Soulanges Bike Path
35 km of cycling, art and heritage
Discover the region’s rich heritage and scenic beauty along the 35 km of the Piste cyclable Soulanges. This bike path is entirely paved and follows the eastern portion of the Soulanges canal for nearly 22 km, immersing you in its splendour and history. Stretching from Pointe-des-Cascades to Rivière-Beaudette, this multi-use trail offers cyclists fascinating glimpses into the past, such as the vestiges of the old hydroelectric generating station, known as “Le Petit Pouvoir,” the locks and the lighthouses. This bike path is part of Route verte No. 5 and connects to the Waterfront Trail in Ontario.
The Piste Cyclable Soulanges remains a favourite destination for families. Take advantage of those sunny summer days to hop on your bikes and enjoy a family bike ride. Admire spectacular landscapes, discover nearby points of interest accessible by bike and enjoy a picnic in any number of picturesque spots along the way. For a refreshing frozen treat to beat the heat, make a pit stop at one of our fabulous ice cream parlours or dairy bars!
Parking spots are available in several municipalities along the bike path:
Pointe-des-Cascades: On Chemin du Fleuve (in front of the church and in front of Saint-Pierre Park) or just off Highway 338 in front of Rue Claude.
Les Cèdres: On Chemin Saint-Antoine (south of the intersection with Highway 338) and Chemin Saint-Féréol (north of the intersection with Highway 338)
Coteau-du-Lac: Paul-Stevens Park (Rue Saint-Emmanuel) and downtown (parking lot across from 20 Rue Principale)
Coteau-du-Lac/Les Coteaux: A few parking spots are available at Emblème Park (Rue Principale) and near the intermunicipal swimming pool (Chemin du Fleuve)
Saint-Zotique: Near the refrigerated rink (Quatre-Saisons Park, 26e Avenue)
Don’t know whether to choose the road or the bike path? Head back via the Chemin du Fleuve and enjoy the best of both worlds! This scenic route passes through several small towns, offering panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River. Click here for more details on this cycling itinerary called the Circuit du canal de Soulanges.
Les Cèdres river shuttle
The Les Cèdres – Salaberry-de-Valleyfield river shuttle links the village of Les Cèdres to the Parc régional des Îles-de-Saint-Timothée in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. The crossing takes just a few minutes, with departures from the municipal wharf in Les Cèdres, in the heart of the village.
May 22 to June 27, 2021: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
July 3 to September 6, 2021: Thursdays through Sundays and holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
September 11 through October 11, 2021: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Resident (with proof of residence): One way: $2, round trip: $3
Non-resident: One way: $3, round trip: $5
**Payment by debit or credit card only
For more information, visit the website of the municipality of Les Cèdres.
Mountain biking & BMX
Mont Rigaud is one of the few places in the Montérégie where you can go mountain biking. The mountain has 16.5 km of cross-country trails ranging from beginner to expert. If you want to give the sport a try but don’t have the equipment, rentals are available at the base of the mountain.
Kids and grown-ups alike love coming to the Centre de la nature in Coteau-du-Lac, which offers several kilometres of mountain bike trails as well as a closed circuit pump track for BMX bikes.
Bike shops and services
Road cycling routes
Pedal along one of the region’s many cycling routes, which range in distance from 29 km to 144 km. Seasoned cyclists will want to try the Circuit des cageux or the Circuit de la montagne. If it’s beautiful landscapes you’re looking for, the Circuit du Moulin won’t disappoint. Visit our page to find all the cycling routes, on shared or dedicated paths, and plan your next cycling trip in Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Some of them offer an even more unique cycling experience by including a ferry or shuttle river crossing.
Our Itineraries section has more than ten thematic cycling trips that let you discover the region and its not-to-be-missed attractions.