My girlfriend and I are trying to decide on a destination for a one-week tour in Quebec. We'll be taking the train from Toronto, so routes with rail access are a must.
We've consulted the Route Verte guidebook and have narrowed down the general area to the Gaspé or a trip around Lac-St-Jean and down the Saguenay.
As far as terrain, we'll be on a fully loaded tandem so hill climbing is a chore and descents can be hairy. But we're still in our 20s so a bit of suffering is worth it if the views are spectacular enough. We average about 14km/h fully loaded.
What do you think of this route? I've heard that the interior of the Gaspé is beautiful, and that the North shore is a bit hilly but very spectacular. The other choice would be to take the train up to Lac St-Jean, do a loop, descend the Saguenay, then maybe take the ferry from Saint-Simeon to Rivière-du-Loup for the return trip?
Bonus points if we can shoehorn Quebec City into the week-long trip. So many options!