Cycling in the fall

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.



Hiking in the woods or on a mountain is often associated with fall, but cycling presents a different perspective of the landscapes as they change colour. October is… harvest time and the conclusion of certain harvests; a fabulous extravaganza of scenic settings; a long Thanksgiving weekend, so it’s a great time to enjoy the fresh air before winter begins its slow approach.



Over the years the Eastern Townships has become a popular Quebec destination for cycling enthusiasts with possibilities suitable for all levels. For those who want the calf muscles of serious cyclists, the region has the hills required and scenic tours on unmarked routes; for those who wish to maintain their muscles or firm them up a bit, there are beautiful routes along identified bike trails; and for those who like their calves as they are but want to keep them in shape, there are 365 km of cycling trails.



Here’s a little, well-kept secret for those who enjoy road cycling: Cochrane Road in Compton. With its truly exceptional vista over the Coaticook Valley and several tree tunnels along the way… you’ll wish the road would never end.



After having recharged your batteries, stop at a Café de village or spa to relax those muscles, or check out our trip ideas to prolong your enjoyment.



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



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