The beautiful Matapédia Valley is a preferred destination to ride along the Matapédia River, renowned worldwide for its salmon quality. Visiting the valley brings a calm and relaxing feeling, and you will be sure to enjoy the magnificence and the breadth of its Matapédia Lake. In Sayabec, near the mouth of the Saint-Pierre River, the Parc Pierre- Brochu gives a public access to the Matapédia Lake.
Located on the shore of the Matapédia Lake, Val-Brillant offers a breathtaking setting with its magnificent sunsets. Also wander at the Bois et Berges recreational and tourist park. Towards Sainte-Irène, you will get to the Parc régional Val-d’Irène. Lodging and activities available all year-round.
A stop in Amqui leads you to the heritage train station where you will visit the Lynnewood, the oldest working Pullman car in North America. Riding further for a few kilometres, you will see the Lac au Saumon on your right..
Keep going south on Route 132 and find Causapscal. It is quite surprising to see salmon fishermen directly downtown. Take a walk on the Les Berges and Les Mémoires trails. The Centre d’interprétation forestier et salmonicole of Sainte-Florence offers an exhibit on log drive, sawmills and the salmon world. In Routhierville, take the time to ride over the recently restored covered bridge.
Further south, watch for the signs with the q symbol in order to visit magnificent lookouts and enjoy a very interesting stay by leaving Route 132. This Plateaux panoramic circuit includes the following municipalities:Saint-André-de-Restigouche, Saint-François-d’Assise, Saint-Alexis-de-Matapédia, L'Ascension-de-Patapédia and Matapédia. Allow yourself plenty of time to fully enjoy this natural haven of peace.