Cleveland Loop

This 44 km loop can be started in Richmond or Danville and makes a great first gravel outing. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable ride, with a few hills thrown in for extra fun and gorgeous views on sweeping rural vistas.

  • Unpaved road 26.5km
  • Unpaved bike path 13km
  • Paved road 4km
  • 43.5 km

On the road

Starting point: La Vieille gare de Richmond
739, rue Principale Nord, Richmond

Km 11

Denison Mills

A picture-perfect bonus about a dozen kilometres into your ride on Chemin McLaughlin: A lovely little lake and Holy Trinity Church, an Anglican institution dating back to 1875.

Km 12

Chemin Grandmont

Past Lac Denison you’ll ride on Chemin Grandmont, which is bordered by a magnificent maple grove. You may come across a closed (“fermé”) sign but no worries: Chemin Grandmont is open to cyclists anytime except in winter.

Km 23

©Daphné Caron

Cœur villageois de Danville

Carve out some time to explore this little gem, with standouts including the Café de village, Mante du Carré farmer’s market, G de BR art gallery, independent boutiques, and stately heritage homes along rue Dépôt.

Km 43

Café du Couvent

The perfect ending to the perfect ride? A bite to eat at this charming Richmond coffee shop housed in a former convent.

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