Cycling in the Fall

Updated on Aug 23, 2023

Have you ever cycled in the Townships in the fall? It’s without a doubt one of the most beautiful seasons in which to do so. The air is crisp, the weather is good, a few warm days still slip in here and there, and you can pedal at your leisure while contemplating the colourful scenery to your heart’s content.

©Jessie Jolin

For Road Cycling Amateurs...

Here’s a little, well-kept secret for those who enjoy road cycling: Ridge Road in Stanbridge East with its several tree tunnels along the way… you’ll wish the road would never end. Consult the complete Circuit du Patrimoine, a 42 km route starting out in Bedford, and which will have you cycle through St-Armand and Stanbridge East.

Another exceptionally pleasant route to try this fall: The Grand Tour Of Lake Mégantic, an itinerary of 56 km with phenomenal mountain and lake views.

For Bike Path Enthusiasts...

The not-to-be-missed Estriade, which runs through Waterloo and Granby, is well worth pedalling in autumn, especially since the route is paved and virtually level! A particularly pleasant viewpoint on the route can be enjoyed at a small rest area on the shores of Lac Boivin, near the nature interpretation centre!

As a couple or with the family, the Sentier Nature Tomifobia bike path is also a great option with its 24 km long trail on a rock dust surface set between Ayer’s Cliff and Stanstead. The route will take you along the Tomifobia River as well as through several marshes brimming with wildlife! A truly delightful outing to take in the autumn colours.

©Gaelle Leroyer

For Gravel Bike Amateurs…

Little-known, small roads and unpaved routes, you’ll find a multitude of them in the region! Create your own circuit or follow the Traverse des Townships itinerary on the back roads between Sutton and Brome Lake. Tranquility and magnificent landscapes are guaranteed!

Another equally peaceful and charming route: Mystic Chameleon, a circuit that will take you through the village of Hatley and the municipality of Barnston-Ouest. A beautiful 59 km loop to discover!

Come and pedal in the Townships… it’s great for the calves and the soul.

... And More!

To discover the complete biking offer in the Eastern Townships, check out all our cycling trails. Paved roads, gravel roads, bike paths and mountain trails are listed in this section. So, come and pedal in the Townships… it’s great for the calves and the soul.

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