Motorcycle and Snowmobile Tours in the Bas-Saint-Laurent
Exploring the countryside on a motorcycle or snowmobile is one of the highlights of visiting the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. Whether you’re visiting in summer or winter, there are magnificent circuits and trails that are well worth the detour!
Every year, tourists flock to the Bas-Saint-Laurent to enjoy the natural beauty of the region from the unique vantage point of these vehicles. In this article, the Vieux Loup de Mer presents the best circuits and trails to explore on a motorcycle or snowmobile!
The best motorcycle circuits in the Bas-Saint-Laurent
In summer, the roads of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region offer stunning scenery for motorcycle enthusiasts. Discover the most beautiful circuits to explore in the warmer months.
The Route des Navigateurs circuit
The 195 km Route des Navigateurs circuit takes you from La Pocatière to Sainte-Luce. Following the St. Lawrence River along Route 132, you’ll pass through Kamouraska, Rivière-du-Loup, L’Isle-Verte, Trois-Pistoles and Rimouski before reaching Sainte-Luce.
The Route des Monts Notre-Dame grand circuit
The Route des Monts Notre-Dame grand circuit is an indispensable attraction in the region. Spanning 275 km, it connects Rimouski to Trois-Pistoles and passes by Témiscouata and its renowned lake.
The hilly terrain is sure to delight motorcycle enthusiasts, and the Monts Notre-Dame and Lake Témiscouata are a must-see for anyone visiting the Bas-Saint-Laurent.
Did you know? This circuit can also be used by cyclists! Biking is ideal for those who want to take the time to truly appreciate the scenery. 😊
The Route des Frontières et des Lacs circuit
The 190 km Route des Frontières et des Lacs circuit is a long loop that starts in Rivière-du-Loup. Take Route 209 to Pohenegamook, then head to Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac.
The return trip along Route 291 will take you through several towns further inland. Make sure to get back to Rivière-du-Loup before dark to enjoy a spectacular sunset!
The Kamouraska circuit
The shortest motorcycle circuit on this list is the Kamouraska circuit, with 130 km to explore. The loop starts from La Pocatière and alternates between land and sea.
The first segment follows Route 132 along the coastline, passing through Kamouraska and Notre-Dame-du-Portage. The return trip takes you further inland through Sainte-Hélène et Saint-Pascal before leading you back to your starting point.
The best snowmobile circuits in the Bas-Saint-Laurent
When winter comes and the roads of the Bas-Saint-Laurent are blanketed with snow, snowmobiling is the way to go! Fortunately, the region has a vast selection of circuits and trails to explore during the cold season.
The Kamouraska area
The Kamouraska area has a great number of snowmobile trails. Those located between Saint-Alexandre and Saint-Antonin are popular among snowmobile enthusiasts. There is also a section near the St. Lawrence River that has breathtaking scenery.
Consider taking a look at this map of snowmobile trails in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region to help you plan your excursion.
The Rivière-du-Loup–Cabano circuit
The Rivière-du-Loup–Cabano circuit is a 70 km trail that follows an old railway track. The trail is very wide and straight, making it something of a highway for snowmobilers.
The circuit passes through Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, with its stunning wintry views. Lake Témiscouata is, without question, one of the most beautiful lakes in the Rimouski region.
The Pohenegamook area
The Pohenegamook area is perfect for snowmobilers who love nature and wildlife. Trail 546 and Trans-Quebec trail 35 are known for animal sightings, particularly deer.
The rich wilderness of the Pohenegamook area echoes that of Parc National du Bic, another great spot for watching wildlife in the vicinity. Follow the Rimouski River to make the most of its unforgettable atmosphere.
Snowmobiling is one of the best activities in the Rimouski region. There are almost 6,000 km of circuits and trails to explore in the area.
Stay at Vieux Loup de Mer for your motorcycling or snowmobiling adventure!
The Bas-Saint-Laurent region has a great many motorcycle and snowmobile circuits you can use to explore the area in winter or summer. Discovering the richness of the natural landscape and wildlife is an experience you won’t soon forget!
To make your trip even more memorable, why not stay at one of our chalet rentals in the Bic region? Choose from our wide selection of cozy chalets for a place to rest after your wilderness adventures!Contact us today. Our team will be thrilled to welcome you and share the secrets of the beautiful Bas-Saint Laurent region!