Piste Jacques-Cartier Portneuf


Vélo Portneuf


Route Verte

The MRC’s of la Jacques-Cartier and Portneuf offer spectacular sceneries.

The municipalities of St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier and Shannon, at the east end of the trail, are located on the outskirts of the Quebec Urban Community. Free parking is available in front of the Valcartier military base.  From the onset, the Jacques-Cartier River offers lovely views of the remains of the old power station and of the rapids, you must take a few minutes to visit the site.
Further along the trail you may cool off at Plage du Lac St-Joseph in Fossambault-sur-le-Lac. Afterwards take advantage of the many activities for the whole family available at the Duchesnay Station site in Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, famous for its hotel and cottages.

As you arrive at the Duchesnay Station you will cross the lovely Ontaritzi River, then onwards to Lac Sergent in its entire splendor.  After travelling approximately half the trail between Saint-Gabriel de Valcartier and Rivière-à-Pierre, a stop in Saint-Raymond will be welcomed where you will find a multitude of services.  Come discover the renowned cheeses from  the Ferme Tourilli  or the Alexis de Portneuf cheese plant.
After crossing the Ste-Anne River over an authentic railway bridge you will make your way  to St-Léonard and Rivière-à-Pierre. In Saint-Léonard, we suggest you make a little detour off the trail and visit “La Caserne du lin” (arts and crafts shop), and enjoy the beauty of the countryside and the roaming farm animals.  The scenery is particularly breathtaking in the fall with its symphony of colors. 

Back on the trail towards Rivière-à-Pierre you must stop at Plage du Lac Simon for a little dip.  Take the time to discover Chute à l’ours and the « Halte du Pont de pierre » rest area where nature is at its most magnificent.  The flat relief now becomes mountainous as you reach the wildlife sanctuary of Portneuf and the Batiscan Zec.   Do visit the municipality of Rivière-à-Pierre, with its friendly bed and breakfasts, the « de la Marmite » falls and granite interpretation centre in front of city hall.  Make your stay unique and original by riding the train.

Don’t forget your camera
Mother nature will provide you with unforgettable pictures.






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