Circuit des cageux - difficult

Circuit des cajeux difficile

A trail for seasoned cyclists

The first portion of this circuit will give you plenty of opportunity to warm up your calf muscles before the more challenging climb up Mont Rigaud. Take a break in one of the parks dotted along the route and be sure to taste some of the region’s delicious local products—definitely the perfect way to cap off a great day cycling! You’ll want to snap lots of pictures, as there’s no shortage of beautiful scenery.

From Hudson to Rigaud

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Time

1 day

# of stops

6 stops

Distance

63 km

Stops

  • 1 Centre de conservation des oiseaux sauvages Le Nichoir
  • 2 Le Verger de Hudson Bio
  • 3 Parc Chartier-De Lotbinière
  • 4 Ferme Les Petites écores
  • 5 Arbraska
  • 6 Restaurant Rube

Centre de conservation des oiseaux sauvages Le Nichoir 1

637, Rue Main Hudson Québec J0P 1H0

450-458-2809

Situated at the entrance to the Clarke Sydenham Nature Reserve in Hudson, Le Nichoir’s mission is to conserve wild birds as part of our natural heritage. Le Nichoir delivers its mission through professional and compassionate care of injured and orphaned wild birds and the development and delivery of public environmental education programs.  The Centre offers a formal environmental education program for children, pre-booked guided tours for groups, an Annual Open house in July and periodic workshops and conferences. La Plume Verte boutique offers a range of bird themed items.

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Le Verger de Hudson Bio 2

839, Rue Main Hudson Québec J0P 1H0

450-458-0163

Discover a farm that grows its fruits without using chemicals or pesticides, run by a young family passionate about modern techniques and healthy, bio produce. This small orchard is situated in picturesque Hudson, where it grows 12 varieties of apples and supports a growing bee colony that works hard to keep the trees pollinated and fruitful. The apple trees grow in rich clay soil, sheltered by the ideal microclimate provided by Lac des Deux-Montagnes just across the road. Visitors will love trying out rare and unknown types of apples, not your usual Red Delicious and Royal Galas! The delicious honey produced by the farm’s bees is flavoured by the flowers blossoming in and around Hudson, providing a real treat to anyone with a sweet tooth. During the autumn apple season, Le Verger de Hudson organizes many special events and is open for apple-picking; on your way out, stop by the farm shop for gourmet finds and tastings. This year, the orchard has a tin-roofed pavilion for outdoor events, a one-day yoga and apple-picking retreat, and as always, their apples, honey, and other products will be available at events around the region.

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Parc Chartier-De Lotbinière 3

15, Rue Pagé Rigaud Québec J0P 1P0

450-451-0869

Along the edge of Rigaud Hill, Chartier-de- Lotbinière park is one of the nicest spots in the region for family gatherings, sports, relaxing and more. Stop by for a picnic before continuing your day. The park offers access to the L'escapade trails, a network of 20 km of both short and long trails through the forest of Mount Rigaud. Watch out for birds as you explore: there are over 150 species to spot, including migratory birds. Throughout winter, try snowshoeing, fatbiking, downhill skiing or skating on the 700 metre-long frozen track that circles the park. You can also play hockey at the outdoor rink! Equipment rental is available at the L'escapade chalet. In summer, play all your favourite sports like volleyball, tennis, or come cheer on the baseball teams. There's a skatepark and an outdoor training spot to help you exercise and get in shape. Activities are always running with many local partners, so stay updated! With ample parking, benches and public restrooms, the park has everything you need for a great experience that's both close to town and close to nature!

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Ferme Les Petites écores 4

547, Chemin des Outaouais Pointe-Fortune Québec J0P 1N0

438-274-0183

Family-owned and operated since 2009, Les Petites Écores Farm has focused their hard work on producing honey from their own apiaries, as well as the little-known sea buckthorn berry. Situated in Pointe-Fortune, right on the border of Quebec and Ontario, it's the perfect country stop on the road from Ottawa to Montreal. Nature lovers and devoted farmers, the owners of Les Petites Écores Farm are proud to teach visitors all about the bees, their wonderful products, as well as about the sea buckthorn berry, a fruit with a growing reputation for its healthy qualities. Cyclists are especially welcome, as they are welcome to leave their cars at the farm and ride off on the charming country roads surrounding the farm. To find bike routes in the area, consult the bike section.

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Arbraska 5

85, Chemin Bourget Rigaud Québec J0P 1P0

450-451-5527

Fly from platform to platform in this adventure park located on Mont Rigaud. Discover this hebertism site which offers various challenges spread over eight courses. Fly between trees on ziplines or climb and keep your balance in height on various platforms.The more daring will surely want to try the courses at night or the extreme course! Arbraska also offers GPS rallies (on ground) for adventure lovers. Also open in winter, enjoy the courses in a magical setting and end your day with a hot beverage around a fire. For sure, adventurers of all ages will be delighted with this activity.

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Restaurant Rube 6

147, Route 201 Rigaud Québec J0P 1P0

450-458-5369

Since 1978, Rubes has been destination for home-smoked specialties, steak and seafood. A gathering place to relax and unwind, Rubes is nestled in the hills east of Rigaud and its menu offers home-made smoked salmon and ribs, tender cuts of filet mignon and rib-eye steaks, as well as lobster, oysters and scampi in season. Generous portions accompanied by an excellent wine list will tempt the most discerning diner, who will also enjoy the rustic brick, wood and stone decor. On site, you can taste the craft beers of the Brasserie Bois Blanc. Two distinctive dining rooms can receive up to 60 guests, and groups are welcomed with a pre-selected menu. Cozy in winter, airy in the summer, Rubes is a smart lunch or supper choice for anyone visiting the Rigaud area. The restaurant’s ambiance is a fitting choice for rustic weddings, corporate events with character, anniversary parties or just about any other special occasion. Catering services are also available, as is a generous lunch menu.

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