10 unforgettable views of the Véloroute des Bleuets

10 unforgettable views of the Véloroute des Bleuets

Let's start our contemplative trip to the Odyssée des Bâtisseurs, in Alma, engaging the track in a clockwise direction.

  1. We strongly recommend crossing the Grande-Décharge of the lake in a shuttle boat, from the start, rather than the urban road. We can see the imposing hydroelectric dam, on one side, and then we can see the lake and its islands in the distance..
  2. Arriving on the Rang des Îles, after the St-Gédéon golf course, we watch the path of the Quai and we leave the road to the pier to enjoy the extraordinary view of the islands of our inland sea..
  3. We cross some beautiful shady sections and some fields along the railway line to Métabetchouan where you must go to admire one of the most beautiful beaches in the city, Le Rigolet..
  4. One of the most breathtaking panoramas on Lake Saint-Jean comes at the exit of Métabetchouan, just above the first climb that hoists us on the agricultural plateau. A full-width horizon that also reveals a long steep bank..
  5. The entire section of Métabetchouan in Roberval reserves magnificent observations for cyclists since the proximity of the water body and the perspective in height are at their best.
  6. The Desbiens rest area is undoubtedly one of the most impressive lookouts overlooking Lake Saint-Jean..
  7. In Mistassini, we cross a short segment that can be awfully impressive when the water level is high. This is the crossing of the campsite along the Chute des Pères which often flows with rage and frightening power..
  8. At the gates of Maria-Chapdelaine, you can cross many charming villages.
  9. Le Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon ensures you of another long and intimate contact with the lake. You must also take a look of its beach of more than 10 km..
  10. Before returning to the starting point, we advise you to take a short detour in the field in culture at the end of Saint-Cœur-de-Marie. A few kilometers of beautiful track that will allow you to admire the entrance to the Grande-Décharge and the bell tower of the village..

This is how we end the trip with wide-eyed eyes having seen so many wonders!

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