Retour aux sources (105 km / 2 days)

 

Enjoy cycling along the Véloroute des Cantons (Route Verte #1) wandering through the picturesque villages of the Eastern Townships. On the Retour aux Sources route, culture and the outdoors go hand in hand.

 

Looking for information on the history of the various villages along the proposed route? Consult the Townships Trail Travel Guide or CD package.

 

OFFICIAL CYCLING MAP
Map E: MRC des Sources cycling network


 


Day 1


Windsor – Danville (37.5 km)

 

• Parking at Parc de Greenlay in Windsor


• Departure towards Richmond (18 km)


• Stop at the lookout near Route 243 before arriving in Richmond


• Lunch at the Restaurant La Vieille Gare in Richmond


• Departure for Danville (19.5 km)


• Tour of the Centre d’interprétation de l’Ardoise (slate museum)


• Dinner at the restaurant of your choice (suggestion: Le Temps des Cerises)

 

 


Lodging at your choice (suggestions : Auberge Jeffrey & Gîte McCallum)

 



Day 2


Danville – Kingsey Falls – Richmond – Windsor (67.5 km)

 
• Departure for Kingsey Falls (15 km)


• Before leaving, head to the Mante du Carré, a Café de village, to pick up lunch  for the road


• Lunch and tour of Parc Marie-Victorin


• Return to Danville (15 km)


• Stop at the Centre de la nature de l’étang Burbank to observe birds in flight  (boardwalk and observation tower)


• Return to Richmond (19.5 km)


• Tour of the Richmond County Historical Society Museum (suggestion: stroll along the town’s streets and admire the Victorian homes with slate roofs, check out the sculpture, visit the Richmond farmers’ market)


• Stop at the lookout on the banks of the St. Francis River along Route 143


• Return to Windsor by bike (18 km) or Taxi Vélo

•    Before ending your tour, go on the theatrical guided tour at the Parc historique de la Poudrière de Windsor and/or have a tasty hot drink at the Café d’Ici, a Café de village

 

 

   
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