5 Not-to-be-Missed Eastern Townships Cycling circuits
Combining farmlands, mountains and a heritage architecture, you’ll discover some of Quebec’s most beautiful landscapes right here in the Eastern Townships. Furthermore, you’ll enjoy these amazing open spaces even more as you pedal your way in and around them. The Brome-Missisquoi region offers a great number of CYCLING ROUTES for all tastes and levels. Here are 5 circuits that we consider to be a must and which offer some especially magnificent environments.
This 48 km circuit is perfect for cyclists looking for an even terrain, on an easy and quiet route. The vast farmlands offer delightful landscapes and allow cyclists to admire the emblematic Mount Pinacle on the horizon. The route starts out at the Marché de la station gourmande, in Farnham, where every Saturday they also hold their Farmers’ Market.
This beginner-level circuit will have you discover the best of our American heritage. It runs through the towns of Saint-Armand, Stanbridge-East, Bedford and the hamlets of Pigeon Hill and Mystic. Cyclists take advantage of this outing to visit the old Cornell Mill, which houses the Missisquoi Museum. Also, on your way, you’ll discover the Alexander-Solomon-Walbridge barn, the oldest polygonal and only twelve-sided barn in all of Quebec (dodecagonal).
A 51-kilometre route offering pure delight as it showcases the Lake Brome region, awaits all cyclists. We suggest you take the Lanterne Rouge route early in the morning to be able to fully enjoy the abundant views overlooking the calm and mist-covered lake; it’s truly an idyllic ballad. You can enhance your outing by stopping at Léon Courville, Vigneron’s vineyard where you’ll discover their fine wine as you admire the view overlooking lake Brome and Mounts Orford, Glen, Echo, Owl’s Head and Sutton.
Inspired by ex-Olympian Lyne Bessette’s training circuit, this 64 km gravel route will reveal to you some very unique points of view. You’ll love this hilly course for the landscapes, the constant rhythm changes and the terrain challenges. When you’re done, take advantage of your time here to relax on one of Bromont’s many café and restaurant terraces.
This 76 km circuit is a classic for experienced cyclists looking for new challenges. In fact, the last part of the route is set on the Scenic Road, a 10 km stretch, peaking at an elevation of 362 metres. Your efforts will amply be rewarded with all the bucolic points of view you’ll discover. Ready for an even bigger challenge? We also suggest the maxi-tour of the Sutton Mountain range, which covers 101 km!
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