Running along the majestic St. Lawrence River, this route is perfect for food lovers and nature buffs.

Journey from Montmorency Falls to the dizzying cliffs in the Charlevoix region along a picturesque route sure to satisfy history lovers, thrill seekers and foodies alike. Discover the beauty of the St. Lawrence River and delightful treasures on an island.

205 km

This itinerary is done by car and bicycle. Or hop on your motorcycle and enjoy the sea air off the St. Lawrence! You’ll be dazzled by the beauty of the Charlevoix mountains.

Days
6
Destinations
2
Activities
11

Regions

Québec
Charlevoix
Day 1

A day of history and nature in Québec City

Stroll through Old Québec

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This itinerary begins in Old Québec, the cradle of French civilization in North America. Dating back more than 400 years, and ranked as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Old Québec is a blend of tradition and modernity... A trip through time!

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

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A few kilometres away, the Montmorency Falls dominate the landscape, standing 83 m high. Admire stunning views from the cable car, zipline or suspension bridge. Or scale the cliff on the via ferrata for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Day 2

Île d’Orléans’ local products in a word: exquisite

Delights at the Confiturerie Tigidou jam maker

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Across the Île d’Orléans bridge, discover local Québec products at the Confiserie Tigidou: jams, syrups and berry concoctions. Enjoy the rustic yet jazzy ambiance as you taste delicious products at the jam bar.

Cassis Monna & Filles

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While on the island, visit the Cassis Monna & Filles economuseum: wines, black currant by-products and a dairy bar. Their deep-coloured black-currant liquor, sweetened to perfection, pairs wonderfully with cheese and dark chocolate.

Day 3

All aboard for Baie-Saint-Paul

To Charlevoix by train

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Hop onto the Train de Charlevoix at the Montmorency Falls station and head to Baie-Saint-Paul. Enjoy magnificent scenery along the way—it changes with the tides. Upon arrival, visit the village’s beautiful art galleries and delightful charm.

Unwind at Spa Nordique Le Germain

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Time for a rejuvenating break at Spa Nordique Le Germain. Thermal baths, sauna, massages and body treatments spell utter relaxation. But don’t dare fall asleep because the last train for the Montmorency Falls station will be waiting for you!

Day 4

No shortage of fun on Isle-aux-Coudres

Bike ride with Vélo-Coudres

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Take the ferry to Île aux Coudres for a bike ride in the heart of the St. Lawrence. The island: 23 km of fresh air, nature and history. Vélo-Coudres offers regular and tandem bicycles and quadricycles for four or six people. Or rent a motorcycle.

Great stops along the way

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There’s tons to see, do and taste on Île aux Coudres! Visit the best local artisans and producers and discover the island’s many hidden treasures.

Day 5

Les Éboulements to La Malbaie: a stay at the manor

The St. Lawrence Route

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Return by ferry to take a 30-km stretch of the St. Lawrence Route between Les Éboulements and La Malbaie. This 78-km route boasts historic homes, windmills, art galleries, churches, heritage sites and shops around every bend.

A luxurious stay at Manoir Richelieu

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Arriving in La Malbaie, take in the magnificent Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu perched on its cliff, overlooking the St. Lawrence. Romantic, distinguished, classic, elegant and welcoming. Visit the casino, martini in hand, and soak up the glamour!

Day 6

From La Malbaie to Petite-Rivière-Saint-François

Charlevoix’s Flavour Trail

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This gastronomic adventure on Charlevoix’s Flavour Trail is sure to satisfy your taste buds and appetite! Ciders, craft beers, cheeses, exquisite chocolates, organic meat, well raised ducks and products from the farm all contribute to its renown.

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