Parcours des traverses - Montagne

Parcours des traverses Montagne

A mixed rural-urban bike tour

En parcourant le long de la rivière des Outaouais, les adeptes de vélo admiront la magnifique vue de la rive et le mont Rigaud. Planifiez une pause au parc Chartier-De Lotbinière situé au centre-ville de Rigaud. Vous sillonnerez la colline de Rigaud en direction du centre-ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion. Les choix pour faire un arrêt ne manqueront pas sur votre route afin de contempler architecture et histoire.

Loop tour across Lower Laurentians and Vaudreuil-Soulanges

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Time

1 day

# of stops

10 stops

Distance

144 km

Stops

  • 1 Traversier Le Passeur
  • 2 Ferme Les Petites écores
  • 3 Parc Chartier-De Lotbinière
  • 4 Vignoble Côte de Vaudreuil
  • 5 Jardin Champs de rêves
  • 6 Maison Trestler
  • 7 Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges
  • 8 Maison Félix-Leclerc
  • 9 Parc de la maison Valois
  • 10 Traverse Oka-Hudson

Traversier Le Passeur 1

450-537-3412

Since 1883, ferries have linked Carillon to Pointe-Fortune. These days, the Le Passeur Ferry shuttles cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians across the Ottawa River, helping them avoid traffic and discover new landscapes. No matter what shore you're on, there are a variety of exciting activities to discover.

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Ferme Les Petites écores 2

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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Parc Chartier-De Lotbinière 3

5, 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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Vignoble Côte de Vaudreuil 4

2692, Route Harwood Vaudreuil-Dorion Québec J7V 8P2

450-424-1660

Twenty thousand vines grace the slopes of the region’s premiere winery, which lies just north of Vaudreuil-Dorion in a quiet rural area. This corner of the region is ideal for growing grapes, no mean feat in Québec, as the climate is similar to that of Niagara’s famous wine country; the land is managed with care and passion by an expert team dedicated to producing top-quality wines. So close to Montréal and the Ontario border, a visit to this winery makes for a fantastic day trip for wine-lovers of all types. Tastings will introduce guests to the wonderful and award-winning wines produced on site. Aside from tastings, the winery invites guests to get in on the action every fall by helping the Côte de Vaudreuil team harvest the grapes and vines, a fun activity that is becoming a popular team-building exercise with local businesses. This beautiful site will enchant visitors not only because of its natural beauty, but also for the art and music that bring the vineyard to life – the winery is well known for its support of local artists and a nine

Jardin Champs de rêves 5

1620, Chemin Daoust Vaudreuil-Dorion Québec J7T 2C8

450-458-4000

Champs de rêves is a nursery that provides guests with a special outdoor experience full of colour and scent. Tour the lavender field and a garden full of sculptures and mosaics, as well as a maze that will charm all members of the family! The boutique is full of lavender products and plants that grow on site. With over thirty years as a gardening destination, Champs de rêves has the knowledge and experience to provide you with quality plants, a unique experience, and the advice of the best greenthumbs around. Ready to get into the garden?

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Maison Trestler 6

85, Chemin de la Commune Vaudreuil-Dorion Québec J7V 2C3

450-455-6290

A unique heritage property, Trestler House is a window back in time. Built in the late 1700s, the 16-room stone house is a shining example of Québec history, complete with period furniture, artifacts, even its own ghost! The summer season bustles with excitement: group tours, guided visits, exhibitions, and a legendary summer concert series that features talented local and international musicians. The house is available as an enchanting venue for weddings, business meetings, and other events, complete with rentals and catering services. Sheltered in a residential area of Vaudreuil-Dorion, Trestler House is one of the region’s cultural gems, easily accessible by car, train, bicycle, or on foot.

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Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges 7

431, Avenue Saint-Charles Vaudreuil-Dorion Québec J7V 2N3

450-455-2092

Built near 1847, this imposing structure began its life as Collège Saint-Michel, functioning as Vaudreuil Village’s boy’s school. In 1958, it became the home of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional Museum. Through its permanent and temporary ethnologiccal exhibitions, this museums acts as a witness to the evolution of this region’s way of life. The museum houses and protects over 9,000 magnificent objects of Quebec’s material heritage. Themed activities are offered for children during the city’s many cultural events, and adult workshops are planned throughout the year. The museum is especially active with heritage and artistic workshops during the Seigneuriales de Vaudreuil-Dorion.

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Maison Félix-Leclerc 8

186, Chemin de l'Anse Vaudreuil-Dorion Québec J7V 8P3

4504553371,poste2350

The Maison Félix Leclerc is classified as a historical monument and has a permanent exhibition that invites guests to learn all about this star of song, theatre, and poetry. At the same time, discover the wellspring of creativity of the era's artistic community and the works of art Félix created while living on Vaudreuil-Dorion's Chemin de l’Anse. Other than inetractive guided tours, guests can profit all season long from a number of shows and cultural events in a garden that overlooks the magnificent Lake of Two Mountains. The shop is a must-visit as well, full of unique souvenirs and beautiful local artisanal and gourmet products.

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Parc de la maison Valois 9

331, Avenue Saint-Charles Vaudreuil-Dorion Québec J7V 2L6

450-455-3371

Maison Valois Park, located on the shores of Vaudreuil Bay, is a favourite with visitors as much for its variety of cultural, water and family activities as for its rich history. Winter is a blast with outdoor winter activities for the young and young at heart. Enjoy the fresh winter air while skating, skiing or simply walking the wooded trails and taking in a view of Vaudreuil Bay. Throughout the year, all kinds of events and activities take place, giving visitors a chance to enjoy the fresh air and spend time with family and the community. Take a well-deserved break in the heart of Vaudreuil-Dorion.

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Traverse Oka-Hudson 10

158, Rue Main Hudson Québec J0P 1H0

438-444-4419

With over 100 years’ experience plying the waters, the Hudson-Oka ferry is your three-season link between Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the tourist regions to the north. A 10-minute trip across the beautiful Lac des Deux-Montagnes brings cars, pedestrians, and cyclists to charming Oka, and from there, the Basses-Laurentides. Coming from Deux-Montagnes, Oka, or Laval, the ferry drops you off only a few minutes from Hudson Village, and within 15 minutes of the shops, restaurants, and attractions in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The ferry runs every fifteen minutes between April and November, saving you time, money, and gas as you explore Montérégie and points beyond. Take advantage of special rates for pedestrians, individual cyclists, and for cycling groups. Check out the ice bridge (weather permitting!) in the winter.

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