Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Bikes: True North tourer (www.truenorthcycles.com), 2004; Miyata 1000, 1985
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I started one bike trip from Drummondville (about 45 minutes south of Montreal by train), south and east through the Eastern Townships, east to Lac Megantic, and north along the Chaudiere River to Levi, which is across the river from Quebec. It was not super-spectacular in terms of scenery, but very enjoyable nonetheless. Lac Megantic was special, and I would return. I had a wonderful time. Traffic was hardly an issue, the terrain was varied (flat as a pancake to extremely hilly), and I had no problems finding B+Bs, restaurants, and food stores.
For years I have wanted to bike from Toronto to Windsor (across the river from Detroit). The shoreline of Lake Erie is the route I would take. There are vestiges of Carolinian forests, peanut farms, wineries (near Windsor in the west and Niagara in the east), beach towns, nature reserves, etc.