haven't exactly pinned down a good route. I'd prefer to bike along the river, but I'd also like to avoid any major roads and try to stay along a more nature/scenic route. I can't seem to get the map on Route Verte website to work and it's probably a bit too late to get the Velo Quebec book on time. Would anybody have any suggestions on a good route and perhaps some interesting spots? It would be greatly appreciated!

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    Most people would say the best route is highway 138 on the north shore, which happens to be the Route Verte #5. It's a major highway with shoulders but relitively quiet since the parallel highway 40 takes up most of the traffic. IMO, the best part is between Trois-Rivières and Donnaconna. I like to ride on the south shore from Montreal up to Sorel (ferry) but there's a 12-15km stretch that really sucks on highway 132 because of high traffic, lack of shoulder and really bad pavement. Maybe they fixed it.

    If you have time, you could ride a little more inland, something like this very rough route: http://maps.google.ca/maps?saddr=Mon...b&z=8&lci=bike

    I biked most of it and it's quite nice. Some is actually another Route Verte (#8?). From Rivière-à-Pierre to Quebec City, it's bike trail from nature to downtown Quebec City.

    A completly different route would be inland on the south shore, almost all on bike trails, mostly rail-trails, usually on Route Verte #1. It does get a little boring except around the Eastern Township section. It looks a bit like this but Google Maps is missing many many trails. For exemple, between Richmond and Levis, it's one very straight rail-trail.
    Erick - www.borealphoto.com/velo

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    Thanks a lot for the info, ended up taking route #5 with some detours and it was beautiful! I'm definitely heading back some day to try the other routes, especially around the Gaspe Peninsula.

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