Quebec offers wonderful places to discover on a motorcycle. As winter approaches, it is your last chance to brave the cold weather and discover them. With so many possible destinations, it can be difficult to choose. We therefore recommend three motorcycle rides before the winter season is in full swing.
The Bas-Saint-Laurent region is the starting point for your next motorcycle trip before winter
The first region we suggest discovering on motorcycle is the Bas-Saint-Laurent. This magnificent territory is home to Route 132, which runs parallel to Highway 20. Also known as the Navigators' Route tourist circuit, this scenic route offers many attractions that you will enjoy discovering by motorcycle before storing it for the winter.
The Navigators' Route begins at La Pocatière. 30 kilometres after departure, you will reach Kamouraska, which will enchant you with its historic villages by the sea. Get off your bike for a bit and take the opportunity to go on a boat trip. Fond memories are just waiting to be made. From Kamouraska, you will soon reach Rivière-du-Loup, then, 90 kilometres further on, Le Bic. Stop over to learn more about the history of the local fishermen.
Leaving Le Bic, you will arrive in Sainte-Luce. Located 35 kilometres away, this municipality offers breathtaking landscapes. You will certainly want to admire the natural beauties of this region before they become snow-covered.
Eeyou Istchee Baie-James: Quebec's must-see motorcycle ride
Second region to explore: Eeyou Istchee James Bay. Discovering this region by motorcycle is a unique and unforgettable experience, given how spectacular the James Bay highway is.
Over its 620 kilometres, you will see the boreal forest change into a taiga. When you start your journey, make sure to fill up in Matagami, since the next gas station is more than 380 kilometres away. Of all the rest stops along the James Bay highway, the one at kilometre 257 is perfect for viewing the Rupert River, one of the largest rivers in Quebec. The spot's two lookouts will amaze you.
At kilometre 395, you will arrive at the Eastmain River, whose bridge has previously won an architecture and engineering award. In Radisson, the unmissable residence of the Robert-Bourassa development, the adventure of the James Bay highway ends. Before you start your return trip, enjoy a guided tour of the area. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in Quebec's history.
The North Shore: the motorcycle destination to discover before the arrival of the great Quebec cold
The third choice destination before storing your bike for the winter is the fabulous Côte-Nord region. Among all the possible activities, we recommend that you visit Daniel-Johnson Dam and Manic-5 generating station. It is hard to comprehend how impressive this structure is, which is why a visit by motorcycle is a must. Biker's honour! The layout is composed of several buildings with unique architecture that reflects the technical advances and engineering know-how of the time.
Motorcycling Quebec: explore Quebec and plan your next motorcycle ride before winter
Traveling by motorcycle means traveling differently. Quebec offers many outstanding tourist routes. If you are looking for a place to do your last motorcycle ride before winter, look no further. Place your finger blindly on one of the three regions we have recommended and let the adventure begin.
Don't hesitate to visit the Motorcycling Quebec website. You will find all the unmissable motorcycle circuits to ride before the cold season. Have a good trip!