A great sporting moment! 

With over 300 km of cycling routes, the Haut-Richelieu is one of the largest cycling networks in the Montérégie region. Our region, an agricultural plateau, offers very few gradients, making it suitable for everyone.

To get started, plan your departure in Old Saint John. That way, you'll have access to the entire network. Discover the guide du cyclotourisme Haut-Richelieu.

Then for accessible parking, consult the Old Saint John parking map. Parking lots P16 and P17 are free and 700 m by bike from the tourist information office at 130 rue du Quai.

3 bicycle paths

First and foremost, for the uninitiated or young families, we recommend the region's bike paths. They're safe and often signposted, allowing you to enjoy the region without worrying about an itinerary.

Bicycle networks that extend beyond the borders of the Haut-Richelieu.

This is particularly true of Axis 1 of the Route verte, which uses the Canal-de-Chambly and La Montérégiade bike paths.

La Piste du Lièvre also runs through the municipality of Lacolle. This bike path links up with the Vallée-des-Forts bike path. To the west, it joins the Sentier du Paysan, which crosses the MRC Les Jardins de Napierville territory.

2 cycle routes

Other possibilities, starting in Old Saint John. Here you'll find two cycling routes on the shoulders of provincial highways.

Sometimes on designated roadways or country lanes.

First, on the left bank of the Richelieu River, with a 49.3 km route, theVallée-des-Forts bike path takes you right up to the American border, in the village of Lacolle.

Then, on the other side of the river, on the Véloroute du lac Champlain, cycling enthusiasts can cycle 49 km to Venise-en-Québec. It's the perfect vacation spot to get away from it all.

5 road bike circuits

There are5 road bike tours to get you out of your comfort zone. They give you the opportunity to ride through the region at your own pace, criss-crossing the municipalities solo, as a couple or with friends.

Of course, these tours are not designed to prepare you for your next triathlon! As our watchword is to take the time to live and enjoy, and make a nature and outdoor getaway.

Haut-Richelieu cycling routes

Welcome cyclist!

Then, to extend your stay, we've made it easy for you by identifying a number of local accommodations. They're all accredited Welcome cyclist !

These tourist accommodations and campsites offer a welcome and services tailored to the needs of cyclists.