Fall is definitely the season that Quebec trees take on their most attractive colours. Its no coincidence that riding enthusiasts especially appreciate this time of year, which coincides with the end of the motorcycling season.
Here are some suggestions for fall activities to do before storing your motorcycle for the winter!
Gleason in colour: enjoy a unique fall setting
If you want to enjoy the spectacular views offered by the fire-coloured hardwood forests, there’s no better way than a motorcycle ride on the roads of Centre-du-Québec which will take you to Mount Gleason. Over three weekends (September 22 and 23, September 29 and 30, October 6 and 7), you will have the opportunity to ride the ski lifts at Mount Gleason resort to reach the summit, where you can enjoy a unique view of the landscape. If you want to stretch your legs, you can also walk the few kilometres of hiking trails.
In short, why not take in all the colours for a weekend while motorcycling in Centre-du-Québec?
The Blues Festival in Joliette: a musical event for motorcycle enthusiasts
How can you combine a motorcycle ride on country roads with an evening full of cultural discoveries? The answer is simple: plan a trip on the roads of Lanaudière, which will end in downtown Joliette.
On the weekend of September 27 to 30, 2018, you can move to the rhythm of the Blues Festival in Joliette, during which nearly 40 shows are presented in a multitude of bars and restaurants surrounding Place Bourget. After a great meal, music lovers can treat themselves to the guitars and harmonicas of many of the province's finest blues artists. This is a must-see event to enjoy the last few weekends that are ideal for motorcycling.
If you want to enjoy the unique, trendy and avant-garde atmosphere of Joliette for more than one day, several accommodation options are available in the area.
The Festival international de la Galette de Sarrasin in Louiseville
The very first Festival de la Galette de Sarrasin in Louiseville was held in 1978. Since then, this annual fall event’s reputation has continued to grow, attracting several thousand people each year. Today, it is an essential stopover for festivalgoers who love rock and folk music, as well as for foodies who want to enjoy a traditional dish marked by the region's history.
On the eve of this 40th edition, which will be held from September 28 to October 7, the organizing committee confirms that several new features will delight young and old alike, including the very first demolition derby in the festival's history.
Located in the Mauricie region, Louiseville is accessible by motorcycle via the famous Route 138 along Lake Saint-Pierre. You can make your way there by taking one of the most popular tours for Quebec motorcyclists.
Would you like more suggestions for fall activities?
Quebec is full of locations and roads that are more beautiful than ever once the fall arrives. Don’t hesitate to visit our "Explore" section. You can find suggestions for activities, tips and useful information to help you plan memorable rides.